Discussion Archive

2 Mar 2012 - 12:18pm
4 years ago
14 replies
Philip Hillman

Prototyping Tools 2012 - Axure RP 6.0 or iRise Studio

Hi all,

My first post on IXDA.

I realise that this point is raised periodically but wanted to get a quick verdict on the most popular prototyping and wireframe creation tools. 

Criteria is that we are designing enterprise, transactional applications and platforms - with complex interactions and logic and our designers are using mixture of Mac and Pc as their workstations - so ideally I want something multi platform compatible. 

Tools under the microscope are;-

6 Sep 2007 - 12:20pm
8 years ago
21 replies

Branding - including .com in logo/name?

Hi folks,

This isn't necessarily IX, but maybe it is. I have a client who is working
on a new app, a portal. Let's say the name is "DirtyChicken". Their logo is
a simple logotype of "DirtyChicken.com"

I've always wondered if the ".com" is necessary in the logo - particularly
because it isn't .net or .org - .com being the most popular. It seems to me
that successful sites brand themselves as what they are indistinct from the
web address (even though the name is the same).

7 Jul 2011 - 3:32pm
3 years ago
3 replies

Persona creation tools

I am wondering if except for the already well known, whiteboard, sticky notes, markers and large sheets of paper are there any digital tools available to facilitate the collection/analysis of data, creation of personas and of course of scenarios in a shared environment?!

If you are not aware of such a tool, what are the pieces of software that you'd use together in order to satisfy such goals?!

I have found a couple of videos showcasing a prototype for a touch responsive interface created at Stanford that aims at becoming such a tool

14 Oct 2009 - 6:34am
6 years ago
16 replies

Mega Drop-Down Navigation menus

Hi all,

I’m putting together some recommendations for using mega drop-down


I’m interested in the opinion of the iXDA list on whether the
top-level navigation items should lead to pathway (or landing) pages,
or whether they can simply act as non-hyperlink triggers to the
drop-down (so no hand cursor)?

Also, if there is no pathway page, how should this impact breadcrumb

For instance:

Home > Sports > Windsurfing

- Should ‘Sport

1 Nov 2007 - 1:58pm
5 years ago
92 replies
Todd Warfel

What tools do you use for prototyping?

What prototyping tools are in your toolbox?


Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

12 Oct 2009 - 9:09am
6 years ago
7 replies
Jan Srutek

Persona Workshops

Hi all,

I was wondering if someone would have any ideas for running an
'interesting and entertaining' workshop where the client reps will
be involved in the process of creating personas.

Thanks a lot for any thoughts or ideas on that.


5 Nov 2007 - 3:52pm
8 years ago
83 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Paper is not a prototyping tool

On Nov 4, 2007, at 6:39 PM, KS Wang wrote:

> Paper! ... Good for drafting out, materialising and visualising the
> ideas I have
> in mind, before moving on the the standards like Visio, Omni Graffe

Paper is not a prototyping tool. It's a design tool. It's a sketching
tool. It's a way to get ideas directly from one's brain into the
world with as little information loss as possible. But it's not a
prototyping tool.

26 Apr 2010 - 12:47pm
6 years ago
4 replies

Service Design


lately I'm getting more interested in Service Design as a field to get deeper into

and even think about it as a future Job, " Service Designer " Now I'm wondering :

18 Mar 2010 - 7:47pm
6 years ago
6 replies

UX to Developer ratio

What is the ratio of UX individuals to developers in your organizations? I realize that the timeline of a given project, size of the project etc has an effect on this number. I just want to get a general idea of the trend of this ratio today. Further, what do you think it should be? If you could mention the size of your company, that would give me a  better idea too.

16 Jan 2004 - 11:16am
12 years ago
7 replies
Ryan Powell

Error messaging best practices

I'm looking for info on best practices / guidelines for error messaging
(for forms on the web)- both the content of the message and the way
errors are brought to the user's attention.

Does anyone know of any good sources? Or maybe just a site that has an
interesting solution?


Ryan Powell
Chicago, IL

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