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15 Oct 2008 - 3:00pm
5 years ago
2 replies
majid dadgar

Best Text and Graph Softwares


I've been assigned to search for the best softwares and plug-ins in "Text
editing and Writing" and "graphs and diagrams". I'd be grateful for any
piece of advice or suggestion or experience.


Industrial Design, BA,
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3 Mar 2009 - 7:20am
Catriona Macaulay

MSc Design Ethnography: Open Days

Come along to the Design Ethnography studio at Duncan of Jordanstone
College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, UK, and find out
whether a career in user research is for you (and if you can't come
along in person join us online instead!)

DATE: Tuesday March 31st 2009
PLACE: Dundee (UK) and Cyberspace...
TIMES: In person (1200-1400 GMT) Online (0800-1000 GMT and 1700-1900

User research and design ethnography are in wide demand across the
design and technology sectors globally; from interior design to mobile
phones to computer software, the world's leading companies unde

5 Aug 2008 - 11:56pm
H. Elwood Gilli...

A New Approach to Interaction Design

Hello IxDA:

This message is to encourage you to preview and purchase a book which
describes a new perspective on IxD. While IxD appears in most
universities as either an adjunct of HCI or as a Design skill in the
department of Mulitmedia/Art, this treatise argues IxD as a scientific
pursuit which sees no boundaries to the topical application of its
form, encompassing all of science.


"Interactivity is not merely the study of computational interfaces,
but observation and application of universal behavior with respect to
all systems, sciences and processes.

2 Oct 2008 - 10:53am
Tim Caynes

Job: Lead Information Architect, Sun Microsystems, any US Sun location, FT

Sun Microsystems is looking for a Lead Information Architect to join its Customer Experience team.

8 Oct 2008 - 1:19pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Exploratree "thinking guides"

If I can figure out what a "thinking guide" is and how it benefits me, this
app might be really interesting.



3 Aug 2006 - 9:00am
8 years ago
1 reply
Paul Sherman

MS Office app prototyping bake-off?

Hello IxDA,

My team of interaction designers is interested in determining the most
efficient and high-fidelity prototyping tool among three alternatives:
Visio, Access, and Excel.

They design interactions for a Windows-only, desktop-based financial
management software product.

The team's highest priority requirement for the prototyping tool: it has to
support dropping an image onto a canvas and overlaying workable controls
onto the image.

They would also like to be able to set tab order.

13 Feb 2008 - 10:41pm
camille moussette

Very nice article by David Malouf on Core77.com


I would just like to point out this great article

Interaction Design and ID:
You're already doing it...don't you want to know what it's all about?
By David Malouf


[via experientia.com]

It's good to see more IxD geared toward products, artefacts and
services. It's very welcome, especially after the conference. One of
my only low point regarding Interaction'08 was the lack of product-
focused interaction projects (at least the proportion was very low
compared to web stuff).

6 Jan 2006 - 1:09pm
Richard I. Anderson

Managing User Experience Groups


"Managing User Experience Groups" is the title of a 6-session evening
course that Lillian Svec and I will be teaching a in Silicon Valley
beginning January 25.

16 Mar 2006 - 1:14pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

The popularity of wheel mouses?


What's your best estimate on how many people take the advantage of
using the mouse wheel when scrolling? Maybe it depends on the target
group, but let's assume that the group is really big and general,
like Google visitors.

a) around 30 %
b) around 60 %
c) around 90 %

Are there any studies on this subject? Or even polls?

My own guess is B.

1 Nov 2007 - 9:47am
Chris Borokowski

Project management control structures ( was Do Engineers Understand...)

Hierarchy to me is a liberator from that question of who owns what, and
as a result what parts need to match up with others.