22 Mar 2011 - 10:20am
5 years ago
1 reply

Try out my Experience Design Ideation Tool!

Hello fellow designers, 

I am in the final semester of my Master's program at Indiana University in Human Computer Interaction Design. As part of my thesis, I have developed an ideation tool to help with that elusive quality of experience. 

Any designers that are in the ideation phase of a project, please try out this tool!

1 Mar 2011 - 5:56pm
4 years ago
7 replies
Mark Kirkland

Remote Whiteboarding Tools Anyone?


What methods are people using to include remote project team members in brainstorming or whiteboarding sessions? Has anyone succesfully found a way to do this using MS Live Meeting or some other screen-sharing tool?


Mark Kirkland
UI Design Consultant

17 Feb 2011 - 5:30pm

Requirements Elicitation Techniques

Hello everyone,

When it comes to "Requirements Elicitation Techniques" interviews and survey methods are given great importance but somehow i feel those are general methods which does not correlate in the field of computing. Are observation methods like protocol analysis, social analysis and ethnography much better then traditional interview and survey method?

Please share your views which one worked better for you.

Thank you


Peter March

Innovation Made Physical: Bodystorming with Dennis Schleicher

IxDA NYC is pleased to present two bodystorming workshops with Dennis Schleicher on Saturday, August 7th. Bodystorming is a participatory method for demonstrating or developing ideas in a physical setting.  Team members will explore ideas and interactions physically, using props such as maps or photos to give a sense of place.

25 Jul 2009 - 1:01am
7 years ago
3 replies
Sally Abolrous

Looking for creative ways to run a Data Analysis & Brainstorming session

I'm planning a 3 hour meeting for my team to:
- read through stories of our 3 field observations and 7-8 phone
interviews and identify tasks, pain points, and insights
- build an affinity diagram
- brainstorm design ideas for our product (which we don't know
anything about yet)

This is a new team and this is our first project together. I've run
similar sessions in the past with other teams (not covering so much
though), but I'd like to learn more about how other people are
running sessions like these and if anyone has any good tips/advice to
ensure success.

24 Mar 2009 - 2:09am
7 years ago
8 replies
Taras Brizitsky

Feature discoverability

Greetings, guys.

After doing some testing/research we have found that some key
features of our application, DaisyDisk ( are not
discoverable. )The app scans disk or folder and displays it as
sunburst diagram.) People get familiar with the map and navigation
very fast, but few can find out that one can right-click/cmd click to
reveal the context menu. Context menu is primary used for opening
target file or folder in finder.

3 Oct 2008 - 1:14pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Shaun Bergmann

Felt boards

In the initial stages of brainstorming design, specifically when it comes to
reactive changes to the interface, I'm commonly sketching boxes and buttons
on graph paper or a white board.

Then I started thinking about the playroom I had as a child, and we had a
big felt board down there with a large box of various different colours of
felt dogs, flowers, birds, trees etc.

31 Aug 2007 - 11:21am
Stew Dean

Fix screen and more than a screen of text: Should I paginate vertically or horizontally?


This is one of those 'pattern' issues.

I'm setting out interaction styles for a TV based service and I'm
covering scenarios where there is quite a bit of text (given that
we're also saying 'the less text the better). From a usability point
of view I know I'm goig to say 'don't put text in a scrolling box'
(fine for T+Cs but not for help text or stuff you want folks to read).


The alternatives is you have 'pages' of text which, using the remote
control, you page through. So the text may be 4 pages (that's not much
text but the font size is nice and chunky).

23 Oct 2005 - 5:28pm
10 years ago
4 replies
Ryan Betts

Students ask: how do you brainstorm?

I’m part of a group of 4th year students trying to develop a capture
and access tool to help enhance the productivity of a team’s creative
process. For better or worse, we’ve decided to target Interaction
Designers for our initial development. So, we were hoping that some
of you might have the time to answer some questions about how you get
your brainstorming done:

1) How do you do your brainstorming individually? Ie. Scribbles
on paper, post-it notes stuck to walls.

2) How do you do your brainstorming as a group? Ie.

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