Discussion Archive

25 May 2005 - 11:29pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Tubman, Wahne

Software for testing display of websites on various operating sys tems and browsers

Can someone recommend a good tool/ software I can use to test the display of
web sites viewed on different operating systems and browsers?
Classification: General Business~External~Standard~

7 Dec 2009 - 7:06pm
Ali S. Hussain

[Job] Superstar Interaction Designer, Cambridge, MA @ monster.com

Monster is looking to hire an enthusiastic Interaction Designer to
create engaging and meaningful interactive experiences for our end
users globally.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:35pm
Kyle Pero Soucy

NH UPA Holiday Party - 12/17 - RSVP REQUIRED!

2008 is coming to an end and NH UPA has had an amazing first year as
an official UPA chapter. As a thank you to all our members who have
supported us by attending meetings, volunteering and presenting we
want to invite you to the annual NH UPA Holiday Party!

We have a terrific night planned with good food, drinks and surprises!
This will be a great opportunity to combine celebrating the holiday
season with getting to know your fellow NH UPA members better.

This year's Holiday Party will be held at the beautifully renovated
Beaux Arts Lobby in The Music Hall in Portsmouth.

20 Jul 2006 - 3:44pm

Shorthand for listing user actions from recordings

I posted this to another list and got no bites, so I
thought I would take a shot with the IxDA community!
- Russ


Has anyone developed a "shorthand" or language for specifying user
actions in recordings?

11 Jan 2013 - 9:59am
paul turner

Wiki - "How-To Instructions" category in secondary navigation

Hi all,
I am reviewing a Wiki that has a grand set of information topics that fall into at least three categories: conceptual, procedural, and reference. The Wiki's secondary navigation is a vertical pane that includes the link text "How-To-Instructions".

If you click "How-To Instructions," you reach "How-To (noun phrase)" topics.
Visitors probably start their info quest by using the Wiki's search box or browsing by noun phrases in the primary menus to find procedural (how-to) information. I haven't examined web analytics yet.

19 Feb 2004 - 3:53pm
11 years ago
5 replies

Drag-select convention

Anyone know what the convention or solution is for
allowing a user to select a bunch of objects in a
drawing application via box-select, where the start of
the drag is on an object that is not to be selected.


I have a map-based drawing application where many
thousands of zones are drawn by the user.

When manipulating these zones, using standard mouse
gestures, it is particularly difficult to deal with
performing a box-select operation, because there is no
background to click on...it is covered with zones.

The common result is that when the user does
box-select a set of zones, a

10 Dec 2003 - 5:20pm
Christian Simon

re: beauty in design

A good discussion.

Beautiful and good are not easily used together. Beauty is found in
solutions that we connect with. I find beauty in designs that are similar to
ones I have already done, or would like to do. In this way I see the value
of a solution as a reflection of knowing what goes into it. In this way the
beauty of a solution can be seen only by others who appreciate the problems
of creating it.

12 Apr 2005 - 4:15pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

IxD groups in RTP, NC?


I just moved to Durham, NC to design mobile interfaces and am wondering if if there are any IxD/usability people in RTP. Do you know of any active usability groups that get together in the area? Or perhaps people would just be interested in having a social and meeting other people?

If you are interested, send me an email.

I recently moved to Durham from Oakland CA. I have 7 years plus experience working as an interaction designer for Excite at Home, Actuate, among others.

5 Mar 2006 - 1:05pm
Vishal Subraman...

Whats in your inspirational toolkit?

Taneem's gift Q made me wonder what toys/artifacts/games/methods do
folks use for inspiring design concepts?

12 Sep 2007 - 7:16pm
7 years ago
2 replies

Top design title in your organization?

I was wondering if IxDA'ers would share their views on promotion
paths in software design.

(I believe this has been discussed to some degree before)

I see two:

1) Chief of Design or Chief Designer or ??
2) VP of Product Design and possibly Chief Design Officer

The first seems more along the creative, individual contributor
track -- similar to Chief Architect.