Discussion Archive

9 May 2008 - 9:48am
8 years ago
5 replies
Rob Mitchell

Need suggestions for iconography

Hello All,

This is my first post to the group. I'm going to admit that the discussion
topics each day are really enlightening.

I'm involved in a project (educational software) whereby we need to come up
with an icon that represents a test the user takes to assess their skill
level before they proceed with with more advanced functionality.

The icon will be standard windows icon size.

Any suggestions for icon depiction?



3 Jun 2008 - 6:01pm
8 years ago
6 replies
Katie Albers

How to make links look like links?

It's been my experience that the best (that is to say, most readily
identified by users and least subject to confusion with other text)
way to distinguish a link among text is to underline it. I don't
really see "It looks messy" as a legitimate design concern if the
goal is to provide information.

22 Jul 2010 - 11:03am
6 years ago
12 replies
Jared M. Spool

Do we really need to use Vowels to call ourselves a Designer?

Or, put another way:

D w rlly nd t s vwls t cll rslves dsgnr?

After all, we've seen the successful removal of vowels from sites like Flickr (though it's true they just didn't want to pay the extra dollar for the 'e' -- the life of cost-cutting startups).

But, do I as a dsgnr have to really invest in understanding and using vowels on a regular basis? Is it really important for me to dsgn ntrctns?

I contend that vowels only get in the way of good ntrctn dsgn, so I'm thinking nt.


19 May 2009 - 4:19pm
7 years ago
20 replies
Sharon Greenfield5

Tale of buying a chair


I went to look at an Aeron chair.
Then I clicked to look at the pricing:

Pricing Information

Whether you're looking for list pricing of a chair or the components
of a complete workstation, you'll find the information you need here.

For further information, contact a Herman Miller dealer or consumer
store near you.

Basically: 'You'll find the information here. But to find the
information go there.'

Lolz. If their interface design is so ridiculous, I'm sure the same
goes for their product.


1 Aug 2013 - 1:03pm

Account Validation emails

I was working on login experience for our product, and while we have account validation system for newly registered user, by sending an email to the users, I am having a hard time convincing my team to provide a 'Regenerate validation email' link. The Validation emails ofcourse have a expiration time, and there is quite a possibility the user may not access his email to complete his registration immediately.

12 Aug 2007 - 9:03pm

Bill Buxton & not everyone is a designer (sub-topic)

As a complement to the ongoing discussion, I posted a blog entry

regarding some thoughts about Bill Buxton's keynote on sketching,

and Bill left a meaty comment and referenced my previous post

about why everyone is not a designer...


Russell Wilson | Director of Product Design
NetQoS, Inc.

16 Aug 2010 - 9:12pm

Re: [IxDA] Interaction Design course at Cooper

I've done the Usability Week courses with NNg and found them amazing.
I would disagree with Hilary in they do run courses and workshop intensives a lot to take in if you are a beginner.
I did do the Usability Week interaction intensive and got so much out of it.My learning took an exponential leap and continues to be a grounding in interaction design principles from Tufte to Deyfuss to Fitz.

14 Jul 2008 - 11:03am
Shannon Caddigan

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Are you interested in helping a booming, well known, consumer site
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manage all aspects of the UE team.

23 Jan 2012 - 5:00pm
4 years ago
7 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus

IxDA Website and Discussion Forum Updates Coming Soon

Hi IxDA members, friends, and discussion participants!

We're currently putting the final touches on an update to IxDA.org that is in some ways subtle, but has a few larger changes included. As we've all noticed over the last few years, some things about our current web platform work well and other haven't worked that well. The goal with the next release of IxDA.org is to fix some of these issues, make a few changes to functionality, and get us onto a new hosting and maintenance platform that will make all future updates much easier.

26 Aug 2010 - 3:58pm
5 years ago
5 replies

UI Library for Web Apps for Touch Devices

Hello All,

My team was researching on UI libraries for designing a Web app for touch devices specifically the iPAD, iPhone and the Android.

One product we landed upon was the Sencha Touch that provides the look and feel which makes web apps look native on the Apple iOS and the Android touchscreen devices.


I was wondering if anyone has any experience using this framework and if you can share the pros and cons of using it?