Discussion Archive

20 Aug 2007 - 5:36pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Jim Hoekema

IxD as architect

Well, some interactive designs are mission-critical (airplane cockpit
controls, etc.), though most of us admittedly work on websites that may
fall apart but do not fall on people's heads.

Still, the point in common between architecture and interactive design
is that, unlike a conductor or filmmaker, both design an arrangement of
conditions that will affect, but not fully dictate, a set of future
events. How people behave in relation to what has been designed may
largely follow the signposts created, but users of both buildings and
interactive programs are unpredictable.

9 Aug 2005 - 10:50am
Manu Sharma

Adobe/Macromedia drop FreeHand

This just in from Cnet...

"Macromedia drops FreeHand from bundle

Macromedia executives cited "extensive research with our customers" as the
reason behind the decision, and not its impending acquisition by Adobe
Systems--which current sells a competing product called Illustrator.

16 Oct 2005 - 4:29pm
Dan Saffer

NYT Magazine Article on Interruption Science

"A picture of 21st-century office work emerged that was, [Gloria
Mark, an HCI researcher] says, "far worse than I could ever have
imagined." Each employee spent only 11 minutes on any given project
before being interrupted and whisked off to do something else. What's
more, each 11-minute project was itself fragmented into even shorter
three-minute tasks, like answering e-mail messages, reading a Web
page or working on a spreadsheet. And each time a worker was
distracted from a task, it would take, on average, 25 minutes to
return to that task.

5 Dec 2009 - 12:59pm
4 years ago
12 replies
Sharon Greenfield5

Mint (ok now Intuit) CEO gets it

Who convinced and taught this left-brain oriented engineer/CEO that
the user experience mattered? Please have them write a book how; many
of us go through this painful experience every day.


"Q. How has building a company changed you personally?
A. I’ve spent a lot of time on computers since I was about 6 years

31 May 2011 - 8:13pm
3 years ago
1 reply
Sandy Gopal

DC Metro based UX recruiters


I am looking for good UX recruiters who focus on DC metro area, any reference would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you


sandygopal52 at gmail.com

5 Feb 2010 - 8:34am

Designers: Show Your Work Fast, Cross-Browser & Without Flash Using Black Tonic

This is pretty neat. But it's kind of simple. I'm sure they're working on
it...as well are, lol.

I'm using Acrobat Connect for presentations when I'm showing web sites, but
I can see how this would be useful for my wire frame presentations.

30 Jun 2010 - 4:54pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Do you know good blogs about Interactive Marketing??

Do you know good blogs about Interactive Marketing??

for example i know 


something more??


25 Apr 2012 - 9:18am
2 years ago
3 replies

Single Page Checkout

I did a search here and couldn't find any discussions on this topic.

I am doing research on the pros and cons and best practices of Single Page Checkout. Most of the stuff I am finding seems to be from around 2009, when Single Page Checkout was both in vogue and having a backlash. So now that it's 2012, what do people think about Single Page Checkout? In 2009, it seems that the Gap was nearly the only Top 500 retailer using it, how many are using it now? Are there any recent conversion studies (hopefully from large retailers)?

5 May 2010 - 9:49am
4 years ago
1 reply

Cognitive Task Analysis?

Hi All, was looking for some pointers on Cognitive Task Analysis.

What are the major differences between HTA and CTA? Are there any specific advantages of using Cognitive Task Analysis than HTA? Is there a specific context where CTA has to be adopted than HTA?

Please do share some samples and pointers, would be of great help :)    thanks   



16 Nov 2007 - 11:52pm

IxDA NYC Design Studio Event Recap

Hi IxDers,

This is a delayed recap. On October 25th we hosted a new kind of event in
NYC in a design studio format rather than our normal presentation style. The
event was a success and we wanted to share with you in case you want to do
something similar in your area.

A short recap of the event:
A group of 30 designers came together one night and worked together for 3
hours in a studio setting.