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14 Jun 2010 - 10:52am
Fredrik Matheson

Re: [IxDA] Brand strategy documents/Design handbooks do they contain behaviours and experiences?

Have you had a look at the Zappos book?http://www.zappos.com/zapposcom-gear-zapposcom-culture-book-2009-edition-n-a

From its blurb: 
"If you've ever wondered why Zappos' employees and vendors are so passionate about our company culture, you'll find all of the answers in the Zappos Culture Book - 2009 Edition.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:13pm
2 years ago
1 reply
Amanda Nance

animation patterns for things moving

I'm looking for good examples of an item moving from one place to another and how to make that clear to the user. The specific example is a selected line within a grid; the user will click an "accept" button on that line, and then the item will leave the grid of items to be reviewed and appear in a grid of approved items. Has anyone seen a nice animation that could help make it clear what is happening? 

7 Dec 2009 - 8:25pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Zhang Jieying

Any suggestion for design training for a beginner?

I¡¯m a Year 3 student in a business school. However, I want to apply
a graduate program of interaction design.

I have only a year before application and decide to learn by myself.
Some knowledge can be acquired by reading books and articles. But
I'm really confused about how to practice "design".

As far as I know, design relates painting, photography, expression of
color and material etc. I had learned painting for 6 years, 2 years
for sketch.

28 Apr 2010 - 4:12pm
4 years ago
11 replies
Christopher Rider

do users understand the terms "ascending" and "descending"?


My team have been discussing how to word the labels presented to non-sighted users for sortable table headers.

The terms "ascending" and "descending" are popping up like gophers. My instinct is that parsing these terms requires a lot of work on the users' part, so I'd prefer to use labels like  "A-Z", "0-9" and "newest first". Naturally, I'm getting some pushback from my development team, since this requires a different label depending on the data type of the column.

21 Apr 2006 - 6:50pm
Lisa Colvin

Contract Positions - Information Architect - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online - North Hollywood, CA

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22 Feb 2004 - 11:36pm

interfaces and Gutenberg diagram

>Hello everyone,
>can anybody out there point me in the direction of any research
>linking Arnold's work on the Gutenberg diagram and page layout to
>interfaces? I am trying to establish whether the theory would still
>be valid for a hand held touchscreen operated device.
>Thea Blackler

Thea Blackler
PhD Candidate
P/T Lecturer in Industrial Design
School of Design and Built Environment
Queensland University of Technology
CRICOS No 00213J.

9 May 2005 - 9:28pm
Steve Baty

Statistical analysis in interaction design

Recently I had the opportunity to discuss the use of statistical analysis
techniques with a group of professional and semi-professional information
architects and user experience practitioners. It seems that the level of
sophistication and rigour applied to data gathering and, in particular,
statistical analysis is quite varied.

27 Apr 2004 - 12:32pm
Steve Mulder

Job Posting: UE Consultant, Boston

Molecular, an Internet consultancy in Watertown, MA, is hiring into its
User Experience group. We're hiring into a range of experience levels
and specializations, as you can see below. Feel free to contact me with
any questions.

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Consultant, User Experience

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28 Jan 2009 - 4:17pm

[EVENT] IxDA Helsinki January meetup today, Thu 29th at 18:00

Hello all,

The second IxDA Helsinki meetup will be held tomorrow, thursday Jan
29th 18:00 at the familiar Ravintola Nolla. This time we’ll hook up in
the other end of the restaurant for some more space and projection
At the event Janne Korhonen from Seos will present a point of view on
sustainable design and it’s value. The overall feel of the evening
will still be loose, informal & relaxed.

Last time we had more than 35 people stopping by, looking forward to
top that this time.

26 Sep 2007 - 11:35am
Michal Kopec

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