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11 Aug 2011 - 7:07pm
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3 years ago
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Chris Rink
2009

Decision Tree vs Decision Table

I am currently working on a project where we need a method of creating conditional logic and execution. We are currently stuck between two types of implementations.

The first is more of a decision tree implementation. Each condition has a yes and a no clause and the statements can be nested. (decision-tree.png)

15 Oct 2008 - 3:35am
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3 years ago
73 replies
R. Groot
2006

Can an interaction designer creat (great) interaction without (great) visual design skills?

Hi all,

in my daily work as an interaction designer I mostly create wireframes and
support the visual designers in their creation of the visual design for
these wireframes.

I notice though, that there is a strong dependency on how/if the interaction
will work and the (eventual) visual design.

My question: can an interaction designer create great working interaction
without having visual design skills?

Kind regards,
Rein Groot

11 Mar 2009 - 12:57am
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5 years ago
4 replies
Albert Cornelissen
2009

Best practice for for number of items in a dropdown on a web form?

Hello everyone. This is my first post on IxDA. :) I've been
developing web applications for a few years now, and usability has
always been a priority, but I have only really started obessesing
about usability in the last year or so.

A colleague and I had a discussion about the maximum number of
elements that should be used in a (select) dropdown menu on a web
form.

He thinks that fifteen is the maximum. Me? I'm not quite sure what
to think.

6 Jun 2008 - 2:53pm
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6 years ago
5 replies
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Fred Beecher
2006

iRise vs. Axure - Community response - Patent-free thread

First, my apologies to Andrei and anyone else who may be affected by having
links to patents in their email. I had NO idea about the impact.
In response to Josh Seiden who, speaking for the IxDA board, encouraged us
to come up with a plan of action, I'd like to start this new thread. To
anyone taking part in the discussion, please refrain from a discussion of
any patents, posting snippets thereof, or links to patent sites. Thanks!

The purpose of this thread is to discuss not the patent itself or whether
Axure infringed or not, but to discuss our response to this lawsuit as a
community.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:17am
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35 weeks ago
0 replies
Erik Dahl
2008

Midwest UX Regional Conference, October 23-25, 2014

Hi all,

On October 23-25, 2014 we will be holding the 4th annual Midwest UX regional conference in Indianapolis, IN. There are still some tickets available, but they are moving quickly.

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.

11 Feb 2009 - 12:55pm
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6 years ago
15 replies
pyces
2007

To use a colon or not to use a colon after field labels

Could anyone help me on the subject of whether to use colons after field
labels. I have found one accessibility paper and a few other
not-so-respected sources that indicate that colons after field labels
help screen reader users, as well as normal vision users, to expect an
input field. However, after years of including colons after field
labels, our copy dept now maintains that a colon is punctuation and
shouldn't be included after field labels. I've also found Jarrett's, "No
one cares about colons but UX people" and Luke W doesn't mention it in
his book :(.

6 Mar 2009 - 4:24pm
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6 years ago
7 replies
Alan Cox
2009

Design/UX goals in your company

As it grows, the company I work for is becoming more metric-driven.
Ultimately, I support the idea of having goals and metrics that help
us understand whether we're doing good work, the right work, etc.

I don't expect goals & metrics to ever tell the whole story; the
world is squishy and numbers are unlikely to paint a completely
honest picture. I do think, however, that they'll help us start
conversations and give us something to shoot towards.

I'm curious: what type of goals and metrics exist in your company
that are related to good user experience and good design?

14 Nov 2008 - 2:10pm
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45 weeks ago
17 replies
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david.shaw6@gma...
2004

Interaction Design Career Path

Hi all.... I can't remember whether there was a conversation about career
paths in our realm, so I thought I would start one. Currently I am a senior
IxDer and starting to plot out my career path. Would love to hear from
those who were in my shoes before that made the transition to the next step.
I'm curious as to not only your personal view on the career path, but the
employers' view on career paths in this realm too.
TIA,
David

--
"Art provokes thinking, design solves problems"

w: http://www.davidshaw.info

16 Nov 2009 - 11:41am
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4 years ago
18 replies
Sourabh
2009

MS in Interaction Design, Usability, User Research, User Experience, Information Architect

Hello Group,

I am back again with the same request. As, I have been looking for
the college and university to continue master degree in Interaction
Design, Usability, User Research, User Experience, Information
Architect.

My curiosity is...

1. Whether the courses are available under one roof or need to learn
individually?

2. Anyone knows the particular college or university where i will get
the above courses?

3. Any member in the group has completed master degree in information
architect? And, in which college? Any link?

4.