Discussion Archive

6 May 2005 - 3:09pm

Main menu convention on Windows

True or false?

In any Windows GUI application (non-web), the menu bar
at the top should provide access to *all* user
commands of that application, despite other
alternatives to user commands (short-cuts,
toolbuttons, pop-up menus).

I have seen many applications that don't follow this.
E.g. the Microsoft Paint does not have menus for the
tools on the tool palette on the right hand side.
What is the correct guideline for this? The MS
Windows UI Experience book doesn't say.


21 Apr 2009 - 4:19pm

Certification for usable health software?

David Blumenthal (the new National Coordinator for Health IT) and Mark
Leavitt (the chair of their certification commission) are suggesting
in today's Wall Street Journal that user experience be included in the
certification criteria for electronic health records (EHRs) that will
be eligible for $17 billion in federal incentive payments.

>From http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124027664223937475.html:

"The Certification Commission for Healthcare IT currently certifies
EHR systems now available on the market,

14 Apr 2009 - 10:04pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Dan Saffer

Concept Project: Touchscreen Conference Phone

Conference phones suck. That's why we designed our own: the Kicker
Touchscreen Conference Phone. It's a VoIP phone for small businesses.

We're proud of this design, and I thought I'd share the case study
here with IxDA. You can read it at <http://www.kickerstudio.com/blog/2009/04/product-concept-touchscreen-conference-phone/

18 Mar 2009 - 7:24pm
7 years ago
4 replies

New Features for Clinical Research Website

Hi guys,

I am working as an Interaction Designer for a Clinical Research Website and
we are now ready to add some new features to it. While we are pretty happy
with the basic functionality that the website offers, we are looking to add
some social type of elements as well as media. I want to know what kinds of
methods people employ to gauge the features that could be added?

1 Jul 2010 - 7:22pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Jared M. Spool

[PLUG] We're Breaking Up The Band - Last Stop on the UIE Web App Masters Tour

[Sorry for any duplication in your inbox.]


We're breaking up the band.

With one stop to go, attendees are telling us the UIE Web App Masters Tour is one of our best events ever. Hundreds of web application designers have found inspiration from our world-class experts. Fortunately, there's one more stop on the tour and you can be there too.

3 Sep 2010 - 11:54am
5 years ago
2 replies
Louis Rosenfeld

ANN: new book-in-progress on survey design

(apologies for duplicate postings)

18 Jul 2008 - 6:34am
Boston IxDA

JOB : Experience Designer, Portsmouth NH

Mad*Pow is an experience design studio based in Portsmouth, New
Hampshire. Since 2000, the company has used its proven methodology to
create powerful multi-channel experiences for its clients. Mad*Pow
partners with sales, marketing, and customer service teams looking to
leverage the interactive channel to support how customers, partners,
and employees interact with their organization.

We are the firm that industry leaders hire to create concepts for the
future of their sites and systems. We work on stimulating projects
with big brands. We are growing and we are energetic.

15 Sep 2010 - 11:41am
Angel Anderson
10 Jul 2007 - 10:22am

(JOB) Project work, Interactive Info Graphics for McKinsey , base-location flexible

Looking for a small, interactive agency with advanced Flash technical
abilities and the creative abilities to tell stories with data: someone(s)
with the mind of an information designer and the abilities of an
interaction designer, for potentially on-going project work.
Here are some examples of ?interactives?

7 Jan 2005 - 10:43am
Christina Li

Chinese/English UI Design Magazine Launches

[Apologise for the cross-posting]

Dear All,

uiGarden has launched as a bilingual on-line magazine that provides an
opportunity for researchers and practitioners who work in the user interface
design (including user experience, information architecture, GUI, and
usability) field in the Chinese and the English speaking worlds to publish
their thinking and exchange views with each other.