Discussion Archive

5 Feb 2006 - 11:44am
gleija at comca...

Web Application Functionality: Rich Text Editors

Does anyone here have experience with rich text editors for web applications?

I am the information architect and interaction designer at a non-profit foundation. I have designed a web application that my organization uses to intake, review and award applications for research grants. This year over 1000 applications were submitted online and we are awarding about $50 million dollars to scientific researchers at institutions across the US and abroad.

In previous years, applications for research grants were uploaded as .pdf files.

17 Oct 2008 - 12:12pm
7 years ago
3 replies


Kudos to the IxDA New York group for putting on such a fun and
instructive workshop last night. Definitely time well spent. Maybe you
guys could give us some tips on how to replicate this in DC (and

-- Kim

P.S. I want my magic paper!

13 Feb 2006 - 4:45pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Steve Baty

Back to Top links - should these be translated for multi-language sites?!

Dear All,

Sorry to be asking such a basic question, but I don't have any research to
back up my belief so I throw myself on the collective wisdom of this list:

Should 'Back to top' - or equivalent - anchor links be translated into each
language of a multi-language site?

My instinctive reaction is 'yes': it would provide a consistent language
experience throughout the page and sitelet, and avoid any miscommunication
in something that should be a straight-forward navigation element.

30 Jul 2009 - 8:43pm

Design with Intent - How designers can influence behavior

Stumbled across this great article talks about new approaches to UX
design that allows designers not only to understand users' tasks and
behaviour and make products that comply with them but also to change
these behaviours. Three practices described — Persuasion Design,
Catalyst Design and Performance Design


Sachendra Yadav

7 Jun 2006 - 11:09am
9 years ago
10 replies
damon at vanves...

U-testing paper prototype Forms


I'm going to run some usability tests on HTML forms. I'm considering
using paper prototypes and have people fill in the fields with a pen,
selecting items from dropdown lists laid down by the facilitator, etc.

Does anyone have experience / research findings of how this would
compare to people filling out the same form online (HTML)? Does the
act of writing on paper skew the results?

(I realise there are several aspects that could not be tested, such as
copying contents between fields, browser pre-fills, tab-sequences, etc)


Ali Naqvi

All postal service apps look and do the same (No major difference)


a customer (major postal service) wants to develop apps for their major B2B-, minor B2B- and B2C customers.

These applications (both online and mobile) should help its users with the tracking of packages etc but also provide a user experience that may enable them to be the leading postal service. 

24 Aug 2009 - 8:37am
Kyra Edeker

[EVENT] Reminder: IxDA Austin Tues. August 25th 6:30 - 8:30 -- Abuse to Reuse: Why we hate use cases but shouldn't

Abuse to Reuse: Why we hate use cases but shouldn't
When: August 25, 2009 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
presentation begins at 7:00
Where: projekt202
908 E. 5th St.

7 Aug 2007 - 1:28pm
Morten Hjerde

More Apple gestures. Warning: post may contain the p-word!

Apple has applied for a patent of a gesture dictionary. This has spurred
some debate in the community. Can you patent a language? Is it good? Is it
evil? Etc. etc.

1) Gestures used for controlling machines via touch screens do not
constitute a language, linguistically. Gestures are simply a collection of

15 Jan 2009 - 1:35pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Whats in a name, my fellow Usability Experience Specialists?


Needless to say I'm hesitant to bring this up, but 'Usability Experience
Specialist' made me cringe, not to mention they start out by saying that
'This profession has a hard time agreeing on a name for itself.