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19 May 2008 - 7:13pm
6 years ago
6 replies

Looking for upcoming UX conferences in North America and Europe

Hi Folks,

I'm looking to go a UX-theme conferences, something similar to IA summit
2008 and Future of Web App 2008.

Looking to go to one in 3-4 months . Thanks for any leads



25 Sep 2009 - 1:27am
5 years ago
8 replies
Arjan Haring

Input needed for courses in Design for Security

My first question on this platform. Well here it goes:

I am restructuring my Experience Design courses for 1st and 2nd year
bachelor students of Security Technology and I would really
appreciate your input. I've already renamed the course "Design for
Security", because it seems to convey the goal of the course

So I want to use methods en techniques from the design discipline to
create more secure/safe environments. Information security is not
what the program is focused on.

6 Mar 2010 - 5:59am
4 years ago
50 replies
Ali Naqvi

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. 

29 Jul 2009 - 2:06am
5 years ago
8 replies
R. Groot

Do grid systems also apply to application interfaces?

Hi All,

I'm very interested in hearing your opinion/experience on the

For content sites a grid system can be used to give the page a clean
and consistent layout.

Do grid systems also work/exist for application interfaces?

My own opinion:
I think this does not work since application interfaces are not very
likely to be layed out in columns, but rather in functional spaces.

Hope to hear from you.

16 May 2008 - 9:48am
6 years ago
11 replies

Omnigraffle IA stencils

Hi all,
For once - a non-snarky Will post. As of this week, I have made the
complete switch to Mac - and after installing Omnigraffle (new OS, new
machine, new everything including new way of doing wireframing and
sitemapping), I am on the hunt for all site mapping and wireframing

2 Aug 2007 - 11:41pm
7 years ago
29 replies
Jack L. Moffett

Apple's Gesture Dictionary

Apple's most recent patent is for a "multi-touch gesture dictionary".
I'm most interested in figure 2, which suggests using a thumb and
finger pinch to cut content, and spread to paste (functions not
currently available on the iPhone). The patent describes thumb and 2
finger and 3 finger actions, as well as clockwise and counter
clockwise gestures. Some of them seem quite intricate, but the simple
ones could be fairly intuitive.

1 Apr 2008 - 7:46am
6 years ago
6 replies
edson rufino de...

tools and langages to model the interaction of a game.

hi folks,

i am new in this discussion list, and i am sorry if the question i
will post is old or already discussed.

we are starting the design of a rpg game, and we need model all the
present possibilities in terms of interaction to make decisions about
development and game possibilities, considering a complex interactive
system like a game.

i want to know if anyone could suggest best possibilities in terms of
languages and tools to model this type of interaction.

thank you! best regards,

edson rufino de souza
especialista em acessibilidade digital
tel: +55-21-86301300

30 Jan 2014 - 10:29am
49 weeks ago
7 replies

Prototyping vs annotated wireframe deliverable

I am wondering if it is possible to create annotated wireframes with a browser chrome or a device around the UI that can be viewed in an annotated deliverable but then be able to remove the chrome/device in the prototype version of the same wireframe file. I.e. Maybe put the device/chrome in a layer that can be turned off when the prototype is generated? Anyone have ideas which programs may be able to do this?

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

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. :/


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20 Apr 2011 - 8:01am
2 years ago
11 replies
Don Habas

Most effective location for social media "share" icons?

From your experience, where is the best place on a page for social media icons?  Beginning of article?  End of article?  Right rail?   Depends on...?    My guess would be near the title.