Discussion Archive

12 Oct 2011 - 4:22am
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3 years ago
21 replies
ptamzz
2010

Why do designers prefer Mac instead of Windows

Why do designers prefer a Mac instead of the Windows platform?

Probably it is an old topic but I still need to know. I've read substantial amount of blogs, comparisions and write ups on this topic and most of them says there are no big differences between working on a Mac and working on a Windows based PC. However, as I look for universities and colleges across the US which offers Design degrees, especially Interaction Design and Media Arts, almost all of them ask the student to get their own Mac systems.

So please share your views on this.

 

4 Jan 2005 - 5:25pm
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ldebett
2004

Automotive design standards/guidelines

Suresh,

There are strict guidelines created by governments and safety
organizations that automobile designs and all types of designers in
this field must abide by.

18 Mar 2008 - 2:00pm
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7 years ago
11 replies
Elizabeth Buie
2004

Terminology: import-export or upload-download

Mona Singh writes:

>Has anyone done any user studies on the use of terminology like
>import-export or upload-download. Is one of the options more natural for
>users?

As I have always used them they mean different things, so both are appropriate in their contexts.

Upload/Download refers to location -- e.g., you upload to a web site and download to your laptop.

Import/Export refers to format -- e.g., you export from Word to RTF, or you import a CSV file into Excel.

Elizabeth

11 Jan 2011 - 4:29am
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4 years ago
5 replies
Sean Pook
2008
29 Jul 2005 - 4:42pm
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9 years ago
16 replies
Mauro Cavalletti
2005

Ethnographic research methods

Hi,

I am looking for structured methods of ethnographic field research (video or
not), or other types of research methodologies to get insights on users
behavior in context.

Does anyone have experiences that could be shared? I would like to know pros
and cons if possible.

Thank you all.

Mauro Cavalletti
Creative Director
Organic, Inc.
New York
212.827.2212
www.organic.com

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21 Jan 2006 - 6:28pm
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9 years ago
23 replies
Jon Kolko [SCAD]
2005

MS, MFA, or Mdes?

Hi,

If you had your druthers and were pursuing a masters degree in Interaction
Design, would you rather receive an MS, MFA, or M.des? Why?

Thanks,

Jon Kolko
Professor, Industrial & Interaction Design
Savannah College of Art and Design

http://facultypages.scad.edu/~jkolko
AOL IM// jkolkoSCAD

5 Jun 2014 - 5:47pm
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1 year ago
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uxjam
2010

[Design Challenge] Putting Care in Context: Empowering Patients to Share Their Barriers to Good Health

Hello All,

I would like to let you know about a design challenge from Mad*Pow & Health 2.0’s HxRefactored conference, sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation.

24 May 2011 - 11:39am
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4 years ago
3 replies
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aarriola
2011

Partial Date of Birth on forms

We need to know the age of users and their children to invite them to take demo-graphically targeted actions on our site.

Privacy concerns are being raised around getting that specific information, and we're thinking of going with Month/Year instead of asking for a full DOB.

I'm suggesting we go with a dual drop-down interface showing months (January, February, etc.), and years (1993, 1992, etc., (users have to be at least 18, so starting there).

24 Apr 2008 - 8:08am
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7 years ago
4 replies
Archana Rao
2008

HCI / Interaction Design- The difference?

Hiya !

First of- a heads up on my background:
I am from India.I have graduated with a degree in engineering- compScience.
I work as a QA engineer for the UI component of the Virtual Center at VMware
.I am a very creative person with great analytical skills.I have decided
to pursue a career in Interaction design.
I am trying to figure out which program I fit in best.Im looking for
programs grounded more in design.I seldom code and don have a flair for it.

*Can someone enlighten me about the Difference between Human Computer
interaction and Intercation design.*
*And what exactly do you mean b

1 Jul 2009 - 3:55pm
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6 years ago
5 replies
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Andrea Richeson
2008

Interview Questions for Persona Development

As part of an independent study project (U Texas iSchool student),
I'm developing personas to help guide the BBA site redesign efforts.
I have access to a wealth of demographic, survey and web analytics
information and also plan to speak to the undergraduate program
office about their perceptions of the site and its users.

Please send your advice about what questions to ask (undergraduate
business school students) when doing interviews for persona
development. I hope to tease out user goals and behaviors.