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22 Jul 2011 - 6:14pm
2 years ago
3 replies

Interested in being a User Interface Designer

I am a young woman who recently completed her Bachelor's in Information Science at Pitt. I am interested in design, particularly how it relates to human-computer interaction. I would want to do an entry-level position because my experience is good, but limited. I would even take on an internship if possible.  Do you have any advice?

14 Mar 2012 - 2:37pm

Call For Proposals - edUi 2012

We Want You @ edUi 2012

We seek dynamic speakers willing to share their knowledge and expertise about Web design, user experience design and
development. Preference is given to presentations that offer practical methods and ready-to-use techniques and tools.

5 Feb 2009 - 9:43am
5 years ago
1 reply

Virtual Smart Agents increase conversions?

This came up this morning while chatting with a content manager friend
of mine. She's installing one of those "virtual smart agent"
things on her customer's web site.

It's one of those little in-page chat windows that pops up and asks
if you'd like to talk to an agent and get help.

She says they "increase conversions 10%".

I think they're one of the more annoying, and misused bits of fluff
to appear in the past few years.

27 Apr 2010 - 9:32pm
4 years ago
6 replies
Michelle Bacigalupi

The practice and art of style guides

I have the opportunity and task to create a style guide for our existing product. Our company is set to double in size this year and as the only (so far) XD person scale is an issue. I've started research style guides but thought I'd ping the expertise of this group as well. So here are a few questions...


25 Mar 2009 - 4:08pm
5 years ago
2 replies

User Friendly/Visually Appealing/ Simply better ways of showcasing news/upcoming events

Hi everyone,

I am working on a clinical research site "Engage"
(www.umengage.org) which works at matching volunteers interested in
clinical research to research studies at the University of Michigan.

If you look at the home page, you can see that we have a section on
News and upcoming Events which is basically a list ( 2 items)of the
latest news and upcoming events.

3 Nov 2008 - 12:33pm

Johnny Holland - Social Interaction Design Primer.

*Great article: "A Social Interaction Primer"*

By: Adrian Chan on November 3rd, 2008


~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

Will Evans | User Experience Architect
tel: +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
aim: semanticwill
gtalk: semanticwi

7 Dec 2011 - 1:04pm
2 years ago
3 replies

Help needed: research study on wireframing/prototyping tools

Hello guys,

Could you please help me with my research study on user experience design tools?
It would be great if you'd just fill in this questionnaire: http://bit.ly/vBpseA

Thank you!

10 Jul 2010 - 3:35am
3 years ago
12 replies

Mocking up applications for the iPhone

Hi everyone,

I'm a student currently learning about Interaction Design, on Exchange from Canada in Germany. A group that I am working with is developing an iPhone application aimed at helping cancer patients organize a wide variety of tasks and self-care needs that come with the disease. I have worked on projects with the iPhone before, as an intern and developer. I don't have any experience though mocking up the application on the iPhone, without going through the process of actually building it.

31 Aug 2007 - 3:09pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Marcus I

Job vs. Career


Over my time in 'the field,' I have always felt passionate about user experience design, i.e. the visual, the interactions, the architecture, and the interface. I chased my dream to the valley just in time for the end of the party and see the bubble bust. Not being one to want my own business, I have to proudly say, I have maintained gainful employment during this entire period of time.

27 Nov 2006 - 4:19pm
7 years ago
6 replies
Karen Graham

Lists - icons or no icons

I'm working on an application that has an outlook like presentation - list
on the left - panel on the right.

The list is divided into two groups of items - separated by a bar - like
favorites folders and email folders in outlook.

My question is: Since the items in each group are the same kind of item -
would you use a list icon or not?

Some say that because all the items are the same - you don't need an icon.

When we remove the icon the list looks a little plain.