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10 Aug 2009 - 3:44pm
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Svetlin Denkov
2009

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
why?

23 Sep 2014 - 4:08pm
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Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

New IxDA Discussions Launching tomorrow!

Hi Everybody,

You may remember my message from a couple weeks ago announcing the new IxDA Discussions forum launching on Sept 24th. The time is here and we'll be launching the new site tomorrow. There are a few things to keep in mind during the transition:

1. You will need to setup a new account on the new forum. You can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter accounts to sign up, or you can create a stand along account on the new forum.

20 Apr 2010 - 3:44am
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4 years ago
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jnwllm
2010

Prototyping tools: Axure (on Mac) VS Fireworks VS Flash Catalyst VS ???

Hi all,

For one of our clients I am asked to create a 'clickable demo' for usability testing. I've started this thread to ask you guys what tools you use/prefer/advice to create clickable demos (including arguments would do best). The project is about a recruitment section of a corporate site and will include pretty much dynamic content and some flash elements.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:56am
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4 years ago
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Darren Ellis
2007

Tools for building a pattern library

What tool(s) did you use to set up your UI pattern library?

I know this question has been asked before*, but after repeated searches I'm not finding much of an answer. Seems there aren't any simple ways of doing this.

I'm currently using a mix of documents in collaboration with custom built (aka one-off) web-based solutions, but these aren't optimal for several reasons:

18 Apr 2010 - 2:04am
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2 years ago
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Minal
2010

Feedback on the online master degree program in HCI at DePaul universities

Hey guys!

I recently learnt that DePaul university, Chicago is offering the online course in HCI.

Can anyone tell me if these online courses are equally good as the on campus courses. Would I be losing on anything if I choose to take the online study option?

18 Mar 2008 - 2:00pm
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7 years ago
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Elizabeth Buie
2004

Terminology: import-export or upload-download

Mona Singh writes:

>Has anyone done any user studies on the use of terminology like
>import-export or upload-download. Is one of the options more natural for
>users?

As I have always used them they mean different things, so both are appropriate in their contexts.

Upload/Download refers to location -- e.g., you upload to a web site and download to your laptop.

Import/Export refers to format -- e.g., you export from Word to RTF, or you import a CSV file into Excel.

Elizabeth

26 Jun 2006 - 11:21pm
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Nancy Falkenburg
2004

Job: Visual Design Manager (SF Bay area)

COMPANY: Intuit

LOCATION: Mountain View, CA

POSITION TITLE: Visual Design Manager (60475)

DURATION: Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Are you a talented and influential design lead or design manager?
Are you a recognized corporate and industry leader and one who excels in
quick and strong product design solutions? Are you seen as both creative
and pragmatic? Are you a person who enjoys creating and evangelizing
team, product, and brand goals?

The QuickBooks User Centered Design team seeks a Visual Design Manager
to help build our growing design team and uplift our design efforts.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:36pm
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1 year ago
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bhekking
2006

What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?

Hi all -

In your experience, what qualities set the 'best' (defined as you like)
interaction designers apart?

In hiring, what design exercises have you found effective in identifying the
'best' interaction designers?

Thanks,
Bret Hekking

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9 Feb 2009 - 5:06pm
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6 years ago
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Jakub Linowski
2008

fluidIA: an open design + open source UI prototyping tool

Hello,

I am officially launching an open design / open source project with the
intention of creating an agile user interface prototyping tool - fluidIA.

I just setup a web site http://www.fluidia.org where I plan to post design
ideas and make the working code available. I also invite other interaction
designers and developers to join in and contribute by means of comments or
design submissions.

6 Mar 2009 - 4:24pm
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6 years ago
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Alan Cox
2009

Design/UX goals in your company

As it grows, the company I work for is becoming more metric-driven.
Ultimately, I support the idea of having goals and metrics that help
us understand whether we're doing good work, the right work, etc.

I don't expect goals & metrics to ever tell the whole story; the
world is squishy and numbers are unlikely to paint a completely
honest picture. I do think, however, that they'll help us start
conversations and give us something to shoot towards.

I'm curious: what type of goals and metrics exist in your company
that are related to good user experience and good design?