Discussion Archive

16 Jun 2008 - 9:14pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Prachi Sakhardande

Is blogging about work OK?

Hi There

Here's a question to all the avid bloggers on this list.

How do you draw the line between what work related stuff you can blog
about? Since most of us do interaction design at work, and talk about the
same one way or the other in our blogs, where do you draw the line?

Is it OK to share exciting details of how they brainstormed about a
particular problem, or a simple usability tweak in that took a solution from
usable to delightful?

24 Aug 2008 - 5:05pm
Dave Malouf

1 week left to submit a lightning round proposal for Interaction09


The above URL will take you to the submission form to propose a
lightning round-25 min-presentation to be given at Interaction09 |
Vancouver (Feb 5-8, 2009) hosted by Simon Fraser University (SFU).

We'd love to hear from any one of you, your thoughts regarding any
aspect of interaction design.

For more information about the conference you can also go to http://ixda.org/.

The deadline for submissions is Midnight

22 Aug 2009 - 11:44pm
5 years ago
11 replies
Mashhoor Aldubayan

Usability Reports: A waste of time?


I'm wondering: how many of you think that writing a big report on
the findings/recommendations for a project is inefficient?

>From my experience, it seems that I end up discussing (and often
justifying) almost every single thing I write on the report, no
matter how logical it is.

Isn't a better way to just sit with the client's development team
and/or management, and get things done together?

I know Steve Krug is against reports, but I wanted to know what other
professionals' take on this matter.

24 Jan 2011 - 11:54pm
3 years ago
5 replies
Dave Malouf

MIX11 Open Call Voting is open 2 big IxDA folks to vote for


Yup! i'm going to do it. Just like people did for SxSW, I'm going to do it here too.

Myself and Kevin Silver (2 people who have put a ton of sweat into ixDA over the years) have talks that need your votes in order to be presented at Microsoft's annual MIX event (#mix11). This is an event that is a great space for us to push IxD into the developer community. There are other talks that fill that space as well, so take a look after you vote for me and Kevin. Here are direct links to our talks.

29 Nov 2009 - 3:18am
Shashank Khanna

Invitation for IDC, IIT Bombay Placement Week 14th-19 Dec 2009

This is to announce the commencement of the Placement week that has
been organized at IDC, IIT Bombay from 14 Dec - 19 Dec 2009.

Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology
(IIT Bombay) has been a pioneer in providing excellent environment for
academics, research and applications in the field of design. IDC has
academic programs in the areas of Industrial Design, Visual
Communication, Interaction Design and Animation.

22 Jan 2009 - 11:32am
5 years ago
5 replies

Designing for keyboard-oriented users

I'm putting together a discovery and research plan for improving the usability of an equities direct trading application. The primary users of the application are day traders, and because they need to act quickly to dynamics in the market in real time, they tend to be very keyboard-oriented. They are constantly scanning across multiple screens/views and don't like to take their hands off the keyboard to use a mouse.

Thus, as we look to improve the interface and functionality of the application, we need to keep mouse usage to an absolute minimum.

23 Jan 2010 - 1:03am
Danaa Smith

Can USAFIS guarantee a U.S. Green Card?

No; however, it can guarantee that if a person is eligible for the
Green Card Lottery program that the individual's application will
qualify for the program. USAFIS is a professional pair of eyes to
make sure what you write and fill out meets the standards of the U.S.
State Department. All too often, people who register for this
wonderful opportunity do not make into the front door due to their
application being disqualified. In 2004, over 10 million people
applied for the U.S. Green Card Lottery program and over 2 million
were automatically disqualified.

14 Oct 2009 - 7:48am
5 years ago
1 reply
Maria De Monte

Tactile and haptic informations from online platforms to deaf users

Hello folks,

I'm working on an online tool destinated to deaf users, and I've
been questioning myself rather there is a better way to convey
information to them then text or animation or whatever involves the
pure visual communication.

I wonder if anyone of you has information about similar platforms
using multi-sensorial channels to give "round" information to its
users, or studies, researches, papers taking this possibility into
account specifically for deaf users.

Any thoughts?


6 Apr 2009 - 6:36am
5 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

Google Android

Are there user experience design guidelines for Android application? I was looking on the android developer site and didn't find any.


5 Jul 2007 - 7:56pm
Dave Malouf

[iai-members] 2007 IA Summit Redux in New York City, July 19th

---------- Forwarded message ----------
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Date: Jul 5, 2007 5:04 PM
Subject: [iai-members] 2007 IA Summit Redux in New York City, July 19th
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(Apologies for duplicate postings)

Couldn't make it to the IA Summit in Las Vegas?