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17 Aug 2010 - 7:05pm
4 years ago
17 replies

Visually boring wire frames and charts

I am looking for inspiration to help me break out of my rut of generating wire frames and charts that are functional, but visually boring. Some individuals just have the knack to see and present data that doesn't put you to sleep. Datavisualization Yodas' if you will. Can you recommend some web sites, books or whatever that show examples of information relationships depicted in a visually appealing way. I have completely enjoyed the pattern libraries and I am hoping for the same when it comes to data.


26 Nov 2007 - 10:51am
7 years ago
4 replies
Meredith Noble

comments to the "Doro's ridiculously simplephones in the wild"

Lis, even though some of today's boomers will already have cell phone
experience by the time they become elderly, I think we overestimate just
how many people in the older generation are truly comfortable with the
tools. More importantly, don't forget about reduced cognitive abilities
over time.

If you consider how common diseases like Alzheimer's are becoming (see
some stats below), and even lesser forms of dementias / memory loss, I
think the market for these kinds of devices is going to continue growing
over time.

14 Sep 2007 - 1:26pm
7 years ago
3 replies
oliver green

effect of color on Web sites

*"Color is one of the most important non-verbal forms of communication.
Appropriate use of color greatly impacts user experience" [world usability

Can someone please point me to research done **to understand color
associations for different kinds of e-commerce websites? e.g. selling
clothing, shoes, furniture, beauty products. Or effect of color on websites
designed specifically for a demographic group - sport fans, women etc?


30 Jun 2005 - 6:47am
9 years ago
5 replies
Coryndon Luxmoore

Scrollbar sculpture

Just got this over the transom and thought it might be of interest to
the group. Images of sculpture which are scrollbars in physical space.
Very strange effect when you see the images through the lens of a



Coryndon Luxmoore
Interaction Designer

coryndon (at) luxmoore (dot) com

8 May 2013 - 1:33pm

Looking for volunteer work in User experience/ UX for Mobile devices


I am looking out for volunteer work in UX field - preferably Mobile projects. I have around 4 years of experinece working on designing UI for various mobile devices.

If there are any projects that anyone knows which would require volunteering I would be interested. You can send me a mail @ kirti.s.kanitkar@gmail.com


Kirti Kanitkar


14 Jan 2009 - 7:05pm
Nancy Falkenburg

job:: visual designer/menlo park, california/fte/digital insight

job details attached below:


nancy falkenburg
| iPhone: (650) 336.3645 |
email: nancy_falkenburg@ intuit.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/0/4b8/462


COMPANY NAME: Digital Insight (Intuit)

JOB LOCATION: Menlo Park, California

JOB TITLE: Principal/Staff Visual Designer



Come lead the next revolution from Intuit, th

6 May 2010 - 1:33am
Marek Pawlowski

Nominees announced for 2010 MEX User Experience Awards

Hello everyone - thanks for all your entries to the 2010 MEX Mobile User Experience Awards. Today, I'm delighted to announce the nominations for the 5 categories, including the MEX Innovator of the Year.

You can check out the entries, videos and screenshots at:


The contest closed on 30th April and, since then, our judges have been hard at work to decide the short-lists.

5 Feb 2009 - 2:45am
5 years ago
2 replies
Steve Baty

UX Book Club - an update

Back around Thanksgiving I floated the idea (here and elsewhere) of forming
a book club in Sydney to meet and discuss books about user experience
(broadly speaking). The idea resonated with a lot of other people and very
quickly UX Book Clubs were being formed around the world, thanks in no small
part to the efforts of people like Andrew Boyd and Will Evans.

12 Aug 2009 - 3:58pm
5 years ago
5 replies
Elana Glazer

Video Consumption - the good and the bad

The amount of video popping up online is growing exponentially every
day. However, there are downsides to video. If you are in a loud
environment, video is nearly impossible to enjoy... If you are in a
quite environment without a headset, watching a video is nearly
impossible... And while you can skim a paragraph of text or quickly
click through an online photo album, video consumes your time in
real-time, second for second.


Does anyone have research and/or thoughts on video consumption- the
good and the bad. Esp the bad, and ways to make it better.

9 Sep 2010 - 7:58am
4 years ago
2 replies

Re: [IxDA] Thoughts on Google Instant Search?

On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 8:26 AM, pauric wrote:

> From a ux perspective I cannot wait for more UI of; engaging, active, > predicting, reducing, suggesting.  More of a UI that knows what I want and > works with me to find it / get it / launch it. > > I question what roll an IxD'er has in a design that off-loads so much work > from the User... limited at best?

Not necessarily. Predictive/suggesting/anticipatory UX still needs informed design decisions around what is to be suggested, when, and how. Otherwise the Clippy syndrome will quickly set in.