Discussion Archive

4 Aug 2009 - 2:08pm

[EVENT] Agile UX Show & Tell at Pivotal Labs

If you're in the NYC area and interested in learning more about the
intersection between Agile and UX, join our next Agile Experience
Design Meetup, a Show & Tell event at Pivotal Labs in NYC.

We have 20 RSVPs available for this event. Details and RSVP at

Hope to see you there!


1 Apr 2009 - 3:52pm
5 years ago
2 replies

Avoiding subjective topics in meetings

Often, when dealing with clients, they love to discuss subjective
topics that have no validity, because they have no empirical
evidence. These could easily be obviated with usability studies, but
very often, clients do not want to these studies. Also, time with
clients is limited, so meetings are wasted on useless discussion and
not important decisions.

These topics can often include: colors, toolbar/button placement,
logo placement, transitions, etc.

Does anyone know of good "best practice" methods to avoid this
waste of time.

25 Aug 2010 - 4:35pm
jason zietz

[EVENT] IxDA Denver/Boulder Movie Night - Now with Beer! (and wine! and popcorn! and finger foods!)

Just a reminder that IxDA Denver/Boulder will be showing "Objectified" tomorrow night.  Our awesome hosts, Wall Street on Demand, will be providing beer, wine, popcorn, and finger foods.  Also, please note the updated address.  Full details via the link below.  Hope to see you there!


20 Feb 2007 - 4:04pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Jeff Axup

Resizing of Application Windows and Data, OK or not?

Hi all,

Question concerning standards for resizing of application windows:

I'm working on a Java application which has a variety of graphs shown in a
main application window. The widgets are fairly complex and spatial
arrangement of their features, and the graphs relative to each other are
necessary for rapid comprehension of the data.

2 Feb 2004 - 5:56pm
10 years ago
5 replies

visual cues for thumbnails

Dear ID/As,

in his wonderful book "Tog on Software Design" Tog wrote:

"Thumbnails will replace generic-looking document icons, providing users with visual cues as to the nature of the material inside a container. Their appearance will go beyond today's thumbnails to reflect the amount of material they contain." [p. 196]

This is exactly what I like to do for OpenOffice.org/StarOffice thumbnails representing documents.

10 Aug 2009 - 5:23pm
5 years ago
6 replies
Shima Kazerooni

How to Get Useful Feedback from Customer Support?


Our UX team would like to work more collaboratively with our customer support team in getting the top customers' issues.  We usually receive feedback such as "change this to ..."  or "move this to ...".  It's more suggestions and recommendations on what they want to see improved rather than the actual customers' issues. 

I am wondering about how you (as the UX team) communicate with your customer support team on getting the raw underlying customers' issues.  Do you train your customer support team on what they need to look for to provide

6 May 2004 - 1:24pm
Frank Elley

Web Editor / IA Job Opportunity, SF Bay Area

Apologies ... I hope this isn't spam-ish.

31 Jan 2010 - 7:19am
4 years ago
8 replies
Al Di

Future of IxD student???

Hi, I'm Studying IxD.
For this summer I'm looking for Internship around the world in
different companies in different field from Google and Microsoft to
small interactive art and media companies. I realized that the role
of interaction designers may differ very widely regarding the focus
of the companies.. form user interface designer to researcher and
finally to interactive artist. I'm really confused about the my own
future..because in order to get to any of these jobs(for future) one
must learn lots of different tools, approaches, methods.( please
correct me if I'm wrong).

10 Oct 2013 - 9:43pm
43 weeks ago
3 replies

Visualising the edit in a Wikipedia article

I'm an IEG grantee with the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm working on a project to visualise the edits that have occurred on an article.
12 Aug 2010 - 2:40am
4 years ago
4 replies

iPhone or '!'Phone ?


I'm an avid iPhone user myself and I really love and appreciate the overall experience and the device itself.

But, being so successful, I feel that iPhone surprisingly has numerous undiscoverable UI features. Many of these, unless accidentally discovered, will never be known to a user. Also, many of them are not even listed under iPhone Tips & Tricks also! (I bet more than 90% of iPhone users wouldn't care to read the iPhone User Guides).