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20 Mar 2010 - 12:22pm
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5 years ago
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Kevin Cannon
2009

Creating UI Spec - Improving my workflow

Hey all,

I'm doing a lot of UI specs these days and prodiving very detail descriptions and info to developers who are building the apps i'm designing. Here's a rough sample of the type of thing I mean:

style_guide_example.gif

24 May 2011 - 11:39am
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aarriola
2011

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).

1 Sep 2009 - 5:59pm
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Calvin
2008

"Way Out" vs "Exit" - Signage usability and passenger experience

Vancouver, Canada recently opened a new subway system called "Canada
Line" (http://www.canadaline.ca). While I notice quite a few issues
in the whole passenger experience, one thing that makes me wonder the
most is the exit sign: instead of printing "Exit", they use "Way
Out". My thoughts:

- "Exit" is almost the international standard word to indicate an
exit route.

18 Apr 2010 - 2:04am
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Minal
2010

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?

23 Sep 2010 - 12:51pm
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4 years ago
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Michele Marut
2005

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

All,

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.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:18pm
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Philip Hillman
2010

Prototyping Tools 2012 - Axure RP 6.0 or iRise Studio

Hi all,

My first post on IXDA.

I realise that this point is raised periodically but wanted to get a quick verdict on the most popular prototyping and wireframe creation tools. 

Criteria is that we are designing enterprise, transactional applications and platforms - with complex interactions and logic and our designers are using mixture of Mac and Pc as their workstations - so ideally I want something multi platform compatible. 

Tools under the microscope are;-

11 Jul 2011 - 7:02pm
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amara
2011

Modal boxes on a mobile environment?

Hello!

I'm working on a responsive website and I'm curious to know what is the current best practice is for modal boxes in mobile environments (in specific: smartphones). Does a modal box take away from the experience or enhance it? Thoughts?

Thanks!

19 Sep 2014 - 3:20am
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mehmet
2010

UX at emails

There are lots of discussions of the usability of the email clients. But not much about the email itself. For example let's discuss the 'disclaimer'. I understand that some companies have concerns and needs it. But it is not useful in a thread and as a customer I don't need to read this disclaimer everytime. Are there any examples to make it better?

 

14 Jan 2013 - 5:05pm
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Jessica Boggs
2008

Responsive Product Comparison Chart

We are currently working on creating responsive designs for a web site which provides/sells service-based products. The client wants the designs based off their desktop experience. One of the pages compares the service features in a side-by-side column format. Looks great in the desktop view but it not going to work in the smart phone view.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:18pm
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43 weeks ago
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liusquare
2011

Really need some advice about Domus Academy in Italy, accepted by the IxD program

I'm  a web designer in US and I want to be an IX/UX designer and work in a company that values IX/UX.