Discussion Archive

4 Jul 2008 - 12:24pm
Meredith Noble

[EVENT] IxDA Toronto Meeting: Thursday July 17, 7pm

Announcing the next IxDA Toronto event!

Nick Farnell, a recent grad from Humber's Industrial Design program, has
kindly offered to present at our upcoming July meeting.


Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Ave, Suite 120
Thursday July 17th, 7pm

Topic: The Industrial Design Process, Plus Introductory Sketching

Nick will be talking about the typical industrial design process and
(bonus!) will also give us some introductory sketching tips.

20 Mar 2010 - 10:50am
4 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

Tell me your IxDA Stories

hello IxDAers,

I'm in the midst of a project and I'd appreciate it if I can get your contributions to help me. I am in the midst of writing about what makes IxDA special and I thought there is no better way to tell the tale then by collecting the stories from its members.

22 May 2008 - 10:32am
6 years ago
2 replies
Evan K. Stone

patterns for simplifying preferences/options/configuration

i'm currently looking for some papers, articles, or other resources for
innovative and different interaction patterns for preferences, options,
and configuration settings. So far, I've only been able to locate a few,
and they're really not all that interesting...

anyone have any good references or information they would like to share?

thanks in advance.

evan k. stone | dragnet solutions, inc.

8 Mar 2012 - 6:51am
2 years ago
1 reply

Login/register during checkout

There are a number of models for login/register during checkout. Some sites insist that you do one or the other. Some have an additional 'continue without doing either' option. Some signpost the 'do nothing' option as 'register later' , and provide the capability to do so.

I'd be interested to hear of practical examples as to the relative merits of the various models, and what the issues are. Has anyone implemented this type of process into an existing checkout process?



3 Dec 2007 - 8:55pm
6 years ago
5 replies

Bulk-content creators

We're considering using an SEO strategy whereby a company creates several
hundred content pages with relevant keywords (to our site) that link back to
our site, in order to increase our search engine rankings.

6 Nov 2007 - 8:09pm

JOB: Information Architect / University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA (Full-time)

Join a growing team of Web professionals working to effectively
communicate online with a wide range of internal and external

In addition to the institution's core Web sites, our team works to
create and improve sites and e-newsletters for University schools,
departments, centers, and administrative units.

The information architect is a unique position at the university. This
person will be the team's IA expert and guru.

4 Apr 2007 - 4:09pm
7 years ago
14 replies
Phillip Hunter

Excellent Portfolios for IxDs (also:doemployerscare about portfolios?)

As a hiring manager, I am very reluctant to even talk to someone without a
portfolio. I don't care about anything fancy, just something representative
and professional.


19 Nov 2007 - 7:58pm
6 years ago
11 replies
Juan Ruiz

OK/Cancel [wrong heading - Jaiku ]


This has been a conversation that has been posted in the IxDA and SIGLIA
mailing lists many times, and it has come to this: "it depends".

5 Mar 2011 - 7:14pm
3 years ago
7 replies
Shawn C

In-house design teams - what do you call yourselves?

I'm looking for ideas on what an in-house interactive/interaction/web design team should be called within a larger design group at a large (conservative) corporation. The designers will handle visual design, consult on interaction design best practices for applications, manage online campaigns, etc -- broad enough that I'm not sure that web design/interactive design/new media design really fit, but something like "Media Technology" or similar isn't right either. 

Any thoughts? 

thank you! 

10 Jun 2009 - 11:33am
5 years ago
1 reply
David Birnbaum

Random text generation for keyboard usability study

I'm conducting a usability study on a variety of keyboards. I need
scientifically-sound random (yet grammatical) text for the users to
type. Does anyone here know of an online resource for text like this?
Is there a standard?