Discussion Archive

12 May 2008 - 6:47pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Mark Schraad

vertical search

Does anybody have any quick data, or a reference for user
understanding regarding the difference between web search and
vertical (within the current site) search?



2 Apr 2010 - 12:58am
6 years ago
2 replies

Request for advice to undergraduate Industrial Engineers (Human Factors Stream)

HI all,

I am currently in my 3rd year in Industrial Engineering at University of Toronto and am going through the job hunt to look for a full year internship in the area of Interface design,  information architecture and usbiliherty analysis.

However Im finding it extremely frustrating that there are no (might be an exaggeration) internships out there for undergraduates. They all seem to require masters degree or experience.

12 Oct 2010 - 5:39pm
5 years ago
3 replies

Design patterns for before/after?

I need to prepare a (Web) presentation to show changes done as part of a redesign. The format will be Image A (before) vs Image B (after). Because of the detail involved it is not feasible to shrink the images down to a size where they can conveniently be shown side-by-side.

I have thought of two other patterns that might be used, and wondered what people thought of them or might have other suggestions.

  1. I can present the images stacked, one above the other. This gives at least some visibility to both at the same time, but requires scrolling.
11 May 2006 - 2:03pm

Net Neutrality in Jeapordy - is this really a bill in congress? What are we doing to keep neutrality?

Just curious what's everyone's take on a Bill in congress which will cause
Net Neutrality to be limited on a pay to play basis by Internet Providers.

Congress Votes Against Net Neutrality Bill (From NPR, April 27, 2006) -

Here's a humorous site detailing the issues quite well -

I believe this is something that could adver

3 Sep 2008 - 3:53pm
Whitney Hess

IDEA2008: Cross-disciplinary Design Conference, Chicago, IL, October 7-8

IDEA2008 is the Information Architecture Institute¹s conference on
Information: Design, Experience, Access.

31 Jan 2010 - 7:19am
6 years ago
8 replies

Future of IxD student???

Hi, I'm Studying IxD.
For this summer I'm looking for Internship around the world in
different companies in different field from Google and Microsoft to
small interactive art and media companies. I realized that the role
of interaction designers may differ very widely regarding the focus
of the companies.. form user interface designer to researcher and
finally to interactive artist. I'm really confused about the my own
future..because in order to get to any of these jobs(for future) one
must learn lots of different tools, approaches, methods.( please
correct me if I'm wrong).

18 Oct 2012 - 4:56am
3 years ago
3 replies
Matt Davies

Usability testing firm in NYC?

Hi, can anyone recommend a usability testing firm based in NYC? Have a project that needs someone to handle recruitment, scripting of test sessions, conducting one to one test sessions with users and reporting back findings.



10 Apr 2008 - 11:08am
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA - 4/23 - Social Influence: Social Media & the Enterprise

NYC Usability Professionals' Association presents:
*Social Influence: Social Media & the Enterprise

*If you think social media is all about clever corporate marketing on
Facebook or quirky videos on YouTube, you're missing an opportunity to
change your company's entire culture. In fact, social media can affect how
companies innovate, test ideas, market, recruit talent, measure performance,
and interact with all their stakeholders.

14 Jul 2005 - 3:45pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Job Posting Requirements

It seems that it is necessary to remind everyone of our Job Posting
requirements (before non-Admins start doing it for me).

The link to all our requirements is at http://listguide.ixdg.org/

I'm copying here the Job Posting guidelines below.

Thank you for posting jobs ...

29 Aug 2011 - 3:51pm
4 years ago
2 replies

Paginating a categorized list


I have a list on a mobile screen that is organized into categories that does not fall into a continum. Let's just say that it is 'North', 'East', 'South' and 'West'. The list is loaded remotely and everytime only 10 can be retrieved from the server. Is there any good example of an UI that work for such a list? The regular stream that the Facebook and Google+ won't work. I don't want to show all the North entries, have him scroll down and wait for entries for 'East', 'South' and 'West'.

Thanks for your advice in advance!