Discussion Archive

4 Apr 2007 - 2:34pm
Lisa Kruger

User Experience Architect: Chicago/ Recruiter/Full-Time

Hi Everyone,

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Design firm specializing in strategic branding, usability, and
information architecture.

Join a team of creative, intelligent and passionate professionals and
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23 Jun 2009 - 10:48pm
IxDA Board of D...

Announcing the "Give a Little Back" Day 2 WinnerS!

I am happy to announce that out of 143 contributors, Penny Hagen is the
winner of the complimentary pass to IDEA2009 (http://ideaconference.org),
and Pradeep Nayar is the winner of a complimentary pass to interaction'10 (

Will you be a part of the Day 3 pool of contributors?

20 Aug 2007 - 5:36pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Jim Hoekema

IxD as architect

Well, some interactive designs are mission-critical (airplane cockpit
controls, etc.), though most of us admittedly work on websites that may
fall apart but do not fall on people's heads.

Still, the point in common between architecture and interactive design
is that, unlike a conductor or filmmaker, both design an arrangement of
conditions that will affect, but not fully dictate, a set of future
events. How people behave in relation to what has been designed may
largely follow the signposts created, but users of both buildings and
interactive programs are unpredictable.

2 Nov 2012 - 9:29am
1 year ago
2 replies

Is a site accessible if it requires JavaScript?


The Target.com website blocks users who don't have JavaScript enabled. If you turn JavaScript off and visit the Target site, you'll see a modal dialog warning you that "Target.com requires javascript to be enabled." If JavaScript is off, you can't dismiss the dialog box.

It would never have occurred to me to design a site that way, and I've never considered the accessibility implications of such a sweeping move. Is this kind of a website accessible?

28 Jun 2004 - 1:22pm
Dave Malouf

Focus o f List

Hey there peeps,

I had a couple of suggestions from people to try and keep this list focused
on IxD and not let the content go off in all directions. This does not
happen often here b/c of self selection mainly but every so often a topic
like "should I use this color or that color" comes up. While this may have
"DESIGN" relevance it is rare that it has IxD relevance, so I'm putting my
moderator goggles on and will try to guide people in the right direction and
interrupt threads from time to time that just seem like they are too

24 Sep 2007 - 9:37am
6 years ago
3 replies
Christian Crumlish

Early adopter > Early adapter, Flesh out > Flush out, etc.?

> ... But the pickup has been limited to mainly early adapters...

Are we in the midst of another Great Vowel Shift?


20 Mar 2006 - 10:09am

Functional Specs (long and getting longer)[signed]

>> First on consequences: If ecommerce website were to fail me by $20 I
>>might not be killed, but their business would suffer by more than $20.

Hear, hear.
Both E-Trade and McAfee lost me as a client/potential client in the past
week for reasons sparked by issues on their sites and I am sure the effects
were far more widespread.

Now on to the cause, the digital/web domain is the only endeavour in which
people prototype using the "real" thing. To all others a prototype is just
that, a model you construct in order to study the problem.

22 Oct 2009 - 6:29pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Sr. Flex UI Developer, NYC | to 130k - Relo Ok

Sr. Flex UI Developer, NYC | to 130k - Relo Ok

This is a full time, on-site, salaried position located in New York City
paying $100,000 to $130,000 + benefits. No telecommuting allowed. US
Citizens, Green Card holders, EAD or CAN only please. Local candidates
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The Senior Flex UI Developer is responsible for creating and maintaining
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18 Sep 2004 - 10:09am
9 years ago
1 reply
Mark Neely

Invisible technology


I am keen to spark a discussion/debate on the process/framework for
using Interaction Design to create "invisible" technology -
intuitive/adaptive user interfaces that mask technology complexity.

This is an area I have been working in with several clients, and one
that - IMHO - has a massive market need.

30 Aug 2010 - 8:43pm
3 years ago
1 reply

How to Make Lists of Links Easier to Scan

This article shows you how to make lists of links easier to scan. It's something that IXDA does very well, but could be helpful for other sites.

How to Make Lists of Links Easier to Scan