Discussion Archive

12 May 2005 - 2:17pm
Austin Govella

Improving task flows

I've been trying to add more context to task flows.

I think more context is better, and I'm also gearing up for
documenting asynchronous web apps (RIAs and Ajax).

To add more context to task flows, I've differentiated between active
and passive tasks.

18 Sep 2007 - 10:15am
6 years ago
2 replies
Mark Schraad

Microsoft's Ribbon / design decisions

Not to hijack this thread, but this comment brings up an observation and current frustration of mine. I am in the corporate world for the first time (for the last 15 months) and it appears that there is a lot of decision making that occurs outside of the 'what is the best thing for the product/company' paradigm.

I see two things that frequently occur in the corporate executive ranks. The first, what is best fo me and my career (or to keep my job) is probably the most frequent. Frankly, it makes me crazy. When I was running a consultancy, I very much appreciated passion.

29 Mar 2005 - 5:38pm
Dave Malouf

IxDG @ CHI2005 in Portland Oregon

(If you can meetup at CHI on Monday night [Apr 4], please do let me know.)

I am very excited that so much is going on for IxDG at CHI this year. First
the easy stuff.

David Heller (oh!

15 Jul 2008 - 8:16am
6 years ago
1 reply
Catriona Lohan-...

Issues with iPhone update 2.0

Has anyone else lost their contacts, photos and calendar on their
phone but not on mac? I have tried all the "work arounds" on
apple.com and mobileme to push contacts but no joy. I contacted
iPhone tech support and await their reply.
Catríona Lohan-Conway
User Experience Architect
917 405 5127
clohanconway at mac.com

25 Jul 2011 - 3:20pm
2 years ago
1 reply
Yohan Creemers

[Event] Design by Fire 2011

IxDA Nederland is happy to announce Design by Fire 2011, the fifth edition of this annual interaction design conference — with a preceding day of workshops.

Workshops - Thursday, 13 October 2011

The maximum group size of 20 participants guarantees a valuable, hands-on learning experience. This year we hand-picked two full day and two half day workshops:

  • This is Service Design;
  • Innovation Games;
  • Time Management for Headstrong Professionals;
  • A Practical Guide to Designing Across Devices.


14 Mar 2007 - 3:13am
7 years ago
2 replies
Bruce Esrig

examples of choosing a set of fields

We're designing a form that offers the user two sets of fields. The user
can fill out one or the other.

The ultimate in flexibility would be to keep all the fields enabled until
the user completes one set and submits the form.

14 Sep 2007 - 11:18am
Max Melchior

when the self-checkout machine pushes you over

Posted above a self-checkout machine at Home Depot in Vancouver, BC:


And my experience with the machine was as terrible as everything described earlier.

5 Mar 2011 - 7:14pm
3 years ago
7 replies
Shawn C

In-house design teams - what do you call yourselves?

I'm looking for ideas on what an in-house interactive/interaction/web design team should be called within a larger design group at a large (conservative) corporation. The designers will handle visual design, consult on interaction design best practices for applications, manage online campaigns, etc -- broad enough that I'm not sure that web design/interactive design/new media design really fit, but something like "Media Technology" or similar isn't right either. 

Any thoughts? 

thank you! 

23 Feb 2009 - 1:26pm
5 years ago
8 replies
20 Jul 2010 - 1:52pm
Laurian Gridinoc

Re: [IxDA] What's your job title?

I'm Creative Software Developer* :) I love the title and the fact that is so confusing for others :)