Discussion Archive

17 Sep 2007 - 12:22pm
7 years ago
9 replies

Clickless Web Interface?

Immediately reaction - and I can pull down the heuristic about this - when a
form pops up to ask me how I felt about the interface - i accidentally
selected something and voted -
There was no user feedback - and no way to cancel a bad selection. The
ability to get reinforcement from an action, and to escape from a bad one -
or Undo - it a critical human factors flaw in the clickless interface.
Also - there is only one way to navigate and select things. This is very
poor for all non-gestural user navigation interfaces - Kiosks, hand-helds -

7 Jul 2009 - 2:28pm
5 years ago
9 replies
David B. Rondeau

Interaction design can affect everyone, not just people who own a computer. What does this mean for IxD?

As an example of the far-reaching impact of interaction design, I recently wrote about the Boston MBTA subway system and the Charlie kiosks that are used to purchase fares. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people ride the Boston subway and many of them are confused and frustrated by the interaction design of the kiosk.

16 Nov 2009 - 10:07pm
1 year ago
7 replies

Interaction Design or HCI higher studies


I intend to pursue a Masters Degree in Interaction Design or HCI from
US or Canada (MDes or MS).

I am about to finish my Graduate studies in Computer Science (MS in
CS) with a GPA of 3.1 (including one really low grade). I have some
pretty strong project work that can cover-up the GPA deficiency to
some extent. Also I have taken courses like Virtual Reality and User
Interface Design.

Given this background, is it wise to even try for higher studies in
interaction design or HCI?

4 Jan 2005 - 4:25pm

Automotive design standards/guidelines


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

26 Mar 2007 - 10:18am
4 years ago
9 replies
Rune Lund-Hermansen

Symbol / icon for "Clear All" button


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.

7 Jan 2008 - 10:43am
4 years ago
47 replies

Arial vs Vernada?

For a better reading experience: *Arial or Verdana?*

- If Arial is smaller than Verdana, why do we use arial for the majority of
web apps?
- If there any studies or facts about that?


Benoît Meunier
+1 514-574-3142


25 Jul 2013 - 3:30am

JavaScript in Axure

Let me introduce a new project that is a solution for everyone who's feeling a little lack of Axure scripting capabilities.

AXHOOX enables heavy scripting right from Axure authoring environment. Library provides a scripting API reflecting Axure's internals.

3 Mar 2010 - 3:49am
39 weeks ago
12 replies
Alex Morris

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.


23 Jul 2009 - 1:32pm
5 years ago
39 replies
Brad Ty Nunnally

Are We The Puppet Masters? The Ethics of IxD.

A few months ago, I asked the group if we, as designers, had the right to
influence, or control, the behavior of another person. The feedback
I received was great and inspired me to take the discussion a step further
by writing an article on the subject for Johnny Holland. Please check it
out, and I look forward to your thoughts and feedback,


Johnny Holland - Are We The Puppet Masters?

15 Jul 2008 - 7:32am
6 years ago
3 replies
Michele Marut

deliverables with a section on menu options with their related parameters


What is it called when you are creating deliverables with a section on menu
options with their related parameters?
Can you point me to any sample deliverables for this?
I'm most interested in references for small screens.

Here is a link to an image that describes what I am trying to document:

For example, a list in my deliverable might show

volume limit (on, off)

The other issue is creating a deliverable used by many team members.