Discussion Archive

8 Dec 2003 - 5:14pm
hans samuelson

RE: Beauty and Transparency

For those who may not be familiar with it, there is an interesting body
of research at Caroline Hummels' site at Delft.
Her work centers around the question of interactive aesthetics, which
butts up quite rapidly against questions of interaction and beauty in

For example, the 2000 text "Actions speak louder than words: shifting
from buttons and icons to aesthetics of interaction" (scroll down her
publications list a little) offers five criteria for evaluating

27 May 2010 - 9:20am
4 years ago
9 replies

Display a nickname or a surname and a name


Here a simple question but i don't know how to respond : imagine a user with a nickname. The same user has a public page on a website to display some information about him. Is it necessary to display his name and his surname on this page ? Shall we only display the nickname ?

I have to propose something about this page but i'm very embarassed with this question,

Thx to read me, your advices will be strongly appreciated.

10 Aug 2009 - 10:06am

REMINDER: [EVENT] IxDA NYC - Thurs, August 13 - Prototyping for UX Practitioners

One last reminder for Thursday's event. If you haven't gotten a chance
to sign up, you'll want to do so soon. Look forward to seeing everyone

Ever had a moment when you’re presenting your detailed design work and
you get an unenthusiastic "Is that it?" from your audience?

This can sometimes happen when a project has been in design
development without conceptual feedback or consensus-building. We
often move forward rapidly with our detailed design work due to time

16 Dec 2008 - 10:27am
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Specialized search forms - examples?


I am currently working on designing search forms for adverts service.

There are 4 main categories: houses, cars, jobs, holidays&travel. I am
looking for examples of good, usable search forms of these categories and
any advices.

My plan is to give users classic Google-style text-box search on 1st place,
specialized search form (with possibility of e.g. defining desired cubic
capacity of car's engine and so on) on the 2nd and additionaly link to very
detailed search form with some extra options. There is still a lot of
questions about details of each section, though.

21 Dec 2005 - 8:54am
9 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf
12 Jan 2007 - 5:52pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Valerie Gomez d...

Web Application vs Website : visual styling

What makes a web application NOT look like a website?


1 Dec 2009 - 2:19pm
5 years ago
3 replies

Usability & users with mental health issues and disorders

I'm in the definition phase of a site redesign for a mental health
and addiction association and rehab center. Besides following the W3C
standards in accessibility are there any guidelines or best practices
I should consider for users that suffer from more emotionally charged
or cognitive issues than physical limitations. Maybe there are
considerations for colour, layout, presentation of content etc.

5 Feb 2010 - 9:50am
Nina Gilmore

Affinity diagrams with remote participants?

Hi Animesh,
I think I was not entirely clear: we want to do a LIVE session with remote participants, rather than an asynchronous remote session.
Ideally, we'd all work on the same diagram, viewing and modifying simultaneously. To discuss, we'd use a conference call.

It's not so straightforward to find a program that will support this live editing/viewing by multiple users.

5 May 2006 - 7:48pm
Jean Hand

Job: Sr Visual Designer

I have a strong opportunity for a Senior Visual Designer with an outstanding interactive agency.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right designer with an outstanding consultancy. The position is as a full-time employee. The work is varied and has real design challenges with some of the newest technologies.

21 Feb 2011 - 12:34pm

Need designers to test out a tool


I am in the final semester of my Master's degree in Human Computer Interaction Design from Indiana University, Bloomington, 

As part of my master's thesis, I'm looking for designers to try out a tool I am designing to help understand and brainstorm on how to do experience design.

If you are a designer doing individual or group work and you are at the ideation phase of your project, or considering doing a redesign of a project, please get in touch with me. I would sincerely appreciate your help.  Please email me at elisha@allgood-design.com