Discussion Archive

28 Jun 2007 - 2:15pm

A little help reviewing our design process

Hello all,

I've been working on a UCD process for my new job for the last couple weeks.
I'm starting to get batty in the head sorting all the activities and tools
and what they are, how they should be used, the different terminology and
philosophies behind them, and so forth.

I'm wondering if I am missing anything or have too much/duplicate
activities/deliverables and could really use a sanity check.

5 Feb 2010 - 8:34am

Designers: Show Your Work Fast, Cross-Browser & Without Flash Using Black Tonic

This is pretty neat. But it's kind of simple. I'm sure they're working on
it...as well are, lol.

I'm using Acrobat Connect for presentations when I'm showing web sites, but
I can see how this would be useful for my wire frame presentations.

25 Jun 2010 - 3:46am
4 years ago
2 replies
Luca Rosati

Summer schools on UI - UX

Hi all, I'm looking for summer schools on the topic of UI or UX (not limited to the web but embracing also internet of things, home automation) for Italian university students, better if in Europe.

Have you some suggestions?

Thanks in advance Luca

-- Luca Rosati http://pervasiveia.com

8 Dec 2003 - 11:21am
10 years ago
1 reply
gleija at comca...

Beauty and Transparency

I put together some bits and pieces related to our discussion of beauty and transparency.

When we say transparent, do we mean invisible, as in Donald Norman's example

"You use computers when you use many modern automobiles, microwave ovens, games, CD players and calculators. You don't notice the computer because you think of yourself as doing the task, not as using the computer." ["The Design of Everyday Things", New York, Doubleday, 1989, p. 185].

Here are a few definitions of beauty I found:


16 Mar 2007 - 4:53pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Catriona Lohan-...

Looking for info on TV websites...

Hi there:

Does anyone have any good research/referrals to online TV sites ie
RalphLauren TV


or BudTV

Basically any portals that hold all video and commercial content for

Many Thanks


Catríona Lohan-Conway
User Experience Architect
917 405 5127
clc at anam.cc

10 Sep 2007 - 3:31pm
6 years ago
3 replies

when the self-checkout machine pushes you over the edge.

Man takes pry bar to self-check till
Machine whacked after speaking to him in Spanish


...and who hasn't wanted to do this themselves?

26 Aug 2008 - 10:20am
5 years ago
4 replies

Siteseeing: What happens in Vegas...

...becomes a kiosk confessional where you can tell the world what was
supposed to stay in Vegas.

Sadly, the concept is undermined by a distinct lack of juicy
confessions (example: "Having the time of our lives!") and a weirdly
clunky interface.

Here's what I'm wondering: I think this would be more fun if they
implemented a negative ratings system, where viewers (assuming there
are any) punish people for not being forthcoming with genuine dirt.

11 Jan 2010 - 4:43pm
Ilya Blokh

Best Practice Guides and Online Profiles

I am currently redesigning a portion of an e-learning site; one of the
goals is to add an expanded online profile, which will be used when
the site adds more social features.

Currently, all profile questions are asked at the account creation
step and all are mandatory: age, gender, home town, country and
native language; the idea is that this data will help the company
analyze usage stats.

17 Apr 2007 - 2:51pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Christopher Fahey

JOB: Information Architect at Behavior (New York, NY)

Hello IxDA,

Behavior is looking for both freelance and staff lead-level Information
Architects to work on projects for the next 6-10 weeks, and to join our
team permanently. There are several Lead IA opportunities at this time.

[Behavior is a growing web design firm in NYC, with blue-chip clients, a
great leadership team, and a deep commitment to excellence.

29 Jan 2004 - 5:06pm

Wireframe Tools (Canvas). Was: How to Get Into ... Best Job Title

Just a side comment before we get back to our currently scheduled heated
discussion (or is it a flamefest now?).

> On Illustrator, yeah, I've heard the argument "Illustrator wasn't meant
> for multiple pages, InDesign was..." That's all well and good, but
> there's a very large audience using Illustrator for IA work. InDesign
> wasn't meant for drawing. What do you do when you have 80 drawings that
> you need to send to a client in a PDF? Make 80 .ai files and import
> them into InDesign - that's a workflow nightmare.