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18 Mar 2006 - 3:40pm
9 years ago
13 replies
Amnon Dekel

Functional Specs

This is a serious issue. At my startup we are tryng hard to find the best
trade off between spec'ing and wasting time. Although I wrote a 200 + page
UI spec for our app, I think the following article is VERY relevant. Here
is an excerpt.

---- Excerpt ----
*Step 1: Don't write a functional specifications document*
Don't write a functional specifications document. Why? Well, there's nothing
functional about a functional specifications document.

Functional specifications documents lead to an illusion of agreement.

31 Mar 2010 - 7:04am
5 years ago
3 replies



21 Nov 2006 - 9:06am
8 years ago
3 replies
Soo Basu

Fwd: search results display

This may be a stupid question but it leaves me stumped!

Why does google (and other search engines) display the url under each search
result? I mean, it's already hyperlinked to the search result title, right?
Why spend extra line space for each result? Does it help the user to know
the url of the page he may go to?
Any answers?


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9 Oct 2009 - 12:16pm
Jared M. Spool

[PLUG] Special offer: User Interface 14 Conference

[Apologies if you get multiple copies.]

I'm very excited about the User Interface 14 Conference that's coming
up, November 1-3 here in Boston, MA.

We have worked on this program for most of the year, and I have to
say: It's probably the best event we've ever done. (I know, I know --
I've said that before. But this one has really blown me away.)

There's IxDA's own Todd Zaki Warfel giving an amazing workshop on

6 Sep 2010 - 4:27pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Scholarships, Grants and Financing your education


I hold an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design and have been working as a User Interface Visual Designer for the past year. I am interested in going back to school to get a Masters in a more specific and tech based field in the Fall of 2011. I have been looking into NYU Poly and other NYC based schools, since this is where I am from.

Do you know of any organizations that help financially in the education and advancements of Interaction Design?

Also if you know of any programs which are excellent I would love to hear about them. Thank You!

6 Mar 2008 - 7:05am
7 years ago
1 reply
Bruno Figueiredo

SHiFT is looking for speaker suggestions

SHiFT (Social and Human Ideas For Technology) is an International Conference
that takes place in Lisbon, Portugal. The second edition is going to take
place this year on October 15 to 17. I'm part of the organizing team and we
are now looking for people to suggest speakers. Since we are having a User
Experience track I thought that it would be a good idea to ask you to
suggest some speakers names.

3 Jan 2007 - 8:49am
8 years ago
2 replies
Carl Klutzke

Interaction Designers in Indianapolis?


I'm investigating interaction design as a new career path, and I'd like to
meet with someone who is already doing it professionally. Is anyone out
there in the Indianapolis area?


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noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if
anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think
about such things. - Phillipians 4:8
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21 Jun 2008 - 2:02pm
6 years ago
4 replies

[iXDA Discuss] on masters programs ..

hello to all,
I am following with interest the interaction-design master course
topic, and
I was wondering which schools - in US and abroad - have good IxD
programs, in your opinion and exeperiences.
any thought would be appreciate..


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17 Jul 2007 - 5:45pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Johansen, Kristen

Experience with Axure RP?

Is there anyone out there who has been using Axure for
creating wireframes, sitemaps and/or specs who's
interested in sharing their experience?

We've been looking at the tool for our own use (we mostly
use Visio and Fireworks now) and are wondering just how
much more efficient it is for creating documentation, and
how it's working for others.

So how is it?


Kristen Johansen |Manager, User Interface

Citrix Online Division
Citrix Systems, Inc.
5385 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111 USA

2 Jun 2009 - 9:57am
Mabel Ney