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24 Feb 2012 - 9:30am
Louis Rosenfeld

ANN: new book-in-progress: "Content Everywhere"

(apologies for duplicate postings)
20 Mar 2011 - 10:49pm
5 years ago
2 replies
C K Vijay Bhaskar

Usability of Usability

Usability is an important aspect to be looked at for making any system achieve its ROI and to give its users an ‘experience’ that will help foster a better culture in the organization. As the ultimate target of any system is to establish change management and to promote organizational innovation via modifying the behaviour or culture of the people in the organization, it becomes imperative that aspects of usability are engrained into the goals and processes of the organization. 

28 Nov 2004 - 10:24pm
Dave Malouf

RE: (Summary) Ease-of-use: Efficiency vsIntuitiveness

This idea of trying to adopt definitions to fit our colloquial needs is very
problematic. I think it is a symptom of a discipline trying desparately to
find itself, when in reality is right there in front of you.

The reason we can't seem to find ourselves is that we are like a new
swimming student tredding water. We know the strokes, but we can't get them
down quite right. This is the same thing we are going through in our
day-to-day. We know what we have to articulate to those around us, but we
just can't communicate it effectively.

30 Mar 2011 - 4:58pm
5 years ago
2 replies

Complex System Storyboard Inspiration

Hey all,

I'm trying to visualize a pretty complex interaction with a system of devices and was wondering whether there were any good visual examples out there.  At a high level, I'm looking to storyboard the interactions of the system from beginning to end. This system has multiple users who are using multiple devices (think smartphone, tablet, etc).  Unfortunately can't get into details, but I'm looking for ways that people have solved this visualization problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

24 Mar 2009 - 2:30pm
Melinda Bonneville

Local Event - Columbus, Ohio

IDSA's Central Ohio chapter and Young Professionals section are
teaming up with the Columbus chapter of IxDA (Interaction Design
Association) for this month's Blender - a monthly get-together and
happy hour to mingle with other designers and see what's going on in
the community.

Come join us for a drink, a chat and some music this coming Thursday,
March 26 6-9pm @ Bristol Bar - 132 East 5th Avenue Columbus, OH

Your local IDSA and IxDA representation will be there in full-effect.
Make sure to bug us to fill you in on what we have coming up, and feel
free to tell us anything that’s on yo

27 Oct 2009 - 7:16pm
6 years ago
3 replies

Silicon Valley IxDA Event :: Persuasion for Designers :: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Yahoo!

Please join us at our next Silicon Valley IxDA event! Kim Goodwin,
author of Designing for the Digital Age, will speak about Persuasion
for Designers.

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Socializing: 7:00-7:30 pm

Program: 7:30-9:30 pm

Where: Yahoo!
Room: Building E, Classrooms 9 & 10
700 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Persuasion for Designers
Kim Goodwin
There's a myth that great design is self-evident. The truth is that
it's not often as easy as it sounds.

6 Nov 2008 - 10:53am
7 years ago
8 replies
R Sengers

Error messages for edit-in-place forms

I'm working on an Ajax app that will have edit-in-place forms (a.k.a. inline
editing). Page has read-only data; parts of the data are editable. User
chooses to edit a part; that part turns into an editable form. When user
saves changes, the form converts back to read-only data (this happens
without a page reload).

The fields in the forms are required.

6 Dec 2009 - 4:42pm
IxDA Board of D...

Deadline tomorrow: Nominations for the 2010-2012 IxDA Board of Directors

Reminder: all nominations for the IxDA Board of Directors positions are due
tomorrow, Monday, December 7th, at 11:59 pm ET. Nominations for this
global board are open to all, from any part of the world.


IxDA is now accepting Board member nominations for the 2010-2012 IxDA Board
of Directors term.

2 Jun 2011 - 6:09am
5 years ago
1 reply

A different approach

Touch screen application interfaces have been following a common frame design for quite sometime now.
When i got an oppurtunity to work on couple of similar projects, 1st thing i did was i started observing the way people interact with the devices. I went through most of the similar applications.
As i was going through, lot of questions came in my mind. Few were like.

1. Technology has grown so much, isn't the practice of interaction with it also has grown?

24 Nov 2009 - 2:46am
6 years ago
2 replies

Looking for clever localization ideas

Hej John,

What I may have missed in your list is a description/definition of who
the user of the product is.