Discussion Archive

10 Apr 2007 - 11:44am
8 years ago
3 replies
Pawson, Mark

Using learned behaviors to set system defaults

Is their any research, blogs, ideas, books etc on the application
learning the behavior of the user and setting system defaults

I was in a discussion yesterday where our application is hitting out of
memory errors because we set no limits on the amount of data that can be
opened in a spreadsheet like window. We just try to load it all up and
in most cases since users never load that much data it is fine. This bug
was found in house by our teams going to the extreme.

7 Dec 2004 - 4:39pm
Dave Malouf

NYC UX Community Holiday Party

NYC UX Community Holiday Party:

When: Wed. Dec. 15th, @ 7pm to 10p

Where: Remote Lounge (327 Bowry-bet. 2nd & 3rd St.)
Trains: 6 @ Bleecker is the closest; BDFV @ Broadway/Lafayette; and then RW
@ 8th Street after that.

The NYC UX Community would like to invite you to our joint Holiday Party.
Come and mingle with a wide cross-section of local groups (see below for a
complete list of participating organizations.) For those of you interested
in networking, this will be a great opportunity to combine celebrating the
holiday season with meeting new faces.

9 Jan 2008 - 7:17pm
Janna DeVylder

EVENT: Want to 'watch' the Chicago event live?

Log on now!

Thanks to the good people at Critical Mass, we are able to bring a live
broadcast to a computer near you.


topic: Designing for the Mobile Experience

6:30 pm cst - 8:00 pm cst


4 Nov 2013 - 3:45pm

Feedback on my portfolio - industrial designer wanting to switch to interaction/visual design

Hello, I'm new here! I studied and worked for 1 year as an ID (with some projects in IxD and interface design), but now I want to make the switch to interaction/visual UI design. 

I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my online portfolio? I've been working on on some new projects that are more focused towards interface and graphics, as a lot of my prior work was more product/industrial design. The website is


25 Jun 2009 - 8:35pm
6 years ago
3 replies
R Sengers

Messaging when user does not have permission to edit some data

I'm working on an app where users have fine-grained permissions to edit
specific bits of data on a page (edit buttons appear next to each set of
data). The problem is, when users don't have the permission to edit the
data, then they think it's not editable - period. They don't realize someone
else in their organization might have permission to change it. Instead, they
call the app host's customer service.

What's a friendly, non-obtrusive way to let them know that even though they
cannot edit the data, someone else might be able to?

There are some sensitivities around this.

17 Nov 2003 - 12:07pm
Bennett, Louise

To hide or not to hide - resolution

Hi everyone

Thanks for all of the notes and suggestions. Its great to be able to put these questions out there and get such thoughtful responses! I thought I'd let you know the outcome of this one.

We're at the stage now where final decisions are being made on how to proceed with this, and we're going to go with a fairly informative and interactive approach. We'll have information about the advanced product available via splash screens during the standard installation process, and we'll have a link to upgrade information and purchase procedure (via a HTML page) under the help menu.

9 Jun 2004 - 4:37pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Jim Hoekema

interface standards - the CE space

Dave Collins makes an excellent point regarding consumer electronics:
> In the case of stereo equipment, the companies are still jockeying for
> position, and whether they like it or not, the interface to their device
> is still strongly perceived by the user to *be* the device.

26 May 2009 - 8:57am
6 years ago
7 replies
Janna DeVylder

Are you participating in the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge?

Don't forget, IxDA and Johnny Holland have partnered with Mozilla Labs to
support the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge. We would love to see our
community participate! This summer's topic:

> *"Reinventing Tabs in the Browser - How can we create, navigate and manage
> multiple web sites within the same browser instance?"*


Some great submissions have made their way into the competition.... is yours
in there?

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