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23 Apr 2009 - 8:02pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Marjan Bace

[JOB] Interaction Designer, Anywhere, Manning Publications, Contract

I am looking for a really clever man or woman to help turn an abstract
vision into something concrete. The vision is of a next generation

In the beginning, the ebook will be a web page that does several
things: it will 1. put the entire book on a single page, 2. let
readers add and see each others' comments (text and video) to the
book, 3. provide a social interaction medium for discussions between

20 Dec 2005 - 5:38pm
8 years ago
13 replies
Ockler, Sarah

Assumptions about users (blue collar=inexperienced?)

We posted an internal release about not creating paper user guides for
our Web sites, but creating better instructional content/cleaner process
on the actual site pages. Received this from an internal employee today
about a specific member group (we're a health insurance company) using
our member Web site:
"Their [automotive parts manufacturer] blue-collar work force may not
have home access to a PC and when at work, they rarely (if ever) use the

26 Jul 2010 - 6:07am
4 years ago
5 replies
Jarod Tang

do you like iAds as a iPhone end-user?

Hi Guys,

As mobile advertising comes, do you like banner Ads in your (free) apps? Myself dislike it, as well as others. But some guy can accept it, especially when it's free.
How about you?


mobile.social.commerce @ everyday embodied experience.enlightment

20 Mar 2010 - 10:50am
4 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

Tell me your IxDA Stories

hello IxDAers,

I'm in the midst of a project and I'd appreciate it if I can get your contributions to help me. I am in the midst of writing about what makes IxDA special and I thought there is no better way to tell the tale then by collecting the stories from its members.

25 Mar 2011 - 9:58pm

Silicon Valley IxDA Event :: Mental Model Diagrams: Sparking Creativity Through Empathy :: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto

Please join us for our next Silicon Valley IxDA event! Indi Young will speak about mental models.

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

24 Nov 2010 - 7:01am
3 years ago
4 replies

Re: [IxDA] Malicious User Interfaces


On 10-11-23 10:54 PM, "interactive fiction" wrote:

> Some time back I picked up a PDF on malicious interfaces. I've attached the > PDF to this post for reference. Basically, it's the use of UI design to > effectively coerce the user into considering material (ads, etc) that they > don't want to deal with, or to create an outcome that may run counter to what > the user actually wants to do. > > It's not something that I've found a lot of research on. The PDF I've > attached is one publication.

28 Oct 2008 - 1:05pm
5 years ago
13 replies

How long should you run each instance in an introductory Flash piece

What¹s the recommended time to run a Flash movie introducing a site, its
content and available tools to a new user on arrival.

Example, see http://www.smilebooks.com/

I think this one runs for 8-9 seconds end to end.


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30 Nov 2006 - 6:17pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Doug Murray

Designing for change (was: JOB: Interaction designer for GoDaddy.com)

Schwab.com has done a pretty good job of managing change on their site. They
announced the pending change on the "positions" page months before they made the
change, complete with a link to see the new page (not a screen shot, but an
actual page with your stocks). Now, months after the change, they still have a
link back to the old page.

The changeover was done in the light of day, not overnight. It was introduced
and explained, and users had plenty of time to get used to it. Personally, I
love the new page and always went right to the new version after it was

14 Jul 2009 - 7:50am
Erico Fernandes...

People's Choice Award - Mozilla Labs Design Challenge

Our project of the Faber-Ludens Institute was chosen by the public in
Mozilla Labs Design Challenge:

Érico Fernandes Fileno, M.Sc.
Interaction Designer
Instituto Faber-Ludens

24 Sep 2009 - 9:58pm
Suzanne Ginsburg

iPhone App Heuristics

Hello IXDA peeps,

I'm in the process of adapting Nielsen's heuristics for iPhone apps &
would love your input. Here's an example of one:

1. Visibility of app status
The app should always keep users informed about what is going on,
through appropriate feedback.
Example: Shazam provides feedback as it analyzes audio.