Discussion Archive

26 Aug 2009 - 9:15am
Beau Gould

[JOB] User Experience Designer, San Carlos, CA | 70-85k

My client delivers highly-customized learning solutions for colleges,
universities, instructors, students, libraries, government agencies,
corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are
delivered through specialized content, applications and services that
foster academic excellence and professional development, as well as
provide measurable learning outcomes to its customers. They are
revolutionizing how students learn. They create online, interactive
learning solutions that increase student effort and engagement in their
high school and college courses.

29 Jan 2004 - 1:30pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Ted Booth

Re: Education formal or informal or both

On the other hand, the benefits of 'going the academic' path as a way
to get into interaction design:
1) you get structured exposure to a wide range of concepts, techniques
and principles in a very short amount of time
2) you are challenged to learn, produce and explore in a much more wide
ranging and rigorous manner than in the commercial world
3) and, depending on your institution of choice, it can be *very*based
in practice, in the doing of the work, as well as knowing the theory
behind it
4) plus, you leave with a formal degree which generally gives you a leg
up over other job-seeker

23 May 2006 - 1:23pm

userID name generator and length

Hi all,

I would appreciate if you could all share your insights on the following question:

What is the best practice for generating user ID (userID at something.com) and the ideal acceptable length of userID?

The user ID is generated for the consumer-level mobile device.
As a rule of thumb, I am setting to what is visible on the text field (15char max) and maybe 5 characters more to attach server generated "number" if the user ID already exists.

6 Nov 2003 - 11:35pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Dan Saffer

Beyond Web safe colors

As far back as 2000, the web-safe color palette was being called into


Plus recent statistics like these:


Doesn't seem lik eit should be much of an issue any more...


29 Jan 2008 - 4:21pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Jack L. Moffett

Savannah Airport

I was just informed that my flight out after the conference has been
moved back to 5:40. Given that the conference is scheduled to end at
4:30, I'm guessing I'm going to have to duck out early. Is there
anyone familiar with the area that could give me an idea of how much
time I should allow myself? I want to miss as little as possible!


Jack L.

23 May 2007 - 12:29pm
7 years ago
3 replies

Using scales for user input/feedback


Our company designs health information that is found on many web
portals, health plans and hospital websites. We are in the process of
redesigning a portion of this work that are a number of interactive
features/topics geared to help consumers make difficult health

6 Oct 2012 - 5:14pm
1 year ago
2 replies

hosting provider for design firm recommendations


I am looking for a new web hosting provider for my business site.  I currently use ipower but they put a limit on email storage. When your mail box is full they do not notify you.   I've had mails bouncing with no notification to me that my mail was getting close to the limit.  My mail fills pretty quickly as people are typically sending files without any notice to give them an alternative method for sending.  I'm looking for a hosting provider that does not limit the size of your mailbox.  

Any advice appreciated. 

30 Jun 2010 - 2:21pm
Fredrik Ampler
11 Apr 2007 - 2:16pm
Dave Malouf

Web 2.0 Expo: Special Offer to IxDA members in or going to the Bay Area, CA, USA

Just forwarding to be friendly.
-- dave

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11 Sep 2008 - 1:25am
5 years ago
1 reply
Håkan Reis

Interaction design for developers

Hi all,

I'm in charge of a 2 day workshop with a bunch of skilled developers
regarding user experience. I want to show that an understanding of the users
interaction flow and the user goals are as important as technical knowledge.

One of the things I want to try out is focusing on a top down approach for
development to break away from the usual focus on the platform and

One idea I have is to split them up in smaller groups, hand over a pack of
feature requests to half of them, and a few user scenarios to the other