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3 Mar 2010 - 4:49am
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20 weeks ago
12 replies
Alex Morris
2009

Centred Layout Vs Left Aligned

One of those old chestnuts that keeps rearing its head in discussion with client and/or the visual design team.

Left aligned (fixed width) sites are evil right? ;-)

Anyone got any evidence to the contrary?

Love to hear your thoughts.

Alex

11 Jul 2011 - 7:02pm
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1 year ago
6 replies
amara
2011

Modal boxes on a mobile environment?

Hello!

I'm working on a responsive website and I'm curious to know what is the current best practice is for modal boxes in mobile environments (in specific: smartphones). Does a modal box take away from the experience or enhance it? Thoughts?

Thanks!

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.

12 May 2010 - 9:59am
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4 years ago
2 replies
ferg
2010

Searching for UX principles for designing an Arabic language website

Hi,
I'm sat here in Doha [Qatar] in the middle of a week of user-testing an English/Arabic travel website. One concern for our design approach is to not just "flip the text RTL" for the Arabic translation. We'd really like to actually do something meaningful for the Arabic version [yes, its early in the project and our hopes flourish].

Primarily I'm trying to find UX principles for designing an Arabic language website. From both Western and Arabic-based UX practitioners. Articles, thoughts and examples on designing Arabic language websites.

7 Dec 2010 - 3:21pm
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3 years ago
7 replies
MattSoave
2010

Robust Flowcharts in Adobe CS?

I've been working as an interaction designer for less than a year (student, interning) and have struggled with finding a good tool to use for creating product flows.  Programs like Fireworks and Flash Catalyst are great for making clickable prototypes.  And programs like Visio are decent for creating flowcharts showing the overall organization of an application.  But the two remain largely separated.

15 Apr 2009 - 1:22pm
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5 years ago
19 replies
Alan Cox
2009

Password Strength Requirements

Does anyone have any evidence, anecdotal or formal, about how
different password strength requirements impact the usability of a
web-based application?

There's a spectrum of different strength requirements. I've seen
sites that don't have any requirements, other than the password
exists.

tnarayan
2010

Differences HCI vs UCD vs UXD vs ID

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me the difference between these titles

  • Human Centered Design 
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • User Centered Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Interaction Design

 

Thanks,

 

 

27 Mar 2009 - 3:17pm
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5 years ago
55 replies
Nasir Barday
2006

JJG's IA Summit 2009 Keynote

The longer that thread gets, the crankier I get, so I'm starting a new one
specifically to talk about Jesse James Garrett's talk at the IA Summit last
weekend. It's what he wanted us to do, anyway.

Todd wrote

> If you truly believe that, then I don't understand how you could have a
> million problems with JJG's closing keynote.

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

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. :/

Paul

shad 96c / uw cs 2001
fan of / ewb / eff / aclu / cc / mac os x / toyota prius / habs
/ friday night lights / v. mars / steve poltz / libbie schrader

"The pundits told us we were crazy idealists.

12 Apr 2012 - 6:00pm
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1 year ago
4 replies
Daniel Gonzalez
2012

My Top 5 HCI Master's Programs

Hello everyone,

I am a Computer Science Engineer from Spain and I am very interested in pursuing a Master's Program in HCI in USA so, after an in-depth research and hours and hours of reading forum discussions and thinking about it seriously, this is my final Top 5:

1st - Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction. Georgia Institute of Technology.

2nd - Professional Master's Program in Human Centered Design & Engineering. University of Washington.