Discussion Archive

5 Apr 2006 - 11:08am
8 years ago
10 replies

what's the obessions with Visio?

I'm quite curious about everyone's general feelings about Visio. I see so
many job descriptions where Visio is a required software skill for IA or
IxD's and I just don't get it! What is the obsession with Microsoft
Visio?Who set
that as a standard? When did it become a standard?

Personally, I can't stand Visio, and I won't to use it to mock up wireframes
or process flows. I find that powerpoint can be very useful because you can
send those to anyone. And I particularly like using Flash to make mocks,
because both the designer and coders are happy with Flash too.

30 Oct 2008 - 3:28pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Meredith Noble

incentive models for longitudinal studies

Has anyone done a longitudinal study before? What was your incentive
model like?

We're asking participants to commit to 8 sessions, happening roughly two
weeks apart. We are fully prepared for drop-outs but want to minimize
this, obviously.

We'd considered giving people some money for each session (say $50), and
then reserving the same amount of money for the very end, which would be
handed over if they complete all 8 sessions. So they'd get $50 every
session for 8 sessions, and get an extra $400 at the end if they
attended all 8.

24 Apr 2007 - 11:29am
Rick Crow

JOB: Interaction Designer, Ft. Wayne, IN, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance, FT

While at Adaptive Path's UX Intensive session this week, I'd be open to
meeting with anyone with potential interest in an ix design position with
our company.

Brotherhood Mutual Insurance (http://www.brotherhoodmutual.com) is located
in beautiful (read very low cost of living ... great place to raise a
family) Fort Wayne, Indiana ... three hours or less from Chicago, Detroit,
Cincinnati, Indianapolis and more.

9 Apr 2007 - 9:01pm
7 years ago
1 reply
mary keitelman

Calibri for ecommerce website?

(re-post)Does anyone know of any statistics out there of how common it is for users to have the free Microsoft type face, Calibri, downloaded?

8 Dec 2011 - 4:35am
William Hudson

Participants needed for quick card sort - USD $50 Amazon Voucher Draw


(Apologies if you receive more than one of these.)

Some of you did a card sort for me a couple of months back. The results have been used in an article that is currently with the editor, so hopefully it will be available early next year.

6 Sep 2006 - 2:02pm
8 years ago
9 replies

Opportunity to review a small Ajax app together

On my hobby usability site, I offer free usability reviews and was recently asked to review a small Ajax app. I've come up with my own observations for it, but it occurred to me this might be an ideal opportunity to do a group exercise, especially since it's a new technology and essentially one powerful form. The site owner OK'd this idea.

I thought it would also help because, being bandwidth sensitive, a logistically diverse audience would help. If you're interested, the site is:


Use the demo login.

8 Sep 2010 - 8:42am
Jack L. Moffett

Re: [IxDA] IxDA State College Inaugural Meeting

Hey Brian,

Glad to see you were able to get Marc to speak. Best of luck on your first event!


Jack L. Moffett Senior Interaction Designer inmedius 412.459.0310 x219 http://www.inmedius.com

If there's anything more annoying than a machine that won't do what you want, it's a machine that won't do what you want and has been programmed to behave as though it likes you.

- Don Norman
15 Oct 2006 - 9:14am
Dan Saffer

RCA's IxD Program Changes Its Name

From Interaction Design to...Design Interactions. Huh.

"The focus of the department is shifting, and although electronics
and computing will remain at the heart of the course, we will begin
to explore how design can connect with other technologies, such as
biotechnology and nanotechnology. The course has been restructured to
reflect this shift and was validated in March 2006.

Design Interactions is a small change, but we think it is

12 Oct 2007 - 10:44pm
Itamar Medeiros

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Survey

Hello, everyone! I need some help with my dissertation, and I wish I
took take a minute of your time to help me collect some information
about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), specially regarding the
INTERACTION DESIGN PROCESS in different countries:

1- Does your company/office have any specific practice to protect
(IPR), including Copyright, Design Right, Design Registration,

2- If YES, how does your company/office disseminate such practices?
(eg. Training? Employee Hand Book?)

3- Are you familiar with how such practices are regulated in your
country? (eg. Legislation?

19 Jul 2012 - 9:22am

[Event] Programme for the next MEX, September 2012

The next MEX is on 19th & 20th September 2012 in London.

MEX shapes the future of mobile user experience by bringing together 100 speakers, facilitators and participants to work collaboratively on 6 MEX Pathways.

I've just published the programme for this 11th international edition, including details of the new Pathways and speakers: