Discussion Archive

18 Jul 2010 - 10:12am
4 years ago
4 replies
Katie Ware

Mobile Sites and Breadcrumb Navigation

Hi all -
Wondering if anyone has any insight or can point me to information on use of breadcrumb nav with mobile sites. Some sites use it, others appear to rely on a back link (or browser back) and a home link as a hub.

25 Jun 2010 - 6:54am
5 years ago
22 replies
29 Jan 2009 - 7:44pm
7 years ago
15 replies
Helen Killingbeck

Axure - Questions...and more questions

Thinking about using Axure for prototyping as there are many great benefits
from a documentation point of view.
However I am wondering about the learning curve and the ability to import
previously documented high level page structures (Visio)

1. What would be your estimate regarding the learning curve (timewise) to
becoming productive with Axure without feeling like you are blowing the
project timelines for deliverables?

2. Can you import Visio drawings into Axure?

3. My understanding is that Axure produces html code.

2 Nov 2007 - 11:22am
8 years ago
14 replies
maya gorton

Hourly rates?

Hi there,

How do you calculate hourly rates? Is there a formula that can help you
extrapolate from a yearly salary?

I have a freelance job that's 20 hours a week for the next 3 months, working
remotely--I feel I should charge less than I would for a short-term project
but more than I would for a full-time gig.

What do you think?

Can anyone give me a clue about industry standards in New York for a Senior
IA and/or Creative Director?

I'd be happy to hear anyone's experiences with this.

Thanks for your help!
m a y a

14 Jan 2011 - 11:41am
4 years ago
17 replies
Preston McCauley

Looking for an updated college list that offer Masters In Interaction Design / HCD - Etc..

I've been searching high and low for a good list of colleges that offer an all Online Only Masters in the UX, UI, Interaction design field.  

Anyone know of or have a list? There was one on here at one time but it doesn't seem to be update.




Also -  I updated my password on the IXDA site, and noticed that it violates the first rule of forms in regards to password. It didn't tell me I couldn't use special characters. Took me several times to get updated, before I just guessed that was the reason it was blowing.

11 Mar 2014 - 5:08am
2 years ago
8 replies
frank dahle

Forms design - I'm researching and need help

Where are we on forms design today?

How far have we come on designing effective, intuitive, intelligent web forms? I'm researching forms design, both best practice and the more innovative ones. But I'm having a hard time finding really good examples.

HiOscar the insurance company is one example with some innovative qualities and certainly worth a study. But I'm searching for more advanced forms with higher complexity.

10 Aug 2009 - 3:44pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Svetlin Denkov

Consistent Usage of Log In/Log Out versus Login/Logout

Greetings to all!

I have noticed that many sites utilize inconsistent label terminology
for links allowing a user to enter/exit an online account (be it an
e-commerce site, e-mail system, etc.).

I would expect that since these labels describe an action initiated
by the user (rather than a state), verbs and not nouns must be used:
Log In/Log Out, not Login/Logout.

However, often I see the following combination: Login (noun used to
enter) and Log Out (verb used to exit).

In your opinion, what do you think is the best label combination and

6 Jan 2007 - 4:58pm
9 years ago
1 reply
oliver green

HCI software tools/applications

Hi All,

Can anyone please point me to some exhaustive resources that list various
HCI software tools available for the following categories: a) user task
gathering and analysis, b) UI interface development, and c) usability
testing/evaluation on interfaces? For example: DENIM/SILK can be used for
quick prototyping http://dub.washington.edu/denim/research/, TechSmith's
Morae can be used for in-lab usability testing
http://www.techsmith.com/morae.asp etc.


6 Mar 2010 - 6:59am
6 years ago
50 replies
Ali Naqvi

It sucks to be a Jr. Interaction Designer/Jr. Usability Specialist/ Jr. User Experience Designer

For those graduating in 2008 (When the crisis started), 2009 (when the crisis was at the peek) and 2010 (when almost every 4th is unemployed in Malmö and Copenhagen Area), it really sucked/sucks to be a user centered designer. NO FREAKING JOBS! I was lucky enough to get hired as a technical writer with emphasis on usability....this was my first career job and I learned alot. Its just sad that it lasted for 13 months only.... My employer had to let 35 employees go. I was one of them. 

15 Jan 2014 - 2:06am

Interaction Design Foundation Courses

Has anyone taken any of the courses from interaction-design.org?
if so, would you say they're useful for really learning interaction design?