Discussion Archive

21 Nov 2003 - 10:46am
Robert Reimann

IxD & ID (was RE: Patriarchs of the Design Famil y)

Beth Mazur wrote:

> Is it that industrial designers focus on form over function? Or is it
> that in their world, the complexity of the associated human behaviors
> is far more simple. Or if it isn't simple, say like for an automobile,
> there are established conventions and/or patterns that designers use
> rather than spending lots of time on designing for them.

These are very good points.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:13pm
2 years ago
1 reply
Amanda Nance

animation patterns for things moving

I'm looking for good examples of an item moving from one place to another and how to make that clear to the user. The specific example is a selected line within a grid; the user will click an "accept" button on that line, and then the item will leave the grid of items to be reviewed and appear in a grid of approved items. Has anyone seen a nice animation that could help make it clear what is happening? 

30 Nov 2009 - 3:03am
5 years ago
1 reply
Atul N Joshi

[Event] Bangalore Weekend Training in UXD (Discounts end on 10th Dec)

I am happy to inform you that Design Incubator is conducting weekend
training courses for working professionals on User Experience Design
in Bangalore this winter.
Please note that the early entry discounts shall end soon. Do pass
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The programme schedule is as under

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Training Date - 9th Dec '09
Discount last date - 10th Dec '09 (Discounted fees: Rs. 5,000/-)
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31 May 2009 - 9:47am
Atul N Joshi

(Corrected Mail) Pune (India), Training for User Interface Design, July '09 (Design Incubator)

I saw that there were some gobbled up HTML and formatting issues
(special characters em dash and apostrophe) in my last mail.

11 Jan 2008 - 10:16am
7 years ago
2 replies
Jeff Stevenson

live chat best pratices

Is anyone here aware of any research regarding best practices for
implementing live chat on the web? I'm also interested in hearing
well-reasoned opinions and seeing examples.

For example, I've visited several sites that automatically open a live chat
window if the user has been inactive on a page for over a certain length of
time. To me, this seems like a poor experience for a couple of reasons. I
think most users like to research online because it offers time, privacy,
and quietness. On the web, there are no sales people popping up to ask if
you need any help.

14 Sep 2009 - 9:57pm
Chicago IxDA4

[EVENT RECAP] Chicago IxDA September Event


For our September event, we had guest speaker Steve Portigal in from
California to talk about cultural context. Steve showed many examples of
different cultural expectations via some of the great photographs he's taken
during his travels. He also explored the reactions people have when their
normalized understandings of the world are pushed past the edges that define
their worlds and comfort levels.

8 Dec 2003 - 5:14pm
hans samuelson

RE: Beauty and Transparency

For those who may not be familiar with it, there is an interesting body
of research at Caroline Hummels' site at Delft.
Her work centers around the question of interactive aesthetics, which
butts up quite rapidly against questions of interaction and beauty in

For example, the 2000 text "Actions speak louder than words: shifting
from buttons and icons to aesthetics of interaction" (scroll down her
publications list a little) offers five criteria for evaluating

27 Jun 2006 - 2:49am
8 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

finally found the gooseneck attachment for the tripod


except, it appears that it's actually used for helping to kill animals for hunting.

Weird, i had to dig through the internet to find this one.

10 Aug 2009 - 10:06am

REMINDER: [EVENT] IxDA NYC - Thurs, August 13 - Prototyping for UX Practitioners

One last reminder for Thursday's event. If you haven't gotten a chance
to sign up, you'll want to do so soon. Look forward to seeing everyone

Ever had a moment when you’re presenting your detailed design work and
you get an unenthusiastic "Is that it?" from your audience?

This can sometimes happen when a project has been in design
development without conceptual feedback or consensus-building. We
often move forward rapidly with our detailed design work due to time

16 Dec 2008 - 10:27am
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Specialized search forms - examples?


I am currently working on designing search forms for adverts service.

There are 4 main categories: houses, cars, jobs, holidays&travel. I am
looking for examples of good, usable search forms of these categories and
any advices.

My plan is to give users classic Google-style text-box search on 1st place,
specialized search form (with possibility of e.g. defining desired cubic
capacity of car's engine and so on) on the 2nd and additionaly link to very
detailed search form with some extra options. There is still a lot of
questions about details of each section, though.