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26 Aug 2008 - 8:10pm
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4 years ago
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jmcatee
2008

Creating a UI Spec Document Template

Right now our small team is communicating UI changes and enhancements
with developers using PowerPoint mock ups with notes. I am concerned
this will eventually backfire and would like to bring a little more
formality to the process. Is anyone willing to share their UI spec
document and/or recommendations for putting together a spec. I have
used the PayPal format before but it has been a while and I don't
remember everything that was in it.

Since our team is very small I don't want to bring about a lot of
paperwork just something to make sure we have all of our bases
covered.

Thanks,
Jamie

7 Oct 2005 - 9:47am
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9 years ago
3 replies
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Vishal Subraman...
2005

metaphoric interfaces

My boss wants me to create a metaphoric interface for a website
(really!). He's from Natural Resources though. Our clients have already
created a prototype based on a metaphor and he wants me to improve it.

(Its a Natural Resource website and the Interface has the image of a
scenary that they created, with icons of camping, lakes, hiking etc near
corresponding items.)

I'm planning to convince my boss/ clients that metaphors were disposed
ages back for informational websites.

23 Mar 2009 - 9:12am
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5 years ago
15 replies
Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

Command line vs. menu driven interface

Katie Albers wrote in another thread:

"Let's take a really obvious example: Every test I've ever seen shows that
people are measurably faster using a mouse-based interface than a
command-based interface. At an extremely high level of expertise both in
typing and in the app, people do, in fact, become faster using the
commands... but "membership" in this group is much smaller than the number
of people who believe they are in the group.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:58pm
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4 years ago
92 replies
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Todd Warfel
2003

What tools do you use for prototyping?

What prototyping tools are in your toolbox?

Cheers!

Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

19 Oct 2006 - 3:32am
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8 years ago
7 replies
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stauciuc
2006

Mozilla Firefox - showing passwords

Hi, all

There was something on my mind for a whiIe and now I decided to ask: Has
anyone any ideea what in the world determined the makers of Firefox to
display all stored passwords on a user's computer just at 3-4 clicks away?
To me, it makes the feature of storing passwords almost useless.
I like to have things as simple as possible, so I generally choose to stay
'logged in' and have passwords remember and things like that.

5 Oct 2008 - 8:35pm
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6 years ago
12 replies
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Cwodtke
2004

why the hate-on User-centered Design? (was practice vs. discipline & roles vs. people

Lately a lot of senior folks seem to be railing on user-centered design.
Now, I thought UCD was the idea of putting the users in the center of the
design choices. To do that, you can do it with a bunch of methodologies, or
visit the users in their native habitat then keep them in mind later, or
invite them to pick up a pencil and draw you some interfaces somewhere along
the way. And none of these seem like a particularly bad practice when done
in context of what you are trying to accomplish.

27 Mar 2008 - 11:21am
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32 weeks ago
5 replies
Jeff Axup
2006

Use Case / Requirements Management Tools

Hi Everyone,

My company is currently looking into tools to manage use cases and
requirements.

Since these terms can mean a wide variety of things I'll give an example of
how we're using them:

*Requirement:* The product should be secure and protect the safety and
privacy of the user.
*Use Case:* The user logs on to the system.
*Sub-use case/scenario:* The user has mistyped their password while logging
in.
*Associated features: *Login screen, password security feedback, lost
password functionality, error feedback system.
*Associated users/actors: *Child, parent, administrator

We are developi

2 Sep 2014 - 8:06am
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16 weeks ago
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Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

Upgrades to the IxDA Discussions Forum

Hello IxDA Community!

I’m excited to announce some upcoming changes and improvements to our online platforms. You’ve already seen new platforms for the Interaction conference and Interaction Awards, and in the coming year we'll be upgrading our online tools for local groups, organization information and communication, and our discussion forum.

13 Jun 2008 - 10:32am
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6 years ago
14 replies
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oliver green
2006

Open source wireframe software

Hi All,

Any recommendations for an open source wireframe tool? Something that is
similar to Axure - the license is too expensive for me.

Thanks,
Oliver

13 Aug 2007 - 1:54pm
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7 years ago
12 replies
Anonymous

Req: Reference on readability of centered vs left-justified text

Does anyone have a reference showing that left-justified text is more
readable than centered text?

Something like:
(a) an academic study or paper
(b) a textbook
(c) a well-known graphic design book

I've been googling for a while and have found many pages that agree
with me, but none citing sources. :/

Paul

shad 96c / uw cs 2001
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