Discussion Archive

16 Jul 2009 - 10:43am
6 years ago
1 reply
Tino Truppel

Prototyping tool is looking for a new name

Dear IXDA list

You may already know RapidRabb.it: it is a real time collaborative
online platform which enables individuals and teams to create
interactive web and software prototypes fast and easily, and to test,
discuss and optimize them.

Now, we are looking for a new name. Although we liked our current name
very much, it comes with some disadvantages that lead to this
decision: especially when talking on the phone, people do not
understand the name and the writing. In addition, some asked us
whether we are an Italy-based company, which we are not.

6 Jul 2010 - 9:27am
Boston IxDA

[event] IxDA Boston UX Show & Tell

Do you have... - A nagging design problem? - An interesting new technique? - A crazy idea that needs validation?

Do you need... - A comfortable place to get friendly feedback? - Practice giving or receiving design critique? - Free pizza and drinks?

UX Show & Tell is a casual workshop that's all about the work. Show shortcuts. Ask what to annotate in a wireframe. Draft scenarios and user stories, and identify one from the other.

17 Sep 2006 - 9:46pm
Dan Saffer

Computer Chips with Frikken' Laser Beams on their Heads!


"Researchers plan to announce on Monday that they have created a
silicon-based chip that can produce laser beams.

1 Aug 2008 - 11:37am
6 years ago
4 replies
Lakshmanan Laks...

Resource estimate for a design


I work on interaction design for an engineering/design application. I would
like to get some feedback from the forum on how do you do your resource
estimates for your design tasks.

Most of the times we end up under estimating the resource required to do a
design and have trouble delivering our designs to the Development team on

22 Feb 2008 - 4:25pm
7 years ago
3 replies

Sharing/Bookmarking UI

Hello everybody :)

I'm designing blog. And client wants to have option for visitors to
add/submit particular post to online bookmarking or digg-like
But there are so many of them around..

Is there any better solutions than simply pick 5-10 of them hoping
that current visitor uses one of them?


2 Jun 2009 - 9:57am
Mabel Ney
17 Jul 2010 - 2:36pm
5 years ago
1 reply
William Hudson

RE: [IxDA] Right-hand navigation

I wrote an article on this a while back - it's not a definitive answer but addresses the suggestion that right-hand navigation might be more efficient.

However, I have to say that 'people usually figure things out' is not good evidence in favour.

29 Oct 2008 - 8:02am
Maria De Monte

R: Interstitial Cross-Selling

Hello John,

I think I got the pic of what you're talking about.

Take a look at www.repubblica.it. If you click on any of the news listed there, you will receive an advertising page that also allows you to go straight to the news (vai all'articolo).

Also a few greeting cards websites uses them before directing you to the card itself.

11 Sep 2012 - 3:32pm

[Event] Animation for User Interaction Design with Photoshop SF

Happy September. It's a great month for advancing and innovating UI Design! I have some very cool techniques I've developed to share with you guys. As you know communicating User Interactions (i.e. gestures and task completion) in UI Design can be hard with just static mock-ups. Also, if you just want to show a cool animation to give your Application soul, you have to design that as well. Over the years I've experimented with different workflows to achieve this very thing. So let here's what is at our next show and tell...

8 Feb 2006 - 7:49am

User Acceptance Tests (UAT) as inroads for User Experience

Has anyone been able to get usability engineering into a software
development process by becoming involved in the User Acceptance Testing?

Many applications are developed in my company, which is a large
financial corporation. During our software development process there is
no requirement for user experience or usability involvement. (There is
little chance right now of adding more requirements to the development
process, such as heuristic evaluations or usability testing; our
developers will accept no more requirements.