Discussion Archive

19 Sep 2014 - 3:20am
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mehmet
2010

UX at emails

There are lots of discussions of the usability of the email clients. But not much about the email itself. For example let's discuss the 'disclaimer'. I understand that some companies have concerns and needs it. But it is not useful in a thread and as a customer I don't need to read this disclaimer everytime. Are there any examples to make it better?

 

17 Dec 2008 - 4:40pm
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4 years ago
60 replies
R. Groot
2006

Interaction Designers: What is your elevator pitch?

Interaction Designers,

how do you introduce the work you do when you have a social introduction?

Curious regards,
Rein

17 Oct 2007 - 11:37am
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7 years ago
7 replies
paigesaez
2007

What's the difference between Delete and Remove?

I was discussing this very question with some friends and co-workers and
wanted to get other designers thoughts on this one.

The definition of "Delete" includes remove;

Delete: to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel;
erase; expunge.

But "Remove" does not include "Delete";

Remove: to move from a place or position; take away or off...

(cursory search via Dictionary.com)

I think about deleting as removing too. But I think about removing as, well,
re-moving.

5 Nov 2013 - 12:28pm
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1 year ago
6 replies
jacquelynbrioux
2013

Seeking Advice on HCI / IxD Masters Degree Program Options

Hi everyone,

I'm about to start applying to graduate programs for September, 2014 and I would love to hear your feedback (and possible recommendations) on my selections. 

A bit of background information:

9 Feb 2009 - 11:03am
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34 weeks ago
30 replies
Tom Coombs
2009

Open source user experience

I've been thinking about the open source movement.

I know very little of the UX community's involvement, so firstly I'm posting
to ask what has been happening so far. Mozilla, Open Office and some others
must have had serious UX involvement. Secondly, if it doesn't already
exist, I wonder if there's the potential for us to structure some kind of
virtual agency that would allow us to engage effectively.

Few thoughts

- In my opinion, several OS projects are incredible achievements that are
hampered by small usability problems or even just language issues.

1 Jul 2008 - 4:02pm
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6 years ago
27 replies
Terms:
Dan Saffer
2003

Hiding and Disabling Menu Items

Joel ("On Software") says,

"A long time ago, it became fashionable, even recommended, to disable
menu items when they could not be used.
Don't do this. Users see the disabled menu item that they want to
click on, and are left entirely without a clue of what they are
supposed to do to get the menu item to work.

Instead, leave the menu item enabled.

6 Mar 2010 - 6:59am
+2
5 years ago
50 replies
Ali Naqvi
2008

It sucks to be a Jr. Interaction Designer/Jr. Usability Specialist/ Jr. User Experience Designer

For those graduating in 2008 (When the crisis started), 2009 (when the crisis was at the peek) and 2010 (when almost every 4th is unemployed in Malmö and Copenhagen Area), it really sucked/sucks to be a user centered designer. NO FREAKING JOBS! I was lucky enough to get hired as a technical writer with emphasis on usability....this was my first career job and I learned alot. Its just sad that it lasted for 13 months only.... My employer had to let 35 employees go. I was one of them. 

15 Oct 2008 - 3:35am
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3 years ago
73 replies
R. Groot
2006

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

26 May 2008 - 8:26am
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6 years ago
4 replies
Al Selvin
2006

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
moment.

Thanks,

Al

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

22 Jun 2010 - 11:47am
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4 years ago
3 replies
Stew Dean
2007

Looking for great examples of customer reviews for ecommerce.

Hi,    I'm looking to collect some best practice examples to feed into a ratings and reviews project I'm working on for an ecommerce site in the UK. Can you think of any great examples - maybe something you've seen or something you've done you wouldn't mind sharing. 

  Thanks in advance for your help.   Cheers
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Stew Dean