Discussion Archive

17 Jan 2011 - 4:56am
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5 years ago
4 replies
Sean Pook
2008

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.

12 Oct 2011 - 4:22am
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4 years ago
21 replies
ptamzz
2010

Why do designers prefer Mac instead of Windows

Why do designers prefer a Mac instead of the Windows platform?

Probably it is an old topic but I still need to know. I've read substantial amount of blogs, comparisions and write ups on this topic and most of them says there are no big differences between working on a Mac and working on a Windows based PC. However, as I look for universities and colleges across the US which offers Design degrees, especially Interaction Design and Media Arts, almost all of them ask the student to get their own Mac systems.

So please share your views on this.

 

24 May 2008 - 7:54pm
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8 years ago
61 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

Usability = Predictability

"Usability equals predictability."

As in, if you can accurately predict what's going to happen next in an
interaction, it's because the action you're taking is understandable, clear,
logical, makes you feel confident, etc. If you can accurately predict what's
next, the interaction has high usability. If you can't accurately predict
what's next, the interaction has low usability.

Shoot holes in that statement.
-r-

15 Jan 2014 - 2:06am
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iwinmaps
2014

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?

2 Sep 2014 - 4:23pm
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1 year ago
6 replies
TeresaBrazen
2012

Just published: About Face 4

Fresh off the presses, the newest edition of About Face has arrived. This fourth edition, the most significant revision yet, features a stunning new design and a full color interior. Addressing the many changes in the design landscape since its last publication, this new edition includes interaction methods and strategies for touchscreen phones and tablets, as well as updated chapters for the web and for desktop applications.

Get your copy here.

 

 

12 Mar 2010 - 6:34am
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6 years ago
5 replies
Cathy Wang
2009

Telecom Self Service (Web & Mobile)

Hi Everyone.

I am doing an impossible research. Currently I am trying to find out how all the different telecom self-service portals work. As it's almost impossible for me to be a customer for all mobile carrier (around the world), I am asking the community to help.

This thread can act as a resrouce gathering for pattern study in telecom self-service. (if we manage to gather enough screenshots) I think this would be benefitial to everyone as this is not just a portal, not just a website, but more of a service design on the web.

4 Aug 2005 - 4:06am
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11 years ago
1 reply
Tricia (Bluesky...
2005

Top 10 E-Commerce Companies

Hello!

Does anyone know where I can get a list of the top 10 E-Commerce
Companies?

Regards

Tricia

18 Jan 2010 - 10:00am
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6 years ago
8 replies
Christina Li
2004

tools for diary study

Hi,

Can anyone recommond me a good online tool for diary studies? Thank you very
much.

Kind regards

--
Christina Li
Founder, uiGarden.net (http://www.uigarden.net)
Weaving Usability and Cultures

+44 (0) 7845269566

7 Jul 2011 - 3:32pm
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3 years ago
3 replies
uxtweaker
2009

Persona creation tools

I am wondering if except for the already well known, whiteboard, sticky notes, markers and large sheets of paper are there any digital tools available to facilitate the collection/analysis of data, creation of personas and of course of scenarios in a shared environment?!

If you are not aware of such a tool, what are the pieces of software that you'd use together in order to satisfy such goals?!

I have found a couple of videos showcasing a prototype for a touch responsive interface created at Stanford that aims at becoming such a tool

7 Dec 2012 - 5:39am
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3 years ago
15 replies
chrizz
2012

Accessibility; font size and color contrast

i'm looking for a tool (or information) regarding accessibility. of course i know the common tools and w3c pages. what i'm looking for is a way to check the combination of fontsize and color-contrast.

tools like Colour contrast Analyzer are nice and helpful, but  i'm absolutely sure contrast can be lower using  - for example -  helvetica/50px/bold instead of times/12px/light/italic.