Discussion Archive

8 Jul 2011 - 10:17am
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3 years ago
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Susan Mercer
2004

Showing User-Entered vs. Default Values in a form

I'm working with a client that has a consumer-based application to provide energy-saving tips.  There is a long questionnaire, so the system uses a lot of intelligent defaults based on what utility and third-party information the system has access to, as well as local, regional, and national averages.  

So, at first glance, the user fills out a handful of fields and gets energy-saving tips and savings estimates.  But, the more fields that they fill out with real information, instead of the defaults, the better the estimates.

29 Jun 2010 - 1:27pm
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4 years ago
4 replies
Ogilve
2010

capabilities of online industrial design courses

Hello. My background in design (outside of interaction issues) is kind of weak, so I'm interested in some continuing education. Specifically, I'd like some training in industrial design, and I've found a couple of graduate level programs (e.g., SCAD) that offer eLearning in that discipline. My question concerns the effectiveness of eLearning in this case.

6 Oct 2013 - 10:24am
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41 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.

26 May 2008 - 8:26am
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6 years ago
4 replies
Al Selvin
2006

Sites with good examples of bad UIs?

I hesitate to ask this, because I have lost hours wandering around in such
sites, but anyway:
I'd appreciate recommendations for sites that analyze/discuss/make fun of
bad UI designs. Examples are www.buigallery.com*, http://www.baddesigns.com,
etc. I know I have seen others but I'm not remembering/finding them at the
moment.

Thanks,

Al

* I love the "snarky comments" on this site. Spent way too long clicking and
laughing yesterday.

14 Sep 2008 - 11:47am
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5 years ago
16 replies
Martin Petrov
2008

Drop-down menus disadvantages?

Hi, I'm new to the IxDA list.

Do you know any good research highlighting the disadvantages of using
drop-downs?

At my company we're having a discussion whether we should stop using
them for our global navigation due to usability concerns.

19 May 2008 - 8:44am
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6 years ago
10 replies
jabbett
2008

Open format between Visio and Omnigraffle?

After observing the list for a while, it's clear that our community is split
between Visio users on PCs and Omnigraffle users on Macs. Is there a format
common to both Visio and Omnigraffle with which we can publish stencils,
templates, etc. so we don't have to duplicate our efforts? Alternatively,
are there simple converters between the two formats?

-Jonathan

1 Apr 2014 - 6:37pm
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jay hilwig
2006

IDEO Method Cards: Have you used? Looking for design related professionals for (paid) feedback/survey

Hello,

I am finishing up a final project for my MS in HCI and as part of this effort need 1-2 design related professionals who may have used the IDEO Method Cards, either digital or paper form.

This is for a paid ($25) 15-20 minute survey.

Please email me (remove all the spaces below) direct if interested,
jayhi l wi  g @ gm  ail. com

19 Oct 2006 - 4:32am
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7 years ago
7 replies
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stauciuc
2006

Mozilla Firefox - showing passwords

Hi, all

There was something on my mind for a whiIe and now I decided to ask: Has
anyone any ideea what in the world determined the makers of Firefox to
display all stored passwords on a user's computer just at 3-4 clicks away?
To me, it makes the feature of storing passwords almost useless.
I like to have things as simple as possible, so I generally choose to stay
'logged in' and have passwords remember and things like that.

16 May 2008 - 10:48am
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6 years ago
11 replies
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SemanticWill
2007

Omnigraffle IA stencils

Hi all,
For once - a non-snarky Will post. As of this week, I have made the
complete switch to Mac - and after installing Omnigraffle (new OS, new
machine, new everything including new way of doing wireframing and
sitemapping), I am on the hunt for all site mapping and wireframing
stencils.

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
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