Discussion Archive: November 2007

1 Nov 2007 - 1:56pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Todd Warfel

Anyone using iRise or Axure for prototyping?

I'm looking to interview people regarding the following prototyping
tools for my prototyping book coming early next year:
* iRise
* Axure

If you use these products for prototyping and want to be interviewed
for the book, please contact me off-list.


Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

1 Nov 2007 - 1:38pm
jwang at tandem...

Do Engineers Understand UX documents? (was"Alan Cooper on Software...")

Amen to both of Janna's and Joseph's comments. And I'll take Joseph's
comments one step further and say that in the most successful situation
I've worked in regarding UX documentation, the engineers weren't just
involved in the application design process, we actually "designed" the
UX documentation with the engineers as participants. We treated the
engineers as our end users and conducted research to figure out what
would work for them, and included them in iterative reviews of the
documentation format as we designed it.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:52pm
Theresa Roberts

JOB: Interaction Designer, Portland, Recruiter, Direct Hire

Penchant for history and love technology?

Then we have a uniquely PDX opportunity that might interest you. Many
museums call this well-known client friend, and the agency is seeking
interaction designers to bolster its team. To win this post, you need to
understand complex interactions and flows, and can clarify and ease the
user's path to legalization and other support scenarios.

1 Nov 2007 - 11:41am
8 years ago
1 reply
Katie Albers

User Acceptance Test

Heaven save me from the User Acceptance Test....

1) Is that your aim? "acceptance"? Not delight, not pleasure, not
relief, not excellence, but "acceptance"? Aim higher

2) User Acceptance Testing frequently goes hand in hand with
statements like "Marketing *is* the users. They defined the
requirements." and there are so many things wrong with that statement
I cannot even begin to go into it.

3) UAT tends to be all about the function...not the user. Does this
piece of SW do what we want it to do?

1 Nov 2007 - 11:10am
Chris Borokowski

Understanding Search Usability

Web site usability is task oriented, meaning that usability testing
measures the efficiency of how users (who fit a specific persona or
profile) complete a desired task. Testing is done one person at a time,
not as a group, and each participant's behavior and actions are
carefully observed and recorded. I have personally witnessed, countless
times, many participants say how beautiful they think a web site is and
subsequently never complete the desired task.

1 Nov 2007 - 10:11am
Fred Leise

Intuitect RIA beta testers wanted

Intuitect has been working on developing support for RIA as a new
feature set for Intuitect Professional (its Visio add-on).

1 Nov 2007 - 9:47am
Chris Borokowski

Project management control structures ( was Do Engineers Understand...)

Hierarchy to me is a liberator from that question of who owns what, and
as a result what parts need to match up with others.

1 Nov 2007 - 7:03am
oliver green

CFP - FLOSS Usability Sprint V

- What: Sprint #5 for improving the usability of FLOSS
- When: Friday Nov 2nd - Sunday Nov 4th, 2007
- Where: Google<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=google&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.160552,62.5

1 Nov 2007 - 5:00am
8 years ago
5 replies

IxDA Savanna - Call for Authors and Books

Hi All,

As the unofficial librarian, I am calling out to all IxDA members that are
authors. For the IxDA conference in Savannah, Dave M came up with the
brilliant idea of making sure that the SCAD bookstore was carrying as many
IxD, IA, UX related books and has asked me to compile a list to send to the
bookstore. In the spirit of community, I want to make sure that at the top
of the list given to the bookstore are fellow IxDA members.