Discussion Archive

16 May 2005 - 11:03am
10 years ago
6 replies
Sanchez, Mario

RE: user requirements vs business requirement

Billie Mandel wrote:
> My question: How have you (or have you at all) gone about defining
> "business requirements" gathering as opposed to "user requirements"
> gathering, and how have you defined that line/divided the work between
> IxD and product management?

No matter how much you talk about User-Centered Design, it only really makes sense within the framework of Value-Centered Design:

23 Sep 2014 - 6:36am
1 year ago
1 reply
Tim Schneidermeier

Call for Your Participation – Session: “Practicing what we Preach”

As researchers and practitioners we help companies and organizations to design easy-to-use, usable, useful, and pleasurable websites. Sometimes, we seem to be "the shoemaker's children." We sometimes lack the time to put as much effort in our own websites as we advise others to do.

26 May 2008 - 8:26am
7 years ago
4 replies
Al Selvin

Sites with good examples of bad UIs?

I hesitate to ask this, because I have lost hours wandering around in such
sites, but anyway:
I'd appreciate recommendations for sites that analyze/discuss/make fun of
bad UI designs. Examples are www.buigallery.com*, http://www.baddesigns.com,
etc. I know I have seen others but I'm not remembering/finding them at the



* I love the "snarky comments" on this site. Spent way too long clicking and
laughing yesterday.

30 May 2014 - 12:04pm
1 year ago
0 replies

New FLAT UI Pattern Library for AXURE Users and Fans of Rapid Prototyping

I am happy to share with you an awesome collection of useful components and interactive building blocks that I've been creating in AXURE for the last couple of months.

15 Oct 2008 - 3:35am
4 years ago
73 replies
R. Groot

Can an interaction designer creat (great) interaction without (great) visual design skills?

Hi all,

in my daily work as an interaction designer I mostly create wireframes and
support the visual designers in their creation of the visual design for
these wireframes.

I notice though, that there is a strong dependency on how/if the interaction
will work and the (eventual) visual design.

My question: can an interaction designer create great working interaction
without having visual design skills?

Kind regards,
Rein Groot

29 Jul 2008 - 1:31pm
Susan Clark

Job Title: User Experience Designer, Location: Ann Arbor, MI , Company Name: JSTOR, Internal Recruiter, Full Time

User Experience Designer

Ann Arbor, MI

Do you thrive in a fast-paced team environment? Are you a creative
problem-solver? Are you passionate about designing and building
systems that make a difference? If yes, then you will find JSTOR's
Interface Group a challenging and rewarding place to work.

The User Experience Designer is responsible for designing and
communicating usable and innovative solutions for research websites
searched by millions of users daily as well as a variety of supporting

5 Dec 2008 - 2:29pm
6 years ago
9 replies
Rob Tannen

Paper Form Design & Usability

Can anyone recommend best practices and guidelines for the design of paper forms - not printed online forms, but stand-alone paper forms, filled in by hand.

Best Regards,

Rob Tannen, PhD
Director of Research

2 Sep 2014 - 4:23pm
1 year ago
6 replies

Just published: About Face 4

Fresh off the presses, the newest edition of About Face has arrived. This fourth edition, the most significant revision yet, features a stunning new design and a full color interior. Addressing the many changes in the design landscape since its last publication, this new edition includes interaction methods and strategies for touchscreen phones and tablets, as well as updated chapters for the web and for desktop applications.

Get your copy here.



18 Sep 2014 - 10:57pm

The Best User Experience Design Links Every Week

Hi all,

As a UX Designer, I’m constantly reading UX articles, playing with new tools, watching videos, and looking at amazing portfolios – I wanted an outlet to share other than social networks. Lately, I’ve been inspired by other curated daily and weekly emails and wanted to create one dedicated to user experience design. If you're interested, please sign up:

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Also, if you have a great portfolio, article or resource to share for future issues, please let me know.



17 Jun 2004 - 1:17pm
1 year ago
10 replies
Dave Malouf

Other companies like Frog or Ideo

I'm curious if people knew of other companies that were like Frog or Ideo.
Product Design consultancies that merge traditional industrial design and
emerging digital design into a next venue for interaction design?

I want to be a bit more proactive in my search for a perfect job and maybe
look for people to do some information interviews with. I'm particularly
interested if these companies are somewhere along a major NYC based transit