Discussion Archive: May 2005

9 May 2005 - 10:28pm
Steve Baty

Statistical analysis in interaction design

Recently I had the opportunity to discuss the use of statistical analysis
techniques with a group of professional and semi-professional information
architects and user experience practitioners. It seems that the level of
sophistication and rigour applied to data gathering and, in particular,
statistical analysis is quite varied.

9 May 2005 - 9:47pm
Sophie Turner

Budget Allocation

Hi there,

I'm looking for some information on the budgets allocated to the initial
definition/design phase in a "typical" website/web application project, ie
requirements gathing, IA, prototyping, wireframing and user testing.

Roughly what percentage is spent on these activities in comparison to the
cost of developing the entire project?

9 May 2005 - 12:19pm
Lada Gorlenko

STC conference in Seattle - any IxD presence?


If any of you is attending STC conference and would like to meet up,
please identify yourself by leaving your name and contacts at the
conference booth attention Lada Gorlenko IxDG.

Interesting thing about the conference: it's not what we would consider
our traditional place to go, yet the opening session speaker was by
Patrick Whitney, Director of Institute of Design at the Illinois
Institute of Technology. Design is looking big indeed!


9 May 2005 - 9:29am
Nick Ragouzis

Looking for stuff to read on aesthetics - revised URI

A quick update, under a flood of 404 reports ... drop the trailing slash:

> Dancing about Architecture:
> <http://enosis.com/resources/dancingarch.ppt/>


Sorry about that.
Nick Ragouzis

9 May 2005 - 9:27am
David Polinchock

GDR Global Retail Trends Seminar

I thought that you might be interested in this upcoming event that we're
hosting at the Lab. GDR does a great job presenting the global retail
trends and for anyone who deals with retail or design in anyway. Plus, it's

Hope that all is well!


Reverse retailing, free food at the Camper Hotels, pop up Salvation Army
stores and edible menus!

GDR Creative Intelligence will illustrate the world's most innovative
retail, leisure and hospitality design with 50 case studies from around the

9 May 2005 - 8:21am
Vishal Subraman...

Interactive Art

There is a great interactive art show running off-Broadway called Slava's
snow show (http://www.snowshowusa.com/). "Its Blue man group meets Cirque de
Soleil". Amazing production values and great performances won't fail to
bring out the child in you.

But the venue (Union Square theatre) is hardly a suitable one for such an
experience. You had to be in the first 2-3 rows to get the most of it.
Anyone aware of venues that are specially built for such interactive shows?

9 May 2005 - 2:27am
Ischai Cohen


Hello People on the list.
This is my loosing-my-virginity message, so I hope you'll be gentle with
I recently (2 hours ago) started working on a narrowcasting project:
narrowcasting, also named lots of other names, is a system that involves
several screens and one source of broadcasting. It is mostly used for
messages, ads in shopping malls or public transport, etc. those things
the masses pass-by without paying to much attention, or pay to much
attention while their wallets are being stolen.

6 May 2005 - 11:55pm
10 years ago
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Wendy Fischer

my new mobile UXD blog

I've decided to enter the blog space. I have a new UxD blog at http://mobileuxd.blogspot.com/.

It will deal primarily with mobile UXD but also touches on other UxD issues, but it is also a personal blog.

6 May 2005 - 3:09pm

Main menu convention on Windows

True or false?

In any Windows GUI application (non-web), the menu bar
at the top should provide access to *all* user
commands of that application, despite other
alternatives to user commands (short-cuts,
toolbuttons, pop-up menus).

I have seen many applications that don't follow this.
E.g. the Microsoft Paint does not have menus for the
tools on the tool palette on the right hand side.
What is the correct guideline for this? The MS
Windows UI Experience book doesn't say.


6 May 2005 - 1:08pm
Marina Dmitrieva

Experience Lead, New York City, Avenue A/Razorfish, Full Time

Please post:

Experience Lead (XL-HH)

Avenue A/Razorfish has an immediate opening for an Experience Lead in
our New York office.