Discussion Archive: November 2013

13 Nov 2013 - 4:37am

Interaction14 update -- Plan your trip to Interaction14 in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has inspired artists and designers for ages. Names like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Steen, Mondriaan and Berlage come to mind. From the Golden Age to the present day, design has played an important role in the city’s prosperity. During Interaction14, there will be two nights to explore Amsterdam. You may want to extend your stay to take in all the inspiration Amsterdam has to offer. 

Explore Amsterdam

11 Nov 2013 - 11:13pm
2 years ago
1 reply

In late 2013, what is a reasonable startup time for an iPad app?

Looking for research or commentary on what makes for a reasonable start up time for an iPad app.  Obviously, it depends on the processor (iPad Air i.e. iPad5 will be much faster than an iPad2 or iPad Mini), the connection speed, and the size of the app.  But say all of those factors are controlled/averaged...what is the amount of time a normal user would consider normal, reasonable, long, or rediculous to startup an iPad app?

Much of it is the expectation of what the app is giving the user, so I would love to hear how to manage that expectation as well.

11 Nov 2013 - 1:07pm
Janna DeVylder

The 2014 Interaction Awards Shortlist Announced!

We’re excited to announce the shortlist of entries for the 2014 Interaction Awards. Out of the 350 projects submitted from around the world, 91 projects from 18 countries have been elevated for consideration. Many thanks to all who shared their stories and submitted their work.
5 Nov 2013 - 12:28pm
2 years ago
6 replies

Seeking Advice on HCI / IxD Masters Degree Program Options

Hi everyone,

I'm about to start applying to graduate programs for September, 2014 and I would love to hear your feedback (and possible recommendations) on my selections. 

A bit of background information:

4 Nov 2013 - 4:41pm
2 years ago
3 replies

textual user data: workflows? tools?

I'm fairly new to UX and very new to UX research.  I'm working on a research project involving hundreds of user interviews, so we will have several hundred textual transcripts to sort through and derive meaning from.  I haven't seen the data or interview questions yet, so I don't have a lot of information to share here.

4 Nov 2013 - 3:45pm

Feedback on my portfolio - industrial designer wanting to switch to interaction/visual design

Hello, I'm new here! I studied and worked for 1 year as an ID (with some projects in IxD and interface design), but now I want to make the switch to interaction/visual UI design. 

I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my online portfolio? I've been working on on some new projects that are more focused towards interface and graphics, as a lot of my prior work was more product/industrial design. The website is


4 Nov 2013 - 12:46pm
Douglas Radecki

UX Meet up in San Luis Obispo

Hi everyone,

     I am seeing if there are any IXDA memebers in the Central Coast. I have been part of the UX meet ups and hoping to see more people attending. MINDBODY is planning one for December, so if there are any IXDA members living in the area, please join the UX group on meet.com: http://www.meetup.com/SLO-UX/ 

     Hope to see some IXDA memebers joing us!

-Douglas Radecki

4 Nov 2013 - 11:31am

Getting into UX research

Hi everyone,

I'm a recent psych graduate and I'm wondering how people have transitioned from academic research in the social sciences to UX research. To those who have done it, what are the similarities and differences between the two areas of research (in terms of skills required, working environment, work life, etc.)? What were the steps you took to break into UX research? I'm thinking of applying to HCI masters programs like CMU, DePaul, and UMich. Are there other schools I should consider if I'd only like to be conducting UX research?

4 Nov 2013 - 9:05am

Where HTML Prototyping Comes into Its Own: Adding Interactivity

Hi folks,

Arguably the best thing about prototyping in HTML is that you can make things interactive, something you just can't do with static deliverables like wireframes.

If you want to learn how to make an HTML prototype interactive, I just published a post that explains how:

The Four Minute Prototype: Adding Interactivity

I hope you enjoy it. And I'd be very happy to hear any comments or questions.


3 Nov 2013 - 1:44pm

UX Weekly, Take 2

UX Weekly is on its 44th edition, but I've been tinkering with what it's trying to accomplish, and how to accomplish it. 

The newsletter is subscribeable at uxwkly.com, and my thinking for it is available on my blog.

I'd love to hear your thoughts, opinions, critiques, and recommendations.

Just to get you interested: