Discussion Archive

15 Feb 2008 - 5:44pm
Quyen T

Scrolling the global navigation?


I am working on the global navigation design for web applications for IT users. The current behavior of navigation structure is like Classic Yahoo Mail in which navigation, tools, buttons are scrolled with the content as the users scroll the browser's scrolling bar. I consider the design pattern like the New Mail Yahoo where users only scroll the content or workspace. Navigation, buttons and tools are in fix location. So it works more like desktop application.

Do you know books, research or any other resource that I can look into about this topic, pros and cons?

11 Dec 2008 - 7:12pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Michael Stiso

determining reasons for user dropout

Hello. I'm curious about methods for finding out why subscribers to a
site stop visiting that site. For example, imagine that I have some
social networking site, and I notice that some subscribers (some of
them new members, some old) simply stop visiting it. They don't cancel
their accounts, they just stop showing up.

How might I discover their reasons for dropping out?

18 Jan 2005 - 2:10am
10 years ago
12 replies

"surprise and delight"

When major customers walk into a Circuit City location, CIO Mike Jones
wants to whisper customized sales pitches into their ears‹literally.

Jones's scenario is simple: As customers walk into the store, they receive
a very light wireless headset. As they walk through the store, the device
uses sensors to learn where the customer is. When the customer stops in a
certain area, the headset can explain items, present audio from a TV
demonstration and potentially even connect the customer live with a
centralized sales assistant.

7 Nov 2006 - 6:40am
8 years ago
7 replies
Lise L. Hansen

Back button in TAB order

Hi All,

At the bottom of a form we have a Back button to the left and a Continue
button to the right.

Where in the TAB order would you say that the Back button naturally

And do you know of any standards for this?



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3 Sep 2010 - 11:17am
4 years ago
7 replies

Company-wide UX Event Ideas

We want to hold a company-wide UX event/workshop to inform and educate those around the company (esp. developers, business/product owners, and managers) about the benefits of UX. What is it? Why should we care? What can it do for us? etc.

17 Mar 2009 - 7:02pm
Santiago Bustelo

[local][event]IxDA Buenos Aires: 2nd meeting - March 23rd 6pm

When: Monday, March 23, 6:00 PM.
Where: Microsoft Argentina, Bouchard 710 4º Piso (Capital Federal).
RSVP/Free registration: http://ixdaba.eventbrite.com
Details: http://is.gd/nMMd

Los esperamos!


Santiago Bustelo
Buenos Aires, Argentina

13 Nov 2007 - 11:28am
7 years ago
11 replies
Christopher Fahey

IxD Ethics: Business vs. User

In the "fundamental tenets of design" thread, I had written as my
third rule "Don't lie" (right after the similar "Show sleazebags the

30 Oct 2007 - 2:37pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Johansen, Kristen

Tips on "breaking into" IA/ID/UxD industry forrecent graduates?

I often get applicants fresh out of school and I'm always
disappointed when their portfolio consists entirely of
homework assignments. To me, anyway, that's an indicator
that they didn't have enough interest or ambition in
their field to do at least a few freelance projects (who
doesn't have a cousin/friend/etc who needs a website?)
and get some real-world experience. I can't stress
enough the importance of internships while you're in
school, or at the very least trying to do the *same kind
of work* you're aspiring to get.

10 Apr 2009 - 12:37pm
Boston IxDA

Event announcement: BarCamp Boston 4

It is time once again for BarCamp Boston! This year the organisers are
looking to bring more IxD orientated minds in to the mix that is this very
unique un-conference. See below for details and see you at the event!

BarCamp Boston 4
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2009
MIT Stata Center

Organized on the fly by attendees for attendees, BarCamp offers excellent
opportunities for networking, learning something new, and discovering some
Boston area technological excitement!