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28 Aug 2013 - 9:37am

Masters in HCI

Hi. Im doing my final year of engineering (B.Tech, Information Technology) currently and im looking to do a masters degree in HCI in the US (Fall 2014). Ive shortlisted a few universities but im not too sure on how to go about choosing which ones to apply for. I would like to be a user interface designer / usability engineer.

10 Feb 2010 - 12:01pm
5 years ago
10 replies
Gabor Vida

Can anyone point me to research about hiding interface elements?

A project that I am involved in has raised an interesting debate about
reducing clutter in an interface.

Specifically, one side believes that it is ok to completely hide some
interface elements and only reveal them on rollover. I don't mean
disable or dim them in a normal state and then make them obviously
available on a rollover state, I mean make them magically appear out
of nowhere when the user mouses over a specific area.

16 Jun 2009 - 5:51pm
Rochelle Rubin

Information Architect - Freelance (possibly leading to a staff position)- Onsite in NYC

My client, a leading interactive design agency, is looking for a
Freelance Information Architect for a 6 month assignment (possibly
leading to a staff position).

* Are a creative thinker who is looking for something new?
* Have extensive agency experience working with large and complex
client organizations.
* Have a portfolio of successful interactive engagements. * Want to
be involved in your projects from start to finish.
* Absolute detail freak!
* Have learned to control your fits of Visio-rage!

27 Nov 2007 - 3:20pm
Maria Cordell

Atlanta IA Happy Hour Tonight, 11/27, at 7 p.m.

Join your fellow Atlanta IAs and UX professionals for a happy hour event at
the Cafe Intermezzo in Buckhead!

Parking is available behind the cafe, but you may also park across the
street at the
Macquarium building, 1800 Peachtree. (You'll have to get a parking ticket
going in, but the exit gate will be open by the time you leave, and parking
will be free of charge.)

Hope to see you there!


(Note that the Buckhead location is listed as Brookwood.)


28 Nov 2007 - 6:36pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Oleh Kovalchuke

persona is a tool to "feel the pain" of the activity

What is the goal of persona creation?

To a large extent it's a framing tool. Persona creation is a tool to "feel
the pain" of the activity, to empathize with the users. The research, which
goes into creation of personas does not contradict, and actually may
complement the activity centered design process.

Creation of personas are not necessary (or "useful"), when
*everyone*involved in the design already feels the pain of the
activity for which the
product is designed.

3 Feb 2009 - 2:39pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

titles for education programs (a survey)

I created a 2-question survey to help us come up with a program title for
our interaction design masters degree we are creating.
For many reasons, we've decided for now, that "Interaction Design" is not
the right term.

5 Mar 2009 - 6:45am
6 years ago
9 replies
Mattias Konradsson

The war on widgets

Hi all,

One thing occured to me the other day, are we going towards a future where
we will have less visible widgets and controls in our applications?

1 Apr 2009 - 10:02am

New York Public Library\'s Infomaki

Hey this is pretty nice. I sort of feel like it's a bit much being asked
after every question if I want to answer another. I think I'd prefer just
telling me up front I can click a very prominent "EXIT" button to move on
once I get tired of answering questions. Then each question wouldn't
require me to explicitly say I'm willing to answer.

But I like the way it asks where would you click and I can just do that. I
assume it might be timing how long I sit there..

16 Jun 2009 - 1:20pm
5 years ago
3 replies

Any latest Radio Button interactions with accordion combined??

Hi Folks,

I have a design dilemma and wanted to get thoughts from folks here:

The challenge is that I have 2 radio button and one of the button
when selected has a list that drops down and it is a mini datatable
with 2 columns and a dropdown. This would be okay if the number of
rows remained constant but it changes all the time and can be very
long for a drop down and almost feels like some optical illusion

Any ideas on what is the best/optimal way to address this issue?


30 Nov 2007 - 10:00am
Dave Malouf

Intersection07 ... Design Council (UK) explores design's future with other disciplines

The Design Council of the UK (an amazing organization, BTW) had a
great event looking at the intersection of design disciplines with
each other and with other non-design disciplines.