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13 Feb 2008 - 4:36pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Pierre Roberge

Evil Datagrids! ( was Thoughts on AlanCooper's Keynote )

Greg said:
Not being funny, just looking to learn something from folks with way more experience than myself!

My Response:

Sparklines come to mind or anything à la Tufte.


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User Experience Designer - Business Analyst

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30 May 2006 - 4:08pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Cynthia Toryu

PC to Mac port


We are planning to port our PC-based application to the Mac. The target audience includes SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) users as well as corporate Mac users.

If you’re a Mac user, I’d appreciate hearing rants and raves about software you’ve used that was originally written for the PC. What worked well? What drove you crazy?


25 Apr 2011 - 11:49pm
Pankaj Chawla

Usefulness of "Tip of the Day" window on application startup?


Just wondering if there is any research/findings on how effective are Tip Of The Day dialogs on application startup. They got popularised by MS long back but MS left it out later though I see lot of applications stiil having them.



PS: Its been a long time since I posted on ixda and its good to be back.

4 Sep 2009 - 5:22pm
5 years ago
7 replies
Suzanne Ginsburg

iPhone Persona Examples?

Hello IXDA folks,

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm working on a book about user-
centered iPhone design. I'm currently writing about personas and
would like to include examples from designers/researchers other than
myself. Do you have any personas specifically created for iPhone
apps? Or personas that include the iPhone as part of the
description? Would you like to include them in book that will get
worldwide distribution?

27 Apr 2010 - 3:04pm
4 years ago
2 replies
hilary b

Intranet best practice

Hi there,

I'm starting work on an intranet redesign project and am after some examples of good intranet design in the last few years (most examples I have found are 2002 and older). Public & financial sector examples would be a bonus. Any suggestions welcomed

18 Feb 2011 - 9:01am
Graham Sear

Best practice for product alerts


Doing some work on signing up for product alerts, but having trouble finding any best practice documents around it. Does anyone have any resources on this?

At the moment this hasn't been scoped out at all, so methods of communication haven't been defined yet but I would expect this to include, email, and possibly Twitter and SMS if specified. Aside from basic personalisation rules for setting what you're contacted about, frequency etc, what are some best practice rules?

Two problems we have are:

3 Nov 2006 - 5:55pm
Greg Petroff

IxDA F2F Palo Alto November 16th

In the spirit of mixing up ixd orthodoxies and breaking down silos lets
all get together to chat, eat, drink and get to know each other!

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2006

Time: 5:30 PM-8:00PM

Location: Mac Arthur Park Restaurant
27 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321-9990

Finger foods and wine compliments of SAP's Design Services

13 Jan 2010 - 8:25am
Jay Rogers

[JOB] - Software Interaction Design - Sydney Australia

Please direct questions and applications through the link below so we don't clutter the list.

Atlassian is looking for a web-based GUI and Collaboration Tool expert... here's the job posting:


Great Job, Great City.  Relocation & Visa support available.

21 Nov 2008 - 9:00am
6 years ago
10 replies
Jack L. Moffett

Google SearchWiki

Have you played with Google's new SearchWiki features?


I think Google has done some really nice interaction design on these
new features. They've added some very useful functionality that will
fundamentally change the way we use search.

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,