Discussion Archive: January 2007

23 Jan 2007 - 10:20pm
9 years ago
29 replies
Daniel Williams

Where has the music gone?

I remember in the early days (pre web 1.0 and well before the birth of the
blog) that a lot of people coded (or at least used a WYSIWYG HTML
editor) small personal websites that contained huge lists of all theire
favourite things from films to trivial facts and not much else. One
thing however that does stick in my mind from those days is that people
often attached a sample of their favourite music track or sound bite as a
background sound to their homepage (and this was in the days of dial up

23 Jan 2007 - 7:49pm
gretchen anderson

JOB: IxD Research and Concepting - Contract, SF

Lunar Design is looking for a solid designer/researcher to help us plan
and conduct some research for some new product concepts. You will be
working closely with industrial designers to develop concepts and
analyze findings from the sessions. This is a short-term contract
opportunity, although we're always looking for strong designers.

About you:
You have a passion for understanding people and their motivations. You
are a good listener and know how to read between the lines to get at
what people really want.

23 Jan 2007 - 6:59pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Lana Carlene

Journaled sessions?

Any recommendations for software to help conduct (and log) remote
testing? Looking for one that would allow for the "journaling" part:
dialog boxes that request user feedback *during* the test in addition to
capturing click paths.

23 Jan 2007 - 6:51pm
Dan Saffer

[PLUG] MX Conference Almost Sold Out

If you've put off buying your ticket to Adaptive Path's MX Conference
on Managing User Experience next month in San Francisco, now's the time.


We only have 12 spots left before the conference is completely sold

23 Jan 2007 - 5:01pm
9 years ago
35 replies
Leisa Reichelt

Rationale for *not* using UCD

I'm working on a little side project at the moment that involves
collecting as many reasons as I can come across as to why
people/project teams decide not to use User Centred Design
methodologies when designing/developing projects.

We have the obvious ones down (not enough time, not enough money, no
UCD 'expert' on staff), but I'm sure you've come across a lot of more
or less rational explanations for not using UCD.

I'd love to hear them!

23 Jan 2007 - 4:43pm
Hooman Anvar

Disability Coverage for Independents


After years of being on my own, I've recently taken advice to buy disability
insurance. I am wondering if any of the independent consultants/business
owners here have any recommendations.

I'd much appreciate it. Please email me directly and I'll collate to send


23 Jan 2007 - 3:42pm
Phil Chung

Mobile Voice Application: Tellme Beta

Has anyone tried this? I'm curious how well this will work, but my phone isn't supported.

"To get the application, visit http://beta.tellme.com/content/tellme_by_mobile_overview.php. Alternatively, you can point your mobile browser to <!--
D(["mb","m.tellme.com</a>. Since this is a limited release, I encourage you to get the application as soon as you can.

23 Jan 2007 - 2:58pm
dani malik

EVENT REMINDER: SF Design Happy Hour, Wed, 6:30pm

Just a reminder... SF Interaction Design Happy Hour is tomorrow night.

SF Design Happy Hour, 6:30pm, January 24

Let's get back in the swing of things for the new year! This month
we'll be meeting at Catalyst in SoMA, on Harriet at Bryant (between
6th and 7th). Food is available at Catalyst.

23 Jan 2007 - 2:14pm
9 years ago
3 replies

check-out and trust (was...Google Checkout'scredit card widget)

It would really educate me if you would fill in the blanks on several of
your "givens." I'm guessing that your intensive experience with checkout
makes some of these things foregone conclusions to you:
1) What specific items are vestiges (having to choose a credit card type,
multi-page wizards, not using biometrics or RFID)???
2) What momentum does Paypal have, other than being the first in years to
eat Visa/MC/Amex's lunch? This is honestly not a condemnation. I'm asking
if/how they've improved checkout.

23 Jan 2007 - 12:14pm
9 years ago
1 reply

UIE Web App Summit - Monterey

So Day 3 of this event has started and I am a bit surprised that no
one has posted anything yet.

Anyone who was there/still there have any moving thoughts?

For me it was a great trip and worth it (traveling with my boss who is
not a designer) to hear, "wow these Adaptive Path guys are pretty

I nearly snarfed my coffee (laughing).