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24 May 2004 - 8:46am
11 years ago
2 replies
id at ourbrisba...

What are the goals of IxD?

Hey all,

It's been mentioned on here that Interaction Design takes into account such
things as anthropology, environmental context, social psychology, cognitive
psychology, etc. Does anyone ever see IxD contributing to areas such as
Political, Organisational, or Business Process Re-design; or perhaps even areas
such as Crew Resource Management (considering that this area is involved in
enhancing "the quality of interaction that occurs between [a] person and other
members of the system")?

7 Jul 2009 - 5:35pm
Thomas Daly

[Job] Interaction Designer, Irvington NY, House Party, Inc., Full Time

Houseparty.com is a unique word-of-mouth in-home marketing platform
that organizes nation-wide events in partnership with Fortune 500
companies around TV shows, products and services.

Do you have an unhealthy obsession with the way things work? Do you
yell at websites and web applications that are poorly designed, like
some sports nuts yell at their television when their favorite team
messes up? Are you passionate about creating compelling, intuitive
online experiences?

27 Jan 2005 - 9:29am
10 years ago
6 replies
Dave Malouf
14 Mar 2012 - 5:11pm
3 years ago
5 replies
Jennifer Wolfgang

User Product Reviews: Showing only positive ones - good or bad?

We sell software where I work. We're looking to integrate user reviews that we get through a third party service (Zueberance, I think) into our product pages.

The business stakeholder wants us to only show positive/glowing reviews.

I have an ehtical problem with that as I feel it's misleading. I also think it looks odd when scanning a list of only 4 and 5 star reviews... As a user, I think, "Sooo... where are some of the more 'negative' reviews?"

11 Feb 2008 - 10:44am
7 years ago
1 reply
Alex Kirtland

Interview with Gong Szeto of OptionsHouse

I just posted an interesting email interview with Gong Szeto of OptionsHouse. He talks about designing a retail options trading site, and the importance of good design as a differentiator.

If you're interested you can read it here: http://www.usablemarkets.com/?p=223

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27 Jul 2009 - 8:31pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Jarod Tang

good read: Jonathan Ive on The Key to Apple's Success


"We try not to bring out another product that's just different," he said.
"'Different' and 'new' is relatively easy. Doing something that's genuinely
better is very hard."


19 Oct 2007 - 2:33pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Chris Borokowski

Vista fonts

With Microsoft Vista, the company introduced new standard fonts that
viewers may now expect in your web pages. Thankfully, they released
them as freeware with the PowerPoint viewer, and they're extracted for
your use here:


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3 Feb 2010 - 3:46pm
Larry Marturano

[JOB] Interaction Designers & User Researchers, InContext Design - Chicago and Boston

InContext Design is looking for Interaction Designers and Work Practice Designers (User Researchers) to be based in Concord, MA and Chicago, IL. They will work in highly collaborative, cross-functional teams on a wide variety of client projects representing different user activities and technology platforms.

9 Aug 2011 - 9:04am
4 years ago
4 replies
Paul Pinkney

Ultra-large "War Room" Displays

We've had some great discussions around small, mobile displays, so how about the opposite?  I've had experience designing for large "war room" displays, but wanted to know if there was any other research around.  For example, my experience was that dark displays with light text and graphics work best as a rule of thumb, and so on.  Any other resources?  Thanks in advance.