17 May 2010 - 4:21am
4 years ago
3 replies
Prashant Dixit

Instructional Design in Music/Sound Industry

Just a few hours back when I was speaking to a musician friend of mine, he seemed very frustrated about the interface of a sound-mixing software.  As a usability and user interface professional, I never ever understood one thing: In the music world, there are so many softwares and so many workstations used to create music and certainly people want to buy these expensive products yet they are scared of one question. The question is how do they learn them??

14 May 2010 - 7:23pm
4 years ago
6 replies

eLearning Interaction Design Model

Hi Everyone,

I´m starting the redesign of a huge amount of eLearning Content for a University, a lot of the redesign consist in the implementation of Interactive Activities instead of the " info... quiz" model.

Does anyone know about a design model for this? also any tips or advice would be appreciated


13 May 2010 - 10:50am
William Hudson

Design and Usability Courses Survey

We’ll be submitting a number of course proposals to the CHI and UPA conferences in the coming months, plus we want to arrange a series of public one-day courses on design and usability. It would help us enormously to know what folks would actually be interested in attending.

Please take five minutes to fill out our survey (before 22 May) and enter our raffle for a GBP 35/USD 50/EUR 40 Amazon voucher. The URL is

Thanks in advance!


12 May 2010 - 9:59am
4 years ago
2 replies

Searching for UX principles for designing an Arabic language website

I'm sat here in Doha [Qatar] in the middle of a week of user-testing an English/Arabic travel website. One concern for our design approach is to not just "flip the text RTL" for the Arabic translation. We'd really like to actually do something meaningful for the Arabic version [yes, its early in the project and our hopes flourish].

Primarily I'm trying to find UX principles for designing an Arabic language website. From both Western and Arabic-based UX practitioners. Articles, thoughts and examples on designing Arabic language websites.

5 May 2010 - 3:18pm
4 years ago
9 replies

Preserving Filter Selections

Hello everyone,

I do not have the ability to do any usability testing for this, but I wanted to know if there was a best practice for this scenario:

The user lands and on media asset viewer (default view w/another view option) with options to filter the media asset viewer by category and media type. After making a few filter selections, the user then flips the media asset viewer to another view - would most users expect that their filter selections from the previous view to be preserved?

Your opinions are very welcomed.


30 Apr 2010 - 2:00pm

[Events] Enterprise Search Summit, NYC, May 11-12

If you are an experience design professional passionate about Search, you must attend the Enterprise Search Summit in NYC May 11-12. I have spoken on designing social search in the enterprise as well as designing search experiences a few times at this conference – and it really is the best conference around this problem space. Our good friend Peter Morville will be one of the keynote speakers talking about Search & Discovery Design Patterns. Again - this is pretty cool.

27 Apr 2010 - 4:26pm

[Plug] Design Sketching & Implementation - Sat. May 8 - Campbell, CA

  • Ever wondered how to turn your ideas into sketches?
  • Interested in becoming a better visual communicator?
  • Need to get your ideas from sketches to implementation?

ZURB Design Sketching and Implementation, a BayCHI workshop hosted by Bryan Zmijewski and Jeremy Britton will get you on your way to learning the tools for designing and building successful products.

This workshop is ideal for interaction designers, product managers, and instructional designers.

27 Apr 2010 - 3:04pm
4 years ago
2 replies
hilary b

Intranet best practice

Hi there,

I'm starting work on an intranet redesign project and am after some examples of good intranet design in the last few years (most examples I have found are 2002 and older). Public & financial sector examples would be a bonus. Any suggestions welcomed

15 Apr 2010 - 10:37am
Sam Murray-Sutton

Simple product filtering implementation - feedback please

Hi there,

I've just put a new bit of product filtering live on a client's site, and I'd love a bit of feedback.

You can read a blog post explaining a bit about what we did here:

and you can view the filtering here:



15 Apr 2010 - 8:16am
4 years ago
1 reply

Regional influences of demographic data on design

Hi, I'm currently working as an Interaction Designer at an Email Marketing company where I'm also writing my thesis for my undergraduate (Bachelors) degree. The main goal of my research is to find if we can change certain aspects of email newsletter designs through personalization. We want to do this to create more interaction between sender and receiver of the newsletter (read: higher clickthrough rate and more conversions on the websites of our customers).

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