Discussion Archive

15 Jun 2005 - 10:47pm
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.

31 May 2013 - 7:33am
Brenda Sanderson

Final day - Power of 10 :: Seed the next 10 years of IxDA

Today is the final day of the The Power of 10 pledge drive.  With more than 125 individual supporters, we've raised $16,690 together. Amazing! Thank you to everyone who has contributed – your belief in the IxDA community makes us stronger.

A few of you have taken the time to share reasons why you've donated. Here is what you've had to say:

17 Sep 2004 - 1:52pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Doug Anderson

Re: Designer mobility to management (was ixd curriculum)

Hi Prady,

Interesting post. I wonder whether a correlation between variables is being mistaken for a causal relationship between them?

For the sake of discussion, let's take as true your perception about the negative correlation between design education and movement into management. A design education background is not likely a cause for comparatively low rates of migration into management (not likely to "handicap" one).

7 Mar 2008 - 9:13am
Wei Chen

Research on Social Shopping


I am a second-year HCI student in School of Information, University of
Michigan. I recently got interested in the topic of Social Shopping and have
done some search on several library databases. But not much has come up.

23 Mar 2009 - 1:23pm
Adam Stout

Survey on Value of Usability Testing

We are looking to gather your thoughts on the value of usability
testing in your interfaces as well as what you currently use to
assess this and what you think of the current tools on the market.

If you have 10 minutes to spare to help out a team of graduate
students at Carnegie Mellon University, please take the survey at:


This research is an essential part of our teams Capstone Project. We
greatly appreciate your time and input.

20 Mar 2008 - 10:33am
6 years ago
4 replies
Kevin Silver1

Threaded Emails Displays

I'm currently working on a redesign on an application that creates
threads of emails and related information. I was wondering if anyone
knows of really good examples beyond google mail and the threading in
apple mail.

16 Apr 2009 - 9:59am
Lori Pennica Hedrick

JOB Information Architect Cleveland, OH Marcus Thomas Full-time

Marcus Thomas LLC, an award-winning, full-service integrated marketing
communications agency is searching for an experienced Information
Architect/User Experience professional to help create innovative, usable
Web and interactive solutions for our clients.

25 Sep 2009 - 3:17pm
5 years ago
3 replies

wording on time and speed

Hi designers,

We have a software that allow user to change their preference on how
fast they want a certain things to show up. The current UI is a
slider with measurement units as milliseconds. e.g. , 500 msec. It's
too technically precise to be understood. I'm thinking to change it
to some simple texts, such as 0.5 second, immediate, or instant.

I wonder if there is some guideline or recommendation of the words
that are better understandable for users?


24 Nov 2010 - 6:01am
4 years ago
4 replies

Re: [IxDA] Malicious User Interfaces


On 10-11-23 10:54 PM, "interactive fiction" wrote:

> Some time back I picked up a PDF on malicious interfaces. I've attached the > PDF to this post for reference. Basically, it's the use of UI design to > effectively coerce the user into considering material (ads, etc) that they > don't want to deal with, or to create an outcome that may run counter to what > the user actually wants to do. > > It's not something that I've found a lot of research on. The PDF I've > attached is one publication.

21 Nov 2007 - 10:31am
7 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

HELP! IxDA Needs a Wordpress expert for the Interaction08 web site - possible conference discount for the lucky volunteer.

Hi gang,

I know we are jumping into the Holiday weekend, but our Wordpress
resource fell through recently and we have a pretty urgent need for a
wordpress expert to help us with some web site upgrades we really want
to make quickly to the Interaction08 web site

If you got the chops, we got the need and we can probably throw in for
this special and urgent need a discount for the luck volunteer.

We want to integrate a blog and some other CMS like functionality into
the site with the appropriate skin/theme.