Discussion Archive

16 Oct 2008 - 11:03am
6 years ago
1 reply
Dave Cortright

Designing with Vision presentation

I posted my Designing with Vision presentation to SlideShare yesterday, and
they decided to feature it on the home page today. I thought you all might
find it interesting.

Thanks for checking it out! I'd love your feedback.


5 Sep 2008 - 9:54am
6 years ago
3 replies
Nasir Barday

37 Signals Change Management for IE6 "Phase Out"

37 Signals decided to pick August 15th, no wait, October 1st, as the day
when they would "phase out" IE6:

They must have been barraged with e-mails from angry users (probably already
angry at Basecamp's extraterrestrial interface ...), because they posted a

Whoops, "phase-out&quo

21 Dec 2005 - 2:38pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

Ecommerce web site book recommendations

I'm working on a redesign of a retail commerce web site and was wondering if there are books that people can recommend regarding ecommerce web site and the whole user psychology around "retail".


10 Oct 2010 - 2:41am
4 years ago
7 replies

design and lean startup methodology

hi all,

has anyone out there worked as a designer on a team that follows a lean startup methodology? any thoughts on how design process can mesh into it? (can it?) i'm just starting to work with such a team, and i'm trying to get my bearings, have been reading through a bunch of lean startup stuff. any thoughts from other designers, on the topic (rants, raves, anything really) would be welcome. 




14 Sep 2004 - 10:36pm
Caryn Josephson

Usability Professionals Association 2005 Call for Participation now available

Mark your calendars! UPA 2005 will be held June 27-July 1, 2005 in
Montreal, Quebec.

Submissions for presentations, papers, panels, advanced topics, tutorials,
workshops, posters and idea market topics are now being accepted.

30 Aug 2007 - 9:11pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Dan Saffer

Wanted: VPs of Design

From BusinessWeek:


"Today more companies are welcoming designers to the executive level.
"There's been a big change in the number of VPs of design compared
with just three years ago," says Peter Lawrence, director of the
Boston-based Corporate Design Foundation.

19 Nov 2003 - 9:55am
Josh Seiden

FW: 2AD: The Second International Conference on Appliance Design, May11-13 2004, HP Labs Bristol UK

Interesting conference.

Did anyone on the list attend the first event?

9 Jul 2008 - 4:39pm
Caroline Jarrett

Designing for people who do not read easily - workshop in Liverpool, UK, 2 Sept 2008

(apologies if you receive this more than once)

DESIGN TO READ - Designing for people who do not read easily

A workshop at HCI 2008, Liverpool John Moores University, 2 September

POSITION PAPERS DUE Friday 11 July 2008

Workshop website

How should we design for people who do not read easily?

Many people do not read easily. This might be because of an impairment
or disability, poor access to literacy or because English is not their
first language.

13 Aug 2007 - 9:26am
7 years ago
7 replies
Gustavo Gawry

What to do when linking to documents?

Hello IxDers,

I would like to know from you what you use to do in these situations

The option I thought were opening in a new window or to force the download
of the file.
Opening in new windows are almost a standard but what about big files?
Many times happened to me to click on a pdf file and my browser stop
responding because of that.
Someone said that maybe I should offer both options...

something like "name of the document [PDF - 345kb] save | open "

But that still have problems with accessibility ( link's should have meaning
even without being in a context)

I have been try

13 Aug 2007 - 8:17am
7 years ago
10 replies
Dave Malouf

Studio experience and the state of job market for IxD.

So recently I have posted a job description for an interaction
designer to work with me here at Motorola Enterprise Mobility.

2 surprises:

1. In the past i had been inundated with resumes on posting.
Is it really that bad out there for hiring right now?
I have gotten 5x's more resumes from out of the US than from in and
this job is squarely in the US. While we are not eliminating the
possibility of sponsorship or even relocation (not promising it
either), I'm amazed that there aren't more USers applying to work in
such a position.

2. This is the more important point ...