Discussion Archive

9 Mar 2005 - 8:25am
9 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer

How much can humans process?

Of some interest to interaction designers:

In a new study, cognitive scientists show that humans can usually track
just four mental variables when trying to solve a problem. In the
journal Psychological Science, cognitive scientists from the University
of Queensland and Griffith University report on a study where they
tested these limits of processing capacity.

29 Sep 2008 - 9:27pm
Michele Marut

IXDA Pittsburgh October meetups at FlashPitt and PodCamp

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Flash Pitt (http://www.flashpitt.com/) on Friday, October 10, 2008


PodCamp Pittsburgh (http://www.podcamppittsburgh.com/) on October 18 -19 ?

If so, consider joining IXDA Pittsb

31 Dec 2009 - 11:55am

JOB: Senior UI Developer, San Francisco, MTV Networks

Senior UI Developer - AddictingGames.com division of MTV Networks

Are you a dynamic, creative, User Interface Developer? Can you client
side technologies and user facing portions of our AddictingGames and
many other sites? Can you be mindful of building widgets and
functionality that can be ported to those sites? Do you also possess an
understanding of server side technology? Can you produce flawless code
and also research, plan, estimate tasks, quality assure and deploy

10 May 2010 - 1:19pm
4 years ago
5 replies

Anyone using a tool that organizes UE issues by task, product or theme?

I'm collecting UE defects, concerns, ideas and need to organize them so that they can be addressed by a designer. Think backlog (details, priority etc) but organized so it works for a designer, not just a developer. I'd love to be able to tag issues so they can be sorted by theme, areas of the site, specific tasks etc. I'd like visibility into trends across a user type, tool or interaction, so we are solving real issues not just firefighting. Excel just isn't cutting it.

What are tool(s) are you using? What's working, what isn't working?

Thanks in advance!

22 Aug 2011 - 3:02pm
3 years ago
4 replies
Brian Mila

Using remote desktop instead of onsite visit for persona creation

Has anyone tried using remote desktop sharing tools to gather user data for the purposes of persona creation and user scenario definitions? I'd like to fully understand the pros and cons before I put a proposal on the table. My initial thoughts are that it would be less successful for the following reasons, in order of importance:

26 Nov 2003 - 9:22am
10 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

emotive interaction design


MIT Media Lab is trying yet again to push the boundaries of human-computer
interaction and this time studying the emotive relationships between man and
machine ... What do people think about this direction of trying to create
emotional relationships thus anthropomorphizing the machine to an "equal" to
the user. Is this an inevitability? or is it truly sci-fi? Are there places
today where this already exists?

21 Dec 2009 - 3:33am
4 years ago
2 replies
Sharon Greenfield5

Anyone know anyone at the AIGA?

Because their site is busted:

Every single link from the front page is 404.
And their 404 page says copyright 2007.

18 Jan 2010 - 8:39am

JOB: Front end developer, Digital Music Startup, Mumbai (India), Permanent

Job Details: Requirements and Skills:

1) Minimum of 1-3 years experience in developing web pages using
HTML/CSS and Javascript
2) Proficiency in working with Photoshop, Javascripts & HTML tools
like Dreamweaver and GoLive
3) Prospective candidates will be asked to provide a portfolio of
their work and sample URLs


1) Develop web pages using HTML, CSS or Javascript framework as
2) Integration with the Back-end, Php
3) Candidates should be quick learners and be able to apply best
practices with minimum support
4) Must be extremely attentive to detail
5) Must be

25 Feb 2004 - 6:18pm
10 years ago
10 replies

Re-ordering rows in a table.

Context: let's say that a webpage has a set of panels
for individual news sources...like my.yahoo.

Problem: How to allow the user to edit the sequential
order the panels? Assume that the user successfully
navigates to the edit page.

There are 2 ways that I have seen of doing this:

(a) Provide a selection list with up and down arrows.
- my.yahoo and my.msn does this.

(b) Provide a text box next to each row, with an order
number: 10, 20, 30. To move row 30 between 10 and 20,
the user would have to change the number to 15.

25 Jul 2008 - 1:26pm
6 years ago
15 replies
Wendy Fischer

turning freelance work into a sustainable design business

I'm at the point where I am looking for a job, but also doing a lot of contract/freelance work. In regards to the job front I'm not finding what I want or I find something and the position gets put on hold.

I'm trying to figure out how to turn my freelance work into a sustainable business, something that can provide me with a steady stream of revenue and income. When I was younger, I tried freelancing but didn't turn it into a sustainable business. I was not charging enough for services nor was I at a point where I really understood how to run a business (nor did I really want to).