Discussion Archive

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

5 May 2009 - 10:37pm
5 years ago
9 replies
Stephen Holmes

Any data on users making use of Help?

I don't know of any studies to date but it is easy to find out on
many web applications just by looking at page referenced logs to see
what parts of an application as call to a Help message is made (if
designed that way).

14 Nov 2008 - 1:10pm
32 weeks 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"

w: http://www.davidshaw.info

20 Jul 2010 - 9:26am
4 years ago
12 replies
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.

23 Jul 2008 - 2:26pm
6 years ago
23 replies
Christian Crumlish

Pattern Tap : Interface Design Inspiration

This is a wonderful resource!
I will put my pattern-geek hat on for a moment, though, to say that I'm not
entirely comfortable with the way the term pattern is sometimes used to mean
"gallery of examples." Don't get me wrong, I love galleries of examples.
They are awesome.

Also, I think the individual clusters of images can be called patterns in
the sense that they can plausibly be said to depict examples of patterns.

What's missing, for me, is the next step of abstracting what they have in
common and capturing that in some descriptive form.

This may be a language drift thing, tho

19 May 2009 - 4:04am
5 years ago
11 replies
Julian McCrea

Examples: 'Out of stock' messages on e-commerce sites

Hey guys and gals,

Has anyone seen any good examples of out of stock messages on e-commerce

What I am looking for are examples which show a company to have:

1) The right tone i.e. honest, apologetic, encouraging etc

2) The right time to deliver the message in the userflow i.e.

31 Jan 2007 - 1:11pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Josephine Choi

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

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?

15 Jan 2014 - 1:06am
46 weeks ago
0 replies

Interaction Design Foundation Courses

Has anyone taken any of the courses from interaction-design.org?
if so, would you say they're useful for really learning interaction design?

16 Jan 2004 - 10:16am
11 years ago
7 replies
Ryan Powell

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?


Ryan Powell
Chicago, IL

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