Discussion Archive

1 Apr 2009 - 4:21pm
Séamus T. Byrne
8 Dec 2003 - 4:14pm
hans samuelson

RE: Beauty and Transparency

For those who may not be familiar with it, there is an interesting body
of research at Caroline Hummels' site at Delft.
Her work centers around the question of interactive aesthetics, which
butts up quite rapidly against questions of interaction and beauty in

For example, the 2000 text "Actions speak louder than words: shifting
from buttons and icons to aesthetics of interaction" (scroll down her
publications list a little) offers five criteria for evaluating

12 Dec 2005 - 11:36pm
Navneet Nair

Sparkle [Was: Re: Adobe & Macromedia deal in the NY Times]

BTW, Sparkle is exactly Flash. Both Mano (the designer) and Sam Wan
(the PM) were old Flash community buddies...

Not sure if the Flash is 99% evil will now also apply to sparkle :)


Navneet Nair
Interaction Architect
onClipEvent: form follows function();
Website: http://www.onclipevent.com
Blog: http://www.onclipevent.com/enterframe/

22 Jan 2013 - 3:46pm
2 years ago
1 reply

Nonprofit site redesigns

Hi all!

Just joined ixda, so hello to everyone..

I'm embarking on a website redesign with a nonprofit that works with enterprise to incorporate sustainability practices. I'd like to do internal stakeholder interviews to discover what their expectations/ higher end goals are for the new site.

Does anyone have experience with this kind of interview (I've mostly done end-user contextual interviews for consumer products), have input on how to communicate with stakeholders, what kind of questions yield the most valuable anwers, etc?

19 Jul 2007 - 10:32am
gretchen anderson

designing mobile interfaces for semi literateandilliterate people

I remember Gabriel White (isn't he on this list?) presenting work he did
for a phone in China that addressed this issue I think. But I can't seem
to find the actual product name. I'm sure he can expound...

> >> but what could be the possibility of designing mobile user
> for semi literate and illiterate people.
> >> is using regional language a solution?

20 Aug 2010 - 10:42am
4 years ago
1 reply

Like Yahoo Answers. but paid and accurate?

I work for a startup catering to real estate brokers. Our market research typically involves calling several of them and asking questions. Not great.

What I'm looking for is an online "answer marketplace" where:
- "answerers" have been screened for professionalism, occupation, demographic info, etc...
- "askers" set parameters on who can answer, # of answers, price per answer etc...

I've found sites on which an "expert" will answer your specific question, but in this case i'm looking for some crowd source aspect - I want many replies to a a few questions.

1 Aug 2006 - 3:37pm
Peter Merholz

Business Value of User Experience Survey - Please Participate!


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24 Feb 2012 - 4:28am
Hitoshi Enjoji

Several Services' Account Unification

I would like to know whether there are good practices to unify several services' account.

14 Sep 2009 - 11:45am
Steve Cumbia

[JOB] Interaction Designer, Florence SC, ACS Technologies, Full Time

Research and Development

ACS Technologies is a leading provider of software solutions and
services to churches and faith- based organizations. The R&D department
is responsible for creating cutting-edge applications that fit into that
market and are geared towards supporting the administrative and ministry
needs of our customers

The Position: Interaction Designer

The Interaction Designer is responsible for the workflow design of Web
application user interfaces.

30 Jul 2008 - 9:33pm
Peter Merholz

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On August 6th, Brandon will be presenting a live virtual seminar on
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