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24 Apr 2008 - 8:08am
7 years ago
4 replies
Archana Rao

HCI / Interaction Design- The difference?

Hiya !

First of- a heads up on my background:
I am from India.I have graduated with a degree in engineering- compScience.
I work as a QA engineer for the UI component of the Virtual Center at VMware
.I am a very creative person with great analytical skills.I have decided
to pursue a career in Interaction design.
I am trying to figure out which program I fit in best.Im looking for
programs grounded more in design.I seldom code and don have a flair for it.

*Can someone enlighten me about the Difference between Human Computer
interaction and Intercation design.*
*And what exactly do you mean b

2 Feb 2007 - 12:36pm
1 year ago
97 replies

What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?

Hi all -

In your experience, what qualities set the 'best' (defined as you like)
interaction designers apart?

In hiring, what design exercises have you found effective in identifying the
'best' interaction designers?

Bret Hekking

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in the Yahoo! Answers Food & Drink Q&A.

23 Sep 2014 - 2:27pm
Michele Vospett...
6 Mar 2010 - 6:59am
5 years ago
50 replies
Ali Naqvi

It sucks to be a Jr. Interaction Designer/Jr. Usability Specialist/ Jr. User Experience Designer

For those graduating in 2008 (When the crisis started), 2009 (when the crisis was at the peek) and 2010 (when almost every 4th is unemployed in Malmö and Copenhagen Area), it really sucked/sucks to be a user centered designer. NO FREAKING JOBS! I was lucky enough to get hired as a technical writer with emphasis on usability....this was my first career job and I learned alot. Its just sad that it lasted for 13 months only.... My employer had to let 35 employees go. I was one of them. 

6 Nov 2008 - 1:02pm
6 years ago
5 replies
5 Dec 2008 - 3:07am
6 years ago
7 replies
Bart Schouten

Inactive UI elements: disable or disappear?

I'm struggling with an UI issue, so I'm hoping to receive some advice from
you. Imagine a textprocessor (i.e. Word) application in which you can edit
both text and image objects. The interface is clean and simple, only the
most needed functions are available in this app. An advantage of the
limited amount of functions is that they all fit in one toolbar without
cluttering or being miniscule.

11 Jan 2011 - 4:29am
4 years ago
5 replies
Sean Pook
1 Nov 2007 - 1:58pm
4 years ago
92 replies
Todd Warfel

What tools do you use for prototyping?

What prototyping tools are in your toolbox?


Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

26 Mar 2007 - 11:18am
5 years ago
9 replies
Rune Lund-Hermansen

Symbol / icon for "Clear All" button


I'm currently working on an on-screen keyboard as part as the GUI for a set-top box (for typing in passwords, urls etc). I have found that there seems to be a pretty consistent use of symbols/icons for function keys such as Backspace, Shift and Space on existing physical keyboards and mobile devices. So these symbols are pretty well known amongst users. For instance, an outlined up-arrow as the shift symbol.

23 Sep 2014 - 4:08pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus

New IxDA Discussions Launching tomorrow!

Hi Everybody,

You may remember my message from a couple weeks ago announcing the new IxDA Discussions forum launching on Sept 24th. The time is here and we'll be launching the new site tomorrow. There are a few things to keep in mind during the transition:

1. You will need to setup a new account on the new forum. You can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter accounts to sign up, or you can create a stand along account on the new forum.