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7 Dec 2010 - 3:21pm
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4 years ago
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MattSoave
2010

Robust Flowcharts in Adobe CS?

I've been working as an interaction designer for less than a year (student, interning) and have struggled with finding a good tool to use for creating product flows.  Programs like Fireworks and Flash Catalyst are great for making clickable prototypes.  And programs like Visio are decent for creating flowcharts showing the overall organization of an application.  But the two remain largely separated.

18 Apr 2010 - 2:04am
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2 years ago
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Minal
2010

Feedback on the online master degree program in HCI at DePaul universities

Hey guys!

I recently learnt that DePaul university, Chicago is offering the online course in HCI.

Can anyone tell me if these online courses are equally good as the on campus courses. Would I be losing on anything if I choose to take the online study option?

24 Feb 2012 - 12:25pm
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3 years ago
5 replies
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Ras
2012

IX / UX or UI designer?

Hi All,

All through my career, as a Graphic Designer I never explored anything other than graphic and print design. Now, I am interested and want to expand my skill set. I have no coding knowledge, but can understand HTML and css codings. I am not good with coding and at this point in my career, I dont want to get into it. I am interested to learn more about IX, UX and UI design. Wherever I search, I am not able to find any standard description or  defined career path for UX, IX  / UI designer.  

31 Jan 2007 - 2:11pm
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8 years ago
4 replies
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Josephine Choi
2005

Usability testing software for Mac?

Hi everyone,

My company's working on a new Mac product that we will be doing usability
testing on. We use Morae for our Windows products and like the features it
provides.

We're looking to find something comparable for testing Mac software. We are
doing testing on-site, so remote testing software is not necessary.
However, we would like reliable screen capture. Remote observer capability
and real-time marking/flagging would also be nice to haves. For those who
have experience with testing Mac software, would you be able to share your
experiences and process?

16 Jan 2004 - 11:16am
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11 years ago
7 replies
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Ryan Powell
2004

Error messaging best practices

I'm looking for info on best practices / guidelines for error messaging
(for forms on the web)- both the content of the message and the way
errors are brought to the user's attention.

Does anyone know of any good sources? Or maybe just a site that has an
interesting solution?

Thanks,

Ryan Powell
HSBC
Chicago, IL

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2 Mar 2012 - 12:18pm
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3 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;-

16 Mar 2010 - 11:42am
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5 years ago
7 replies
Josie Scott
2009

Best Practices for "Was this helpful?"

Many sites that offer help conclude the information with a feedback question such as "Was this helpful?"  This can be a valuable mechanism to tailor online or in product Help better. 

Our team would like your help:  We'd like to hear what everyone does.  What question do you ask with what scale or input?  How well does that work?  What would you change?  What are some best practices for "Was this helpful?" questions.

Josie Scott
TechSmith Corporation User Experience

5 Nov 2013 - 12:28pm
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50 weeks 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:

3 May 2007 - 10:51am
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7 years ago
7 replies
Daniel Williams
2005

good examples of online advertising

Hello all

I am looking for Interesting, fun, rich, interactive (anything really)
examples of good online advertising. I am designing a site that
requires featured space (ads to inspirational content) in order to break the
user's normal purchasing habits (in an attempt to increase average order
value)

Any examples of good online advertising?

(No static banners ads please)

Many thanks

Dan

11 Feb 2009 - 12:55pm
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6 years ago
15 replies
pyces
2007

To use a colon or not to use a colon after field labels

Could anyone help me on the subject of whether to use colons after field
labels. I have found one accessibility paper and a few other
not-so-respected sources that indicate that colons after field labels
help screen reader users, as well as normal vision users, to expect an
input field. However, after years of including colons after field
labels, our copy dept now maintains that a colon is punctuation and
shouldn't be included after field labels. I've also found Jarrett's, "No
one cares about colons but UX people" and Luke W doesn't mention it in
his book :(.