Discussion Archive: January 2014

22 Jan 2014 - 4:46pm
Louis Rosenfeld

2 new UX books

Hi all; just a note that we've recently published two new user experience books that you might find of interest:

22 Jan 2014 - 3:02pm
Jonathan Barker

Where Does Someone New to the UX/UI Industry Learn?

Hello IXDA Forums I am a recent graduate of Illustration at Sheridan College in Ontario Canada. I am interested in the field of user experience and user interface design. It seems to combine art and technology really well. I am not sure where to begin my journey though. Where does one learn the software, theory and get the experience necessary to start a career? Specifically in Ontario, but Distance Education could work as well. Thanks everyone! Jonathan Barker
shankar raman

How good a University is IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) for a Masters degree in HCI

I am a UI designer currently working in India. I am looking to pursue a masters degree in HCI in the US this year. I have already applied to CMU, UMich, Indiana Bloomington and Univ of washington. As per my understanding, these universities have robust programs in HCI. I would like to know if Indiana University in Indianapolis is a good choice for MS-HCI. Any inputs will be helpful. Thanks.

17 Jan 2014 - 1:21am

Data visualization: Playing everything vs. Making user interact

In the context of data visualization what kind of interface is better, one that plays the data upfront or the one that reveals the details progressively as the user interacts with the interface?

Say, in the absence of anything better, we want to show a trend of how certain data changes over time. There are multiple data points, each varying over time. Is it better that when the user reaches the interface we play all the data at once or we just show one trend and then provide a way for the user to see how each data point varies over time.

15 Jan 2014 - 4:33pm
1 year ago
1 reply

Need advice for web designer coming after 10 years break.

I used to be quite a successful web-designer 10 years ago (before we I got children and moved to another country). Now I plan to restart my professional experienced, whilst still working mainly from home as a freelancer. I used to work mainly in Photoshop, but also with HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc. So in general my task was to make the site look nice and practical, whilst leaving to others to make it work. As I said, I did know html coding, but this was not exactly my favourite thing.

15 Jan 2014 - 4:02am

Just another ticket hunter

Hi people, 

Just another desperate hunt for one (in fact, ideally two!) Interaction14 tickets. If you happen to cancel plans and you want to sell yours, please drop me a note: razsadeq@gmail.com

15 Jan 2014 - 2:06am
1 year ago
0 replies

Interaction Design Foundation Courses

Has anyone taken any of the courses from interaction-design.org?
if so, would you say they're useful for really learning interaction design?

15 Jan 2014 - 1:49am

Seeking Interaction14 Ticket: offering finders fee

Need to sell your IXDA pass due to visa issues or other travel problems?

I am, like many others, desperately seeking an Interaction14 Conference Pass. I have airfare and hotel, but am lacking the conference pass. 

Offering a finders fee of $50. 

Please email me at char74@gmail.com 

14 Jan 2014 - 5:57pm

Advice for a London-based IT Professional willing to steer career towards IxD (but trying to understand IxD first)


I´m an IT Consultant based in London with 3+ years of working experience and willing to move from IT consultancy towards IxD, as I feel it is something which wil fulfill me more.

13 Jan 2014 - 7:54pm

Senteo's Customer Experience Specialist certification - anyone knows more?

Greetings all,

A coworker is wondering about the value of a "Customer Experience Specialist three-day certification course" offered by a company called Senteo.


Might this be a good way for a non-UX trained professional to absorb lots of information and be a better manager of teams that include trained UX folks? Does anyone have experience with Senteo or their workshops?

Thanks in advance for any first- or second-hand info,