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24 Apr 2008 - 7:08am
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7 years ago
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Archana Rao
2008

HCI / Interaction Design- The difference?

Hiya !

First of- a heads up on my background:
I am from India.I have graduated with a degree in engineering- compScience.
I work as a QA engineer for the UI component of the Virtual Center at VMware
.I am a very creative person with great analytical skills.I have decided
to pursue a career in Interaction design.
I am trying to figure out which program I fit in best.Im looking for
programs grounded more in design.I seldom code and don have a flair for it.

*Can someone enlighten me about the Difference between Human Computer
interaction and Intercation design.*
*And what exactly do you mean b

4 Jul 2009 - 8:11am
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6 years ago
1 reply
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jkolko
2010

Call for Participation: Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction

TEI'10 - THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TANGIBLE, EMBEDDED,
AND EMBODIED INTERACTION

January 25-27, 2010
MIT Media Lab - Cambridge, MA, USA
http://tei-conf.org/

Submission Deadlines and Categories
-----------------------------------
Note: different from last year

August 3, 2009: Papers
August 3, 2009: Studios
October 2, 2009: Explorations
October 2, 2009: Student Consortium

July 10, 2009: Submission opens
January 25-27, 2010: TEI Conference at the MIT Media Lab

Keynote speaker announced: Professor John Frazer
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2 Feb 2007 - 11:36am
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2 years ago
97 replies
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bhekking
2006

What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?

Hi all -

In your experience, what qualities set the 'best' (defined as you like)
interaction designers apart?

In hiring, what design exercises have you found effective in identifying the
'best' interaction designers?

Thanks,
Bret Hekking

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26 Aug 2008 - 8:10pm
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5 years ago
41 replies
jmcatee
2008

Creating a UI Spec Document Template

Right now our small team is communicating UI changes and enhancements
with developers using PowerPoint mock ups with notes. I am concerned
this will eventually backfire and would like to bring a little more
formality to the process. Is anyone willing to share their UI spec
document and/or recommendations for putting together a spec. I have
used the PayPal format before but it has been a while and I don't
remember everything that was in it.

Since our team is very small I don't want to bring about a lot of
paperwork just something to make sure we have all of our bases
covered.

Thanks,
Jamie

23 Dec 2009 - 6:28am
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6 years ago
5 replies
melanie burke
2009

How can I get the best out of a UX discovery workshop

I'm starting on a project in the New Year where the client has
arranged a 3 hour UX discovery meeting with 20 stakeholders right at
the beginning of the project before I've had any real time to do my
own research.

The client's objectives for the meeting are to define the personas
and user journeys and the first draft of the structure for the site.

After the meeting I will have an opportunity to conduct one-on-one
interviews.

The project itself is to develop a fairly laborious offline
application process into a streamlined online process.

16 Mar 2010 - 10:42am
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5 years ago
7 replies
Josie Scott
2009

Best Practices for "Was this helpful?"

Many sites that offer help conclude the information with a feedback question such as "Was this helpful?"  This can be a valuable mechanism to tailor online or in product Help better. 

Our team would like your help:  We'd like to hear what everyone does.  What question do you ask with what scale or input?  How well does that work?  What would you change?  What are some best practices for "Was this helpful?" questions.

Josie Scott
TechSmith Corporation User Experience

16 Jan 2004 - 10:16am
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12 years ago
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Ryan Powell
2004

Error messaging best practices

I'm looking for info on best practices / guidelines for error messaging
(for forms on the web)- both the content of the message and the way
errors are brought to the user's attention.

Does anyone know of any good sources? Or maybe just a site that has an
interesting solution?

Thanks,

Ryan Powell
HSBC
Chicago, IL

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14 Nov 2008 - 1:10pm
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1 year ago
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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

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"Art provokes thinking, design solves problems"

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11 Jan 2011 - 3:29am
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5 years ago
5 replies
Sean Pook
2008
5 Dec 2008 - 2:07am
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7 years ago
7 replies
Bart Schouten
2008

Inactive UI elements: disable or disappear?

I'm struggling with an UI issue, so I'm hoping to receive some advice from
you. Imagine a textprocessor (i.e. Word) application in which you can edit
both text and image objects. The interface is clean and simple, only the
most needed functions are available in this app. An advantage of the
limited amount of functions is that they all fit in one toolbar without
cluttering or being miniscule.