Discussion Archive: July 2013

31 Jul 2013 - 11:29am
3 years ago
1 reply

Are there ways we can help/engage our local community with our design skills?

So I was just looking through my twitter feed and saw a public collaboration from a couple of local visual artists, one of which I know from his academic work, and I was thinking how great it is that he can share the fruit of his work with the community. 

It got me wondering if there is anything that we as UX or Interaction Designers can do in the same way. It's obvious that most of what we do is not consumable in such a passive way as purely visual arts, but surely there is something we can do. 

30 Jul 2013 - 4:24pm
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Awards worth fighting for? - 2014 Interaction Awards Call for entries

Awards. The design community as a whole does not suffer from a lack of options when it comes to entering competitions recognizing good design in a multitude of disciplines. Whether you design on a grand scale or focus on the narrowest of fields, on a local and international level, there seems to be a design competition for everyone, everywhere, at any time. So does design awards hold any importance when design has become the norm, or is it merely an excuse to pat each other on the back?

29 Jul 2013 - 9:04pm
3 years ago
1 reply

Suggestions for Undergrad Paths Leading to IxD

I'm an adult student, headed back to school to get my first undergraduate degree. I'm very interested in IxD and UX, but am limited to online programs or local to Maryland schools. I'm planning on taking a BS program in Digital Media & Web Technology with minor in Psychology.

Are there any outside trainings I should take or any online programs in IxD I have missed? I know that the University of Baltimore has a MS program in Interaction Design & Information Architecture that I'm hoping to enter once I get my BS.


--Mickey Fortune

29 Jul 2013 - 5:29pm

Tablets, grids and multi-select


I'm designing a business web app that will be used in both desktop and tablet context. I'm wondering if a usable tablet pattern has emerged for offering functionality similar to control-click/shift-click on the desktop, assuming we don't want users to pull up a keyboard just to select control or shift.

29 Jul 2013 - 10:12am

Where to post visual design position?

I am going to be recruiting for a junior visual design position and am wondering what the recommended job board to post for finding a visual designer in Northern California is?

I doing the recruiting myself, have a limited budget on which to post ads (maybe like $1000). Where would you recommend I post to get the biggest bang out of my budget?

27 Jul 2013 - 10:00am

FREE Axure 7 Beta feature hangout

Hey all, if your interested in learning about some of the new features of axure 7. Join on aug 1st. We will be having a free online learning session for a couple of newest features.


see the link below for more details.


25 Jul 2013 - 4:30am

JavaScript in Axure

Let me introduce a new project that is a solution for everyone who's feeling a little lack of Axure scripting capabilities.

AXHOOX enables heavy scripting right from Axure authoring environment. Library provides a scripting API reflecting Axure's internals.

24 Jul 2013 - 11:25pm
3 years ago
7 replies
Petra Liverani

New instance of form different from editable form / avoid labels

Hi Everyone,

I'm designing an "ideal" transport incident management form and it occurred to me to make the "New Incident" form quite different from the "Editable Incident" form.

1. The Editable Incident form would display information entered into the New Incident form summarised in text format (rather than in the field format of the New Incident form) and thus use less space, allowing for more information to be displayed.

2. The Editable form would allow editing of single sections of the form and/or the entire form.

24 Jul 2013 - 1:51am

From B.Arch to M.S in HCI


I am a final year undergraduate student, studying architecture and planning.At the end of the course, I have realised that I am not too much inclined to take up professional architecture as a career option and so I am interested in continuing my studies by doing masters in a design related field such as HCI, Interaction design etc. , mainly because of the tremendous job opportunies ahead and also my interest in designing user inferfaces.

23 Jul 2013 - 8:34pm

Reminder: IxDA Silicon Valley Event at Yahoo! :: July 24 2013 :: Steve Portigal on The Power of Bad Ideas

Please join us tomorrow night, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Yahoo! for Steve Portigal's talk on "The Power of Bad Ideas."

For details, go to: http://www.ixda.org/local/event/34228.

Hope to see you there!