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30 Sep 2010 - 3:02am
2 years ago
22 replies

Need advice for starting a career in UX/Interaction Design.

Hello everyone,

I'm having a lot of trouble getting a job in UX/Interaction Design.

I've seen a lot of discussion with people in the same situation as me, but I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong or what I could improve on. (specifically in my case)

Here are the things I've been doing/done...

I've recently graduated with an HCI major at the University of Washington. I've taken as many classes I can with design, interaction design, user experience, etc.

23 Mar 2012 - 2:48pm
2 years ago
2 replies

HCI masters in Canada?

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a masters in HCI in Canada, but I haven't been able to locate a course. 
Can anyone give me any guidance or suggestions???


15 Apr 2009 - 1:22pm
5 years ago
19 replies
Alan Cox

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

10 Dec 2003 - 3:20am
10 years ago
4 replies

Open Source Interaction Design

Long email. A quick read.

Is there an Open Source Interaction Design forum? Will it thrive?

Most practical UI books seem very basic, nearly condescending, and give
guidelines for very basic, obvious scenarios. GUI Bloopers is one
example of such a book. Helpful, but mostly, obvious.

I am looking for a website or discussion group where the activity can to
refresh my background in cognitive, psychological, phenomenological and
persuasive principles that help cull brainstormed ideas, beyond the
hints from user study, ethnography etc.

18 Mar 2014 - 7:17am
15 weeks ago
0 replies

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29 Jul 2008 - 2:45pm
2 years ago
11 replies
Mike Dunn

Usability testing on the cheap- Silverback, ?

Hey all, I'm doing some research on different tiers of usability testing,
and I love the new Silverback app that Clear Left just put out (
http://www.silverbackapp.com/) as a potential lower-end solution (we already
have partnerships in place for the high-end services). Are there any other
apps like Silverback out there? What do you guys use?

Michael Dunn

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

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?


7 Oct 2008 - 6:18am
5 years ago
24 replies
Joshua Porter

ACD/UCD Round Two

In an attempt to discover any real difference between ACD and UCD,
here's a concrete question:

Are there different methods/deliverables that we might label more of
an ACD practice or a UCD practice?

To determine this, we should look at what the primary object of the
method is.

13 Aug 2007 - 2:54pm
6 years ago
12 replies

Req: Reference on readability of centered vs left-justified text

Does anyone have a reference showing that left-justified text is more
readable than centered text?

Something like:
(a) an academic study or paper
(b) a textbook
(c) a well-known graphic design book

I've been googling for a while and have found many pages that agree
with me, but none citing sources. :/


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17 Feb 2014 - 7:19am
Janna DeVylder

Announcing the 2014 Interaction Awards Winners!

We’re honored to announce this year’s top winners for the third-annual Interaction Awards!

The top winners were announced at the Interaction Awards Celebration and Interaction14 closing party on 8 February, 2014, sponsored by Microsoft.