Discussion Archive

16 Dec 2010 - 9:35am
4 years ago
3 replies

Embedding Interaction Technology

Hi Everyone,


what do you think about interaction design / technology embedded in everyday objects? Touchscreens in tables, pillows, walls.

I believe that for a technology to be adapted by larger masses you first need to go the way of integrating it into something that people already know and are confortable with - in a way that you don't disturb the usage of the (host) object itself.

23 Sep 2008 - 4:59pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Anthony Colfelt

Job: Senior User Interface Designer / Art Director - Different Solutions, Sydney, Australia

Senior UserInterface Designer / Art Director
Come live and work in one of the world's most beautiful cities for
Australia's premier user experience consultancy.


*Conceptualize and design user interfaces across web and mobile
interfaces. *Facilitate or participate in client workshops
(Brainstorming and Creative Briefs) and speak confidently with senior
clients. *Write solid creative briefs to guide the design process.
*Develop storyboards, mockups and prototypes to effectively
communicate interaction and design ideas.

24 May 2007 - 10:54am
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA: More room very likely in Card Sort workshop on May 31


Here's an update on the Card Sort workshop for May 31st.

* We are 90% sure that we will have a site available that will seat 45
attendees. That's an additional 20 seats.

* It's on West 44th between 5th and 6th. The exact location will be
announced when it's finalized.

* The announcement will be made by the end of the day Friday May 25th. We
have the room but would like to visit it first to confirm it is the right
for this event.

* There are now also additional spots on the waiting list. If you are
interested, please sign up because you are likely to get in.

27 Jun 2008 - 7:38pm
6 years ago
3 replies

Will's worst site

worst site for tonight: bmw.com -- please.

someone introduce them to the idea of ip snipping.worst site for tonight:
bmw.com -- please.

You can do it!

~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

Will Evans | User Experience Architect
tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
twitter: https://

22 Jan 2009 - 10:25pm
6 years ago
2 replies

[Event Reminder] IxDA NYC meets next Thursday, January 29

"Doing More With Less: Sharing Tales of Guerilla IxD"

We're getting an enthusiastic response to this open, community-based
discussion focused on the art of doing good interaction design during
challenging times, to be moderated by IxDA Board President Joshua Seiden.

Have you registered to attend? http://tinyurl.com/IxDAJan09

The event is free of charge and open to all interested parties. However, for
security reasons, only those on the guest list will be admitted.

7 Apr 2009 - 3:24pm

Best Practice/Resource for Help Document

Hello everyone. This is my first post on IxDA. :) I recently started
helping with re-architecting the Help document for an internal
content management application, and was wondering if anyone might
have any pointers to resources you know regarding to Help document
architecture, or successful examples you've seen in the tools used.

Thank you so much for your time!

Kind regards,

Xiaomin JIANG

Information Architecture. User Experience Design. User-Centered Design.

31 Jul 2008 - 3:53pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Brian Herzfeldt

Single Search Field v.s. Modal Searchbox? Research?

Hi all,
Designing a search component for a travel site that requires you to search.
Can search by city/state, address, point of interest, airport . . . the
usual stuff.

Some travel sites default to a searchbox defaulted to the fields for city.
If the user wants to search by airport or by point of interest they have to
select another mode or tab on the searchbox to get those fields. My
contention is that people get a lot of error messages because they put in
say a point of interest without seeing the mode tab (we know they get a lot
of error messages at this step).

19 Oct 2010 - 4:17pm
david fiedler

JOBS: User Experience Jobs in Minneapolis or NYC

User Experience Designer | Minneapolis, MN | NYC

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9 Apr 2007 - 9:01pm
7 years ago
1 reply
mary keitelman

Calibri for ecommerce website?

(re-post)Does anyone know of any statistics out there of how common it is for users to have the free Microsoft type face, Calibri, downloaded?

9 Aug 2006 - 11:04am
8 years ago
3 replies
Tague, Kevin C

FW: Illustrator vs Fireworks

"I've found that frames is one of the more difficult things for people
new to FW to wrap their heads around. Here's how I describe it: use
layers to organize your UI *structurally*; use frames to organize
your UI in *time*."

If you're interested in achieving this concept in Photoshop (CS2), you can
use the animation palette to create collections of visible layers, and then
step through the frames for presentation. (if I'm understanding the concept