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25 Jun 2011 - 12:32pm
3 years ago
1 reply
6 May 2008 - 8:18am
7 years ago
2 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Fixed v/s variable width web pages

This topic has been explored many times from a web design POV, but rarely
from an IxD one. When would you use each of the options? Fixed width seems
to have become the de-facto choice in content based websites, and variable
width in online tools. A great compromise is the combo method where its
fixed above and/or below a certain resolution/ window size and variable
inbetween. Thoughts?

21 May 2007 - 8:28pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Trip O'Dell

If you've got some time to kill.

Hello All:

I recently changed the format of my portfolio to a Wordpress blog
(from a cool, but difficult to maintain Flash site). I've also
updated the content in the portfolio and would like to get some
feedback (off list to avoid a crush of email in everyone's inboxes).
The majority of my work for the last year has been outside the more
normative forms of IxD such as interface design or IA, and I would
like some more seasoned opinions on the work.

4 Sep 2007 - 8:23am
David Polinchock

A Tale of Two Phones

I know we had an active discussion about the iPhone when it launched, but I
thought that you might enjoy a short essay I just wrote on our blog called a
Tale of Two Phones. It¹s about the differences between my experiences with
my Nokia 9500 and my iPhone. You can find it at http://tinyurl.com/ys2852

Happy reading!

David B.

21 Jul 2009 - 2:40pm
Rochelle Rubin

Job: Information Architect - Freelance - Onsite in NYC

We are actively looking for an Information Architect with extensive
ecommerce experience for a major publishing company in NYC. The ideal
candidate should be able to create wireframes, sitemaps, and prototypes
for complex and heavy content websites. She/He should have 4-7+ years
of hands on experience working with large scale web-based applications
at a reputable digital ad agency or in-house company with a strong

This is an ongoing freelance position.

9 Jun 2009 - 8:18am
6 years ago
1 reply
Michele Marut
23 Jun 2008 - 11:19am
Gretchen Denton

IxDA Curriculum (Was: Importance of MastersDegree for IxD Professionals)

After reading the thread on higher education, I went to the HFES.org
website to find a local University and inquire about their Human Factors

I thought you might be interested in the response I received from the

I think it is a great idea to pursue an advanced HF degree. Our program
was a very good one and would have been a good fit for you. But because
of the state budget cuts, FIU has decided to terminate our entire
department. So the program will not exist after next year.

21 Aug 2006 - 1:55pm
9 years ago
5 replies
Paul Sherman

Desktop app --> Web app guidelines

Today I received an interesting question from a Product Manager in another
business unit. She is part of an initiative to create a "web-based" version
of their Windows-only desktop application. Her question was:

"Has anyone [in the other application groups] developed guidelines to bring
their application to the web?"

I told her I'd ping a few UX/IxD/UCD discussion groups.

So, does anyone know of a good set of guidelines for "web-alizing" a desktop

11 Feb 2005 - 10:49am
Jared M. Spool

Informal Cocktail Hour - Seattle 2/15

[Apologies if you get more than one of these. - J]


If you find yourself in the Seattle area Tuesday evening, February 15,
I want to invite you to an informal cocktail hour. A bunch of us will
be gathering just to talk about usability, information architecture,
interaction design, user experience, and whatever else is on our

10 May 2005 - 1:27pm
10 years ago
8 replies

Do most interaction designers also deliver graphical design

Hi there,

I am in the early stages of a new product ( to create online 3D virtual
art galleries ) using a click and drag interface.

Think of it as similar to Powerpoint, instead of a new page you create a
new room, and pick it's template etc.

The design of the UI will be pretty graphical, and will incorporate some
real-time 3D aspects ( not just for previews ).