Discussion Archive

21 May 2008 - 1:37am
6 years ago
9 replies
Dante Murphy

Content inventory link ID numbering conventions

I always use 0.0 for the Home page. If there is another state of the home page (logged in, or admin user, etc.) I might use 0.1 or 0.2. Sometimes I will also give a global page a 0.x number, like Search Results, since this doesn't belong to any content category.

x.0 maps to a category page. Not all category pages have children.

x.x maps to a child page.

Most often, I will only go to a third level if there is a process embedded in a child page, like submitting a form or completing a purchase.

20 Dec 2007 - 2:24pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

Must we be Leonardo de Vinci?

"That interplay and innovation comes out best when one person is able to
work through it all. Not a team. Teams are needed due to project deadlines,
scope, etc. Teams are the norm, true, but the ideal is still one person. I
very rarely see teams innovate. I often see single designers innovate." --

I love ya man, but this point I REALLY have to disagree with. My experience
here at Motorola Enterprise Mobility is that innovation is best done in

21 Mar 2008 - 1:23am

[job] Interaction Design Trainer, Istanbul, Turkey, FoA, Contract

The Foundation of Advertising (FoA) and Turkish Association of
Advertising Agencies (TAAA) are applying to a call for proposals
opened by the EU for “improving the employment prospects of currently
unemployed young graduates”.

The project aims at providing training in interactive media design for
opening the recruitment path to young graduates from related
departments such as computer engineering and visual communication and

FoA needs approximately 5 experts for the technology and design
sessions of the training program.

21 Jan 2011 - 8:14pm
Josh Damon Williams

Congratulations to the winners of the Microsoft IxD11 passes!

At last! The winners of the @microsoft IxD11 conference pass give-away: Aurea de Souza, James R. L. Martin & Juan Rafael Lopez. Congratulations to you all, and see you in Boulder! 

More details about the contest:

Josh Damon Williams
Co-marketing chair for Interaction11

18 Sep 2008 - 5:39pm
6 years ago
11 replies
Tracey Ewart

Interface Design Sites anyone?

Hi Brett,
There are groups on flickr that post screen captures of specific user
interfaces. It's a great resource for ideas, inspriation and
guidance. Maybe this is what you were looking for?


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Posted from the new ixda.org

5 Oct 2008 - 12:42am
Joy Zigo

Event:10/28 NYC UPA - Will Website Usability Decide the 2008 Presidential Election?

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

*Usability Research on Undecided Voters:
Will Website Usability Decide the 2008 Presidential Election?*

In an age of media overload, how do undecided voters make up their minds in
the upcoming election? Do Web savvy Americans turn to the Web for answers
and if so, how much influence do the candidates' Websites have? Could the
usability of the Obama & McCain sites have a significant impact on the way
people perceive each candidate?

4 Aug 2008 - 5:26pm
Noreen Whysel

2008 IA Institute Salary Survey Now Open

Greetings IxDA,

The 2008 IA Institute Salary and Benefits Survey is now open at:


The survey takes only a minute or two to complete, so we hope you'll stop by and contribute.

As in previous years, the survey will remain open until October, and we will post the results on the IAI website in December.

Noreen Whysel
IA Institute

ps. My apologies if you receive this message more than once.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:53pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Paul Trumble


Has anyone taken a serious look at this tool? http://www.feng-gui.com/

It uses artificial intelligence to create heat maps that are supposed to
replicate what one would see with eye tracking.

Some of the developers in my shop have gotten a hold of it. I have yet to
see a heat map that makes sense. The first ones they did attributed the
greatest area of interest to white space.

29 Sep 2008 - 12:58pm
3 years ago
2 replies

Question: What role does video conferencing typically play in your work or personal life?

Dear IXDA Members,
I'm studying the personas that adopt video conferencing tools. If you use video conferencing, which product do you use and for what purpose (work, personal, or both)? What are your top three expectations when using or purchasing a video conferencing product? How frequently do you use video conferencing?
Thank you for your time and input!

4 Sep 2007 - 2:00pm
7 years ago
14 replies

The biggest usability problem with Windows

It seems that a part of human nature is to accept things as they are and
adapt accordingly. This can be both a strength and a weakness. With
regard to tools and products, we use what we have, most often accepting
the shortcomings, until someone comes along and invents something better
or makes an improvement. And then we examine the new product or
improvement in awe, wondering why we didn't think of it, surprised at
how obvious it is in hindsight.