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19 Jan 2010 - 5:25am
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2 years ago
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Himanshu Agrawal
2009

1 Year Masters Course in Interaction Design

Hello Everyone,
I want to pursue one year Masters course in Interaction Design.
Can you please suggest some good Design Instiutes of US and Europe which
offers
1 Year Masters Course in Interaction Design.

Thank You.
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Himanshu

8 Jul 2011 - 10:17am
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2 years ago
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Susan Mercer
2004

Showing User-Entered vs. Default Values in a form

I'm working with a client that has a consumer-based application to provide energy-saving tips.  There is a long questionnaire, so the system uses a lot of intelligent defaults based on what utility and third-party information the system has access to, as well as local, regional, and national averages.  

So, at first glance, the user fills out a handful of fields and gets energy-saving tips and savings estimates.  But, the more fields that they fill out with real information, instead of the defaults, the better the estimates.

1 Oct 2009 - 1:05pm
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4 years ago
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Chris Ryan
2004

Article on Number of Usability Test Participants

I have been looking, unsuccessfully, through back issues of interactions magazine for an article, published a few years back, written I believe by someone from Microsoft as part of a debate about statistical significance in usability testing. There was something of a debate about testing with large numbers of users, and this article, as I recall, made an eloquent case for sticking to six to eight participants. Does anyone remember this? Perhaps I'm wrong in recalling that it was in interactions.

26 Apr 2008 - 9:47am
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5 years ago
30 replies
SemanticWill
2007

iPhone 2.0 Game Over? I think not!

Our good friend on the list, Kontra, recently wrote an article on his blog
called "Who can beat iPhone 2.0,"
http://counternotions.com/2008/03/10/iphone2-competitors/
and he does a fairly good job of pointing out all the things working in
Apple's favor, including:
1. Design
2. Stores
3. Pricing
4. Webkit
5 Depth
6. SDK
7. Enterprise
8.

22 Mar 2008 - 5:14pm
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6 years ago
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Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

Flex? (was: What's exciting in Adobe Thermo?)

So, all this talk about Thermo and how it integrates into Flex... but
do people use Flex for real projects? I have yet to see any web
app/site that really uses Flex for an RIA.. most apps still use (and
will use IMHO) web standard technologies like html, css, javascript,
etc...

What are people suing Flex for? intranet apps? industrial?

16 Mar 2007 - 11:35am
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6 years ago
19 replies
jrrogan
2005

Good examples of IVR, (Interactive voice response), Interaction Design Standards

I'm working on an IVR project and was wondering what were the best
Interaction Standards/ Guidelines which IxD'ers have used, to create
successful IVR solutions.

The IVR project I'm working on comprises many functions for multiple roles,
and is supposed follow standards and be very simple, forgiving and easy to
use, all with touch pad technology.

Others IVR project experience would be interesting to hear, no pun intended
;)

Thanks,

Rich

2 Mar 2012 - 12:18pm
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2 years ago
14 replies
Philip Hillman
2010

Prototyping Tools 2012 - Axure RP 6.0 or iRise Studio

Hi all,

My first post on IXDA.

I realise that this point is raised periodically but wanted to get a quick verdict on the most popular prototyping and wireframe creation tools. 

Criteria is that we are designing enterprise, transactional applications and platforms - with complex interactions and logic and our designers are using mixture of Mac and Pc as their workstations - so ideally I want something multi platform compatible. 

Tools under the microscope are;-

1 Oct 2007 - 8:40am
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6 years ago
11 replies
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Todd Warfel
2003

The Five Types of Prototypes

So, this whole discussion about making clickable wireframes got me
thinking about something. As I'm working through my book,
interviewing a number of people from different backgrounds, I've come
across 5 different types, or purposes perhaps, for prototype:

1. As a common communication platform–using them to get everyone on
the same page, avoiding misinterpretation of ideas, using them as a
method to show and tell.
2.

17 Jun 2004 - 1:17pm
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9 years ago
10 replies
Dave Malouf
2005

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
system.

4 May 2007 - 3:47pm
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6 years ago
12 replies
Daniel Gifford
2007

Wireframe Templates in Visio

Hello,

I have been actively following this group for months. Very good
resource.

I am interested in examples of using Visio as a tool beyond workflow
diagraming.

Does anyone have examples of using Visio as a tool for creating
wireframes? I currently use Illustrator for my wireframes - the big
downside to this application is the difficulty in multiple page
formatting for wireframes.

Thanks in advance for your advice and examples!

Daniel Gifford