Discussion Archive

19 Apr 2011 - 4:58am
William Hudson

April Update - Usability, User Experience and UCD

Spring UX & UCD Training Courses in London, Brussels and Vancouver


An early-booking discount is available until May 23rd for our one-day Card Sorting for User Experience course. It covers a wide range of both paper and online tools and techniques for researching and validating information architecture with users. New this year is the inclusion of ‘reverse’ card sorting – an online tool that tests the effectiveness of menus – plus a peek at our upcoming SynCaps V3 card sorting analysis software.

30 Jan 2012 - 9:25pm

Job outlook for prospective students.

Hello everyone!

I am a prospective student on a specialization course in interaction design. My background is in a general design programme (with a focus on graphic design) where I have worked freelance with games and apps. What I am interested in is how competetive the job market is out there? The kind of position I would love to have after my specialization course is as a interaction designer at a digital agency preferably in Stockholm - Sweden, London, New York or San Francisco. If anyone of you have any insights regarding this I would be delighted to hear them :)

29 Apr 2006 - 12:30pm
Dan Saffer

IM and Command-Line Interfaces

Interesting post by Tim O'Reilly makes the connection:


Mixing command-line simplicity with natural language sometimes makes

8 May 2007 - 9:31am
Peter Boersma

IA Cocktail Hour Amsterdam --> UX Cocktail Hours Amsterdam


[apologies if you see this message more than once, and congrats on being in the right places ;-)]

For those interested in meeting fellow user experience practitioners when traveling in Europe (and obviously those that live or work close to Amsterdam) I'd like to point your attention to the following announcement.

Since 2001 I have been organizing IA Cocktail Hours in Amsterdam, about 6 a year. These events have always been frequented by a mix of people with and without the job title Information Architect, and with or without a strong focus on IA in their work.

1 Jun 2011 - 10:42am
3 years ago
5 replies
Adam Stevenson

Breadcrumb Trail Separator Terminolgoy

In the interest of a controlled vocabulary, what terms have you used, or do you prefer to use for the > that is placed between breadcrumb trail elements?

^ is a caret, but that isn't quite accurate.  "Greater-than sign" just sounds out of place.

Thanks in advance for your replies.


14 Jun 2007 - 8:25am
Robert Reimann

Announcing changes to IxDA’s leadership

Dear IxDA Members,

We are very happy to announce the addition of 2 new Directors to the
Board of the IxDA. Please welcome Elizabeth (Liz) Bacon and Niklas
Wolkert. Both Liz and Niklas have been very active in developing local
IxDA communities. Liz has been working hard to create a strong IxDA
community in Portland, Oregon and Niklas has been key to the
development of the thriving IxDA scene in Sweden.

18 Aug 2006 - 10:49am
8 years ago
1 reply

[JOB] User Experience Designer, Herndon, VA | 60-95k

[JOB] User Experience Designer, Herndon, VA | 60-95k

My client is looking for someone who can create user-centric process
flows & page layouts from functional requirements (in the form of

14 Jul 2009 - 7:54am
5 years ago
1 reply

Exploring mobile gesture design at Nokia--In the wild

Just saw this across the Twitter stream. It’s a video of Nokia design team doing gestural design research for a new device. While I’m not sure if it’s an ad or an attempt at a B2B viral video it’s still somewhat interesting nonetheless. As a super-proponent of design through user research it was great to get a glimpse at how Nokia (or at least a part of their team--possibly) goes about it.

5 Oct 2006 - 3:06pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Leslie Chicoine
6 Oct 2008 - 6:28pm
6 years ago
27 replies
Chris Noessel

The biggest problems

Aside from hate on User Centered Design, and perhaps more seriously, the looming global economy crisis, I'm interesting in hearing what IxDAers think are the largest problems facing the IxD practice today. Anyone have any thoughts?