Discussion Archive

2 Nov 2008 - 4:42pm
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Janna DeVylder
2006

Last call: IxDA Board of Directors call for applications

When I first discovered IxDA several years ago, I knew early on that I
had found a professional home for myself. At first, that meant
knowing there was a group of people out there who shared my passion
for all things Interaction Design. Then lurking turned into planning
and attending IxDA local events. Then came the conference, and now the
Board.

Why mention this?

It was in my increased involvement that I realized the impact IxDA
affiliation was having not only on my own personal practice but also
on the community itself.

7 Jan 2008 - 7:07pm
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Tom Humbarger
2008

How Many Usability Professionals Are There?

Someone asked me recently if I had any market data on the number of
Usability professionals there are in the U.S.

5 May 2005 - 1:55pm
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Del Castillo, Kent
2005

A History of the GUI article

Great article on the history of the GUI with plenty of screencaptures.

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/gui.ars

-Kent D.

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12 Oct 2010 - 5:39pm
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3 years ago
3 replies
DrWex
2006

Design patterns for before/after?

I need to prepare a (Web) presentation to show changes done as part of a redesign. The format will be Image A (before) vs Image B (after). Because of the detail involved it is not feasible to shrink the images down to a size where they can conveniently be shown side-by-side.

I have thought of two other patterns that might be used, and wondered what people thought of them or might have other suggestions.

  1. I can present the images stacked, one above the other. This gives at least some visibility to both at the same time, but requires scrolling.
8 Oct 2007 - 1:00pm
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6 years ago
2 replies
Marijke Rijsberman
2004

surfacing scattered bits of information

I'm working on a health-related project in which users will see information
about a set of conditions/diseases. For each condition, different kinds of
information is provided, including preventive information. The preventive
info itself will consist of a set of recommendations, each consisting of a
header and then a paragraph or more of explanatory text. The recommendations
themselves are grouped into different categories (clinically proven,
promising, early diagnosis, etc.).

Now, I want to enable the user to select any one recommendation and add it
to an action tracker elsewhere.

18 Mar 2009 - 7:24pm
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5 years ago
4 replies
aalapd
2009

New Features for Clinical Research Website

Hi guys,

I am working as an Interaction Designer for a Clinical Research Website and
we are now ready to add some new features to it. While we are pretty happy
with the basic functionality that the website offers, we are looking to add
some social type of elements as well as media. I want to know what kinds of
methods people employ to gauge the features that could be added?

10 Oct 2006 - 12:05am
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7 years ago
1 reply
Danna Hudson
2005

NEED NEW LOS ANGELES IxDA COORDINATOR ASAP!

Hello All,

RE: NEED NEW LOS ANGELES IxDA COORDINATOR ASAP!

I'm the current Los Angeles, California IxDA coordinator but I will be
moving to the Bay Area in a couple weeks. I have truly enjoyed being the
coordinator and am sad to give up this role.

This is a great opportunity to meet other IxD in the area and give back to
the community by organizing face-to-face meetings, etc.

Feel free to contact me via email or phone if you have any questions.

Thanks!
danna :)
949-533-4350

24 Mar 2006 - 4:01pm
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8 years ago
1 reply
CD Evans
2004

Event: Local IA Summit Breakout

Hello IAs!

Hope you can make it to the Local IA Summit Breakout during the
conference in Vancouver.

Here's the Evite link to confirm you'll be coming:
http://tinyurl.com/rwoa7

It's an informal on sunday evening, of food and/or drinks, where Local
IAs will bring work for discussion.

13 Aug 2007 - 3:27pm
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6 years ago
3 replies
Jack L. Moffett
2005

Req: Reference on readability of centered vsleft-justified text

Paul,

Not exactly, but here is a reference to a website for a book that
does discuss text alignment.

http://www.papress.com/thinkingwithtype/text/alignment.htm

Best,
Jack

On Aug 13, 2007, at 3:54 PM, Paul Schreiber wrote:

> Does anyone have a reference showing that left-justified text is more
> readable than centered text?
>
> Something like:
> (a) an academic study or paper
> (b) a textbook
> (c) a well-known graphic design book
>
&g

5 Jan 2008 - 4:58am
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dszuc
2005

Dell (and Others) Trying to Catch Up with Apple's Style

Interesting read: - http://www.macrumors.com/2008/01/04/dell-and-
others-trying-to-catch-up-with-apples-style/

"At Dell, in 2001, some were even lobbying for the elimination of the
Design Director job as it was seen as "unnecessary". At the time,
Dell only employed 6 designers, but this number has been increasing
in recent years and is up to 90 as of today."

"Design is expected to take center stage at the Consumer Electronics
Show (CES) which kicks off this Sunday in Las Vegas, NV.