discuss Digest, Vol 46, Issue 18

18 Jul 2007 - 6:35pm
9 years ago
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frank gruger

Hi Katie,

The first school that jumps to my mind is ID:


It's more of a PhD in "design thinking" (or insert your favorite
"innovation" buzzword here) than straight up user experience, but as you
noted I don't think you'll find a PhD program in that.

I've know and worked with 2 PhD's from ID (as well as did my undergrad
there, so I'm biased) that I could put you in contact with as well.

FWIW, I've also met a lot of people in the UX profession with PhD in
anthropology as that seems to translate well.


I've been thinking about getting a PhD in some field
that would allow me to study something like User
Experience. I phrase it this way because of the
vocabulary issues -- I doubt that there is such a
thing as a PhD in User Experience, but what avenues
exist such that you can study it under some other

My Master's is in either Information Design and
Technology or (as it became known later) Digital Media
at Georgia Tech and I'm considering further study.


18 Jul 2007 - 6:50pm
Chant, Mary

Hi Kristen,
I recommended Axure for our design team about six months ago - we had a
lot of designing and specing to do in a short time and wanted to speed
the production process. I have been using it since and am pleased with
it overall. I appreciate in particular: that it was easy to learn;
allows me to annotate as I design vs. as a separate process; has a nice
sitemap tool, and makes building a prototype "site" effortless.
(I have formerly used DreamWeaver, Photoshop, and Visio for creating
wireframes and interactive prototypes, and Word for writing detailed
functional specs.)
I wish Axure had more choice RE: UI control objects, but I have had
pretty good luck pulling in controls from Visio.

Message: 5
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 15:45:17 -0700
From: "Kristen Johansen" <Kristen.Johansen at citrix.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Experience with Axure RP?

Is there anyone out there who has been using Axure for
creating wireframes, sitemaps and/or specs who's
interested in sharing their experience?

We've been looking at the tool for our own use (we mostly
use Visio and Fireworks now) and are wondering just how
much more efficient it is for creating documentation, and
how it's working for others.

So how is it?


Kristen Johansen |Manager, User Interface

Citrix Online Division
Citrix Systems, Inc.
5385 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111 USA

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