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9 Jan 2006 - 10:16pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Gabriel White

Are good IxDers like good chess players?

In my morning malaise on the subway this morning I thought this:

Some of the best interaction designers I've worked with are like good
chess players. They are the kind of people who can think 39 actions
ahead, for each of the 27 different possible use scenarios.

19 Jul 2006 - 8:05am
John Grøtting

openBC.com Design Competition

Some of you may be familiar with the Design Competition that
openBC.com has going on. You can read all about it on the competition

I am very much against design competitions and spec work for our

5 Oct 2004 - 9:03am
9 years ago
6 replies
Dave Malouf

Great product, eh? (I'm pretty sure it isn't real ... Yet!)


The idea is a wardrobe watcher. Similar to the internet based
refrigerators, but this one is a lot better.

I guess you can take the idea of the internet fridge and add in
nutritional information and when you try to take someting out AGAINST your
diet it will beep at you or electrocute or something like that. hmm? Now
where is that WeightWatcher's contact?

11 Aug 2010 - 9:17am
Arun Martin

[IxDA] [EVENT] Bangalore - HCI research methods - August 28

The STC India User Research and Usability SIG is pleased to announce three sessions on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Misys Software Solutions (India) Private Limited, Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Bangalore. 
1) HCI research methods by Sanjay Tripathi, ABB2) Usability heuristics for documentation by Anupama Gummaraju3) Web analytics in technical documentation by Jigesh T.V, Cisco


11 Mar 2009 - 3:11pm
5 years ago
3 replies

Lightbox modal dialog boxes, your feeling about them?

I'm working on a shopping cart, and at a couple of points we either
have to:
- Force someone to sign in for credit card security purposes, or...
- Want to present options attached to a particular shopping cart

The question is what do you think about using the lightbox dialog
boxes for this?

I really don't want to take people away from the shopping
experience, and we're trying to guide the user more philosophically
than give them more options so they don't drop. Comments?

31 Jan 2008 - 12:40pm

[Iai-Members] navigation structures and mouseover vs click triggers


I'm sorry I don't have any research to support these comments, but on
a gut instinct level, I don't think clicking in the top navigation to
activate the drop-down menus is good usability. Especially if
sometimes when you click, you get taken to another page.

I assume that on the pages with the drop-down, you'd have to repeat
the parent page name if there is one, so that users can then click to
go there. This sounds confusing.

28 Oct 2008 - 1:05pm
5 years ago
13 replies

How long should you run each instance in an introductory Flash piece

What¹s the recommended time to run a Flash movie introducing a site, its
content and available tools to a new user on arrival.

Example, see http://www.smilebooks.com/

I think this one runs for 8-9 seconds end to end.


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19 Jul 2006 - 5:07pm
Shiv Singh

Intranet Best Practices Report (free!)

Aplogies for the cross postings but I thought some of you would find
this interesting -

We just published an intranet best practices report here at Avenue A |
Razorfish. This 43 page report discusses intranet maturity, trends and
best practices. It also includes ideas to steal from the consumer world.
It's a free report and can be downloaded at

Take a look and let me know if you have any feedback or thoughts for a
future version.



15 Jan 2011 - 9:48am
Dave Malouf

What do you think of conference give-aways?

Help the IxD12 committee make some good design decisions. interaction 12 | Dublin is well on its way to being organized and we want to make sure we meet all your expectations. if you can help us with the issue of physical give-aways I'd be greatly appreciative. There is even a question in here for prospective sponsors to let us know what they think.

1st 100 get their opinion considered: http://twtpoll.com/de44ip

-- dave

12 Mar 2007 - 11:40am
7 years ago
1 reply
Leah Cunningham

good examples of stacked / "window blind" left nav

I need some good examples of this to show a client I am proposing this
solution to.

I know a lot of people are starting to do this, but I need some examples
of successful implementations in order to get them on board.


Leah Cunningham