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30 Mar 2011 - 4:58pm
4 years ago
2 replies

Complex System Storyboard Inspiration

Hey all,

I'm trying to visualize a pretty complex interaction with a system of devices and was wondering whether there were any good visual examples out there.  At a high level, I'm looking to storyboard the interactions of the system from beginning to end. This system has multiple users who are using multiple devices (think smartphone, tablet, etc).  Unfortunately can't get into details, but I'm looking for ways that people have solved this visualization problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

30 Jul 2007 - 7:31am
8 years ago
6 replies

a split feature usable ?


We are developping an application which can display on the same screen
several views of the same data. For this, we use a split feature.

Does anyone have good examples of applications where the split feature looks
"usable" ? I have already tried the Firefox "Split Browser" add-on but I
would like to see how it behaves in other applications.

Thanks in advance


6 Mar 2008 - 5:28pm
Stephan von Muehlen

[JOB] # Interaction Designer # Brooklyn, NY # EnergyHub # Full Time

Company: EnergyHub
Job Title: Interaction Designer
Location: Carroll Gardens/Park Slope Brooklyn (Gowanus)

EnergyHub is a funded, early-stage startup dedicated to developing
green consumer electronics for reducing home energy consumption.

8 Apr 2012 - 3:52pm
3 years ago
6 replies

To hide or to disable?

There is ongoing discussion in my team about what is better behaviour for UI, when certain areas of the application are guarded by permission system. There are two main options:

  1. Hide it, so the user won't be distracted by elements they cannot use.
  2. Disable it, so they can see there is a function in the app they could use with the right permissions.


I won't say which side I took because i don't want to bias this thread.

I'll be grateful for your opinions?

7 Jan 2010 - 2:46pm
Pamela Baker

[Job] Senior User Experience Designer; Seattle/Everett WA; Intermec Technologies; Full Time

Great Opportunity to make an impact with your "A" talent in User
Experience Design to our High Performing User Experience Team.
Intermec, a Global Leader of Cutting Edge Technology for over 40 years
seeks a Senior User Experience Designer at our Global Headquarters in
Everett, WA.

Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops, manufactures and integrates
technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets. Core
technologies include RFID, mobile computing and data collection systems,
bar-code printers and label media.

21 May 2008 - 11:44am

Another Flash-FLEX question - design books?

I promise this isn't related to my previous Flash question - just coincidence.

Are there books people would recommend that talk about how to create
good designs in Flash/FLEX. For example, there appear to be
particular ways one has to work with CSS to get the effect one might
want. And there is a particular widget set that has certain
affordances, some of which seem better than others. I'm looking more
for some "how to" and "best practices" information than I am general
design pattern type stuff. But I'll take what I can get.

Thanks in advance,

27 Jun 2008 - 3:49pm
Cindy Alvarez

Help on quick survey

Hi list -
I'm doing a very quick survey for a Facebook application I'm working on.

29 Dec 2009 - 5:51am
5 years ago
4 replies
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Traffic analysis tools?

I am looking for some traffic analysis systems/tools that should be
used in measuring usability. The main requirements are:

* standalone - no data can be send outside the company environment,

* wide spectrum of (easy readable) reporting: the-more-the-better.

Additionaly - some kind of support for interface-analysis (e.g.
possibility to compare metrics for two or three randomly displayed
versions of the same page) would be nice, as well as all these
candies like site overlay.

Any recommendations?

20 Jan 2005 - 8:47am
Lada Gorlenko

Innovation in design (was: RFID and other fads)

Here is something to look into, for anyone who cares about having
an inventor's mind - TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving),
a methodology for creative engineering design developed in the
1960s. This is one of the great timeless things, similar to
McLuhan's "Understanding media" and Ashby's "Introduction to
cybernetics". TRIZ has a fairly solid background - it took
200,000 patents to analyse to discover and describe how innovation
takes place.

31 Jan 2006 - 2:06am
9 years ago
3 replies

help: abstract user value naming?

I've got a little user experience puzzle, and was wondering if anyone
knows of some successful examples that have already tackled this.

Short(er) version of question:

What do you label, on screen, query parameters that are variables,
but are selected in a context that is extremely literal, and is
selected by an end user who is constructing queries for a group of
people? Example variables are "me," when me will be evaluated at
query runtime as the person running the query.