Discussion Archive

14 Jan 2005 - 10:49am
Dave Malouf

Decision Trees (was Report Back from IxDG NYCFace-2-Face)

Re: iterative thinking ...

"Evolution" (if you are inclined to believe in such a concept)

Defense rests ... ;)

Seriously though ... Iteration is all around us. The question is do we
create a structure for acknowledging it and do we take iteration to a

I have been known in previous years of my life to think that there is
diminishing return on ideas that promote iteration. I probably get 60%
"right" the first time out and then improve in very small increments afte

9 Jan 2009 - 9:03pm
Kevin Silver

Interaction 09 Local Leaders Workshop

Interaction 09 is just around the corner and we are finalizing the
agenda for the Local Leaders Workshop. We have only 4 hours friday
morning and a lot of ground to cover. We want to host an informative
conversation for the all of local leaders who are planning on
attending. So we put together a quick survey.

27 Jan 2010 - 3:55am
4 years ago
5 replies
Astley Le Jasper

Building experience through reverse engineering

I'm pretty green in interface design. I've read quite a lot but
often sit down to start a design and have a complete block. I realise
that there are a lot design patterns on the web, but it can be
difficult to really get a deep appreciation of them.

I'd like to build up some experience. Of course, the best way is to
'just do something'. However, students and newbies, such as myself,
perhaps don't have any real projects or sometimes long gap between

I was thinking about reverse engineering a couple of sites.

16 Jan 2007 - 7:44pm

Reminder: IxDA Silicon Valley Event :: Good Guesses: Making Better Interaction Design Decisions :: Wednesday, January 17th

IxDA Silicon Valley Event: Good Guesses: Making Better Interaction Design

Presentation by Dan Saffer

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Socializing and refreshments: 7-7:30 pm
Presentation: 7:30-9:30 pm
Place: Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, Building C, Classroom 5
Directions: http://www.baychi.org/calendar/20070117/directions/

In design, there are no right answers, just many possible answers to a given
problem. Some of those answers are better than others, and some of those
answers are just...well, guesses.

1 Nov 2010 - 7:53am

Re: [IxDA] How to Engage Users Instantly When They Enter Your Website

Some excellent points, Eugene. I would take this a step further and say that it appears that the site is intentionally trying to be deceptive. I posted a comment to one of the articles asking to see the research that lead to the author's conclusions and, several weeks later, the comment has yet to be approved. I think the owner of the site either needs to post some legitimate contact and qualification info or take the site down. In the meantime, I think I'm going to start a website for physicians. "I'm not an actual doctor, but I play one of the web..."

18 Feb 2008 - 4:29pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Peter Boersma

Tim Wong from frog design articulates what it meansto be an designer


Are you referring to this bit: "How good of a designer we are [..] is directly related to how well we convey our thought process [..] that you can trace and one that is based on personal intellect"?

I agree with the first bit (the idea that you have to be able to supply arguments with your design, explaining why it is a good design) but not with what I think is the second bit (the idea that only intellectuals can come up with a concept?).

But maybe I misread Tim...

Peter Boersma | Senior Interaction Designer | Info.nl

21 Feb 2005 - 8:41am
9 years ago
6 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

Estimating ROI for design

Hello everybody,

We're redesigning our corporate intranet using Cooper-ish methods. We're
doing it all: research, models, requirements, framework, design,
development support. 3000 employees were squeezed into one primary
persona and six others.

Based on our research, it's quite trivial to explain the qualitative
effects of the design for our corporate processes and people's workdays.

For example, the account managers can spend more time selling and less
time searching & sharing & editing different versions of the same
Powerpoint file.

25 Aug 2010 - 1:06pm
3 years ago
4 replies

Bulleted lists for web page content: readability

Has anyone out there done any research on the readability of web page content that is formatted mainly with bulleted lists?

I thought I had seen some research studies on this (which I can't find now for some reason), and I know there was a move a few years back which recommended using bulleted content for quick scanability. I personally find the content more difficult to understand with all those bullets, and if it is not in a normal paragraph format.

What are your thoughts? Thanks!

26 Jul 2010 - 1:05pm
4 years ago
4 replies
Josh Damon Williams
1 Mar 2007 - 9:45am
7 years ago
3 replies
cui sarah

how to find ur class

I was send a mail talk about something,but no one givens me advices.I think
maybe becuz my english was not write clear.here is a problem,I really need
u help me.please give me some advice.thank u so much!

I need make a website about student community.If people come to there,frist
they need to find their class.how to do it?

I think its too move.frist,they find their school;and then they find the

we put a key words sash there for seach school.I think this the most easy
way to seach something.And then, talk about seach class.the problem is year
of the enrollment and the number of