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25 Sep 2009 - 4:17pm
4 years ago
3 replies

wording on time and speed

Hi designers,

We have a software that allow user to change their preference on how
fast they want a certain things to show up. The current UI is a
slider with measurement units as milliseconds. e.g. , 500 msec. It's
too technically precise to be understood. I'm thinking to change it
to some simple texts, such as 0.5 second, immediate, or instant.

I wonder if there is some guideline or recommendation of the words
that are better understandable for users?


9 Aug 2005 - 12:05pm
Dave Malouf

Podcast on Experience Design

Ok, a little self promotion, but I'm only doing it b/c it's a podcast.


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29 Mar 2009 - 6:17pm
5 years ago
8 replies
Christopher Fahey

Designing (for) Experiences

Re: the debate over whether experience can be designed:

Jon Kolko wrote:
> If I claim to "design a rollercoaster", I intend for it to be
> duplicated -
> exactly as I created - over and over.
> If I claim to "design the experience of using the rollercoaster", it
> follows
> that I intend for that use to be duplicated - exactly as I created -
> over
> and over.
> If I claim to "design the experience framework in which the
> rollercoaster is

31 Oct 2010 - 1:30pm
3 years ago
2 replies

What Your Home Page Needs for Users to See Value

I think everyone here agrees that you have a limited time (seconds) to engage your users when they visit your site for the first time otherwise its right to the back button for them. 

This article talks about using compelling headlines and images to communicate the value users will get from your website instantly. What are some other effective ways to engage users?

What Your Home Page Needs for Users to See Value



7 Jun 2006 - 8:21am
8 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut

Career paths & organizational structures

After reading this posting a few thoughts came to mind for those positions
below managment level

1) Is the title Human Factors Design Engineer appropriate or should it be
Interaction Designer?

2) At the moment "Each member of our group handles activities ranging from
research, product definition, interaction design, user interface design,
information architecture, ergonomics, and usability testing, through ongoing
usability benchmarking, requirements review and software development
support." - my question is - is everyone doing all these things well?

3 Jan 2008 - 5:00am
majid dadgar

Cultural Aspects of Interaction Design. call for papers.

*thanks to Ken:*


The current issue of the International Journal of Design was released

The International Journal of Design is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal
devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of design, including
industrial design, visual communication design, interface design, animation
and game design, architectural design, urban design, and other design
related fields.

15 Mar 2005 - 7:59am
9 years ago
4 replies

learning IxD in school: is a master's degreenecessary?

Interaction design is all about innovation and experience,=20
I don't think any formal education will help you on this.

Bangalore, India.

*** Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not =
smart enough to know they were impossible.

11 May 2005 - 2:52pm
Dave Malouf

IxDG One-time Face2Face in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 23rd

I'm going to be in Israel, and thought it would be a great opportunity for
me to have an informal gathering with many of the Israeli designers who are
part of the IxDG community. No fancy presentations or anything like that.
Just a social gathering of designers.

We will be getting together on Monday, May 23rd @ 7 PM in the relatively new
part of the Tel Aviv port.

15 Feb 2010 - 11:37am

I would like to work under Designers who has experience in Usability, UX, & Information Architecture

Hello Professionals/Practitioners,

I would like to work under Designers, Professionals, and
Practitioners, who has experience in Usability, UX, & Information

I am a web designer and have six years of experience in web design,
eCommerce templates. Currently I am working at IT industry. I would
like to learn/practice/improve skills in usability, UX, IA.

I am ready to work onsite, travel if necessary, remotely. I am doing
practice with the help of google, blogging, comments, Ixda.

11 Jan 2011 - 10:30am
William Hudson