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10 Aug 2009 - 9:47am
5 years ago
7 replies

Your favorite "tour" on a website?

Good Morning,

We're working on a project that has a somewhat complex concept to get across
without using a lot of information. Based on testing we're finding out that
some kind of tour is the way to go to introduce our product to our

We've been looking at Mint.com as a real good example of a tour. I think
Campaign Monitor has a good one too. Do you know of any other sites that use
the "tour" really well? We'd like to look at as many good examples as
possible. Suggestions are appreciated!



25 Jul 2007 - 12:34pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Dan Saffer

Prototyping Touch Screens

I'm working on a tiny touch screen device right now. Anyone
experimented with using the iPhone for prototyping touch interaction?

On a similar note, what have people been using to prototype large
(kiosk-screen sized) touch interactions? I've used Acer tablets in
the past, but are there any other options?


10 Jul 2008 - 12:44am
Itamar Medeiros

[worth reading] "Future of Making" Map, by the INSTITUTE OF THE FUTURE

"Two future forces, one mostly social, one mostly technological, are
intersecting to transform how goods, services, and experiences—the
"stuff" of our world—will be designed, manufactured, and distributed
over the next decade. An emerging do-it-yourself culture of "makers"
is boldly voiding warranties to tweak, hack, and customize the
products they buy. And what they can't purchase, they build from
scratch. Meanwhile, flexible manufacturing technologies on the horizon
will change fabrication from massive and centralized to lightweight
and ad hoc.

26 Mar 2006 - 9:42pm
9 years ago
3 replies
David Paneque

Do you know Grants or Fellowships for complete Master programs or PhD positions on IxD?

I’d like to propose some questions to the IxDA community; maybe anybody has experience to answer any of my requests.
Does anyone know any Fellowship or grant program for European students to submit a Master Degree or a salaried PhD position in the field of HCI -- IxD?
Does anyone know if any companies are interested to sponsor candidates to complete IxD Masters?
Had anybody a fellowship for his/her IxD carrier? Where or who did it for you?

28 Oct 2008 - 7:05am
6 years ago
1 reply
Jarod Tang

better but seems more ugly interaction


"The methods for tracking employees have evolved as companies attempt
to reign in spending and increase productivity. 'The Man' never
sleeps, and pretty soon, the opportunity for the working man to
exercise his right to take unnecessary coffee breaks and congregate at
the watercooler will be gone forever."

It only makes the working enviroment less attractive than without it,
from personal view.

16 Mar 2012 - 5:34am
3 years ago
2 replies
Prashant Dixit

How to Gather Emotional Response of Users

I'm currently involved in a research project in which I attempt to capture the 'wow', the 'good', the 'bad' and the 'ugly' moments of users' emotional response to application interfaces. I have been brainstorming around the possible ways of reaching out to our users who are mostly dispersed across the globe. The commonalities in terms of user persona, day to day tasks that are carried out using software applications, depends upon the context of use.

15 Jun 2005 - 11:47pm
9 years ago
1 reply

Re: Professional development; employer expectations (was RE: book recommendation for everyone)

> I'd be curious how others feel about this relationship between
> employer and designer. I would imagine this would be really
> different at the consultancies than at the product development shops.

Recently I've become responsible for a team of designers who had had no
leadership for a period of almost six months. My first questions to them
was what their current problems were and where they wanted to be. It was
interesting how the issues of creativity and engagement were the first
ones to appear.

24 Nov 2009 - 12:28am
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3 Jan 2005 - 10:20pm
10 years ago
3 replies
16 Apr 2009 - 10:59am
Lori Pennica Hedrick

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