Discussion Archive: January 2007

16 Jan 2007 - 12:37am
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oliver green
2006

Which type of users customize?

There has been a lot of work done to see how much customization is done by
users, how to determine which parts of the interface should be customizable,
what features should be customizable etc. But can someone point me to work
done to determine which type of users mostly customize and what traits
affect this. For example: one study that I am aware of showed that
power/expert users are the ones to tend to customize the most.

Thanks,
Oliver

15 Jan 2007 - 4:18pm
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Anonymous

Visual Voicemail -- Comcast edition

My friend Rachel send me this a while back, and while Todd's on the
ixda list, I haven't seen his task analysis grid posted.

This blog post describes how they replaced a requirements document
with a grid:
http://toddwarfel.com/archives/the-task-analysis-grid/

That in and of itself is interesting, but I found the content equally
interesting.

15 Jan 2007 - 4:03pm
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Natalie Buda
2006

JOB: Information Architect with Content Management Experience at NavigationArts in Washington D.C. Metro Area, Full Time

Information Architect with Content Management Experience at
NavigationArts in Washington D.C. Metro Area

Job Description

Information Architect with Content Management System Experience

Washington D.C.

Full Time, Permanent

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who enjoys creating high-end
design for business benefit. This person must be able to team and
collaborate with visual designers and engineers to create effective and
intuitive user interfaces.

15 Jan 2007 - 2:30pm
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Natalie Buda
2006

JOB: Information Architect at NavigationArts in Washington D.C. Metro Area, Full Time

Information Architect at NavigationArts in Washington D.C. Metro Area

Job Description

Information Architect with User Research Experience

Washington D.C.

Full Time, Permanent

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who enjoys creating high-end
design for business benefit. This person must be able to team and
collaborate with art directors and engineers to create effective and
intuitive user interfaces.

15 Jan 2007 - 1:13pm
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7 years ago
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Chris Hallenbeck
2006

Product suite design - single interface designor multiple?

I think every answer has been spot on. I've just been through a similar
situation with an enterprise application. My 2 cents is that patterns
are what have helped the most. By identifying some canonical forms used
throughout the application and providing a flexible pattern to deal with
them has made the application both more learnable and more efficient.

15 Jan 2007 - 1:09pm
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7 years ago
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Dave Malouf
2005

Software Design lead at Apple (was Re: iPhone Keynote)

This brings up an interesting question to me. Does Ive have a virtual
counterpart?
Who is the lead designer on the software side of things?

-- dave

Paul Schreiber wrote:
> Leslie Chicoine wrote:
>
>
>>> Jobs clearly has a genius for design
>>> without UCD.

15 Jan 2007 - 12:07pm
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7 years ago
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Anonymous

Google Checkout's credit card widget

One thing that's always annoyed me about online store checkouts is
the unnecessary "credit card type" popup menu. There's no reason the
user should have to tell the site whether they have a Visa,
MasterCard, American Express or Discover. This information can be
determined from the card number itself.
* AmEx cards start with 3
* Visa cards start with 4
* MaterCard card start with 5
* Discover cards start with 6

Yet, every site I've seen wastes a few seconds of the user's time
with this choice.

Google checkout (finally!) dispenses with this.

15 Jan 2007 - 9:51am
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7 years ago
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russwilson
2005

Product suite design - single interface design or multiple?

I am faced with a problem that I'm sure many on the list
have encountered.

We have a suite of products (4 total) and a portal meant to
act as a starting point for the products. Each product has
unique functionality and is used (and sold) standalone or
in conjunction with other products. Our products are B2B -
enterprise applications.

The issue (that keeps me up at night) is whether to apply
one single interface design across all the products or give
each product its own design.

15 Jan 2007 - 8:47am
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oozcan
2006

Last extended call for Doctoral Consortium

Kadir Has University
Faculty of Communication

Communication, Art and Design
2nd International Doctoral Consortium
Endorsed by Design Research Society

29-30 March 2006
Kadir Has University, Cibali Conference Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

Call for Participation:
Kadir Has University is hosting an international doctoral consortium to
encourage quality research, publication and creation of an international
network of academics who exchange ideas in related fields. This is a two day
event comprising of workshops organized around common themes.

14 Jan 2007 - 4:13pm
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Donna Maurer
2003

IA Summit 2007 - program is available and registration is open

IA Summit 2076 -- "Enriching IA"
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
March 22-26, 2007

The program is up and registration is open! See:
http://www.iasummit.org/2007/

The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for
information architects and for discussion about information
architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn.