Discussion Archive

28 Nov 2007 - 10:23pm
7 years ago
21 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Some form fun, to lighten the mood

This one cracks me up.


Choose Yes for all the three radio button options, then check each of the
checkboxes that appear as a result. (No need to type anything.) Have fun!

-Robert Hoekman, Jr.-
CEO / Principal Experience Designer
Miskeeto, LLC — www.miskeeto.com

20 Jul 2009 - 4:59pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Shima Kazerooni

International Usability Vendors?


We are looking for vendors to conduct international usability studies in the UK, France and Germany with in-country participants and moderators who speak the language.  Has anyone used a vendor and been happy with the service and results that they have received?  Please let me know about the name of the vendor and the contact information.

Thank you,

28 Mar 2012 - 5:59am
3 years ago
7 replies

How do you get fast?

Hi everyone, I have a simple question:

How do you get (and stay) fast?

I'm imagining many of us need to work under strict deadlines and budgets, and of course keeping within the boundaries of those budgets is an important quality of the work we do. So what are your tricks? How do you manage estimations, planning, and generally how do you get really fast at what you do? I'm interested in everything from tricks with the tools to how you go through the day, to how you plan your time in a project. 

Looking forward to awesome answers!

12 Jan 2009 - 10:22am
6 years ago
8 replies

Best Country for IxD

Hello Everyone,

Interaction design as most of us know is not understood by everyone. However
if we look relatively, the term is well understood in some countries while
other places its completely absent even on corporates.Although many firms
must be practicing IxD under different names. Considering a global
atmosphere, which countries do you think have advanced in this domain.


13 Jun 2009 - 5:22pm
Tin-Kai Chen

Any good examples of drink pre-order structures?

Date: 14 June, 2009,

Dear sir/madam,
Hi, I am assigned a task to develop a preliminary food pre-order web
applications by my potential client. I am a student and will have
viva in June. Thus I sincerely hope to have your precious advices and

The background of the assignment: It aims to develop a food pre-order
web application and associated UIs. The client's research survey
indicates that there is a market demand for the service.

1 Jul 2008 - 2:43pm

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Sr. Interaction Designer - Boulder, Colorado area

Position description

This position will work with product managers and developers to create user
experiences that innovate, are highly usable, enhance user satisfaction and
have significant impact to the business.

Position Responsibilities

. Observe users and conduct interviews, ethnography and task analysis.
. Develop concepts using critical thinking, root cause analysis and solid
UI design skills.
. Develop user scenarios and personas to model user types, actions, goals
and expectations

26 Feb 2004 - 8:13pm
Josh Seiden

When a widget is just not right ( was RE: [ID Discuss]Re-orderingrows in a table.)

Another spin on this great subject line:

When an answer is just not right, re-think the

In other words...

When faced with a choice between two undesirable
solutions, it often pays to go back to the problem
definition. Sometimes by redefining the question, you
can open up a new solution space that includes
something desirable.

Some questions I would ask: why does a user want to
re-order things on this page? Are all re-ordering
options equally valid? Is complete flexibility needed?
Is it even desirable? Maybe template-based layouts work

11 Dec 2006 - 11:14pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Jay Morgan

pattern or feature inventory

ia/IAs and d/Designers,
<no apologies for the cross-post>

Has any of you ever created a graphical inventory of features, design
patterns, or functional elements? If so, please share learnings or
examples. I'd like to hear what format you used, how you presented it, and
what worked or didn't?

I'm specifically considering an inventory of competitors websites. In this
case, if I cataloged patterns, I wouldn't be listing the explanation found
on a usual pattern library, but showing how they visually accomplish
something or behaviorally execute a transition.

Thank you.
Jay A.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:24pm
5 years ago
6 replies

Selling Interaction 10 to Management

Howdy folks... looks like there's a potential light at the end of the
tunnel, and my company may pay once again for a conference trip. So, in
order to do that I kind of have to provide a written "sales" pitch to my
management. Yuck. Anyone have anything "templatized" that I could borrow?


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2 Jul 2007 - 11:06am
8 years ago
2 replies
Will Parker

How to emulate Jeff Han

How to build a cheap multi-touch display using materials available in
any IT storeroom or geek garage.


One of my co-workers tells me he knows some digital artists who've
built their own interactive displays using this basic formula.