Discussion Archive

23 Oct 2008 - 10:47am

[EVENT] First ever IxDA Helsinki F2F on Nov 13th

Hello all,

the first ever IxDA Helsinki get-together is happening!

We will start off light - the first evening will include no
formalities or presentations. Instead we'll have an relaxing evening
of meet & greet, some drinks and socializing with like-minded people.

20 Feb 2007 - 4:04pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Jeff Axup

Resizing of Application Windows and Data, OK or not?

Hi all,

Question concerning standards for resizing of application windows:

I'm working on a Java application which has a variety of graphs shown in a
main application window. The widgets are fairly complex and spatial
arrangement of their features, and the graphs relative to each other are
necessary for rapid comprehension of the data.

26 Aug 2008 - 7:06am
Mikko-Pekka Hanski

Training on Mobile Interaction Design


I occasionally notice that there are questions about training courses
on interaction design and/ or specific questions about how to design
on small screens. We at Idean have received during the years plenty of
requests to create a specific training package for mobile interaction
design and practices in general. To answer the the call we have now
opened a Idean Academy for practical training on user research,
co-creation, mobile UI design and interaction design.

I would like to hear your comments on the modules and content.

14 Jul 2010 - 8:00pm
4 years ago
29 replies
Richard Carson

Do you actually possess "design" skills


I've recently encountered many Interaction Designers who call themselves "designers" yet have no drawing, photographic, layout or any artistic skills whatsoever. How is this even possible? Maybe the term "organizer" or " choreographer" should be more appropriate?


19 Aug 2006 - 4:49pm
8 years ago
41 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Testing a hypothesis

Interesting quote from Wikipedia:

"Most laws of nature are statements of the obvious, restated in less
obvious ways. Carried to an extreme, one could say, 'Nature always

24 Jan 2008 - 9:17pm
Marian Burdsall

JOB - Product Designer - Ottawa and KIngston Canada - Open Text Corporation - Full Time

Open Text is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software. The company's solutions manage information
for all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the
world's largest companies, government agencies and professional service
firms. Open Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of
users in 114 countries and 12 languages.

31 May 2005 - 9:04am
9 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

Ivrea is having a summer camp

Normally I don't do forwards, but thought this one was too relevant and
interesting to avoid:

-- dave


Interaction Design Institute Ivrea promotes the first SUMMER CAMP (Italy)

Interaction Design Institute Ivrea presents Summer Camp 2005, a chance to
learn about creativity, innovation and technology.

28 Jun 2007 - 2:40pm
7 years ago
16 replies

How to insult website visitors through copywriting

I recently signed up for a YouTube account. Today, I scrolled down my
profile page for the first time and got a virtual slap in the face when a
notice slid into view, with the prominent title:

"You have no Friends"

Ouch! I have no friends? Yeah, well, you, I dunnoŠ you¹re UGLY, YouTube!

BTW, if you'd like to see the actual notice from YouTube. I've posted it to
my blog along with this rant at:


What a great example of the impact that copywriting can have on a website¹s
user experience.

18 Mar 2010 - 2:11pm
Nathan at Bestica

[Announcement]: Would you check out our recent UX Career Video

We are making another Video on " How to Ace your Career in User Experience" where we are interviewing senior level UX professionals and getting their advice on:

" What message do they have for the UX community so they can grow in their career."

8 Jun 2007 - 1:23pm

New example of a persona available

Hey folks, if you're interested in personas and are looking to collect
examples of them, FYI that I've posted a new example on my blog at:


I've included a bit of background on the context in which the persona was