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27 Apr 2004 - 3:27pm
11 years ago
10 replies
Elizabeth Buie

Visual design = aesthetics??

Todd Warfel writes:

"Personally, while some usability professionals don't see visual design
(aesthetics) to be important, or as important, I think it most definitely

Todd, are you equating visual design with aesthetics, are you saying that
some usability professionals equate them, or are you saying that aesthetics
is a component of visual design.

I would agree that it is a component. I see visual design as much more
than aesthetics, however.

8 May 2012 - 7:41am
Matt Nish-Lapidus

Email notification issues

Hi Everybody,

Over the last few days we have been experiencing email sending issues due to our SMTP server. I hope it will be resolved quickly, but until then there could be a long delay in receiving email notifications of new discussion posts.

Matt & IxDA

19 Feb 2004 - 8:00am
11 years ago
5 replies
Dave Malouf

Nice article on the design of the Tivo remote controlin tomorrow's Times

When is someone going to realize that people watch TV w/ dimmed or no lights
on? How often I've been watching a DVD or something off the DVR and I get a
call and I can't find the stupid PAUSE button. Would it kill them to make a
remote that is backlit like a phone touch pad?

Otherwise, I agree w/ Nielly about the FAV button.
What I wanted for a FAV button was something that limited my GUIDE, not
something that went up (you can't go backwards) a shortened chain. Why is
that? Well Ok, I love TV, right? My FAV list turns out to have hmmm?

19 Apr 2010 - 12:36pm
5 years ago
3 replies

Giving proper credit for design ideas

I'm new to user experience design. I do a lot of research. When presenting a formal design analysis, what is the best practice for incorporating ideas from other designers as suggestions? Should I include a written reference to sources?

21 Aug 2008 - 9:23am
7 years ago
1 reply
Becky Reed

Accessing repetitive motion in a web application?

Howdy Folks,

I was wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to best access repetitive motion in a web application. I'm also be super curious if anyone had automated testing around it in their QA departments, but would be just giddy if I had a better way to access it initially.

Thanks very much,


Becky Reed
IxD, Healthwise

19 Oct 2006 - 3:54pm
Scott Simmons

JOB: User Experience Lead / Redmond / Microsoft / Full Time

JOB: User Experience Lead / Redmond / Microsoft / Full Time

Do you want to play a leading role in the effort of designing and delivering products and services that truly change the way people connect with business processes?

27 Aug 2010 - 4:43am
5 years ago
3 replies
Danny Hope

Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] New rule for posting jobs

On 26 August 2010 15:27, netwiz wrote: > A while ago because of a chance comment in one of these posts I went to > check my subscription, and found that I was indeed subscribed to the job > list, even though I have no recollection of having done so, and don't think > I would have done so intentionally.

I didn't realise I had multiple subscriptions either. Perhaps those who don't realise they've been added to the jobs list could see a different footer in job posts.

17 Jun 2006 - 5:22pm
9 years ago
8 replies
Simon Asselbergs

usability of tab focus

Hi All,

Some expert coorperate users want to have a lot of fields on a form so they can input large amounts of data at once, in a specific flow. They like to use the Tabkey to put focus on a field. Should all fields using tabfocus events, or only the most used input pattern? What is the best practice?

Imagine you have to design usability for one form with the fields: A,B,C,D,E,F,G
The average input pattern would be A,B,D,F.

Should I have a tab order like this

[TabIndex, field]
1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. E
6. F
7. G

or like this

[TabIndex, field]
1. A
2. B
3. D

24 Jul 2008 - 11:20am
Chris Whelan

Drag n Drop Hierarchy Builder Example?

Can anybody provide some examples of drag and drop tools/sites that allow you to customize your own hierarchy by selecting nodes from a sample hierarchy?

I want to be able to retain relationships, so ideally the example would do more than allow isolated item selection from tool box.

Thanks in advance.

22 Jan 2010 - 9:52am
Paul Sherman

UX workshop in Singapore?


You might want to contact the people at Microusability in Singapore; I think they run training workshops.

Paul Sherman

On Jan 22, 2010, at 2:29 AM, Michael Quiapos wrote:


I'm looking for a full workshop regarding User Experience and Interaction Design.