Discussion Archive

3 Nov 2007 - 1:56pm
8 years ago
7 replies
Ben Hayes

Using color to identify content, or types of action, or both?

I'm working on a web app that has a brand color palette with 6 bright, bold

- very dark blue/black
- baby blue
- magenta/pink
- yellow
- orange
- lime green.

The app needs to have a young, vibrant feel to it and I've been thinking
about how to best use these colors.
One way is to use the colors to color-code types of action. Right now I have
the magenta to indicate 'action'. Green can mean 'save' or 'confirm' and
yellow or orange can be used for error messages.

But I'm also drawn to the idea of using the colors to identify types of
content within the app.

6 Feb 2007 - 5:11am

Coding and IxD (was: What sets the 'best'interaction designers apart?)

"during those conversations where you're trying to talk developers into
doing something and they're debating the feasibility of the solution."

Does it also depend on the developer?

I have met developers who only see problems in designs (impossible to
implement, cannot do it, wont work etc) Have also met developers who see
opportunities to innovate and push the technology to its limit. And some in

Perhaps it also depends how the team is situated. Suggest that there would
be fantastic synergies if you had a designer, developer pair working on a

3 May 2007 - 8:51am
9 years ago
4 replies
Maral Haar

Incentives in medical domain

Hi everybody,

I work at a company who develops medical devices. There are strict
regulations concerning bribary in this domain. Becuase of that my boss
is very concerned about giving incentives to nurses or doctors who
participate in an usability test or a focus group or something

Does anybody here also work in the medical domain or a similar
regulated area? How do you handle incentives for users who participate
in evaluations of prototypes or requirement analysises?

Thanks in advance,


9 Oct 2006 - 11:28pm
Peter Merholz

IDEA Conference - Less Than 2 Weeks Away!

Hey all--

This will be my last email spam plug for the IDEA Conference, the
design event I'm organizing for October 23-24 at Seattle's Central


We have abstracts for most of the talks now, and this is truly
shaping up to be a design conference unlike any other.

16 Nov 2004 - 11:44am
Brandon Flowers

Toronto IxD discussion


We host monthly discussions on design and development about the web
industry in Toronto.

I'm looking for a few local Interaction Designers who would be willing
to participate in an informal debate about the benefits of their

This debate is inspired by this article:


If you are interested participating in this panel discussion, please
contact me: brandon at designaxiom.c

2 Nov 2005 - 2:11pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer

Interaction Design at Disney

Cool Wired article about how Disney R&D is adding more interactivity
to their theme parks via the web and handheld devices:

"Vincent-Phoenix said she has also seen test products that allow
guests to interact with existing attractions. Earlier this year,
Disney tested handheld products that could help ambitious park-goers
find Injun Joe's treasure on Tom Sawyer Island or capture ghosts at
the Haunted Mansion, she said."


Dan Saffer

27 Jul 2007 - 7:08pm
Marcia McLaughlin

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28 Jul 2010 - 12:23am
6 years ago
1 reply

RE: [IxDA] Annotations template (or UI components) for PowerPoint

Thanks Paul. Great help since I am an avid powerpoint wireframer.



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27 Oct 2003 - 1:33pm

Prototypes, process, and ID

We create all of our prototypes in HTML and we throw ALL of them away.
We make prototypes in HTML for web applications, desktop applications,
mobile phones (sometimes), and touch screens. It has worked wonderfully.
We prototype very early and make our prototypes look like crap ...with
everything in grey and lots of smoke and mirrors.

30 Aug 2010 - 1:40am
5 years ago
3 replies
Allison McKeever

SharePoint vs. ??


I'm currently doing an audit of 3rd party tools available that have similar functionality to SharePoint i.e. secure login, calendar integration, contact lists, document libraries, version control, tasks/issues lists, etc... Does anyone have any 3rd party tools they can recommend? If so, can you give me a brief description of why you like the tool? Is it intuitive, can it integrate into the other programs you already use, is it robust yet simple?