Discussion Archive

17 Mar 2005 - 2:38pm
Dave Malouf

UXnet NYC summary and call for others to comment (i.e. Memory help)


The above link is to my pretty weak blog entry about the UXnet event I
organized earlier this week.

I was talkin' a lot and not takin' good notes as I should have been if I
wanted to blog about it, so I put up some cursory notes, and would love for
people to fill in the blanks with their own thoughts and summaries in the
comments area.

-- dave

David Heller

21 Feb 2005 - 8:27am
10 years ago
3 replies
Mike Baxter

Eye-tracking evidence of banner blindness

I'm trying to pull together some usability guidelines for e-commerce sites
and want to refer to banner blindness. I'd prefer to show it rather than
describe it and I was wondering if anyone had seen/got any images of
eye-tracking research showing how users ignore banners (or banner-like
visuals). A heat-map such as the one Julie described in an earlier post
would be ideal (http://blog.eyetools.net).



4 Aug 2005 - 11:20am
10 years ago
3 replies
Josephine Choi

Design professional getting an MBA?

Hi all,

Since getting out of college a couple years ago, I have been employed as
an interaction designer at a software company. I really love the work,
it's what I want to be doing for years to come, however I have noticed
(as many people have discussed on this board numerous times) a
disconnect between the business, development and design. Lately, I have
been thinking about applying to business school, hopefully to gain
perspective and help address this gap between all parties.

I would like to get any of your opinions on whether this move would be
successful or not.

9 Oct 2009 - 3:48pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

Hosting suggestions for IxDA.org

Hi IxDA peeps,

We're looking for hosting service & Drupal support suggestions as
options to consider for the upcoming new IxDA.org website. Presently
we're hosted by Dreamhost and that may be the right option going
forward but we'd love to get some additional ideas from the

23 Apr 2008 - 8:15pm

[reminder] F2F meeting: Apr 25 (Fri), 19H30 - Fringe Club HK (MTR Central Exit D2)


Topic: resources you use (books, blogs, other online material)
Share with us the 3 main resources you use for your work and why are they
It would be nice if you could bring this in a printed format (e.g., print
the book title/cover, or have the, e.g.

23 Mar 2006 - 4:44pm
Jean Hand

JOB SF,CA- Senior Interaction Designer

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right designer with an
outstanding consultancy in the San Francisco Bay Area. The position is
as a full-time employee. The work is varied and has real design
challenges with some of the newest technologies.

3 Aug 2006 - 8:00am
9 years ago
1 reply
Paul Sherman

MS Office app prototyping bake-off?

Hello IxDA,

My team of interaction designers is interested in determining the most
efficient and high-fidelity prototyping tool among three alternatives:
Visio, Access, and Excel.

They design interactions for a Windows-only, desktop-based financial
management software product.

The team's highest priority requirement for the prototyping tool: it has to
support dropping an image onto a canvas and overlaying workable controls
onto the image.

They would also like to be able to set tab order.

4 Feb 2008 - 3:32pm
Matthew Eagar

# JOB # Interaction Designer for digital photo application # Boston area # ThinkFlood, Inc

We are a consumer electronics startup looking for experienced help designing
interfaces for our first application. We strongly believe in simple,
user-centric design - so much so that it is the key feature of our product.
You will be a part of a team that uses cutting edge technologies and
produces innovative designs for both small devices and the web. We are
looking for innovative thinkers who can work independently and who will
report to the VP of Products and Design (yes, we have a VP of Design!).

11 Apr 2010 - 9:38am
5 years ago
2 replies
Jean Schiller

thumnail sizes on product listing pages

Hi all,

Does anyone know of a guideline for how large a thumbnail image should be on a product listing page?  I know it is dependent on the type of product, but I'm looking for more guidance than that if there is any.

Thanks in advance,


16 May 2007 - 4:32pm
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CALL FOR CHAPTERS (last call): new HCI design challenges in Space

(apologies for crossposting)

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2007

Designing the user experience of future peripatetic users: new HCI design challenges in Space

Travelling to the depths of Space is no longer a privilege of astronauts and scientists. Space Agencies are starting to allow those who have the means to afford it, provided that they fulfil a minimum set of physiological requirements to join the ventures into outer space.