Discussion Archive

24 Sep 2009 - 9:58pm
Suzanne Ginsburg

iPhone App Heuristics

Hello IXDA peeps,

I'm in the process of adapting Nielsen's heuristics for iPhone apps &
would love your input. Here's an example of one:

1. Visibility of app status
The app should always keep users informed about what is going on,
through appropriate feedback.
Example: Shazam provides feedback as it analyzes audio.

2 Sep 2008 - 1:05pm
Victor Lombardi

Develop your sketching skills in NYC

In Bill Buxton's landmark book 'Sketching User Experiences,' he not only
teaches us about sketching, he argues that sketching is the archetypal
activity of design -- an action central to design thinking and learning.
By illustrating the nuances of sketches, he illustrates how "it takes the
same kind of learning to acquire the skills to converse fluently with a
sketch as it takes to learn to speak in any other foreign language."

Dave Malouf and I agree, and to help others acquire this skill we decided
to hold a workshop in New York called 'Sketching for Interaction Design.'
Taught by

27 Sep 2010 - 3:14am
4 years ago
1 reply
Sachin Ghodke

Is there research on "text" metrics for Usability?


I have been posed with a different challenge –


6 Jun 2008 - 9:46am
7 years ago
11 replies

Yahoo! Search Marketing replies?

Ok, am I the only one who gets an automated reply from Yahoo! Search
Marketing every time I post a message to the list?
Maybe we could do something about it?


On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 5:43 PM, Yahoo! Search Marketing <
mailserver at overture.com> wrote:

> Thank you for contacting us.

13 Aug 2006 - 10:38am
8 years ago
1 reply
Mark Schraad

A quick guide to readings

Note: I posted this to my blog (which is rarely read ;-), but thought
it might make a good starting point of discussion for the group. Many
of the posters here seem to be searching for references, short cuts
to expertise and experience, and general good insight. - Mark Schraad

A quick guide to readings

I have spent a great deal of time reading in the last few years. Much
of it wasted. It occurs to me that there are some patterns observed
that may be worth sharing.

17 Nov 2009 - 6:22am
Dave Malouf

IxDA Global Student Interaction Design Competition: Submissions Open

Submissions are now open for the IxDA Global Student Interaction Design
Competition. Submissions are due by November 30th, 23:59, US/PST.

This competition is the first of its kind. IxDA will bring 5 finalists to
Interaction 10 | Savannah, the 3rd Annual International Conference co-hosted
by the Savannah College of Art & Design where they will compete head to head
to find a winner. All finalists will be given a full scholarship for
attending the conference.

Unlike other design competitions where the goal is to find the best design,
this competition is looking for the best designer.

3 Jul 2009 - 10:08pm
5 years ago
8 replies

In 10 words or less, what is software design to you?

At the end of a recent interview, the candidate asked me “What is software
design to you?” I can probably come up with a thousand different answers
but the one that popped into my mind immediately that day was “*software
design is making the ordinary extraordinary*.”

Okay, so maybe it won’t get me a mention in Businessweek, but what I was
trying to capture and communicate was that software design in particular is
largely about taking unglamorous tools and making them functionally robust
and efficient, rewarding to use, and aesthetically pleasing.

18 Aug 2008 - 8:38pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Scott McDaniel

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28 Apr 2010 - 11:40am
5 years ago
1 reply

Your Application Looks Like Poo

I've been wrestling with this and I thought I would put it out there and gauge some opinions.

At 360|Flex I presented a session directed at application (Flex) developers aimed to inspire them to improve their application design skills.  It was part inspirational and part instructional as I went through basic design principles they should be aware of.

20 May 2010 - 5:23pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Shraddha Sorte