Discussion Archive

19 Jul 2004 - 1:22pm
11 years ago
1 reply

Good Examples of Physicality in Web Visual Design


I am currently engaged in a Web application project for which the
client would like to incorporate a certain degree of machine-like
physicality in the visual and interaction design (e.g. "like iTunes").
I run up against this request all of the time, and typically argue
that focusing on information display and avoiding the propagation of
extraneous "chrome" is critical in a Web environment, especially,
given the fact that the Web page is already nested within the browser

22 Oct 2009 - 10:11pm
6 years ago
1 reply

Need Research based guidelines for IA and Design Framework


Has anyone came across some research based guidelines for IA and
basic design framework?
For one project I need to justify design with the help of some
research. (Design is in the inital phase where we are finalizing
layouts, navigation structure, etc)

Thanks in advance.

~ kishor

27 Oct 2006 - 7:26pm
Jorge Barahona

User Experience Design for the web and blogs.

The *Society and Information Technologies Encounter* gathers, since 2000,
businessmen, the Government, universities and citizenship to dialogue about
the advantages and challenges that Information Technologies represent for
our society.

Under the name *"In Search of the Lost Customer"*, this year's event will be
dedicated to *User Experience Design for the web and blogs*, as a means of
acknowledging these tools as key factors for establishing solid
communication between companies and organizations and the audiences these
address thorough these digital media.

18 Jan 2010 - 12:01am

[Event] IxDA Seattle Happy Hour

Starts: Tuesday January 19, 2010, 06:00PM
Ends: Tuesday January 19, 2010, 08:00PM
Event Type: Networking/Meetup
Pike Brewing co.
1415 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 US

Only a few weeks left until the IxDA 10 conference - it’s is a great
time to get together and meet fellow Interaction Designers, UX
designers, Information Architects, UX Researchers, and everybody else
who has an interest in interactive products and design.

7 Jun 2006 - 8:01pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Petter Karlsson

Alternatives to CHI

As I practicing designer I've found CHI in the past to be too
academic to justify the time and effort. When I recently challenged
the value of my group sending designers to CHI with the aim to
improve their professional skill set I was quickly tasked with
compiling a list of alternative conferences.

So, do any of you have any recommendations or thoughts on the matter,
what are the best conferences/gatherings for practicing designers?

12 Apr 2009 - 6:31pm
Cindy Lu

[Training] Web Accessibility Evaluation Training


If you and your company have the vision of making web accessible to all
people, you may want to register the 2-day Access U training program.

4 Feb 2009 - 3:59pm
6 years ago
4 replies

CRM system for a UX team?

Thanks to everyone who responded to my earlier question. Here's another one.

Has anyone had experience with using a CRM system (preferably a free
or low-cost one) to manage customer/user contacts within a UX team?

My team currently uses an Excel spreadsheet stored in a shared
repository. Keeping it up to date is a painful experience. I'm
thinking that there must be a better way.



24 Oct 2008 - 2:19am
7 years ago
1 reply
Mike Padgett

Can an interaction designer creat (great)interaction without (great) visual design skills?


I totally agree with Christine and I think it's right on topic.

1 Jul 2007 - 7:05pm
Oleh Kovalchuke

Pie shaped menus and digital whiteboards

An example of donut menu (a pie with scooped out center) implemented for
touch screen: digital whiteboard by Intoi:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTsZXzUvcss .

21 Nov 2004 - 6:26pm
Manu Sharma

The truth about Apple's market share [was: What isUsability...]

> It tells me that something dramatically changed in last 52 weeks.
> Doesn't give me any information about Jobs charisma. But it does
> out that Apple gained it's ground back again by diversifying...

We seem to have forgotten the remarkable success that was the original
iMac. Apple sold close to a million pieces in less than five months of
its debut. Barring the iPod, no other high value product comes to mind
that has had such a launch in recent years.

What we see with Apple's foray in digital music is Act two.