Discussion Archive

21 Jul 2006 - 6:42pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Sean Voisen

Audio feedback in HTML-based web applications

Hi all,

I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts/ideas/research on audible feedback
in modern web applications. The reason I ask is that it seems to me these
days that audio tends to be largely ignored, especially with the recent push
for more DHTML/AJAX/Javascript-based applications (as opposed to
Flash-platform-based apps). Is this partially because the technology just
doesn't readily support it? (Though Flash does, and there are workarounds
for the issue, like this one:

3 Oct 2008 - 1:33pm
Brad Ty Nunnally

[EVENT] IxDA St. Louis Kickoff Meeting: Friday, October 10th 5PM-???

The first IxDA St. Louis local meeting is happening next Friday!

When: October 10th 5PM
Where: Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood
Whom: All Are Welcome
What: Informal Meet / Get-To-Know Session ? Open Agenda!

If you're in STL then come meet us at Schlafly Bottleworks on Friday,
October 10th at 5PM.

28 Jun 2010 - 2:51pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Diana Wynne

tools for content inventory & site mapping

Hi all,
I'm working on a huge corporate redesign, helping analyze several regional extranets and then providing a migration strategy and detailed site architecture for the new unified global site. 

The existing sites use several different content management systems; many of the microsites are completely independent (Flash based, ecommerce, etc), and there are thousands of linked PDFs and other attached documents that we will be surfacing as web content.

22 May 2006 - 4:52pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Iram Mirza

CHI 07: Request for Mentoring


Does anyone know who to contact for "request for mentoring" for CHI 07?



29 Jun 2009 - 12:36pm
Martha Brooke

JOB | Designer | Off-Site | Contract | Interaction Metrics

Hi, IXDA Community, I think that most of you would be way outside our budget for web work but you might know of a budding star looking to develop their portfolio. Below is a bit about us, the project and the requirements. Basically, we are a micro company with a limited budget -- yet seeking a brilliant, truly innovative website.
Interaction Metrics, a customer experience measurement and improvement company seeks a highly intelligent, creative talent to overhaul its website. We've written the creative brief plus the first draft of the copy.

29 Jan 2014 - 1:43pm

Universities for HCI


Can you please suggest some Universities in US or UK which would be better to study Human Computer Interaction from the start or the universites which does not requires any prior experience to do a masters in HCI.



5 Apr 2007 - 6:28pm
Dave Malouf

NextD takes a slash at "Findability Information Architecture"

Wow! you thought Josh Porter took a rough shot at IA (as this
community practices it), take a look at this shot.



David Malouf

22 Mar 2010 - 8:28pm
5 years ago
3 replies

Looking for Guidance


I am glad that I have found this portal. I am a Industrial Designer and I was laid off in 08.

I have not even had one interview for a job in my field. I was going to take advantage of

some of the training funds available. I am considering a certification offered at NCSU for

web developer. It seems to be a lot to cover in 3 months. Is this something that will put

me in demand with my design background? I have also considered working on a Phd.

I aspects of user centered design and interface design. Input would be a great help.


7 Apr 2005 - 4:55pm
Garrick Van Buren

Re: UCD vs. Visionary (was: Bottom Line Design Awards)


You're absolutely right. Recently, I had the conversation around
whether usability evaluation could drive product innovation or if
usability itself was synonym for 'design-by-committee'.

I think the key in both cases is to keep an eye on the problem being
solved. Malcolm Gladwell talks about the problem with 'first looks' in
his PopTech talk last fall (
http://itconversations.com/shows/detail230.html ). He uses the Aeron
chair as an example - failed on first look, now an icon.

2 Feb 2004 - 5:56pm
11 years ago
5 replies

visual cues for thumbnails

Dear ID/As,

in his wonderful book "Tog on Software Design" Tog wrote:

"Thumbnails will replace generic-looking document icons, providing users with visual cues as to the nature of the material inside a container. Their appearance will go beyond today's thumbnails to reflect the amount of material they contain." [p. 196]

This is exactly what I like to do for OpenOffice.org/StarOffice thumbnails representing documents.