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14 Nov 2005 - 2:33pm
8 years ago
2 replies

Antropmetric software

Hej group,

This may be a little "off topic" but does anyone know about
antropemetric software that I can use in a student environment?


11 Jun 2008 - 12:12pm
6 years ago
14 replies
Jeffrey D. Gimzek

[PLUG] glassdoor.com goes live

As you guys may have noticed in the MSM and the blogosphere, the
project I have been doing IA, UX, UE, concepting, wireframing,
interaction design, logo design, naming, branding, graphics, interface
design and more for during the past year went live last night.

So what is it? Glassdoor.com is opening the doors to companies
everywhere by allowing anyone to find and anonymously share real-time
reviews, ratings and salary details about specific jobs for specific
employers — all for free.

3 Dec 2003 - 8:32am
10 years ago
1 reply
TLWilkens at aol.com

YADQ (Yet Another Design quote)...

...this time, from Tom Peters:

"The dumbest mistake is viewing design as something you do at the end of the
process to 'tidy up' the mess, as opposed to understanding it's a 'day one'
issue and part of everything."

This was on a throwaway received by a friend of mine; I lookes through my
collection of Peters's works, and had a look on the Internet, but could not find
the quote or its source.

19 Oct 2010 - 5:24pm
david fiedler

User Experience Designer | Minneapolis, MN or NYC

Digital agency space150 is seeking User Experience Designers to help define and design digital experiences. Highly creative, collaborative environment. Backgrounds in information architecture, interface design, technical writing, and software architecture, are encouraged to apply!

Find out more at and apply @ : http://www.space150.com/careers
Location: on-site in Minneapolis, MN or NYC     

9 Sep 2010 - 8:58am
3 years ago
2 replies

Re: [IxDA] Thoughts on Google Instant Search?

On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 8:26 AM, pauric wrote:

> From a ux perspective I cannot wait for more UI of; engaging, active, > predicting, reducing, suggesting.  More of a UI that knows what I want and > works with me to find it / get it / launch it. > > I question what roll an IxD'er has in a design that off-loads so much work > from the User... limited at best?

Not necessarily. Predictive/suggesting/anticipatory UX still needs informed design decisions around what is to be suggested, when, and how. Otherwise the Clippy syndrome will quickly set in.

14 May 2010 - 8:17am
4 years ago
1 reply

Separation of Web Application Interface and the public "sales" site

I have recently been engaged in an interesting internal discussion with respect to the separation of a web application interface from its related public sales site. The two main setups I see are:

28 Mar 2011 - 7:13pm
3 years ago
1 reply
Al Di

Design Experiments in Extreme Situtation

I'm working on a project where doing the ethnographic studies, and any other user studies are almost impossible! Or there is a chance that I might end-up in jail for years if I want to do the design experiment in the original context! (one of the middle eastern countries). I'm thinking re-creation of such a situation is impossible cause the user's experiments will be totally different in the current context that I'm in (Sweden). In this context person have no idea about how the original context could be, so doing any sort of user studies and design experiments are doomed to failure.

1 Dec 2003 - 9:32am
Hal Shubin

New York Times Annual Design Issue

To: various lists and friends (sorry if you get this twice)

Yesterday's New York Times Magazine was the Annual Design Issue. See it
online, or at your public library. http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/
(Requires free registration, link is probably only good until next Sunday's
magazine comes out.)

While it wasn't about UI design or the Web, I enjoyed reading it more than
most design magazines I read.

12 Sep 2009 - 7:04pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Luxury Real Estate web trends

Hi everyone

Does anyone knows where I can find web trends about Luxury Real
Estate sites?


Web Strategist

18 Aug 2004 - 1:32pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Jef Raskin

Windows UI Compliance ; "intuitive"

The Windows UI guidelines are self-contradictory at points (e.g.
recommending noun-verb interaction but going the other way at times),
and lead to the kind of interfaces we all hate. To be an HCI expert and
to adhere to the Windows guidelines is, in my opinion, unethical.

Also, there is no such thing as "intuition" and interfaces are not
"intuitive". What they can be are familiar from previous experience.

For the whole argument see:

Raskin, Jef “Intuitive Equals Familiar,” Communications of the ACM
37:9, September 1994, p. 17