Discussion Archive

4 Mar 2007 - 11:59pm
8 years ago
9 replies
Phil Chung

Career: Deep vs Broad Experience

A question for the more "experienced" folks on the list:

In terms of career advancement and job security, is it better for an interaction designer to develop deep or broad experience, in terms of product domains?

21 Jan 2006 - 5:28pm
9 years ago
23 replies
Jon Kolko [SCAD]

MS, MFA, or Mdes?


If you had your druthers and were pursuing a masters degree in Interaction
Design, would you rather receive an MS, MFA, or M.des? Why?


Jon Kolko
Professor, Industrial & Interaction Design
Savannah College of Art and Design

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5 Nov 2013 - 11:28am
1 year ago
6 replies

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:

11 Jan 2011 - 3:29am
4 years ago
5 replies
Sean Pook
23 Sep 2010 - 11:51am
5 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut

is there an official difference between a grid and a table pattern?


This morning my team reviewed this very nice article about free project management apps - http://www.smashingapps.com/2010/09/22/awesome-yet-free-web-apps-to-make-project-managers-lives-easier.html .

When we got down to "Project Bubble", an interaction designer stated that this was a very good use of a grid. When I asked how that differed from the ones above he said becuase it had headers.

3 Feb 2010 - 4:42pm
5 years ago
15 replies
Richard Carson

Interaction Design vs Interactive Design

Hi Folks,

I am trying to understand and there are some confusion between the two. Are they the same field of design? Is there a clearly defined difference between the two?


14 Sep 2008 - 10:47am
7 years ago
16 replies
Martin Petrov

Drop-down menus disadvantages?

Hi, I'm new to the IxDA list.

Do you know any good research highlighting the disadvantages of using

At my company we're having a discussion whether we should stop using
them for our global navigation due to usability concerns.

16 Mar 2010 - 10:42am
5 years ago
7 replies
Josie Scott

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

14 Nov 2008 - 1:10pm
1 year ago
17 replies

Interaction Design Career Path

Hi all.... I can't remember whether there was a conversation about career
paths in our realm, so I thought I would start one. Currently I am a senior
IxDer and starting to plot out my career path. Would love to hear from
those who were in my shoes before that made the transition to the next step.
I'm curious as to not only your personal view on the career path, but the
employers' view on career paths in this realm too.

"Art provokes thinking, design solves problems"

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16 May 2005 - 10:03am
10 years ago
6 replies
Sanchez, Mario

RE: user requirements vs business requirement

Billie Mandel wrote:
> My question: How have you (or have you at all) gone about defining
> "business requirements" gathering as opposed to "user requirements"
> gathering, and how have you defined that line/divided the work between
> IxD and product management?

No matter how much you talk about User-Centered Design, it only really makes sense within the framework of Value-Centered Design: