Discussion Archive

13 Jan 2005 - 6:19am
10 years ago
1 reply
Per Sökjer

MP3 w/o a screen? -> New focus?


Ipod shuffle seems to me to be in line with Apples take on design and
product development.
They have, since the advent of OS X, put aside the "feature and
function" frenzy
that seems to still dominate the rest of the industry. I see it as a
sign of the coming
of a more mature approach to digital product development.
Another thing with Apple is their focus on the whole.

3 Nov 2010 - 2:05pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Eva Kaniasty

Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] IxDA's new job board is live

I for one think this is a great idea.  One of the reasons I only intermittently read this list is the high volume of posts, and jobs make up a big part of the noise.  It's not that I'm not interested in jobs, but I would much rather go to a dedicated job board to seek them.  The closer this list stays to its core purpose (dare I say... a forum for conversations about interaction design?), the more value it delivers in my book. 


30 Jan 2009 - 12:33pm
6 years ago
1 reply

interactive interiors: further info

Thank you all for commenting

Nik, Iam waiting for your comments about the IIEED proposal I sent you

Mukesh, interesting link shall dig it more

Angel, the line between an active interior space and another art
installation is one of the possibilities an interior designer can fall into,
my idea was to develop the engagement qualities between the users or
visitors and the space to achieve a more sensory, mind manipulation and
emotional interactive experience.

18 Aug 2004 - 12:32pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Jef Raskin

Windows UI Compliance ; "intuitive"

The Windows UI guidelines are self-contradictory at points (e.g.
recommending noun-verb interaction but going the other way at times),
and lead to the kind of interfaces we all hate. To be an HCI expert and
to adhere to the Windows guidelines is, in my opinion, unethical.

Also, there is no such thing as "intuition" and interfaces are not
"intuitive". What they can be are familiar from previous experience.

For the whole argument see:

Raskin, Jef “Intuitive Equals Familiar,” Communications of the ACM
37:9, September 1994, p. 17

5 Feb 2006 - 11:44am
gleija at comca...

Web Application Functionality: Rich Text Editors

Does anyone here have experience with rich text editors for web applications?

I am the information architect and interaction designer at a non-profit foundation. I have designed a web application that my organization uses to intake, review and award applications for research grants. This year over 1000 applications were submitted online and we are awarding about $50 million dollars to scientific researchers at institutions across the US and abroad.

In previous years, applications for research grants were uploaded as .pdf files.

10 Jan 2006 - 3:03pm
Amy Kang

JOB: Interaction Designer @ Right Media NYC

Hi guys,

I've been pretty quiet since the summer but my company is looking for
interaction designers so I thought I'd post it here. We're a profitable,
fast-growing technology company in interactive advertising space. If you
have any questions about the company, feel free to drop me a line.

6 Oct 2006 - 11:34am
Dante Murphy

FW: Question related to "IKEA-manual".

Our company just got wireless headsets, and this is the online manual.
Click on the "SETUP" tab to see an example of animated pictogram-based


Personally, I found it to be fairly good, but not perfect.


21 Dec 2005 - 1:38pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

Ecommerce web site book recommendations

I'm working on a redesign of a retail commerce web site and was wondering if there are books that people can recommend regarding ecommerce web site and the whole user psychology around "retail".


7 Dec 2009 - 3:25pm
Brian Mila

Deciding whether to use a "Show n items perpage" control

> It's been a usability disaster.

Do you have research to support this? I'm neither agreeing nor
disagreeing with you, I would just like to see the test results so I can
make up my own mind.

Incidentally, we've discussed the infinite scroll before recently.
There may be some more ideas to consider in that thread:

Title: The Perpetual Scrolling Web Pages


3 Dec 2007 - 11:29am
7 years ago
5 replies

Fixing bugs is not fixing design!

Excerpted from a post on my blog:

Would love feedback fromn IxDA'ers...


At Dux2007 <http://www.dux2007.com/> in Chicago, I attended a workshop where
I asked the group why we don't design software like we do hardware? Why
don't we spend more time in prototypes, mockups, etc. One of the attendees,
a software designer...