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1 Jun 2010 - 10:56am

Re: [IxDA] Time estimates for Interaction design

Jimmy, there are no "novice questions".

I suggest you give them a "deadline" and 'early date' (if the project is completed earlier than expected) and a 'late date' (if something happens that makes the project be completed after the deadline; this is to give you some "breathing space" so that the deadline isn't 'set on stone')

Also, you could have broken this post in 2: first post (introduction), and your question about time estimates.

Have a Nice Day.

> > Sorry for my novice questions and thank you for reading! > > best regards, > > Jimmy ( http://twitter.com/JimmyLeonards

29 Nov 2008 - 4:45pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Steve Baty

UXBookClubs in general (was UX Book Club Washington D.C.)

If I could also mention that the UX Book Club also has groups forming in
Canberra, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, NYC, Twin Cities, Toronto, Tokyo, and
London with others in discussion.

14 Jun 2011 - 10:01am
Paul J. Sherman

Your tool recommendations: research & design documentation

Having recently moved back into a research and design management role, I'd like to ask the group for recommendations on how to easily manage design research and design documentation. 

To my knowledge there is no "one tool to rule them all." In the past I've typically cobbled together solutions from piece parts; e.g., Basecamp, Jira/Confluence, Lighthouse, etc. for requirements and design documentation; Pivotal Tracker or Jira for work item and issue tracking. 

28 Feb 2009 - 11:19pm
5 years ago
26 replies
Angel Marquez

Prototyping tools resources

I don't think Andrei's chart was implying making one prototype; but, rather
using one group of technologies for as many prototypes as you want for
specific platforms giving a broad overview of their effectiveness along with
tools and resources to do so. I think what tools and resources go with what
platform needs to be more apparent.
The graph reminds me of this:

*no need to trample the jewels, I am fully aware of the overwhelming
un-acceptance of full on flash sites.

25 Jan 2007 - 4:33pm
Dan Saffer

N800 Interaction Design Breakdown

For you PDA fans and designers, really interesting UI and interaction
design breakdown of Nokia's new N800 device:


20 Mar 2006 - 5:01pm
8 years ago
1 reply

eBay's double search form

Hello all

Just wondering if anyone can tell me a little about eBay's two search forms
on their frontpage. Since they are practically identical and are quite
close to each other, how do users respond to them? There aren't that many
websites with similar structure except Amazon.com but the two search forms
serves different purposes and are labeled clearly(one saids search
Amazon.com and other reads A9 Web Search).

I started using eBay extensively about a few months ago and the feature
confused me even as an intermediate computer user.

31 Aug 2009 - 9:16pm
5 years ago
3 replies
IxDA Board of D...

Mozilla Design Challenge: Fall '09 – Mozilla Weave Project

IxDA is pleased to announce it has again partnered with Mozilla
Labs<http://labs.mozilla.com/>and Johnny
Holland <http://johnnyholland.org/> for this Fall's Mozilla Design

*"Visualizing your browser data - How can we provide intuitive and useful
visual representations of your browser data (such as bookmarks, history,
tabs, stored credentials etc.) on a web page?"*


24 Apr 2008 - 3:53pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Rob Nero

Animotion Sickness?

(no, that isn't a typo)

Has anyone encountered motion sickness on a website or webapp that animates
the interaction too much?

I am in the middle of designing a new navigational paradigm for enterprise
webapps that would heavily use the scriptaculous animation framework. The
idea is that each click of diving deeper into the application and content,
each layer deeper would animate onto the screen to show the relationship of

While watching a coworker demonstrate a prototype he developed, I started
getting concerned that too much animation might be a bad thing.

22 Feb 2008 - 3:50pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Jeff Howard

What is Graphic Design?

Here's a refreshing approach. Turns out it's possible to address
definitions without bitter discussion threads. Who knew? :-)


// jeff

20 Oct 2004 - 2:14am
9 years ago
11 replies

Good news and bad news

First the good news:

Gartner: Corporate IT to Compete for Skilled Engineers

Enterprises aren't going to need more coders, but they are going to need
services of skilled engineers capable of quickly turning business
requirements into efficient applications, according to two Gartner Inc.

At this point, pure coding skills are a commodity, and when you are shopping
for any commodity, "all things being equal, you buy it at the lowest price,"
Vecchio said.