Discussion Archive: May 2008

14 May 2008 - 3:15pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Michael Martine...

getting into a master's program?

Hi all,
i've been looking at various certification programs and master's
programs. While the certification programs look decent, the master's
programs look a bit better with their spectrum of topics and the ability to
interact with other likeminded students & faculty.

The problem is I graduated with a low gpa in Psychology.
Halfway through school I started learning how to repair computers and

14 May 2008 - 2:38pm
8 years ago
8 replies
Susie Robson

Terminology issues

I need a little help/advice on a terminology issue.

Background: I work in our Business Applications Usability department and we have
many internal applications that we use within the company, across the globe. We
are working on a Local Language project that will focus on our employees in the
offices in China, Japan, and Korea (CJK).

14 May 2008 - 1:57pm

Words, Labels, Descriptions


How do you approach the issue of confusing words, labels and descriptions?

I now spend quite some time on how to get the best words, labels and
descriptions in interfaces. Trying to find the the vocabulary of the
user and the expectations that are associated with this. How do you
manage when a users words and its expectations that these words bring
are completely(slightly) different with what your interaction will do?
(Without going for words that are simply the implementation model).

Best Regards,

Bojhan Somers

14 May 2008 - 1:52pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Gomez, Marla A

visual design and card sort tool - help!

We are looking to do a visual card sort with users that are geographically dispersed across the globe. Ideally, we want to find a tool that will allow users to drag and drop things to create their own web page structure.

If you imagine doing a card sort type activity that would allow participants to create their own i-Google type interface and pick various "parts" and place them on their page. In addition, they could then take various "pieces of content" and drop them into those parts.

14 May 2008 - 8:46am
8 years ago
13 replies
Dave Malouf

adding the twitter badge to the IxDA site?

hey there,

I don't know if the quality of the twitter group is going to be high or low,
but it is happening and I wonder if people might want to see what is
happening on it.

Anyone can see what is posted to the group here: http://twitter.com/ixda
But I also wonder if we want to somehow incorporate this into the main
ixda.org site.
there is the concept of a Twitter badge that can be embedded into any web


-- dave

David Malouf

14 May 2008 - 12:23am
Peter Merholz

Event at Adaptive Path - May 20: Content Strategy and Copy as Interface

[Excuse the cross-posts]
Come visit Adaptive Path for two presentations by the Queens of
Content Erika Hall and Kristina Halvorson!

The event starts at 6 sharp with drinks and nibbles and will be
followed by two 30 minute presentations starting at 6:30.

If you're planning on coming, please RSVP here:

Here's some info about the Queens!


Title: Content Strategy: The Mania, the Myth, the Method
Why do so many web site projects stall out or even implode when it's
time to go "

13 May 2008 - 6:59pm
13 May 2008 - 6:40pm
Kyle Pero Soucy

Reminder: RSVP for 5/21 NH UPA Meeting - Sneak Peak at Morae 3 and UserVue Demo!

In response to the requests we've received for an event more local to
the Merrimack Valley region, this month's NH UPA meeting will be held
next Wednesday in Bedford, NH.

We really hope to see our UX 'peeps' from the Manchester and Concord
areas represent!

Please send RSVPs to info at nhupa.org.


Topic: Morae 3 and UserVue Demo!

Speaker: Shane Lovellette, Morae and UserVue Product Manager - Techsmith

When you think of TechSmith Morae, you probably think of testing
things on a

13 May 2008 - 6:24pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Louis Rosenfeld

Luke Wroblewski's "Web Form Design" book is now available

(apologies for cross-posting)

Hi all; "Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks" by Luke Wroblewski
is now on sale. You can order it from either Rosenfeld Media or from

13 May 2008 - 2:59pm
8 years ago
6 replies

Any thoughts on the economist.com redesign?


I'm sure there are few people aware of the recent redesign of
Otherwise, someone would have drawn attention to it.
I mean...it looks quite messy to me.Given their prestige.

Any thoughts?