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VisionSchema
2013

How do I start a career in IxD? (already have bachelor's, but not in design)

Hi IxDAers,

What would you recommend for someone interested in getting started with interaction design, but who already has their bachelor's?

My plan was to make a website and gradually fill it through designing my own projects (or volunteering if I can find something nearby), but first I wanted to know if there was a better way of going about this.

If it's relevant, I have degrees in Cognitive Science and Studio Art, can teach myself programming languages, and have some experience with counseling and scientific research.

15 Jul 2008 - 8:32am
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6 years ago
3 replies
Michele Marut
2005

deliverables with a section on menu options with their related parameters

All,

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:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1306/699488300_6b4657dd8f.jpg?v=0

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.

26 Feb 2009 - 5:28pm
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2 years ago
5 replies
Kivi Shapiro
2007

Toronto educational resources

Hi all,

On the heels of Maurice's question about UI/UX/IxDA groups in Toronto,
and Matthew and Mario's excellent answers, I was wondering what formal
UI/UX/IxDA educational opportunities are available in Toronto. I've
checked our list archives, at
http://interactiondesigners.com/topics.php?topic=education, and done
some web searching. What I've found so far is listed below; has anyone
had experience with the below courses and programs?

31 Mar 2014 - 9:51am
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13 weeks ago
7 replies
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tdellaringa
2006

Thoughts on checkbox controls in iOS7 Apps

As there is no checkbox control in iOS, it always become a bit of an issue on how to mimic that functionality in an app or in a mobile site. The Apple HIG is strangely silent on the issue, other than offering up a segmented control that will only accept a single choice. That's fine for a radio group, but doesn't work for something where you want someone to check a box before continuing, like accepting terms and conditions. 

1 Nov 2007 - 1:58pm
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3 years ago
92 replies
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Todd Warfel
2003

What tools do you use for prototyping?

What prototyping tools are in your toolbox?

Cheers!

Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

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.

21 Apr 2013 - 9:01am
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1 year ago
3 replies
Steve Baty
2009

Announcing: Open Call for Proposals to host Interaction15

I am pleased to formally open the Call for Proposals for cities in North America  interested in hosting the 2015 Interaction conference -- the annual conference of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

6 Oct 2013 - 10:24am
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46 weeks ago
2 replies
edwina
2012

MSc User Experience Kingston University

Hi,

I have been looking into the Masters in User Experience Design in Kingston University.  I was wondering does any one have any experience of it?  Good, bad or indifferent?

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/user-experience-design-msc/

I know it has recently chaged from being an MA and MSc to just being an MSc.  My background is in design and advertising and although I would like to know all apsects of the field research etc, I would not like it to be at the expense of my strengths ie. design.

4 Mar 2010 - 7:50am
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1 week ago
5 replies
miamourier
2010

Best practice and/or thoughts on using videos in e-commerce website?

Aloha! 

I'm looking for inspiration on how to use video in a "new and creative way".

My client has acknowledged the importance of video. (Great!) and would like to use video in a new and improved way on their e-commerce site! (But how!?)

So, here I am... Looking for best practices on using video in both product presentation AND in order to generate traffic to the website. The site is a large e-commerce site with all kinds of products to your house; from furniture to arts and crafts...