Discussion Archive

5 Feb 2009 - 9:43am
7 years ago
1 reply

Virtual Smart Agents increase conversions?

This came up this morning while chatting with a content manager friend
of mine. She's installing one of those "virtual smart agent"
things on her customer's web site.

It's one of those little in-page chat windows that pops up and asks
if you'd like to talk to an agent and get help.

She says they "increase conversions 10%".

I think they're one of the more annoying, and misused bits of fluff
to appear in the past few years.

23 Oct 2011 - 3:01pm
4 years ago
6 replies

Designer Looking To Step It Up, Need Some Direction

Hi all. I am a graphic designer/ designer-still-in-training. I received my bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, minoring in multimedia design. In school I learned Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Indesign, all of which I still use frequently. I also learned some 3D modeling and texturing through Maya. Since graduating I have done some freelancing, mainly web graphics and logos.


4 Mar 2013 - 1:34am
Joe Ortenzi

Join the eye-opening challenge of the IxDA [Sydney Chapter] mentoring program


Hello fellow Interaction Designers

"eye-opener", "excellent", "enthusiastic", "challenging" were some of the words used to describe round one of the Sydney Chapter mentoring program.

Once again, we'd like to thank the participants from round one for their patience and giving their time and experience; we invite them to continue with the program should they wish. The program ran from Sept-Nov 2012 and involved 15 pairings. We elicited feedback from this inaugural group to improve the program and are ready to roll out and expand the next session.

16 Feb 2006 - 5:57pm
10 years ago
10 replies
Louise Ferguson

Fwd: [JOB] UX Principal Consultant, NJ | 140-160k (Relo)

On 16/02/06, Beau Gould <beau at superiorss.com> wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
> Principal Consultant, User Experience, NJ | 140-160k
> ****ATTN CANDIDATES: Please consider yourself a UX Guru before applying
> for this job. My client has seen all the top dogs in the NY/NJ area and is
> still not satisfied.

8 Feb 2010 - 1:53pm
6 years ago
3 replies

Good RUP Resources when it comes to UI Documentation, etc.?

I've been tasked at helping our BAs sift through some documentation,
to work within the confines of the RUP methodology. The documents
that I'm working on are the Storyboard artifact, the UI concepts,
and the UI Document or UI Specs. document.

The first two are pretty self explanatory, but I'm struggling with
what's usually in the last one.

The way I see it is this document will be a bridge for people in
systems and people on the business side to rally around the screens
and "be on the same page", literally.

So, my question is, what usually goes in this UI document?

3 Oct 2008 - 1:14pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Shaun Bergmann

Felt boards

In the initial stages of brainstorming design, specifically when it comes to
reactive changes to the interface, I'm commonly sketching boxes and buttons
on graph paper or a white board.

Then I started thinking about the playroom I had as a child, and we had a
big felt board down there with a large box of various different colours of
felt dogs, flowers, birds, trees etc.

30 Aug 2011 - 2:20pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Usability for Content Created in a CMS (Content Management Systems)


      I am working in a library, and doing some user experience and Web design work there.  This is really my first position in which I am doing these sorts of things...I am also a student at Philadelphia University's Interactive design and media program

30 Sep 2009 - 7:47am

[Event] Local Chapter Meeting D&#252;sseldorf/Cologne

(english version further down)
Nun ist es soweit. Wir veranstalten das nächste IxDA Treffen kommenden
Dienstag, am 6. Oktober 2009.

Um kreative Köpfe verschiedenster Branchen zusammen zu bringen und
einen regen Austausch von Ideen, Visionen und Erfahrungen zu
ermöglichen, veranstalten wir das nächste Treffen des regionalen IxDA
Chapter (Interaction Design Association) in Düsseldorf/Köln.
IxDA steht dabei zwar im Speziellen für Interaction Design, die
Treffen wollen wir jedoch nicht auf dies beschränkt wissen.

7 Jan 2010 - 2:54am

What would be the pay structure for e-Learning Technology Specialist/Architect in Doha, Qutar?

What would be the pay structure for e-Learning Technology
Specialist/Architect in Doha, Qutar with 7 to 8 years of experience?

Thanks in advance...


15 Jan 2004 - 10:52am
12 years ago
8 replies
T. Taylor

Use of icons v. hidden triggers for rollovers


I work on a team that builds foreign language
courseware in a browser-based environment. The nature
of the program requires that in addition to a target
language (if we are teaching Spanish, Spanish is the
target language), we supply English equivalent for
most vocabulary that is taught.