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21 Nov 2010 - 6:11pm
4 years ago
3 replies
Lia Fetterhoff

Tips on selecting icons for web applications?

Hi there,

I'm looking for any resources or tips on selecting good icons for functions unique to a certain web application. I personally don't design icons myself, and think I could be successful using those already out there for purchase.

If anyone could give insight on a couple of things, that'd be great, too:

1) Should icons on a toolbar always be labeled, or will a user be able to learn them after using the application regularly?

17 Jul 2007 - 12:49pm
Adlin, Tamara

recording interviews

hi guys! I've been a lurker, but i figured i'd chime in on this.
i did a LOT of research on recording phone interviews. and i finally
got it figured out.

In order to figure this out, i tried the following: skype, jk audio
recording device, paid conference call services.

And here's the best:

1. I used a free conference calling service called
freeconferencecalls.com, but they are now basement ventures. still a
great service and FREE.

17 Feb 2005 - 10:32am
Todd Warfel

Call for Paper Prototypes - Wireframes

I'm doing a workshop on Paper Prototyping at the Summit this year
(There's still time to sign up

19 Sep 2005 - 6:24am
Ben Hunt

Web Design Seminar in Chesterfield, England, Nov 07

I'm running a one-day intensive seminar, Web Design from Scratch LIVE, in
Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) on November 7th.

The seminar content is based on my forthcoming book, of the same name, which
derives from my free online course in the fundamentals of design for the
web: http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/

The day covers both site architeture and page design, using a set of
strongly goal-oriented techniques that I've developed from my own design &
development work.

3 Nov 2009 - 4:32am
5 years ago
1 reply
Stuart Nolan

Designing Mystery: Mystery vs Magic - Anticipation vs Wow.

I have read with interest the thread on Exploring the Magic of Design
(http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=46102) and thought I'd start a
related thread on mystery by posting a link to a blog post...


I'd be interested in responses to this post from other fields of
interaction design.

I have been running closed workshops on Designing Mystery since 2002
and have only r

6 Oct 2008 - 9:55am
Shannon Caddigan

JOB: Interaction Designer: SF: Full Time: Jessie Stehle (RECRUITER)

Title: Interaction Designer - Global Photo Site
Location: San Francisco
Compensation: Competitive DOE

An online photo service that lets subscribers share, store, and edit
digital photo albums through the company's website is searching for a
Interaction Designer to design a variety of projects and work
cross-departmentally in a fast-paced environment.

7 Oct 2008 - 4:41am
6 years ago
7 replies
Peter Boersma

why the hate-on User-centered Design? (waspractice vs. discipline & roles vs. people

Jonas wrote:
> What Andrei does, if I read him correctly, is to identify a few of
> the things that are considered fundamental in design practice and
> scholarship within the design field -- craft skills to do with
> sketching, shaping and assessing -- and translate them to our tools
> and materials.

Or, in short: User Centered *Design*, not Engineering.

Peter Boersma | Senior Interaction Designer | Info.nl
http://www.peterboersma.com/blog | http://w

5 Apr 2007 - 3:16pm
Aaron Louie

Seattle Monthly Meet-up - April 12th - organized by ASIS&T PNW

Join us for some good company and geeky conversation next Thursday
(4/12) at the Elysian Pub in Capitol Hill!

What: Seattle Monthly Meet-up, organized by the Pacific Northwest
chapter of the
American Society for Information Science & Technology
Where: Elysian Pub, 1221 E.

3 Jan 2007 - 2:08am
Dave Malouf

Design in India and other stuff about IxD education (was discuss Digest, Vol 39, Issue 23)


I'm aware of the IxD program at the NID in India.

The quesiton is, do you want a design school program or a comp sci program?

Since a big part of a traditional design school education requires some
sort of studio review, how do you do that remotely?

14 Dec 2007 - 4:27pm
7 years ago
3 replies

Three kinds of design

I've been thinking on this for a while and I admit the idea's still
only half-baked. But I thought I'd toss it out to the list for

I think there are three kinds of design for product features (web site
features also, not so much with intranet features).

1. Core design. This is "the good stuff" that we all want to be
doing, that we have tools and techniques aimed to support (personas,
contextual design, et cetera).