Discussion Archive

13 Feb 2006 - 11:44am
Dave Malouf

HELP: Need to recruit quickly for user-research


I'm looking for someone who can point me to a kick-butt recruitment agency
to help me get people for some validation work I'm doing right now (maybe
again in the future). The main issue is numbers and timing. I don't want to
put too many details in this message.

Experience with the business side of the financial community is a big plus.

We will actually be supplying a whole lot of the contacts and can supply you
with a good chunk of background information.

5 Mar 2009 - 6:45am
5 years ago
9 replies
Mattias Konradsson

The war on widgets

Hi all,

One thing occured to me the other day, are we going towards a future where
we will have less visible widgets and controls in our applications?

29 Aug 2010 - 2:30am
3 years ago
1 reply

Event: IxDA Seattle: Touch and Beyond: Round Robin Presentations featuring projects from: Frog Design, Hornall Anderson (HAX), T-Mobile Creation Center and Wirestone

Ixda Seattle and Seattle Interact are proud to present:

the second of three events in the
Touch and Beyond: New Forms of Interaction series

...A round-robin presentation of work
featuring projects from: frog design, Hornall Anderson (HAX),
T-Mobile Creation Center and Wirestone

Please note that pictures and content for these presentations can not be made public. Thank you!


10 Apr 2007 - 11:44am
7 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.

2 Apr 2007 - 7:17am
Scott Weiss

International Visits: Meet Susan Dray

Pam Migliore wrote to the ixdg list with a query (below) about international
customer visits. I've had the pleasure of knowing Susan Dray and David
Siegel of Dray & Associates for nearly twenty years. They are incredibly
experienced with international usability research and have been teaching
about it at CHI and UPA for as long as I know them.

6 May 2013 - 10:33am

How to define heuristics specific to a system ?



We are currently working on complex systems unificating various interfaces. Various modules (physical and interfaces) are interacting together, like in a train, car or plane.

Each module thus have its own goals and dedicated tasks.

To reproduce our analysis and communicate comparable results we would like to develop heuristics grids specific to each sub system, based on Nielsen's and Bastien&Scapin's ones, but including task oriented criterias.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:42pm

Hipstamatic Photo Contest with IxDA Seattle


Help us show how design improves the human condition by submitting your Hipstamatic photos capturing how design inpsires and improves how we live, work and play in Seattle and in cities around the world.

31 Jan 2009 - 4:52am
Jarod Tang

rethinking on elements of interaction design: beyond the descriptions

Hi There,

In thread http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=16346, there's
discussion on "elements of interaction design", which was a very
interesting at that time.

15 Sep 2005 - 2:24pm
Greg Petroff

Interaction Designer - Norwalk Conecticut(USA) - Modem Media East - Contract 4 Weeks

Looking for a Contract Interaction Designer for a 4 week effort to assist
team with Consumer Product Website project starting next week if possible.
Work involves the design of the site's behavior and creation of wireframes.

Please send resume to:

tnelan at modemmedia.com

Gregory Petroff
Mobile # 646 387 2841

26 Jan 2009 - 8:20am
Rob Tannen

Ergonomics for Interaction Designers

I just completed writing a three-part series of postings on the topic of
ergonomics as it relates to interaction design - a topic of growing
relevance, I believe. It's primarily an introduction, focusing on
anthropometrics (fitting the design to the user).