Discussion Archive

10 May 2006 - 12:55am
Mimi Knowles

Balancing SEO and design requirements on Ecomm websites

Hi All -

I am currently working with a client that is trying to get better at incorporating good usability design into their web presence but they are struggling with balancing the requirements from the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) group which are primarily around the density and frequency of particular keywords and phrases with the design elements which tend to be less text-based and more focused on directing the eye with design techniques and using graphics which may not be as search engine-friendly.

This is a hospitality company that wants to attract customers with engaging design a

21 May 2008 - 7:32am
7 years ago
7 replies

Is a Flash-intro to a personal portfolio still good/relevant?

Let's assume that you've done the proper work to provide a "Skip
Intro" button. Let's further assume that you've done at least the
minimum to make your content accessible to people without the Flash

The question I ask, then, is: does having a Flash intro to a personal
site, which may include one's portfolio or resume, make sense in
today's job market and design environment?

18 Mar 2008 - 10:37am
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

EVENT: Web Directions UX in Melbourne

Very cool new single-day event from the Web Directions folks ...

Web Directions User Experience: Melbourne
When: May 15 and 16 2008
Where: Melbourne Town Hall
Web Directions User Experience is a one day two track conference, plus
optional extra day of workshops, focussing on the concepts, technologies and
techniques for building great user experiences on the web: interaction
design, usability and testing, user research and ethnography, Ajax and
Javascript, content, designing for email and mobile and mo

17 Nov 2009 - 5:26pm
Melissa Weatherwax

[JOBS] UE Designer for Hands-On Mobile - San Francisco, CA - Full Time

The Hands-On Mobile Design Group is an interdisciplinary team which is
defining and delivering the future of mobile user experiences. As a
member of the team you will work closely with product management and
product development to create compelling, rich mobile applications for
top tear brands, for distribution across all the major carriers.

Our ideal candidate will have at least 3+ years experience with User
Interface design processes and methodology, and be able to visualize
concepts quickly and clearly. Recent mobile design experience is

21 Jan 2005 - 12:00am
b0b d0n


Listera wrote:
> Is anyone working with RFID in any significant way? Or know of any public
> examples of such?

You might find this interesting..


12 Nov 2008 - 7:17am
7 years ago
1 reply
Rodrigo Correia

[EVENT] World Usability Day and Manaus Charpter

*World Usability Day '08 – Manaus and IxDA Manaus Chapter*
Making life easy !

What is?
The World Usability Day (www.worldusabilityday.org <
http://www.worldusabilityday.org> ) is an event what happens all november
13th around the world and discuss about design with designers, industrials,
educators, people e and government.

25 Apr 2013 - 7:01pm
2 years ago
1 reply
Matt Nish-Lapidus

IxDA server maintenance

Hi Everybody,

As I'm sure you've all noticed we have been having some server problems over the last while. This is largely due to traffic (a good thing). Our limited volunteer time has delayed the move to a larger server too long, so we hope to get things back on track at this point.

The IxDA site is moving to a new, and hopefully, much more stable server tonight. There should be no down time, but sometimes these things don't go quite as smoothly as planned. 

I hope to be posting another update from the new and improved server in the morning.

Matt, IxDA

25 Sep 2010 - 10:22am
5 years ago
2 replies
Richard Carson

Re: [IxDA] Depicting Your Personas

Though I love the fun family orientated use of the Simpsons, in certain industries, this use of character would be appalling when using it to present a type of persona due to a lack of needed sophistication or contrasting of the company's brand, say the client were to be Vogue. I do think an illustration that sat closer to realism would be more effective as a starting point in depicting a persona visually.

Architects and environmental designers often use silhouettes which are very typical and avoids possible stereotyping.

5 Dec 2008 - 3:45pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Rob Tannen

Exporting Illustrator Layers

Is anyone aware of a tool for batch exporting layers in Illustrator into
a single file, like a PDF?

Best Regards,

Rob Tannen, PhD
Director of Research

6 Mar 2008 - 6:05am
7 years ago
1 reply
Bruno Figueiredo

SHiFT is looking for speaker suggestions

SHiFT (Social and Human Ideas For Technology) is an International Conference
that takes place in Lisbon, Portugal. The second edition is going to take
place this year on October 15 to 17. I'm part of the organizing team and we
are now looking for people to suggest speakers. Since we are having a User
Experience track I thought that it would be a good idea to ask you to
suggest some speakers names.