Discussion Archive

1 Dec 2008 - 12:35pm
Kyle Pero Soucy

NH UPA Holiday Party - 12/17 - RSVP REQUIRED!

2008 is coming to an end and NH UPA has had an amazing first year as
an official UPA chapter. As a thank you to all our members who have
supported us by attending meetings, volunteering and presenting we
want to invite you to the annual NH UPA Holiday Party!

We have a terrific night planned with good food, drinks and surprises!
This will be a great opportunity to combine celebrating the holiday
season with getting to know your fellow NH UPA members better.

This year's Holiday Party will be held at the beautifully renovated
Beaux Arts Lobby in The Music Hall in Portsmouth.

26 Jan 2006 - 5:05pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Oleh Kovalchuke

Interaction design part of the story (Do UX designers suffer from perfectionism?)

> I am just wondering if any of you have ever been accused of suffering
> from perfectionism when you're designing and working on projects.
> Somebody just told me that many usability folks suffer from
> perfectionism and it's their biggest downfall.

I bet that Somebody comes from the business side. Perhaps trickled via
techs but still originating in business.

8 Jan 2008 - 5:13am
7 years ago
3 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

Do you recommend Expression Blend?


We're starting an implementation project for a Windows application
that we've already designed (form, content and behavior is done). The
design involves some eye-candy and transitions that would be trivial
to implement with WPF, but not so trivial with Windows Forms.

To help the coders concentrate on coding, were considering to re-draw
our Photoshop+OmniGraffle originals with the shining new MS Expression
Designer+Blend toolset, hoping that the output is directly useful WPF/
XAML/C# input for Visual Studio.

9 Aug 2013 - 10:38am

Mobile app design softwares

Besides Adobe illustrator, what other softwares are used to create app design? I just downloaded dreamweaver 5 tutorial but before I start, I wanna know if it's gonna be useful. Thank you.

7 Aug 2007 - 9:46am
7 years ago
4 replies
Todd Warfel

Dwell on Design

I've always been interested in architecture and have recently become
interested in sustainable design. Dwell, a magazine I absolutely
love, is sponsoring a Design conference in San Fran Sept 14-16.
Anyone else thinking of going?



Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

8 Jan 2008 - 2:40am
7 years ago
1 reply
Melvin Jay Kumar

Any guidelines/design patterns etc.. on when a downloadable format ( such as pdf/word/ppt) is appropriate compared to creating a webpage?

Hi everyone,

I would appreciate if anyone could point to me to any guidelines /
design patterns or some source on when a downloadable format ( such as
pdf / word /ppt) is a better option compared to creating a webpage.

For example, a website that talks about policies which are large
documents , it would be best if people are able to download the policy
and review it.

Or if its about a particular process, it would be best if they are
able to download the process and use the printed document to reference
while doing the process.

Any help you could provide will be much appreciated.

Thank You

6 Apr 2009 - 7:36am
5 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

Google Android

Are there user experience design guidelines for Android application? I was looking on the android developer site and didn't find any.


15 Jun 2005 - 10:27am
9 years ago
7 replies

Best prototype simulation tool

Apologies if this has been discussed before.

I'm interested in introducing "interactivity"
into my mockups/prototypes without having to
code (or at least with very little coding).

What tools/techniques do most people use to accomplish this?
I've heard mention of Flash, but have no experience
with it.

Currently, I create mockups in Visio or Illustrator,
paste them into Powerpoint, and then move through
slides to "simulate" some of the interactivity of
the design.

Thanks for your feedback,

28 Feb 2005 - 12:44am
Brett Lider
16 Dec 2010 - 10:35am
4 years ago
3 replies

Embedding Interaction Technology

Hi Everyone,


what do you think about interaction design / technology embedded in everyday objects? Touchscreens in tables, pillows, walls.

I believe that for a technology to be adapted by larger masses you first need to go the way of integrating it into something that people already know and are confortable with - in a way that you don't disturb the usage of the (host) object itself.