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30 May 2006 - 3:08pm
9 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?


16 Jul 2004 - 4:59pm
Andrew Otwell

Re: Design Methodology for GUI development

> Design Methodology for GUI development (Stephen Mallett)

I'll second what others have written: UML certainly isn't a method, but
can be a useful notation system. I currently work with developers and
system architects (and even marketers and salespeople) who "get it"
when I adhere to something like UML diagrams. I don't, unlike others
here, prefer to jump directly into prototyping. UML Use Case, Activity,
and Object diagrams let me pretty quickly translate product
requirements into another form.

9 Nov 2011 - 11:27pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Jeremy Yuille

2012 Student Design Challenge is open for entries

Thomson Reuters and the IxDA are very pleased to announce the launch of our 2012 Student Design Challenge!

Entries are open now, and close on December 5, 2011. Be in the running to win a scholarship to Interaction 12 in Dublin, and take part in an exciting design challenge around the future of news.

3 Jun 2008 - 10:37pm
Pankaj Chawla

Labels inside Text fields (was: horizontal log in fields on web apps)

On 6/4/08, Nathanael Boehm <nat at purecaffeine.com> wrote:
> Just keep in mind accessibility too if you're going to be putting the visual
> label inside the form field as a value attribute instead of a label before
> the field, as well as issues when no JS enabled/supported. Not a major
> problem, but just make you consider those two requirements ...

9 Jun 2010 - 5:56pm
5 years ago
5 replies
Shraddha Sorte
22 Mar 2005 - 10:57am
Weston Thompson

George Lakoff lecture in LA area, March 31

I just saw that George Lakoff will deliver the keynote address at a
conference on empathy held at Scripps College here in Claremont, CA
(far east end of Los Angeles county), on March 31 at 7 PM. It appears
to be free and open to the public.

For information:


Weston Thompson
Claremont McKenna College

30 Apr 2004 - 2:14pm
11 years ago
1 reply
20 Apr 2005 - 12:01pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Anirudha Joshi

Switching hardware vs software

Jared Spool <Mastery of these tools comes with a high price. Mastery of
more than one tool is an even higher price, often because much of
mastery is contained in kinesthetic memory ("finger macros") and other
cognitive shortcuts that make it hard to overcome.>

I agree with Jared there. I advise design students (IxD students in
particular, but also visual communication design students) not to get
'locked in' too early to one tool.

2 Mar 2010 - 8:16pm
Allan Caeg

1st Southeast Asia Network of Ergonomics Societies Conference (SEANES 2010)

Hi everyone, 

I'd like to invite you to the 1st Southeast Asia Network of Ergonomics Societies Conference (SEANES 2010) on Dec 14-17, 2010 in Cebu City, Philippines. The theme is Linking Ergonomics and Organizational Strategy. Areas of interest include: Human-Centered Design, Usability, Human-Computer Interaction, Office Ergonomics, etc.

The submission of abstracts is on March 15, 2010 and you can send them to firstseanesconference@gmail.com . 

9 Dec 2008 - 5:17pm
Simon Reisman

Supporting material for the importance of UX/UI/Visual Design disciplines/departments in consumer electronics/software companies?

I'm searching for any solid information about the importance of UX/UI/Visual
Design disciplines.
I'm especially interested in information about:
• The ROI it generates (I think Cooper and Nielsen referred to this kind of
• Its strategic role (as innovation generator, as strategic guide)
• Its important position in the organization, as represented in the
organization hierarchy (i.e.