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18 Apr 2010 - 1:56am
1 year ago
4 replies

List of Masters program in HCI in California state

Hey guys!

I am a bachelor of fine arts (Visual Communication and Applied art) from India. I have been working in the field for e-learning from past 6+ years. I am now planning to take up the masters degree in HCI.

1 Feb 2010 - 10:03pm
5 years ago
55 replies
Richard Carson

Sketching before the Wireframes

Hi Folks,

I wanted to ask around on the process of creating wireframes for designing mobile applications. In creating these wireframes, should I work on paper before actually hopping into a drawing program to lay out these wireframes? I believe working on paper is faster and easier before laying out the wireframes for a project. However, the company I am working with, might be wondering if I am wasting my time. That I should be doing wireframes within the drawing program. What are your suggestions and thoughts on this issue?

16 May 2008 - 2:31am
7 years ago
5 replies

Use cases and user scenarios

Is there a concrete distinction between use cases and user scenarios?

Sachendra Yadav

7 Feb 2011 - 4:27pm
4 years ago
47 replies
Amanda Nance

design exercises and/or portfolio review during interview

Hi all, Have any of you ever given design problems/exercises to someone interviewing for an Interaction design position? If so, how well did that work, and how did you come up with the design problems? It seems that the design problems cannot require a lot of background about the users or specialized domain knowledge since we have limited time with each candidate.

One person has suggested to me that reviewing a candidate's portfolio would be a better approach. I was thinking a combined approach might be useful. What do you think?

All ideas and experiences welcome!


12 Jun 2007 - 3:17pm
2 years ago
7 replies
oliver green
25 Sep 2007 - 4:23pm
1 year ago
21 replies
David Hoard

Potential interview questions for interaction designers

Consultant Dey Alexander has a list:



David Hoard

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11 Aug 2009 - 9:01am
5 years ago
8 replies

Flowchart: action box or decision box?

I'm doing an exercise to practice the design of task flow. I have one
step which has 5 options in it. And the user is supposed to choose one
and move forward. In this case, shall I use the diamond decision box
or the rectangular action box to illustrate this step? I googled a
little bit. And it seems that the outcome of a diamond box is usually
YES or NO instead of options. Where can I find more complicated
samples for learning purpose? Thanks.

9 Jun 2013 - 3:31pm
2 years ago
7 replies

Can anyone suggest a Masters Program in Human-Computer Interaction in the New York City vicinity?

I would like to get a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction and  live in NYC.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a program in the area?

There is a program at SVA but I am not sure if it is exactly correct.

I would greatly appreciate any help in finding a good program.

Thanks in advance.


13 Aug 2007 - 2:54pm
7 years ago
12 replies

Req: Reference on readability of centered vs left-justified text

Does anyone have a reference showing that left-justified text is more
readable than centered text?

Something like:
(a) an academic study or paper
(b) a textbook
(c) a well-known graphic design book

I've been googling for a while and have found many pages that agree
with me, but none citing sources. :/


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16 Mar 2007 - 11:35am
8 years ago
19 replies

Good examples of IVR, (Interactive voice response), Interaction Design Standards

I'm working on an IVR project and was wondering what were the best
Interaction Standards/ Guidelines which IxD'ers have used, to create
successful IVR solutions.

The IVR project I'm working on comprises many functions for multiple roles,
and is supposed follow standards and be very simple, forgiving and easy to
use, all with touch pad technology.

Others IVR project experience would be interesting to hear, no pun intended