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15 Oct 2008 - 2:00pm
7 years ago
2 replies
majid dadgar

Best Text and Graph Softwares


I've been assigned to search for the best softwares and plug-ins in "Text
editing and Writing" and "graphs and diagrams". I'd be grateful for any
piece of advice or suggestion or experience.


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9 Mar 2009 - 9:53am
6 years ago
5 replies

Favorite tool for sitemapping?


It's been quite awhile since I've had to actually do any sitemaps. I'm
wondering what your tool of choice is these days. I've got one to create
myself and I'm faced with a myriad of tools at my disposal: Axure,
Illustrator, InDesign and even Visio (ugh) to name four.

I like Axure, but I don't have the wireframes in that tool. Sitemaps have
always been such a manual labor type thing and hard to update.

20 Apr 2004 - 7:44am
Giorgio Venturi

SURVEY about UCD: closing on the 10th May

I want to thank all of the people who already participated in the
"SURVEY about User-Centered Design in the industry", endorsed by
IOP-MMI and Decis Lab.

The survey is still running until the 10th of May. I would like
to encourage UCD practitioners to fill in the survey.


Best regards,

Giorgio Venturi

Marie Curie Research Fellow HCI & HF
giorgio.venturi a decis.nl
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23 May 2009 - 12:38am
6 years ago
4 replies

UX Generalists & Specialists

Hi all,

I'm fairly new to UX/IX design, and I've seen so many people talk
about the benefits/shortcomings of generalists vs. specialists. I had
to take a swing at it, and I think I've cleared up the real issue:

Instead of just asking "which is better" we should be asking
"which is better for our business?"

Too many times the UX civil war seems to revolve around broad skills
or narrow skills, and as far as I can tell, it doesn't matter which
skill set you have. Both are valuable and necessary.

10 Dec 2008 - 10:06am

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24 Mar 2009 - 6:17pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Eric Parkinson

Different form fields: mobile v. computer browsers?


We are creating a page which includes an input field asking for a
user's e-mail address paired with a second field asking them to
retype it to confirm.

This page will also be offered for users visiting with a mobile
browser and we have been debating whether to drop the confirmation
field for mobile users since it would seem to be more of a nuisance
in that context.

Is the assumption that we should drop these "luxury" fields for
users with mobile browsers a good one? On the one hand, it saves them
time and effort.

21 Jun 2006 - 9:19pm
9 years ago
7 replies
Simon Asselbergs

golden opportunity, a case and a very unusual proposal

Hi All,

I am almost upto doing something which is rather unusual, I guess. I want some opinions of the most passionate interaction designers of you. It might be insane, it might be insane but good for our profession. You think you have the almost ideal job, and might to do something crazy, to get it even better. But by doing it, you might lose your job or credits.

The case:

This is my first job and I am their first and only interaction designer, a medium size company (300 employees). They never made a job offering for interaction design.

9 Mar 2010 - 11:48pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Adrian Severynen

Best Indesign book for wireframing

So I've decided to switch from Omnigraffle to Indesign, mainly to use Eight Shapes Unify and become more productive.

Any ideas on the best books to get me up to speed?



2 Apr 2009 - 9:14am
Gabby Hon

[Event] Chicago UX Book Club April Meeting

Here are the details!

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Argo Tea, 1 North Dearborn

Book: Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion

As always, the blog is the best source of up-to-date info:


And, we're on Twitter!


30 Jan 2013 - 5:49am

Where to place testimonials

Does anyone have any input on the following?

We're looking at adding in testimonials to a website for a client who provides building services. We were thinking of either putting them alongside the projects in his portfolio, on a "testimonials" page, or both.

Does anyone have any data on how effective either or all of these are together or alone? More importantly, has anyone seen any research that says whether people look at a testimonials page or prefer them inline or look for a separate page?