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29 Nov 2007 - 9:29am
7 years ago
9 replies

Books on IxDA and RIAs?

I'm looking for a good discussion on how the technologies that get
generally lumped under the "Web 2.0" label (which I hate, but never
mind) affect good established Web interaction design practices.

I don't need someone telling me what Ajax is, or what the value of
including customers as participants is - I get all that. What I'm
looking for is concrete discussion of how I should (re)think
workflows, user goal achievement, and design patterns when I have a
technology like AJAX available to me.

Any suggestions?


28 May 2008 - 3:32pm
Greg Hester

Job-Usability Experience (UX) Architect-Downtown Atlanta-Contract-to-Permanent (3 months contract-to-perm)-Recruiter

Comsys, one of the nation's leading IT Consulting Services companies,
has an immediate opening for a Usability Experience (UX) Architect. This
is a 3 month contract to perm opportunity for our customer in downtown

The UX Architect's primary responsibility will be to strategize, create
and design the user experience for our customers clients web sites and
interactive applications. This will include, but isnt limited to,
interactive features, functionalities, information presentations,
navigational structures, and data.

19 May 2009 - 4:19pm
5 years ago
20 replies
Sharon Greenfield5

Tale of buying a chair


I went to look at an Aeron chair.
Then I clicked to look at the pricing:

Pricing Information

Whether you're looking for list pricing of a chair or the components
of a complete workstation, you'll find the information you need here.

For further information, contact a Herman Miller dealer or consumer
store near you.

Basically: 'You'll find the information here. But to find the
information go there.'

Lolz. If their interface design is so ridiculous, I'm sure the same
goes for their product.


21 Jun 2007 - 3:49am
7 years ago
1 reply
Jens Meiert

Load time as a UX factor

Hi IxDA family,

I'd like to ask for your valued feedback and additional resources on "load time as a UX factor":


I'm aware of additional research on that matter, but all of it appears to be at least three years old, so I wonder if you know about current research (that presumably supports old findings, though ...).

Thank you, best regards,

Jens Meiert

4 Jul 2008 - 3:48am
6 years ago
5 replies
Jens Meiert

Compared to What?

Feeling free to blatantly point to my own take on "Compared to What?,"
<http://meiert.com/en/blog/20080703/compared-to-what/>. I understand
this concept's root in information design, but worry about the
supposed fact that not only many "designs", but rather news sources
fail in answering that question.

22 Apr 2008 - 3:47pm
k lenox

[events] IxDA-SF Weds 4/22: Matt Jones talks about "Playfulness in Design"

Just a reminder that Matt Jones will be speaking on "Playfulness in
Design" TOMORROW night.

The fun starts at 6:30. The address is:
385 Grove Street
San Francisco CA 94102

Presented by IxDA-SF, Odopod, and Tiny Pictures. Hope to see you there!


12 Mar 2004 - 2:41pm
11 years ago
14 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

emergent design(RE: Re: OSD

On Mar 12, 2004, at 11:27 AM, Whitney Quesenbery wrote:

> I once worked with someone who translated poetry and fiction. He saw
> his work less as a mechanical transformation from one language to
> another but as a conduit between two means of expression. And he saw
> it as a very "active" activity.
> In fact, I might suggest that the most serious craftspeople in any
> medium have a holistic view of their work that goes well beyond the
> basic techniques or skills.

10 Aug 2004 - 3:28pm
Svoboda, Eric

[Possible Spam] RE: Displaying Status on a Button

Thanks for the screen shot.

The hack was a step forward, but what you've done in essence is to
create a dropdown of sorts by placing the status (Gaussian) next to the
button (which is essentially all a dropdown is in its closed state).

I really like your third idea: pairing a dropdown with a 'settings'
button to open the 'settings' dialog. This is a pretty standard
implementation I think, and should be easily understood.

Another idea: you could reclaim a lot of space by reducing the length of
the numeric fields. They should be just long enough to contain the
maximum allowed value.

12 Nov 2003 - 8:54pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Josh Seiden

"focus not on membership"


In a variety of posts recently, you've said something
like this:

"AIFIA has made certain to focus not on membership but
on furthering information architecture."

Could you explain a little bit what you mean by this,
and what you think are the implications?


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8 Jan 2010 - 3:18am
5 years ago
2 replies
R. Groot

How real and valuable is "above the fold" real estate?

First off: all the best wishes for this new year. Lets make it a usable one.

-- Situation sketch --
Some clients (as well as some graphic designers) I work with still talk
about "above the fold" real estate. They seem to see this as a somewhat
measurable space (in pixels) and tribute a lot of value to it.