29 Jan 2010 - 3:30am
serena cangiano

JOB: scientific collaborator at the Interaction Design Lab of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switerland

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
(SUPSI) is advertising a job vacancy at the Department of
Environment, Construction and Design (DACD) for the Visual Culture
Lab in Lugano - Trevano SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATOR at full employment

Tasks in the field of research in Interaction Design:
– collaborate with the head of the research in design and technology
to the devel-opment of research activities;
– participate to applied research projects for the development of
fully functioning prototypes;
– provide documentation in order to prepare and prese

27 Jan 2010 - 3:55am
6 years ago
5 replies
Astley Le Jasper

Building experience through reverse engineering

I'm pretty green in interface design. I've read quite a lot but
often sit down to start a design and have a complete block. I realise
that there are a lot design patterns on the web, but it can be
difficult to really get a deep appreciation of them.

I'd like to build up some experience. Of course, the best way is to
'just do something'. However, students and newbies, such as myself,
perhaps don't have any real projects or sometimes long gap between

I was thinking about reverse engineering a couple of sites.

Juhan Sonin

JOB: Interface Designer, Boston, Involution Studios

Interface Designer
Involution Studios
Boston, MA
Full-time or contract

Do you want to design, code, and build beautiful services and
products that ship?

1 Dec 2009 - 8:22am
6 years ago
9 replies
Liou Yamane

Commenting prototype?

Hi there,

I am fully aware that prototype questions are many in this discussion
list, but I would like to focus on something specific:

What would you recommend for allowing clients to put comments
directly on your prototype?

I am thinking of the functionality you have in Adobe Acrobat
Professional, where you can add notes to an existing document. I'd
like to use a wireframe/prototyping tool that allows for this.

Axure seems like a good tool, but doesn't seem to have commenting
ability unfortunately. Am I right about this?

16 Nov 2009 - 5:58pm
6 years ago
18 replies
Chris Rink

Prototyping Tool Recommendations

Hello, i have recently been given the task of identifying prototyping
tools to test high fidelity and high functionality. Our goal is to
have prototypes that will be high enough quality to work as design

I have looked at Axure and iRise but am unsure about their ability to
handle interactions like resizing and Drag n Drop.

Has anyone used found a tool that handles those dynamic aspects well?
Am I just better off using a javascript library?

12 Nov 2009 - 5:37am
6 years ago
11 replies
Andy Howard

Fluid 960 Grid System: Rapid Prototyping. Tried it?

Has anyone used a fluid 960 grid framework for rapid prototyping?e.g.

I'm particularly interested in how usable it is for a UX person like
me with *some* (i.e. junior level) CSS/XHTML knowledge. I've had a
quick play with it, but wondering how practical and efficient it is
for 'mock ups' and client work.

I can see it being extremely efficient down the line when moving into
development (i.e.

30 Oct 2009 - 5:35am
6 years ago
14 replies
Wouter Leistra

UX trends for big corporations

Hello all IxD'ers I'm working on a new presentation on the area of
UX trends for the near and not so near future. I did some research
online and read many of the UX blogs to find out what is upcoming. I
would love to have it more focused on bigger corporations who are not
as flexible and able to quickly make gigantic changes to their system
because this is the kind of market we operate in as a company. We
mainly do in our department intranets and corporate websites based on
big platforms like SharePoint.

14 Sep 2009 - 6:56am
6 years ago
30 replies
Shelly Cawood

Adobe Fireworks for wire framing

Recently I have been getting increasingly frustrated by the
limitations of Omnigraffle and the complexity and bugs of using
Visio, not to mention having to switching between operating systems
to use Visio when i am a mac user.

So I am very interested in the increase in talk of people using
Fireworks for wire framing, what i read about it makes perfect sense
with the ability to share layers across specific pages, making
symbols to reuse across the document, so a footer for example can be
a symbol, you edit the symbol and the footers across the sites pages
will update, not to mention master pag

18 Aug 2009 - 11:13pm
Philip Fierlinger

SXSW talk on rapid prototyping

I just wanted to put in a shameless plug for my proposed SXSW talk on
rapid prototyping...

I've done the talk at a couple other events, including Web 2.0 Expo,
and it always generates great feedback.


28 Jul 2009 - 3:03am
3 years ago
10 replies

iRise: Fast prototyping tool?

I want an opinion about iRise:

By watching their videos I got an impression that is too back-end
focussed. No much room for a 'rapid' UX mind-set. For that I tend to
stand for Axure. Light and fast prototypes with documentation. I have
no experience with iRise and depending on complexity it might bring
benefits to the requirements management and other parts of the
application development, e.g. back-end programming, test scripts and
so on. It looks overkilling to test UX, though.

Is someone, focused on UX, actually using it? For fast simulations in
an iterative design process?

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