Discussion Archive

31 Mar 2006 - 4:07pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Travis Chillemi

Screen Real Estate Evaluation Tools

Does anyone know of any tools available for identifying and analyzing screen
real estate for web sites? I'm looking for something similar to the screen
real estate bareak downs found in Jakob Nielsens book "Homepage Usability:
50 Websites Deconstructed". We are working toward a redesign of our
university website and would like to see what percentage of space our peers
are devoting to navigation, search, recent news, etc.

I am currently using screen caputres and Illustrator (doing the percentages
in my head). Ouch.

Travis Chillemi
Web Developer
1080media CITT/ATEL

31 Jan 2009 - 4:52am
Jarod Tang

rethinking on elements of interaction design: beyond the descriptions

Hi There,

In thread http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=16346, there's
discussion on "elements of interaction design", which was a very
interesting at that time.

14 Jul 2009 - 3:42pm
Miriam Gerver

usability testing of government web forms


I am looking for studies, articles, etc. of usability testing done with
government web forms, and can't seem to find very much research on the
subject. I would also be interested in articles about government web testing
that include forms as part of the report, even if the article includes other
elements. Do any of you know of papers on this subject? (Apologies for
cross-posting to a few lists!)


7 Jul 2009 - 10:31am
Katherine H Elliott

JOB: Director of User Experience, NYC, Recruiter, Fulltime

Director, Online User Experience/User Interface at Leading Children’s
Media Company

• The Director of Online User Experience/User Interface formulates
the online experience strategy and leads the development of the new
ecommerce consumer experience for company.

• The UX Director will be a champion for Customer Driven Innovations.

• The Director of User Interface/Experience will have extensive
experience in design and user research and be able to demonstrate an
ability to apply strategic thinking and business goals to the user

29 Dec 2010 - 6:06pm
3 years ago
4 replies

Is the browsers back button our report card showing an F (most cases)?

To put it simply (and a bit overly simplified), if a user clicks on the browsers back button I think the website navigation has suffered a catastrophic failure (in most cases). Why? Apart from user preference/habit (most cases) the user was forced to end their engagement with the website and engage the browser. Is the browsers back button our report card showing an F (most cases)?

28 Apr 2008 - 2:33pm

# JOB # Interaction Designer and Developers Needed # Los Angeles, CA # Recruiter # Contract

interaction designer (x1)

time frame:

beginning ASAP, project might be long term.

job description:

the interaction designer will lead user interface design for facebook

skills required:

- graphic design - CS3 fluency

- interactive design experience - ideally social networking widgets,
web sites, games

- experience working in the facebook platform desired

- seasoned understanding of smart user interface design

- programming capabilities highly desirable

developer (x2)

time frame:

beginning ASAP, project might be long term.

job description:

this perso

5 Feb 2004 - 7:33am
10 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

FW: Interaction Design Director position at Nike

I got this one off the SIGCHI Job Posting list.
It is not often that an Interaction Design title pops up and is so
clearly more than just a web design/software design role.

Shoot! I wish I could apply!
Please no discussion about the politics of Nike ...

9 Mar 2004 - 9:17am
10 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Re: Role of IxD in Open Source [was: good interfaceexamples for web basedapplications]

Hi Todd,

Open Source (I get really confused when you used OS b/c that means operating
system to me) is a mystery to me.

I mean how do we as IxD just go out and create a design on top of an open
source project? How do we do that w/o also having connection to the kernal
of the application we want to effect? How do our processes for research and
analysis fit into the process of an always moving target of many if not all
of the open source movement?

When I think about throwing my hat in the ring these are the areas that keep
me from jumping in.

13 Jan 2009 - 9:30am
5 years ago
25 replies
John Gibbard

Ux Trends to watch out for in 2009

Anyone got any ideas? I tried looking amongst the mailing lists and boards
but all I really discovered was noise (Again) about the mobile interaction
tipping-point, semantic will/web and gestural interfaces.

Has anyone seen a good article or blog post prophesising about the year