Discussion Archive

15 Jul 2007 - 4:09pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Janna DeVylder

Chicago needs a local IxDA group... join us!

Are there others in the Chicagoland area that are interested in attending
local IxDA gatherings and events? Your interest could range from planning
events, speaking at an event, attending... or just feeling happy, knowing
there is a local group here.

If any of the above fit you, please email me off-list so I can gauge
interest. Also let me know if there are any topics of particular interest
that you haven't found a local forum for as of yet.

many thanks,


3 Nov 2008 - 7:18pm
6 years ago
12 replies

question for tablet pros -- where do you use it?

Other than, "On the computer".

Where do you use it relative to your keyboard -- which I'm (incorrectly)
assuming is directly in front of you. Do you hold it on your lap? Put
it where your mouse pad would go? Prop it on the keyboard?

I'm just getting around to learning to use an Intous3 6x9 with photoshop
and I have it where I'd normally have my mouse pad (I use the Intous
mouse as my regular mouse much of the time).

But it feels really awkward, as I normally draw with a sketchbook or pad
in my lap or on a drawing table.

4 Sep 2008 - 5:08am
6 years ago
14 replies

Disability Discrimination Act and AJAX

Hi All,Can anyone shed some light on whether using AJAX makes a website non
compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act? I know there would be
violations using some controls of Ajax and not in others, but is there some
study/information on this somewhere (about which controls are non compliant
etc)? Would appreciate any help on this topic..

Sudhindra V.

2 Oct 2007 - 1:14pm
7 years ago
3 replies

Rockstars and Professional Development (was: Hiring Strategies)

Hi Will,

Yes, I've seen that too. Unfortunately, with the current state of the
market how can someone hire rock stars when there are more jobs than
candidates to fill the shoes. That, and rockstars normally have egos
that decimate the team they join (I've witnessed this) because no one
wants to work with an arrogant person in a team environment.

>From my experience, a company who doesn't contribute to professional
development is not one worth working for.

3 Aug 2006 - 9:00am
9 years ago
1 reply
Paul Sherman

MS Office app prototyping bake-off?

Hello IxDA,

My team of interaction designers is interested in determining the most
efficient and high-fidelity prototyping tool among three alternatives:
Visio, Access, and Excel.

They design interactions for a Windows-only, desktop-based financial
management software product.

The team's highest priority requirement for the prototyping tool: it has to
support dropping an image onto a canvas and overlaying workable controls
onto the image.

They would also like to be able to set tab order.

3 May 2010 - 9:42pm
5 years ago
7 replies
Mike Dunn

What is the new metaphor?

With all of the talk lately of how devices like the iPad represent a democratization of computing and a casting off of the decades-old desktop metaphor in favor of a new one, the one question I keep asking myself is "what is the new metaphor?"  Is there even a real-life metaphor that can describe it? Any thoughts?

10 Aug 2009 - 1:25pm

[Job] Sr. IA/UX Designer, Teehan+Lax – Toronto, Full Time

Teehan+Lax is currently reviewing portfolios of qualified Senior UI
Designers who will research, architect, and design interactive
experiences for web, software and device-based interfaces. We are
looking for someone who is passionate about creating experiences that
delight end-users and drive business goals: someone who shares our
belief that designing great user experiences is as much about evoking
an emotional response as it is about providing users with a means to
an end.

7 Jun 2006 - 9:01pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Petter Karlsson

Alternatives to CHI

As I practicing designer I've found CHI in the past to be too
academic to justify the time and effort. When I recently challenged
the value of my group sending designers to CHI with the aim to
improve their professional skill set I was quickly tasked with
compiling a list of alternative conferences.

So, do any of you have any recommendations or thoughts on the matter,
what are the best conferences/gatherings for practicing designers?

15 Mar 2006 - 1:25pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] UI Designer, New York City

[JOB] UI Designer, New York City

My client works in a highly iterative, collaborative environment under tight time-frames so a proven record of collaboration is essential. The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of best practices that enable us to move from their design to production-quality user experiences that meet strict page-weight. This is a hands-on position. BA in Design or similar discipline, or equivalent experience required.

17 Feb 2008 - 10:58am
7 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

"Product Experience" (book)

A new book is coming on entitled "Product Experience".

It seems to be a classic user experience book but with a twist. Instead of
Human-Computer Interaction it talks about Product-Human Interaction.
I never heard the phrase before, but it really speaks to me in terms of
re-thinking our research.