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IxDA Board of D...
2009

2015-2017 IxDA Board of Directors - Call for nominations

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is accepting nominations to the 2015-2017 IxDA Board of Directors.

17 Oct 2007 - 10:37am
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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.

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.

15 Oct 2008 - 2:35am
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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

5 Oct 2008 - 8:35pm
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6 years ago
12 replies
Terms:
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.

12 May 2010 - 8:59am
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4 years ago
2 replies
ferg
2010

Searching for UX principles for designing an Arabic language website

Hi,
I'm sat here in Doha [Qatar] in the middle of a week of user-testing an English/Arabic travel website. One concern for our design approach is to not just "flip the text RTL" for the Arabic translation. We'd really like to actually do something meaningful for the Arabic version [yes, its early in the project and our hopes flourish].

Primarily I'm trying to find UX principles for designing an Arabic language website. From both Western and Arabic-based UX practitioners. Articles, thoughts and examples on designing Arabic language websites.

13 Jun 2008 - 10:32am
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6 years ago
14 replies
Terms:
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

6 Mar 2010 - 5:59am
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4 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. 

9 Apr 2009 - 1:14pm
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5 years ago
4 replies
chip trout
2009

UX Roadmaps

I manage a small UX team within the Product department of a .com. As
part of the overall company strategy each department leader has been
tasked with creating a (gulp) 5 year road map of their respective
departments. I'm not a business school grad and have only seen road
maps and have never created one. Has anyone out there done such a
thing for a UX group and if so do you have any advice or resources
that might help me out.

I would appreciate any feedback.

Thanks,
Chip

23 Jul 2011 - 4:37am
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2 years ago
13 replies
Queen Catherine
2009

I wish I was Apple

HOLY MOTHER OF CRAP!

Apple changes the rules again - they've literally reversed the scroll!!!

My internal jury is still out... 

While it's feeling so deeply wrong to change such rules, it actually feels somewhat right (if you forget the paradigm)