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23 Feb 2009 - 1:26pm
5 years ago
8 replies
6 May 2008 - 10:38am
6 years ago
1 reply
Gail Swanson

User Registration Processes: Double Opt-in success rates

Can anyone direct me to research on drop out rates for online systems that require a user to click a link in a verification email to complete a registration process? So far the only research I've found is related to email marketing. The system I am working on requires the user to be more actively engaged in the application and therefore I don't think the email research is applicable.

13 Aug 2007 - 2:05pm
Andrei Herasimchuk

The Politics of Design

I read this essay every three or four years. I find it to be the most
accurate expression of what I feel day to day in my chosen
profession. I'm sure many of you will figure out who wrote it very
early on, but try to not skip to the end if you can.

Please forgive the transcription errors. I still am a terrible typist
even after all this time.


The Politics of Design

It is no secret that the real world in which the designer functions
is not the world of art, but the world of buying and selling.

31 May 2006 - 10:18pm
Janna Cameron

FW: [international-usability] Opportunity -- Interaction DesignSummer School -- 10 June 2006

Hey all,

I remember that previous sessions of this school were discussed on this
list. I don't think I've seen an announcement this year.

7 Feb 2008 - 7:15pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Emily Anderson

When to go backwards

been an IA on the web for more than10 years. Back in the old days I was
considered a thought leader. We were making it up as we went along. We
were trailblazers. Well, time has passed and my ways are now old
school. I admit I haven't been developing at the same pace as the
industry has. I woke up recently and decided I have a lot to learn and
that I need to invest in my long term career development by both
brushing up on the fundamentals and keeping up with what's new. I
believe I am over-employed at the moment and I'm starting to struggle.
I think it's time to make a change.

29 Mar 2010 - 8:16pm
4 years ago
8 replies

Hired a recent undergrad? If so, which school/program?

I'm trying to figure out which schools are churning out good candidates to fill junior IxD positions, and what these schools are calling the degree undergraduates receive (our HR department needs a better understanding). Schools in Southern California would be of particular interest since that's where we're located.

That said, if anyone steers clear of hiring recent undergrads (favoring instead graduate students or only those with a minimum level of real-world experience---regardless of education), I'd love to hear your thoughts.


30 Apr 2007 - 9:20am
7 years ago
5 replies
Dan Saffer

Brainwaves as Input Method

A convincing twin of Darth Vader stalks the beige cubicles of a
Silicon Valley office, complete with ominous black mask, cape and
light saber. But this is no chintzy Halloween costume. It's a
prototype, years in the making, of a toy that incorporates brain wave-
reading technology.

Behind the mask is a sensor that touches the user's forehead and
reads the brain's electrical signals, then sends them to a wireless
receiver inside the saber, which lights up when the user is

29 Jan 2004 - 10:40pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk


On Jan 29, 2004, at 7:29 PM, Todd R.Warfel wrote:

> What workflows do others use for documentation?

Of course, no discussion about workflow would be relevant without
understanding the content that is being created in that workflow.

IOW, are folks just creating drawings with the most basic of
annotations, or is there more complex descriptions and narrative flow
from page to page with text? Do the drawings need to be repurposed for
the web, as single images each or a collection only to be viewed as a
PDF document? Do images have to be reused individually, or as a

26 Jun 2009 - 7:14pm
Ryan Lum

(JOB)-UX Designer- Seattle, WA-Recruiter- Fulltime

Downtown Beautiful Seattle, Direct Hire

In general the design work for a UX designer at this client spans the entire gamut of product design.
Starting in the market and user research, software product concepts; functionality and Creative problem solving.

3 Jun 2008 - 12:31am
6 years ago
7 replies
Soo Basu

[ixda] horizontal log in fields on web apps

HiI've been noticing that a lot of web applications like Virb, Vimeo,
Pageonce, etc have a horizontal form for the log in. How usable is this?
Is it better / worse than the standard practice of displaying the username &
password fields vertically?

Sunandini Basu
"The details are not the details. They make the design' - Charles Eames