Discussion Archive

11 Mar 2009 - 3:30pm
5 years ago
4 replies
Amy Silvers

Lightbox modal dialog boxes, your feeling about them?

My sense is that as long as it isn't overused, the lightbox dialog
works well for providing essential information and/or interaction
without taking a user out of their primary flow. There are some good
examples in Designing Web Interfaces by Bill Scott and Theresa Neil,
and I've seen additional examples in the wild recently. I think it's a
familiar enough pattern that users understand it right away and know
how to interact with it, though I haven't yet tested it myself.

I'm designing a process at the moment that uses a lightbox dialog at a
critical point in the sign-in/registration process.

5 Jan 2006 - 3:15pm
8 years ago
5 replies
bryan.haggerty ...

Back Button: How to design for it?

My team and I have been running into the problem where our developers are
seeking to disable a user's ability to use the browser's back button.
Reason being, that pressing the back button in a web application runs the
risk of multiple submissions.

Has anyone had to deal with this type of situation and what were the
solutions or compromises?

Bryan Haggerty

16 Jun 2010 - 12:48pm
4 years ago
4 replies

Seeking participants: share your thoughts about web interface design

I’m posting to ask for your help in a study regarding design guidelines and web interface design.

26 Oct 2004 - 1:01am
9 years ago
9 replies

Interesting Flash interface


What do you think?

Nullius in Verba

27 Oct 2005 - 5:05pm
Matthew Milan

Toronto - UX Irregulars Meetup - Nov 3rd WUD!

Hi All,

There's a Toronto UX Irregulars meetup next Thursday, Nov 3rd to celebrate
World Usability Day. We're going to meet at the Rhino (1249 Queen
West) at 6:30 and go until about 9:30.

There's Wifi, so bring your laptop/whatever and feel free to do a
little show and tell/whatever if you're so inclined. It's the typical
eclectic affair.

7 Jan 2006 - 6:35pm
Matthew Milan

Toronto - UX Irregulars Meetup - Wed Jan 11th

Apologies in advance for the cross-post.

After a brief break for the holiday season, the Toronto UX Irregulars
are back in the saddle
(or behind the mirror), and that means it's time for another meetup.
We're meeting on Wednesday, Jan 11th at 6:30 pm at the Rhino Bar and
Grill (1249 Queen West).

12 Dec 2005 - 1:55pm
8 years ago
14 replies
Doug Murray

thoughts on design

A few thoughts spurred by a prior thread...

Design is not a random, spontaneous act. It has purpose -- a goal that is trying to be achieved. Good design achieves the intended goal or purpose (or, at least gets close). If I design a chair that is visually appealing, but terribly uncomfortable, my design has not succeeded (as a chair, although, it may succeed as sculpture, or *art*.)

It is true that some designs may be overly constrained due to business issues. But, this is nothing new.

15 May 2006 - 4:03pm
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA: 5/16, Promoting Usability, + 4 job postings

Scroll down for special offer (bring your boss or other management colleague
for free) and 4 job postings (one more than in previous announcement!)
NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Promoting Usability Within Your Organization

Ilise Benun, founder, Marketing Mentor

Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Registration: 6:00pm (refreshments served)
Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)
Networking: 8:00pm to 8:30pm

5 Sep 2007 - 3:29pm
Janna DeVylder

Chicago IxDA Social Event: Wednesday, September 12th

After some behind-the-scenes planning with some great local IxDA-ers, we can
now say Chicago has a local IxDA group!

While we plan on having topic-driven, interactive monthly events starting
Wednesday, October 10th (more to come on that, stay tuned!), we wanted a
chance to meet each other before then.


Wednesday, September 12th
6:30 pm

Rock Bottom Brewery<ht

27 Jul 2007 - 1:00pm
Steve August

JOB: Interaction Design Lead, Revelation, Full-time

Portland-based Revelation (www.revelationglobal.com) is looking for a
gifted interaction designer with excellent front-end development
skills to join our agile development team.

We are looking for a person with the right blend of design
sensibility, experience and front-end development chops (CSS,
javascript, html, Flash) to assume leadership of Revelation’s
interaction design.