Discussion Archive

24 Sep 2007 - 10:57am

IxDA Group on Slideshare

On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 19:04:40, dave malouf <dave at ixda.org> wrote:
People are thinking about doing the same on Slideshare.

This exists:


23 Apr 2007 - 8:37pm
Duane Degler

Workshop: Help craft a shared vocabulary for HCI/usability/ID at UPA conf.

Apologies for cross-posting.

"Creating a Usability Ontology" workshop, at the Usability Professionals'
Association (UPA) conference. Monday, June 11, 2007, Austin, TX, USA. More
details on the workshop description page:

Developing a sharable, reusable ontology for our domain(s) is an idea whose
time has come.

9 Sep 2010 - 8:58am
3 years ago
2 replies

Re: [IxDA] Thoughts on Google Instant Search?

On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 8:26 AM, pauric wrote:

> From a ux perspective I cannot wait for more UI of; engaging, active, > predicting, reducing, suggesting.  More of a UI that knows what I want and > works with me to find it / get it / launch it. > > I question what roll an IxD'er has in a design that off-loads so much work > from the User... limited at best?

Not necessarily. Predictive/suggesting/anticipatory UX still needs informed design decisions around what is to be suggested, when, and how. Otherwise the Clippy syndrome will quickly set in.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:11pm
3 years ago
6 replies

Properties Browser

Hi IxDAers, 

I'm developing a screen which has a large number of attributes for an object.  Think of Dreamweaver, where you can select and change any number of object or page properties on the right hand side: 


12 Apr 2006 - 12:50pm
8 years ago
2 replies

Usability vs. Marketing (was 'R&D' vs. 'mainline')

I've thought about this some more, and this really comes down to the 'usability
/ marketability' issue. What have others' experiences been with this issue? My
company is almost exclusvely marketing-focused. Getting to end-users for
'real-world' usage info has not been easy. We rely almost entirely on our sales
organization as surrogates for them.

What arguments can I use to challenge this mindset?

7 Jun 2006 - 8:21am
8 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut

Career paths & organizational structures

After reading this posting a few thoughts came to mind for those positions
below managment level

1) Is the title Human Factors Design Engineer appropriate or should it be
Interaction Designer?

2) At the moment "Each member of our group handles activities ranging from
research, product definition, interaction design, user interface design,
information architecture, ergonomics, and usability testing, through ongoing
usability benchmarking, requirements review and software development
support." - my question is - is everyone doing all these things well?

7 May 2007 - 11:35am

Anyone know a great &#8220;Graphics Designer&#8221; experienced with complex application re-skinning?

Hi All,

I've been looking to find a great "Graphics Designer" who specializes in
designing complex application interface skins, and have
interviewed/reviewed/looked at all sorts of designers and agencies, to no

This role is especially difficult to fill as there are many
designers whom design web sites, but very few who design complex browser
based application interfaces.

The desired designer would redesign the look and feel/ software skin and
framework of a large and complex browser based application.

6 Apr 2009 - 1:21am

Local group at Moscow, Russia

we are going to start organizing a local group at Moscow, Russia and
I want to find an IxDA members there who are interested in this
group. We are planning to find some interesting things and share them
on a on- (or off-) line meetings.

And, of course, if you want to help me with this - you are welcome


Sergey Kudryashov

20 May 2007 - 6:40pm
7 years ago
4 replies
frank gruger

Learning how to sketch

Hello Alexander,

I'm sure the list with perk up with some of the standard classics, but this
is one I've stumbled across recently and have been buying up spare copies
for friends whenever I come across it:

Visual Notes for Architects and Designers By Norman Crowe, Paul Laseau


A former colleague of mine found it in the "leave a book/take book" pile in
the basement of her co-op.

31 Jul 2008 - 10:38am
Lisa Young Gee

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