Discussion Archive

26 Oct 2009 - 2:45pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Sam Eder

Survey: Design Process/Feedback Testing

I'm working on web interaction testing project and I was hoping to
enlist the help of IxDA members. Help a brother out by taking a few
minutes to fill out this 9 question survey, via the link below, on
your typical design process. Next week I'll share the results on
this discussion thread. Thank you all in advance!

Survey Link

Thanks again,


24 Jul 2009 - 8:59am
6 years ago
13 replies
Hugh Griffith

Gmail drag and drop

Not too long ago Google added the ability to move your emails into labels
via drag and drop functionality. As a result, they added two rows of dots to
the left side of each email.

Does anyone know if that is in fact the ideal pattern for that kind of tool?
Or has anyone done any testing on it?

Thanks for your input,

Hugh Griffith
User Interface Designer

28 Jan 2009 - 11:58pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Harikrishna VP

Internationalization Guideline Resource

Group, where can i find online literature on Internationalization, which
talks about practical examples and guidelines.

Warm Regards,
Harikrishna VP,
Senior User Experience Designer | Usability Engineering Team
Technology Competence and Consulting | IBS Software Services
IBS Software Services


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22 Sep 2008 - 8:33am

Time breakdown for design tasks - user research vs. IxD, etc.

I seem to recall seeing some data on average design task percentage
for a given type of project... but I can't find it. (It may have been very
specific to a particular
domain, not sure)

For example:
1) User research - 20% of project
2) Interaction design - 20% of project
3) Visual design - 15% of project

Does anyone have any information on this?

Best regards,

Russell Wilson
Vice President of Product Design, NetQoS
Blog: http://www.dexodesign.com

30 Aug 2009 - 5:42pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Mark Schraad

the user is blamed by default...

Just ran across one of my pet peeves. Putting the user at blame when
they are not. I was trying to log on to manage some of our benefits.
I use macs... we both do. Not a windows machine here. I used
Safari... then tried Firefox (both up to date).

21 Mar 2006 - 4:33pm
9 years ago
6 replies
Trevor Chong

Functional Specs (long and getting longer) [Trevor]

I'm starting to experiment with rapid prototyping in my company. I looked at
the Axure website and it looks like exactly what I need :

- ability to create simulations
- ability to compile the simulation into a printed functional specs

I'm wondering if there's any other product out there that anyone's tried
out/uses. How does Axure stack up to Visio?

10 Feb 2009 - 8:04pm
Elena Melendy

[Event] NYC UPA 2/17: User Experience and Analytics by Marko Hurst

The New York City Usability Professionals' Association invites you to

Designing Outcomes for Usability: The Future of User Experience &

a presentation by Marko Hurst, Director of User Experience at

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Networking: 6:00 pm, Presentation: 6:30 pm
JPMorgan Chase - Park Avenue

Please scroll down for event and registration details.

9 Jan 2007 - 11:02pm

Rugged/industrial handheld portable input devices?

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone out there might have a line on research or
data involving the effectiveness of portable (handheld) input devices
(keypads, joysticks, trackballs) for use in rugged environments,
often by users wearing thick gloves. Any technology comparisons,
human factors/ergonomics research would be very helpful.

17 Oct 2007 - 4:34am

interactive exhibition design

Dear Ixda,

i'm currently enrolled in the Interaction Design MA at Interaction
Design Institute + Domus Academy in Milan.
I recently started to work on my thesis project that deals with
interactive exhibition design focusing on "Made in Italy" topic as
project content,
according to the foundation i'm working with as advisor.

I would like to kindly ask you to suggest me some recent projects or
companies that work with interactive exhibitions.
I'm still collecting information, but i guess that this ML would add
some precious hints to my research.

A preliminary collection of