Discussion Archive

6 Mar 2010 - 6:59am
4 years ago
50 replies
Ali Naqvi

It sucks to be a Jr. Interaction Designer/Jr. Usability Specialist/ Jr. User Experience Designer

For those graduating in 2008 (When the crisis started), 2009 (when the crisis was at the peek) and 2010 (when almost every 4th is unemployed in Malmö and Copenhagen Area), it really sucked/sucks to be a user centered designer. NO FREAKING JOBS! I was lucky enough to get hired as a technical writer with emphasis on usability....this was my first career job and I learned alot. Its just sad that it lasted for 13 months only.... My employer had to let 35 employees go. I was one of them. 

2 Mar 2010 - 7:07pm
3 years ago
8 replies

Rating: Like vs Stars

Here an example for two similar products: one received 100 «like» by buyers vs the other product received an average rating of 2 stars out of 3 by 200 buyers. Which one do you buy?

10 Feb 2009 - 3:53am
5 years ago
14 replies
Batyah Rubin

Interaction Designer vs User Experience Designer vs User Interface designer


Can anyone tell me the difference between these three titles:

- Interaction Designer
- User Experience Designer
- User Interface designer

Batyah Rubin
Freelance User Interface Designer

24 Jan 2006 - 9:58pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Chris McLay

Onscreen Keyboard to Enter Passwords


My bank has just decided to implement a new security measure -
entering passwords via an on screen keyboard.


This is to get around key loggers and trojans.

13 Nov 2007 - 8:29pm
6 years ago
12 replies
Dave Malouf


Aza Raskin (invited speaker to IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah), just
posted a new application which show cases many of the interface
theories that he and his company, Humanized, have been talking about
and he will talk about at the conference

The new application is called "Songza" and is search, play, and share
for music. It seems to search for content in the public domain like on
YouTube and grab the audio stream from it.

31 Dec 2008 - 5:57pm
5 years ago
8 replies
Fred Beecher

Research Frameworks - Definition, Examples & Creation?

Hi all,
This idea of the "research framework" has really gotten stuck in my mind
since we began altering our process here at Evantage. But here's the
problem... I don't have a specific definition of what exactly this means. So
I've made one up:

Research Framework: A collection of things to ask & things to observe in
particular contexts, along with contextually appropriate techniques for
doing so.

1 Feb 2010 - 10:03pm
4 years ago
55 replies
Richard Carson

Sketching before the Wireframes

Hi Folks,

I wanted to ask around on the process of creating wireframes for designing mobile applications. In creating these wireframes, should I work on paper before actually hopping into a drawing program to lay out these wireframes? I believe working on paper is faster and easier before laying out the wireframes for a project. However, the company I am working with, might be wondering if I am wasting my time. That I should be doing wireframes within the drawing program. What are your suggestions and thoughts on this issue?

2 Jun 2005 - 1:18am
8 years ago
17 replies
Jonathan Arnowitz

Visio prototyping

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if there are any visio prototyping expert out there,
available for training?



Jonathan Arnowitz
Principal User Experience Designer
SAP Labs

Interactions Magazine
j.s.arnowitz at acm.org

6 Dec 2007 - 4:22am
3 years ago
12 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Liquid Blueprint

Hey all.

For some of you who do web work and have heard of Blueprint, you'll
know it's an XHTML+CSS means for creating nicely structured grid
systems for layout work on the web.

19 Jan 2010 - 5:25am
2 years ago
35 replies
Himanshu Agrawal

1 Year Masters Course in Interaction Design

Hello Everyone,
I want to pursue one year Masters course in Interaction Design.
Can you please suggest some good Design Instiutes of US and Europe which
1 Year Masters Course in Interaction Design.

Thank You.