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23 Jun 2008 - 4:32am
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8 years ago
13 replies
andrea
2006

An alternative phrase to "Buy Now"?

Hi -

I am currently working on a website for a client in the
'spiritual/healing/meditation" space and she has a playful, whimsical
yet vibrant, interactive website with "guided journeys" that unfold
insight to one's personal development through a game-like interface
where one choses tokens and is able to enter various rooms,
environments, etc.

The site has about 30k+ registered users, more than half of whom are
active each month, with 1/3 of them returning daily and an equal
amount spending 20+ minutes on the site with each visit. So, plenty
of active users and deep users.

11 Aug 2009 - 12:01pm
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6 years ago
17 replies
Jonathan Cohen
2009

Visio and InDesign compatibility?

Hi all-

I just started working at a firm that uses Visio as its standard
wireframe tool. I also have InDesign on my machine and would prefer
to use this instead. (personally, omnigraffle fan here, but I'm
required to use Windows)

Searches for related keywords, an IxDA discussion search, and another
30 minutes of playing with several file formats haven't helped. I
can't figure out how to convert a file made in Visio to open with
layers intact in InDesign and vice versa.

Anyone know of a way to make these two apps play nice with each
other?

Thanks!
Jon

26 Mar 2007 - 11:18am
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6 years ago
9 replies
Rune Lund-Hermansen
2006

Symbol / icon for "Clear All" button

Hi,

I'm currently working on an on-screen keyboard as part as the GUI for a set-top box (for typing in passwords, urls etc). I have found that there seems to be a pretty consistent use of symbols/icons for function keys such as Backspace, Shift and Space on existing physical keyboards and mobile devices. So these symbols are pretty well known amongst users. For instance, an outlined up-arrow as the shift symbol.

9 Feb 2008 - 12:35pm
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8 years ago
5 replies
Pietro Bassi
2008

Boolean AND & OR in a graphical user interface

Hi everybody,
let me introduce myself: I'm studying Interaction Design in Rome, and
I've been a lurker of this list for about a year.

My question is: what's the best (most intuitive and effective) way to
represent Boolean AND and OR operators in a GUI, in your opinion?

Some background information: the user is not familiar with Boolean
logic, and he needs to choose from a closed set of about 10 different
options, combining those options with AND and OR logical operators.

Any examples or ideas?

I hope my question doesn't sound too silly. Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers,
Pietro

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

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.

17 Jun 2009 - 10:55pm
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4 years ago
19 replies
kishor
2009

Difference between Heuristic Evaluation and Expert Review

Hi all,

In Heuristic evaluation, evaluator evaluates design with reference of
design principles to find out the usability issues.
How “Expert Review” is different from this? Is there any major
difference or it’s the same?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Kishor
http://perceivedesign.wordpress.com/

20 Jan 2012 - 11:52am
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4 years ago
9 replies
netwiz
2010

Why would you do email verification for people who sign up?

We're having a debate about this.

You could do email verification so that there's something of an audit trail back to a person, but since anyone can set up a new hotmail or gmail at the drop of a hat, does that count for much?

You can do it so that you know it's a working email address, for data quality, although you could just delete non-verified accounts after a period of time.

10 Jul 2008 - 11:27am
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7 years ago
7 replies
Marty DeAngelo
2007

Marking Required vs. Optional form fields

When creating a form, do you feel that it is more advantageous to mark
the required fields, even if they are in the majority? I ask because
I'm working on some guidelines for a client, and there is some debate
about which way to go with this. After reading Luke Wroblewski's book,
"Web Form Design: Filling In the Blanks", I have to agree with his
sentiment about indicating the MINORITY of the form elements:

FROM 'Web Form Design': "Many times there actually are
good reasons for indicating what is required when updating or creating a
record online.

14 Nov 2008 - 2:10pm
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7 years ago
17 replies
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david.shaw6@gma...
2004

Interaction Design Career Path

Hi all.... I can't remember whether there was a conversation about career
paths in our realm, so I thought I would start one. Currently I am a senior
IxDer and starting to plot out my career path. Would love to hear from
those who were in my shoes before that made the transition to the next step.
I'm curious as to not only your personal view on the career path, but the
employers' view on career paths in this realm too.
TIA,
David

--
"Art provokes thinking, design solves problems"

w: http://www.davidshaw.info

10 Jun 2009 - 9:51am
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7 years ago
3 replies
jasonrobb
2009

Language picker examples

Hi all,

I'm new to building internationalized web sites, and so I'm looking
at design patterns for language pickers.

Have you seen any good ones? Much appreciated. Thanks!

Jason R.

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Jason Robb
http://jasonrobb.com
http://uxboston.com
http://uiscraps.tumblr.com