Discussion Archive

26 Nov 2007 - 1:57pm
3 years ago
8 replies
Prachi Sakhardande

download-as-pdf v/s print

Hi All,

If you have a webpage containing information that the reader may be
interested in saving and using later, would you prefer 'Print' or
'Download as PDF' or both?

User may or may not have a printer attached [E.g. surfing on laptop
while commuting] - high probability
User may or may not have PDF reader - Low probability considering he
can download a free reader online

So...what do you think?

Prachi Sakhardande
Information Architect
MphasiS, an EDS Company
Mumbai, India

13 Dec 2010 - 9:27am
Ben Arent

DEFUSE: Design for Use - A local IxDA Dublin event. Now on YouTube.

Last month IxDA Dublin organised a event called DEFUSE.  Its based on the Ignite talks, but ours was just people in the IxD,  UX, IA world.  It was a great event, with a full house of 350 people.

10 Jan 2005 - 12:29pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Stephen Mallett

Looking for evidence for defacto Activation methods

can anbody point in the direction of Activation mehods to be used with a
various operating systems.

Questions such as why do we use the following :-
Left mouse click
Left Mouse button Down
Left Mouse button Up etc...

It is stuff many of us use but I have trawl through the history.
Any links to evidence\papers would be excellent
Thanks in advance for anything - the search engines are calling me back :)

6 Jan 2005 - 10:40am
9 years ago
5 replies
Gerard Torenvliet

Freedom from slavery of individual site designs?

I've been mulling over the idea of why we would want to free people
from slavery to individual site designs. Many are having difficulty
with this statement, but I think there are concrete reasons why you
might want to do this.

(...and if you read to the end, you'll also find out that a better
restatement is that people need freedom from the constraints imposed
on them by technology most of all.)


29 Jul 2013 - 9:12am

Where to post visual design position?

I am going to be recruiting for a junior visual design position and am wondering what the recommended job board to post for finding a visual designer in Northern California is?

I doing the recruiting myself, have a limited budget on which to post ads (maybe like $1000). Where would you recommend I post to get the biggest bang out of my budget?

28 Feb 2007 - 7:59am
7 years ago
21 replies
Dave Malouf


For those of us designing Tablet based stuff, this might be really interesting:

Bumptop is a new interaction model for working with objects that we
keep on our desktop.

I find the "pliability" demonstrated in the demo to be quite high, and
the engagement factor of manipulating objects in such a "real" fashion
to also be high.

Check it out! And be sure to watch the whole thing. I didn't start
really liking it until I got towards the middle to end.

14 Jul 2006 - 9:03am
Gustavo Gawry

why stay at jobs that don't give you what you want need? (was Re: IxD Advice for Developers)

You really are lucky and you dont know...

I know that im quite young ( im only 20 yr old ), but i have been
working with internet since i was 16. As i was not satisfied with what
i was doing, I started to study HCI, Usability and Information
Architecture, and i really liked. I started to read in an unusualy
was... i read about 10 books in 6 months, whats is really impressive
for me ( i didnt had the habit of reading that much ).

5 Jan 2009 - 4:39pm
5 years ago
11 replies
Jennifer Hoppenrath

3D Navigation

Hi All,

I'm looking for examples of 3D navigation where a user can move free form within visual objects or data, particularly in the area of search or within a use case of finding specific information. (I think this is a poor interface for this type of scenario btw, looking to talk a client out of it.) Two I can think of are PicLens and Google Earth.

25 Jan 2005 - 7:23pm
Marijke Rijsberman

Re: Beyond big personas and power points

1. Personas are a heavily culture-loaded technique and should be
treated as such;
2. With all their benefits in mind, personas may not work universally,
because in some cultures seemingly complex things may be preferred
over seemingly simple things;
3. All tools of our trade (especially those working with qualitative
information) have to be considered for their cultural applicability,
before being preached as universal.

I think it's a sure bet that personas are culturally loaded.

7 Mar 2010 - 7:35am
4 years ago
5 replies

Online or traditional training method is best?

In your profession, is self learning using online forumns and discussion groups and ebooks or attending traditional way of training helped more?

I used to read lots of books and actively using discussion forumns like IxDA, LinkedIn Groups and blogs of experts than attending traditional way of training. My last company I worked thinks that since I was not attended any training in their period, even though I was gaining good knowledge using web, that I am far behind in gaining new knowledge.