Discussion Archive

12 Feb 2010 - 3:54pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Kayan Ng

Flash Rotators

Flash Rotators, should we have users activate them? Should we have a
pause, stop button? Should they be rotating at all? I saw that Yahoo
Lifestyle recently added command buttons to their pages
http://ca.lifestyle.yahoo.com/. I personally have never believed in
their efficiency in conveying multiple messages but it looks like I am
stuck with them. I want to at least make the user's experience as easy
as possible. I have looked for articles and research to prove my point
but have not found much. I hope you guys can help, Thoughts?



19 Oct 2010 - 1:58pm
Noreen Whysel

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22 Apr 2006 - 3:18pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer

Luke Wroblewski Interview Excerpt

IxDA Board Member Luke W on visual interaction design!

"Think of visual design as the “voice” of interaction design and
information architecture. It communicates the importance of (and
relationships between) the content and actions within an application."



Dan Saffer
Designing for Interaction
New Riders, August 2006

25 Feb 2008 - 12:31pm
7 years ago
3 replies
John Vaughan - ...

I despise extraneous frippery, but...

HEMA is a Dutch department store. The first store opened onNovember 4, 1926,
in Amsterdam. Now there are 150 stores all over the Netherlands. HEMA also
has stores in Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany. In June of this year, HEMA
was sold to British investment company Lion Capital.
Take a look at HEMA's product page (http://producten.hema.nl/). You can't
order anything and it's in Dutch but just wait a couple of seconds and watch
what happens...

PS: Even better if ya spraak a hel klein beetje Nederlandse

27 Nov 2006 - 6:16pm
Lisa Colvin

Contract Position: Interaction Design Prototyper | Spot Runner, Los Angeles, CA

Hi all,

Spot Runner is hiring a contract Interaction Design prototyper.

21 Mar 2006 - 12:07pm
John Vaughan - ...

On-screen legibility

>In order to have good on-screen legibility... a dark background screen is
>recommended with light
coloured text. ...Do you know of any references on the subject or do you
know the possible reasons for it?

Basic Perception:

Light/bright dominates. It is easier to find a star in the dark night sky
than to find a dark dot on a sheet of white paper.

Light/bright "blooms". esp. In a back-lit lightsource-driven environment,
like a TV or computer monitor, light images visually "grow" and "bleed" onto
darker backrounds.

28 Jun 2004 - 1:22pm
Dave Malouf

Focus o f List

Hey there peeps,

I had a couple of suggestions from people to try and keep this list focused
on IxD and not let the content go off in all directions. This does not
happen often here b/c of self selection mainly but every so often a topic
like "should I use this color or that color" comes up. While this may have
"DESIGN" relevance it is rare that it has IxD relevance, so I'm putting my
moderator goggles on and will try to guide people in the right direction and
interrupt threads from time to time that just seem like they are too

9 Dec 2010 - 5:35am
4 years ago
2 replies

ID-test regarding recruitment process

Hi gul and boys!

Im wondering how the design applications test look like?

Ususally when you are applying for jobs sometimes  after the interview is done; the second phase is about to do a design test right?  Now my question is:

How does it look like?

Does it happen that we need to sketch-visualize concepts-interactions? Sealed

27 Oct 2009 - 10:18am
Klein Info Design

landing page best practices

I'm looking for best practices for marketing campaign landing pages
for websites. Such as direct path to call-to-action; limit
distractions, consistent look-and-feel from ad or email to landing
page, etc.
Any research to indicate best placement for CTA on the page? (above
the fold, of course).
Checked the archive and wikipedia; found some good guidelines here
http://landingpages.blogspot.com/ but looking for research-backed
recommendations, specifically for marketing campaign landing pages.
Thanks - Kathleen

7 Oct 2009 - 9:28pm
Jonathan Cohen

10/20, 6-8PM: Twitter's Mobile UX Designer - Leland Rechis - will talk UX at 45 Main St in BK. Near A, C, F, 2, 3. Register at http://nycupa.org

As mobile applications, or "apps", proliferate in App Stores
everywhere, most people focus directly on the app itself. But let's
take a step back and look at the environments in which these apps
live. How do we effectively design a service that offers not just
apps, but SMS, mobile web, HTML5, and desktop integration?