Discussion Archive

7 Oct 2008 - 10:29am
Greg Petroff

interaction'09|vancouver: Program and Opening of Registration Announcement!

Greetings IxDA to the community,

I am pleased to announce that the program for interaction'09|vancouver
is now complete and registration is open.
The conference website can be found at:

Last year sold out fast so make your plans to attend:

Our line-up includes industry legends as well as up and coming stars for
a well-rounded, engaging two and a half days of inspiration and

7 Oct 2010 - 10:25pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Loc Ngo

Contextual Menus - Best Practices

Hey all,  what are some of the better implementation of contextual tools you've used or seen?  Here's an example http://screencast.com/t/IKNENcUdm ,  I'm gathering a list of ideas and best practices.   Much appreciated.

19 Feb 2004 - 3:53pm
11 years ago
5 replies

Drag-select convention

Anyone know what the convention or solution is for
allowing a user to select a bunch of objects in a
drawing application via box-select, where the start of
the drag is on an object that is not to be selected.


I have a map-based drawing application where many
thousands of zones are drawn by the user.

When manipulating these zones, using standard mouse
gestures, it is particularly difficult to deal with
performing a box-select operation, because there is no
background to click on...it is covered with zones.

The common result is that when the user does
box-select a set of zones, a

16 Feb 2010 - 1:33pm
5 years ago
7 replies
Marcia Meyerowitz

Great product pages

Does anyone have examples of sites with product pages that they really
like? We're looking at new ways to present product information on our
site. Our pages currently have a lot of data and we're looking for
ways to improve the experience and reduce the clutter.

Examples that we've found include the Vaio laptop pages (dashboard,
large images, etc.), Trekbikes.com (simple, large images), etc.

Any other good examples out there?


6 Sep 2006 - 1:44pm
8 years ago
6 replies
Mark Schraad

So you want to be an IxD - education

I would contend, that 2 year junior colleges typically serve well as craft based trade schools for the design profession and can produce quality graphic artists and production (print or web) people.

Undergraduate programs should be focused on design fundamentals. Many undergrads leave a four year program woefully under educated in design principles, design theory and design history.

Graduate school, is then where a designer picks a specific discipline... whether it be graphics, industrial, interiors, interactive, architecture, design management, etc.

30 Apr 2010 - 5:02pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Praveen Babu

User Research for IA

I am working on a Information Architecture oriented project.

I would want to know the view of experts on what would be the sample head count to do perform a User research for an information oriented business application.


24 Jun 2010 - 9:00pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Re: [IxDA] Anyone with Wordpress Experience

Thanks Vibor, please send me links to your portfolio.


On 6/24/10 6:16 PM, "Vibor Cipan" wrote:

> vcATfatduxDOTcom


25 Sep 2010 - 10:57am
Dan Saffer

Re: [IxDA] Essential IxD Articles and Essays

On Sep 25, 2010, at 2:08 AM, Itamar Medeiros wrote:

> One of my all-time favorites is: > > Kevin Mullet and Darrell Sano, Designing Visual Interfaces [1] >

That's a book, not an article or essay.


1 Sep 2004 - 11:03am
10 years ago
3 replies
Narey, Kevin

Publicly available video resource?

Does anyone know of any publicly available user video resource?
I'm looking to include a clip of an animated user using a poorly designed
application in a presentation I'm hoping to give to my business.

Any assistance will be gratefully received.



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10 Feb 2010 - 6:31pm

A New Interaction Design Educational Program


I'm pleased to announce a new educational institution, focused on
interaction design and social entrepreneurship. We are presently
accepting applications for September, 2010.

Austin Center for Design exists to transform society through design
and design education. This transformation occurs through the
development of design knowledge directed towards all forms of social
and humanitarian problems.