Discussion Archive

31 Oct 2008 - 8:40am
5 years ago
1 reply
Vishal Subraman...

Omnigraffle question- Masters

How do folks handle Masters (elements that repeat) in Omnigraffle? I'm using
v5.02. Yes there are shared layers, but its not very useful because the xy
coordinates of shared layer are defined in the layer property as well. As a
result of that I can't have Master elements that appear in different
positions on the screen. I now create a new shared layer for each position
of the master- this works ok for smaller projects, but is very frustrating
for larger ones.
Wondering if anyone has come up with a better workaround?


22 Jan 2009 - 4:18am
Greg Petroff

Join us in 2 weeks at Interaction'09|vancouver: Registration is still open

It's getting exciting as we are getting ready for the final countdown to
the conference. I look forward to meet many of you in 2 weeks in

As we come down the stretch here are some final notes. WE STILL HAVE
ROOM for people to sign up for the conference and workshops. Airfare has
dropped significantly and the exchange rate from at least the US to
Canada is quite favorable. We are going to be about the same size as the
'08 conference so it will be an intimate experience where we can all
meet and interact with each other in great ways.

30 Sep 2007 - 5:24pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Joe Lanman

Tips on Freelance Interface Design?

Hello all,

My name's Joe Lanman - I'm a freelance web developer working in the UK.

I've been involved in the development of quite a wide variety of apps,
mainly learning tools and community sites, from design through to
development and testing.

However, I think I'd really like to focus on the interface-design side of
things and leave development to others - but I don't see many ads for UI
contracts in the same way there are plenty of short term projects for
PHP/Flash developers.

Does anyone have any tips? Are there UI agencies out there?

27 Oct 2008 - 11:51am
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30 Jul 2004 - 5:22am
Narey, Kevin

Re: Design specs (Was: Design Methodology for GU I

Interesting views. My 2p's worth...

I find it useful and productive to produce ui design
specifications/conceptual models written with 'qualification' of design
decisions. This is often an annotation of a screen layout which makes it's
way into a use-case down the line. What this tends to do is assure the
developers (naturally more receptive to factual logic rather than heuristic
logic) that decisions haven't been made on a 'because I said so' basis and
is a good way of communicating work flow and look and feel decisions in
context to each-other.

19 Jan 2011 - 11:56pm
3 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

What's next in my learning and how do I get it?

I thought I'd get people talking about what it is they are looking to learn and where they are hoping to learn it kinda question.

There's a lot of formal EDU in IxD being created all around the world, but obviously, not everyone can jump into a 1-2yr program. So my question is what do you think you need to learn to be a better practitioner of IxD and how do you want to learn it?

-- dave

23 Oct 2008 - 1:03pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Bad interaction experiences, blogged nationally

In the blog entry titled "A fine wensleydale?"
(http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/10/fine-wensleydale.html) Neil
Gaiman relates his experiences attemping to buy a G1 phone from
T-Mobile. I'm tempted to give this as a sample case to my first-year
students and ask them to enumerate all the things wrong with it. Not
least of them seems to be the left hand not knowing what the right is

At UI13 Jared talked about how many usability problems are rooted in
lack of foreknowledge.

21 Jul 2008 - 8:07pm
MJ Broadbent

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3 Mar 2010 - 12:32am
4 years ago
19 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

Known issues with IxDA Discussion

Hi folks,

We are indeed experiencing some major bumps in the transition to our new website, mainly around Discussion/email integration. Primarily, many people who had previously unsubscribed from emails were inadvertently given a subscription that delivers emails. Additionally, the "Daily" send interval that we thought would behave like the former website's "digest" option is not behaving as expected.

27 Oct 2009 - 10:43am
4 years ago
3 replies
frances botsford

Tools for Faceted Search

Does anyone know of good tools for enabling faceted search? I've seen


but it looks pretty old. I work for a university, so pricey
commercial solutions probably won't work for us.

Thanks for your help!