Discussion Archive

3 Apr 2009 - 12:52pm
Boston IxDA

[EVENT] IxDA Boston UX Bookswap. Josh Porter discuss his book, April 23rd 7pm

Joshua Porter will be discussing his book Designing for the Social Web
http://tinyurl.com/5hvqur followed by Q&A and discussion - send us your
question in advance if you cant make it.

There will be a raffle for some books from Morgan Kaufmann.

21 Nov 2003 - 10:46am
Robert Reimann

IxD & ID (was RE: Patriarchs of the Design Famil y)

Beth Mazur wrote:

> Is it that industrial designers focus on form over function? Or is it
> that in their world, the complexity of the associated human behaviors
> is far more simple. Or if it isn't simple, say like for an automobile,
> there are established conventions and/or patterns that designers use
> rather than spending lots of time on designing for them.

These are very good points.

29 Jan 2004 - 8:09pm
11 years ago
11 replies
George Schneiderman

Resume question

Hello everyone.

I'm a recently laid-off interaction designer, currently looking for
work (in NYC).

Several people have advised me to put a "technologies" section on my
resume, including the programming languages used on the projects I've
worked on. I'm a bit reluctant to do this, because I don't want people
to misconstrue it as implying that I know these languages, nor do I
particularly want to put in a disclaimer stating that I don't really
know them.

30 Jan 2007 - 6:00pm

IxDA Sweden - Ws on prototyping on the 7th of Feb

Hi all

Next Wednesday on the 7th of Feb IxDA Sweden\Stockholm is organizing a
workshop on tools for creating wireframes and semi interactive
prototypes. It will be held at Creunas' office (http://creuna.se) and
they will also get us some food and drink.

6-8 speakers will hold a 15 min presentation each on their favorite

24 Apr 2006 - 11:17am
Kyle Pero

[phillychi] Philly ACM SIGCHI Meeting, 5/11, 6pm, The PHICHI Debate!

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once**

What: PHICHI May Meeting - The PHICHI Debate

When: Thursday, May 11th
Refreshments & Networking: 6pm-6:30pm
Presentation: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

UPenn Campus - Room TBD

Registration Fee: FREE!

PHICHI Debate:
We have a very exciting event planned for the next PHICHI meeting. On May
11th, we will host the first ever PHICHI Debate. This event will consist of
three short debates on topics currently facing the industry of usability
(topics listed below).

29 Mar 2007 - 11:16pm
Shima Kazerooni

Recommendation? Eye Tracking Device for Usability Test


We are researching about possibly purchasing eye tracking devices
(hardware and software) for usability tests. Any information about the following (or other
related information) is really appreciated:

- What are some of the companies you might recommend that are
selling these devices?

- What is the average cost?

- How easy or difficult is it to set up and use the device?

Thank you,

Finding fabulous fares is fun.
Let Yahoo!

24 Sep 2009 - 9:58pm
Suzanne Ginsburg

iPhone App Heuristics

Hello IXDA peeps,

I'm in the process of adapting Nielsen's heuristics for iPhone apps &
would love your input. Here's an example of one:

1. Visibility of app status
The app should always keep users informed about what is going on,
through appropriate feedback.
Example: Shazam provides feedback as it analyzes audio.

2 Sep 2008 - 1:05pm
Victor Lombardi

Develop your sketching skills in NYC

In Bill Buxton's landmark book 'Sketching User Experiences,' he not only
teaches us about sketching, he argues that sketching is the archetypal
activity of design -- an action central to design thinking and learning.
By illustrating the nuances of sketches, he illustrates how "it takes the
same kind of learning to acquire the skills to converse fluently with a
sketch as it takes to learn to speak in any other foreign language."

Dave Malouf and I agree, and to help others acquire this skill we decided
to hold a workshop in New York called 'Sketching for Interaction Design.'
Taught by

6 May 2008 - 9:18am
7 years ago
2 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Fixed v/s variable width web pages

This topic has been explored many times from a web design POV, but rarely
from an IxD one. When would you use each of the options? Fixed width seems
to have become the de-facto choice in content based websites, and variable
width in online tools. A great compromise is the combo method where its
fixed above and/or below a certain resolution/ window size and variable
inbetween. Thoughts?