Discussion Archive

24 Jul 2008 - 2:55pm

OSS Design Tools

Since this topic comes up every once in a while, here are two browser-based
applications I recently found. Both are free and open (as in beer and in

Rapid Rabbit
Rapid prototyping tool which allows you to create links between pages. Good
for high level planning and screenflows.

UI mockup tool with stencils for Windows XP, Vista, and GNOME/gtk

Celeste 'seele' Paul

7 Oct 2008 - 10:28am
Sean Pook

JOB: Midweight UI Researcher; London, UK; Recruiter; Full Time

£££Neg + Benefits
Global and cutting edge product design center is seeking to bolster its talent with the addition on an experienced UI / UX researcher.

Candidates will have proven experience working on interaction design or research for a recognized company. A thirst for pushing the UI boundary and creating new methods of inspiring millions of customers is mandatory.

Salary is entirely negotiable depending on experience but candidates with between two and six years UI design or UI research experience would fit best.

13 Apr 2007 - 6:22pm
Chris Bernard

Check out the D blog for thougths on Design Planning and The Economics of Design

Little did I know until today that one of my good friends and former teachers has started his own blog what you can see here:


The D blog is by Jeremy Alexis, a faculty member at The Institute of Design (www.id.iit.edu<http://www.id.iit.edu>) . It's primary purpose is to summarize what it passed on in his class each week.

1 Feb 2011 - 3:36am
Mads Soegaard

New encyclopedia on Interactive Design, Usability and User Experience

Dear friends of interaction-design.org,

We are proud to introduce a new type of top-quality and free encyclopedia dealing with Interactive Design, Usability, and User Experience. It has taken the opposite approach of Wikipedia and crowd-sourcing: All entries are written by leading figures who either invented or contributed significantly to each topic.

The new encyclopedia features video interviews which we flew around the world and shot at different universities.

20 Feb 2008 - 8:46am
7 years ago
14 replies
Alexander Baxevanis

IxD(a) meetings in London

Hi there,

I live and work close to London as well, I'd be happy to participate
in organising any meetups.

22 Oct 2009 - 2:37pm
5 years ago
10 replies
Rob Tannen

Core77 equivalent for interaction design?

In the industrial design world, http://www.core77.com/ is the 800-lb gorilla of industry news, information and cool stuff. In interaction design, it's obviously the IxDA list, but its not quite the same since it's user-generated content, versus more of a news bureau approach.

28 Apr 2009 - 3:13pm
Los Angeles IxDA

[EVENT] REMINDER: IxDA Los Angles & Yahoo! present "Personas SUCK! Personas RULE!" April 29th (TOMORROW!) at 7pm

IxDA Los Angles & Yahoo! present "Personas SUCK! Personas RULE!" on
April 29th at 7pm.

Tomorrow's FREE event is shaping up to be a really great one. In
addition to two excellent speakers who will shed some light on why,
when, and how personas can be used effectively in your interaction
design process, we're also going to workshop what to do when you have
limited time or resources.

You must be on the list to attend so be sure to RSVP.

115 person max! RSVP while space lasts at http://ixdala.ning.com

Kind regards,
IxDA Los Angeles

2 Oct 2009 - 12:47pm

[EVENT] Agile Experience Design Meetup NYC: Improving Drupal Usability with Buzzr

Hi Everyone,

We've got a great event lined up for our next Agile Experience Design
Meetup on Wed. Oct. 14. Ed Sussman, CEO of Buzzr, and Karen McGrane,
co-founder and partner at Bond Art & Science, will talk about their
collaboration on the Buzzr project and improving Drupal usability.

Event Details at http://is.gd/3SIIw

Space is limited, so if you'd like to attend, pls RSVP soon.

Looking forward to seeing you at the next Meetup!

Agile Experience Design Meetup Organizer

8 Sep 2010 - 3:19pm
4 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut

recommendations for a simplified Chinese font for a desktop app?

I'm the user researcher who may be getting involved with the localization of a Western desktop app into simplified Chinese. 
My fellow team members are currently dealing with a font issue.

There was a problem with Arial and the unicode looks odd.
I'm posting on their behalf as they are looking for any recommendations for a font.

4 Jun 2009 - 3:36am
3 years ago
8 replies
Pietro Desiato

Arrival time in a form

I was reflecting on the best way to indicate the arrival time in a
form when you are reserving a room and want to communicate it.

At the moment, I have spotted two main designs:

1. A dropdown list with hour value from 00 to 24

2. Two dropdown lists: the first with 1 to 12 values and the second
with am\pm values

In the first case users would have a longer list, in the second two
interactions would be needed (one, if the default value of the second
dropdown is the most used...)

Do you have any best practice \ reccommendations about this?