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17 Jul 2008 - 12:53pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Qixing Zheng

Practical UX tips for developers

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has done presentation for developers to show them
why is UX design relevant for them (not just designer's job) and offer them
practical tips. I've found many presentations on why UX is important, but
haven't found a lot tailor to the developer audience. I'm interested in
pratical tips that developers can apply to their work.

Thanks in advance!


25 Aug 2006 - 2:11pm
Beth Berrean

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23 Aug 2011 - 9:45am
4 years ago
3 replies

Can an Activity Feed be a Pull rather than a Push?

I'm looking at various UI patterns for activity feeds to inform my designs for a SAAS application and a development parameter is that this feed can only be refreshed by the user by either a page refresh or a refresh button or icon. Is this a valid element for an activity feed (a pull rather than a push of information to the user)?

10 Jun 2009 - 9:09pm
7 years ago
3 replies

Advice on Grid for Visual Studio Developers?

Is anyone aware of a developer's reference on defining a layout grid
(or the atomic unit thereof) in Visual Studio? I've tried searching,
but am perhaps not using the right search terms.

I mentioned the need for all our UIs to be designed according to a
grid, and got some "deer in the headlights." And when I used 960
site as a means to convey my point, they got it... but responded with
"that's CSS - for web development.

20 Aug 2008 - 5:28am

Call for Entries: CHI2009 Student Design Competition


I want to invite you and students you mentor to contribute to the CHI2009
Student Design Competition; the competition, in its sixth year, is an
international venue for showcasing undergraduate and graduate design work.
CHI in 2009 will be held in Boston, MA.

The design problem this year focuses on the idea of local resource
consumption; the problem given to students is:

Design an object, interface, system, or service intended to support the idea
of utilizing or consuming local resources rather than global resources, in a
sustainable and environmentally efficient manner.

Brent Rogers

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31 Jul 2008 - 12:53pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Paul Trumble


Has anyone taken a serious look at this tool? http://www.feng-gui.com/

It uses artificial intelligence to create heat maps that are supposed to
replicate what one would see with eye tracking.

Some of the developers in my shop have gotten a hold of it. I have yet to
see a heat map that makes sense. The first ones they did attributed the
greatest area of interest to white space.

1 May 2007 - 10:56pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Nasir Barday

NYC IxDA Event: Industrial Design and IxD, Wednesday, May 23rd

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who came out to last week's social at Eight Mile
Creek! This month, Ted Booth, Senior Design Manager at Motorola
Enterprise Mobility, will talk about his experiences as an Interaction
Designer working with Industrial Designers.

13 Sep 2004 - 8:29am
Gerard Torenvliet

Behaviour undone -- The fatal inversion in IxDs definition (was RE:PID: Personal Interface Definitions)


I second Andrei's call for clarity here - I don't understand what you're tilting at.

The best I can do is:

- you contend that behaviours are designed for people, not computers or interfaces or software or widgets
- you contend that to speak as behaviour as an attribute of a system and of a human in close proximity is a contradiction
- you say that one of these is 'forward' and the other is 'reverse' (retrograde?)

A few questions:

1) Why can't we have it both ways, depending on your frame of reference?

10 Feb 2004 - 9:56pm
Eddie Hodad

No mouse, no touchscreen, high pressure!

Hi there,

I'm looking for resources, guidelines, books etc that could
help with my current ID challenge. Here are the parameters...

* High pressure "factory floor" style environment

* Keyboard only terminals running Windows XP

* No touchscreen or custom input hardware available

* Users have 8 seconds to read and act on screen contents

* May have to fill in values for 1 or 2 fields somehow

Any pointers to existing literature covering this type of
situation would be VERY much appreciated. I dont mind buying a
book or two...