Discussion Archive

4 Jan 2005 - 4:25pm

Automotive design standards/guidelines


There are strict guidelines created by governments and safety
organizations that automobile designs and all types of designers in
this field must abide by.

16 May 2005 - 10:03am
10 years ago
6 replies
Sanchez, Mario

RE: user requirements vs business requirement

Billie Mandel wrote:
> My question: How have you (or have you at all) gone about defining
> "business requirements" gathering as opposed to "user requirements"
> gathering, and how have you defined that line/divided the work between
> IxD and product management?

No matter how much you talk about User-Centered Design, it only really makes sense within the framework of Value-Centered Design:

5 Oct 2009 - 2:13pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Siegy Adler

Identifying Stakeholder Requirements

Here’s my take on a key first step in the development of any
functional spec – the identification of stakeholder requirements.

Let's start by defining the term 'stakeholder'. A stakeholder can
be anyone who has an interest in the successful completion of a
project. This may include the individual(s) authorizing the project
as well as the folks who will actually be using the application. Once
you have identified the stakeholders, at a minimum, you'll need to
get answers to the following questions:


18 Apr 2010 - 1:04am
3 years ago
11 replies

Feedback on the online master degree program in HCI at DePaul universities

Hey guys!

I recently learnt that DePaul university, Chicago is offering the online course in HCI.

Can anyone tell me if these online courses are equally good as the on campus courses. Would I be losing on anything if I choose to take the online study option?

24 May 2011 - 10:39am
4 years ago
3 replies

Partial Date of Birth on forms

We need to know the age of users and their children to invite them to take demo-graphically targeted actions on our site.

Privacy concerns are being raised around getting that specific information, and we're thinking of going with Month/Year instead of asking for a full DOB.

I'm suggesting we go with a dual drop-down interface showing months (January, February, etc.), and years (1993, 1992, etc., (users have to be at least 18, so starting there).

23 Sep 2010 - 11:51am
5 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut

is there an official difference between a grid and a table pattern?


This morning my team reviewed this very nice article about free project management apps - http://www.smashingapps.com/2010/09/22/awesome-yet-free-web-apps-to-make-project-managers-lives-easier.html .

When we got down to "Project Bubble", an interaction designer stated that this was a very good use of a grid. When I asked how that differed from the ones above he said becuase it had headers.

22 Aug 2007 - 2:57am
4 years ago
6 replies

Column Heading Alignment Rules for Placement of Data

Hey All,

I am working on the Web Application, which generates the Purchase orders and requisitions and maintains the Procurement services for Hotel Industry.

Application releases the Output is in the form of Reports While designing these reports,

I am facing small trouble; Need suggestion and views on it!!

a.. How does the content inside columns should be placed and aligned? If data consists Alphanumeric, Numeric and Quantity based data, example Dates, Phone number address and quantities (decimal units).

6 Nov 2008 - 12:02pm
7 years ago
5 replies
3 Feb 2010 - 4:42pm
5 years ago
15 replies
Richard Carson

Interaction Design vs Interactive Design

Hi Folks,

I am trying to understand and there are some confusion between the two. Are they the same field of design? Is there a clearly defined difference between the two?


14 Sep 2008 - 10:47am
7 years ago
16 replies
Martin Petrov

Drop-down menus disadvantages?

Hi, I'm new to the IxDA list.

Do you know any good research highlighting the disadvantages of using

At my company we're having a discussion whether we should stop using
them for our global navigation due to usability concerns.