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12 May 2009 - 8:37am
7 years ago
11 replies
Nick Shank

Top Ten IxD Must Read Articles.

What are your list of top ten IxD articles that anyone interested in
Interaction Design must read?
-- Nick

15 Sep 2008 - 9:40am
7 years ago
76 replies

Next & previous button order

As discussed by LukeW in Web Form Design, it's best to have the primary
action of a form be the first button that the user sees. For left-to-right
languages this means having the primary action on the left and any secondary
actions on the right (see A in this illustration
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/2366430953/ ).

10 Jan 2006 - 12:53pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Austin Govella

How do you define successful experience? (was: Information Architect Opening at NavigationArts in Washington D.C.Metro Area)

On 1/9/06, Natalie Buda <nbuda at navigationarts.com> wrote:
> Two or more years of successful experience in information architecture field

How do you define successful experience?

Curious to your answers to this question. Is it experience where you
learned a lot? Where stakeholders were happy?

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.

17 Jan 2011 - 4:56am
5 years ago
4 replies
Sean Pook

Relocating to Europe - Visas and sponsorship explained + great opportunity

For those who have read on the site - apologies, repost due to email list being down.

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year to you all.

So then, as part of my job I speak to hundreds of folks based in the EU who ask if I have roles for them in the US or Canada etc, and vice versa. My answer is invariably no, not due to a lack of opportunities, but due to the lack of the candidate having a correct work visa or the hiring firm not sponsoring said visas.

1 Sep 2009 - 5:59pm
6 years ago
14 replies

"Way Out" vs "Exit" - Signage usability and passenger experience

Vancouver, Canada recently opened a new subway system called "Canada
Line" (http://www.canadaline.ca). While I notice quite a few issues
in the whole passenger experience, one thing that makes me wonder the
most is the exit sign: instead of printing "Exit", they use "Way
Out". My thoughts:

- "Exit" is almost the international standard word to indicate an
exit route.

30 Nov 2010 - 8:31pm
5 years ago
9 replies

Top Interaction Design Firms

Hi, I'm looking for a shortlist of the best design firms that have significant experience with interaction design for hand held devices.  If someone could point me in the direction of an existing thread or provide a list I would highly appreciate it.  


23 Mar 2009 - 10:12am
7 years ago
15 replies
Oleh Kovalchuke

Command line vs. menu driven interface

Katie Albers wrote in another thread:

"Let's take a really obvious example: Every test I've ever seen shows that
people are measurably faster using a mouse-based interface than a
command-based interface. At an extremely high level of expertise both in
typing and in the app, people do, in fact, become faster using the
commands... but "membership" in this group is much smaller than the number
of people who believe they are in the group.

30 May 2008 - 12:29pm
8 years ago
4 replies
John Gibbard

Loan Calculator

Scenario: A loan calculator (for amounts under $50,000 / £25,000)

Option A:
Two sliders (with associated input fields) one for total amount,
second for duration.
Moving the sliders affects a results panel which shows amount
repayable per month & total cost of loan.

Option B:
Three sliders, as option A but this time also including a 'monthly
amount' slider. Moving 'amount' and 'duration' moves the 'monthly
amount' automatically.

7 Oct 2008 - 2:47pm
6 years ago
15 replies
Hugh Griffith

Two column form layout

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know of any data, or have an opinion, about laying out forms in
multiple columns?

At my job, the business is constantly complaining about all the white space
on the right side of a long form when I lay it out in the standard way.
Arranging the labels and inputs into two columns, flowing from left to
right, seems an obvious solution to the problem.