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24 Apr 2009 - 10:23am
5 years ago
1 reply

[Event] BarCamp Birmingham 3

BarCamp Birmingham 3
Saturday, May 2, 2009
9am - 4pm

See the website for more information.

If you are near Birmingham, come over. We'll have some talks on IxD
and would love to have more interaction designers take part.

21 Aug 2009 - 11:15pm

Launching "User Interface Trends" site -- http://uitrends.com

I'm in the process of launching a new site (http://uitrends.com) with the
purpose of:

1) collecting trends and interesting user interface designs for websites and
web applications
2) promoting discussion (comments, rating, etc.) of the trends/designs

The site is definitely in beta, but want to share now with the community
because what is most
important to me on the site is the opinion and input of others. The more
expert input, the better.

Hope you find it interesting and useful.

15 Oct 2009 - 11:48am
4 years ago
3 replies
Scott Weidman

Honoraria for remote usability study participants from multiple countries

I'm wondering how others offer compensation in remote usability
studies where participants are drawn from multiple countries. I've
been looking into PayPal, and we've used Amazon in the past but I'd
prefer not to tie people to a particular vendor/site.


28 Feb 2009 - 9:49am
5 years ago
16 replies
Jeremy Kriegel

Prototyping tools resources

Interesting chart, but I think it is a gross oversimplification of the
utility and applicability of tools. There are valid situations where
the reality is diametrically opposed to your evaluation.

Having been one for many years, I know that there is a tendency
towards 'certainty' in consulting. It's reassuring to clients, who
may get nervous with an 'it depends' approach.


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22 May 2007 - 1:51pm
Klein Info Design

(event) User Experience SIGCHI meeting - Boeing Case Study, Thursday May 24, Bellevue WA

"Institutionalizing Usability within The Boeing Company--A Case Study of
Evolutionary Change” is the topic of this month’s Puget Sound SIGCHI

Jennifer Duncan of Boeing will share her insights on Thursday, May 24, at
T-Mobile in Bellevue.

9 Dec 2003 - 8:32am
10 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

PPT as art

A little break ... http://wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,61485,00.html

David Byrne of the Talking Heads is making PowerPoint Art. I found this
interesting, especially in light of the talk about tools being used outside
their intent.

-- dave

5 Jul 2009 - 5:37am
5 years ago
1 reply

Aptitude tests for interaction designers and practitioners of related fields

Can aptitudes tests for measuring a persons potential to be an
interaction designer, experience designer, design researcher, etc..
be used to promote ixd awareness and the amount of practitioners?

While aptitude tests (paper or interactive) can be gamed, they could
encourage students and professionals, who scored favorably in the
test, to look at interaction design and related fields.

I'm currently unaware of aptitude tests available to career
counsellors or the general public that evaluates a person's
'innate' ability for interaction design/experience design/design
research etc...

5 Dec 2008 - 8:54am
5 years ago
3 replies
John Gibbard

Urgent Request: Examples of great Ix copy

I'm looking for really friendly, perhaps even self-effacing and humorous
copy online.

So examples of great, useful and friendly error messaging, interaction
guidance and just the kind of tone-of-voice that makes you sit-up and think
"this isn't a faceless corporate/sale/traditional site experience".

All suggestions hotly anticipated and greatfully rec'd.


1 Jun 2010 - 3:07pm
David Scharn

RE: [IxDA] Speaker for a Usability lecture at a large corporate event?

Hi Deb,

Can you describe the audience for this talk? Will your speaker address financial institution senior management, product managers, software developers, designers, all of the above? What is the purpose of the talk? What's the occasion? Defining the audience and purpose will help us make more meaningful recommendations for a speaker.

Dave Scharn

1 Aug 2006 - 6:18am
8 years ago
4 replies
Mayuri Naik

WYSIWYG WEB Management Tools


My company maintains more than 45 websites/portals and we are in the midst
of streamlining these to 8 core portals. Our portals are fairly complex and

One of our biggest challenges and requirements is to lessen dependency on
HTML programmers/developpers to update our content daily. We are looking
for an easy to use tool that allows content publishing rights to our
business owners and non-technical staff.

I'd appreciate any pointers on some tried and tested tools - I have come
across WEBGUI, TYPO3 and DRUPAL.