Discussion Archive: June 2008

3 Jun 2008 - 10:37pm
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Pankaj Chawla
2008

Labels inside Text fields (was: horizontal log in fields on web apps)

On 6/4/08, Nathanael Boehm <nat at purecaffeine.com> wrote:
> Just keep in mind accessibility too if you're going to be putting the visual
> label inside the form field as a value attribute instead of a label before
> the field, as well as issues when no JS enabled/supported. Not a major
> problem, but just make you consider those two requirements ...

3 Jun 2008 - 6:41pm
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6 years ago
17 replies
Don Habas
2008

Ability to Adjust Font Sizes on Web Pages

Hi all.

I used to see more sites that would allow a user to click icons on a web page to adjust font size through the stylesheet. Now I'm not seeing that as much...even AARP got rid of it and their audience is generally older, and they would prefer larger font. Is it best to just let a user adjust the size within their browser if needed?

Thanks.

Don

3 Jun 2008 - 5:01pm
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6 years ago
6 replies
Katie Albers
2005

How to make links look like links?

It's been my experience that the best (that is to say, most readily
identified by users and least subject to confusion with other text)
way to distinguish a link among text is to underline it. I don't
really see "It looks messy" as a legitimate design concern if the
goal is to provide information.

3 Jun 2008 - 4:17pm
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6 years ago
1 reply
Helen Killingbeck
2005

Design Documentation in a Web 2.0 world

Question:

For those who have established GUI design documentation in a Web 1 corporate
world, how have you handled implementing Web 2 design elements in your
documentation?

Thanks

Helen

3 Jun 2008 - 2:58pm
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Dante Murphy
2006

How to evaluate long-term engagement

Does anyone know of any methodologies or case studies for evaluating (or
predicting) long-term engagement? Any specific application to social
networking sites would be great, but analogous examples from video
games, enterprise software, or whatever else are welcome.

3 Jun 2008 - 2:18pm
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6 years ago
8 replies
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Benjamin Ho
2007

Any suggestions for training on MS Expression Blend?

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on companies for training on the MS Expression Blend application?

I've taken a look at the online video tutorial on lynda.com and the MS Expression site, but they don't really have exercises I can follow along.

I liked how Axure.com gave training for their product, but the same idea is not there for MS Expression Blend.

Any help is appreciated!

Merci buckets!
Ben

3 Jun 2008 - 1:17pm
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Ryan Lum
2006

(JOB) User Researcher-Seattle-Recruiter Contract or Direct

Downtown Seattle

18 Staff 5 Contractors young company with deep pockets plan to double in size within two years. Open air environment great window views of the Puget Sound. Excellent group of people. Huge client list and they are turning down business. Whats nice about it is they can pick and chose. Never take projects less than 8 weeks and some/most are usually 6-9 Months.

3 Jun 2008 - 12:15pm
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6 years ago
10 replies
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Alla Zollers
2008

unsophisticated users

Hi Everyone --

I am having a bit of a terminology problem within my company. Most of the
product people and developers like to refer to our users as
"unsophisticated" (a euphemism for dumb).

3 Jun 2008 - 11:23am
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Nancy Falkenburg
2004

job:: senior IxD/san diego, california(Intuit) / FTE

contact: nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com
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ORIGINAL POSTING: June 6th, 2008
COMPANY NAME: Intuit
JOB LOCATION: San Diego, California
JOB TITLE: Senior Interaction Designer (65952)
JOB DURATION: FTE

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Intuit is looking for a strong designer with skills and experience in UI architecture and interaction design to help design applica

3 Jun 2008 - 10:14am
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6 years ago
4 replies
Jeffrey D. Gimzek
2007

give content to get community

hey ixdas,

I am looking for sites that /require/ user participation in order to
have /access/ to the site and it's community and it's content.

A lot of site require registration, or a fee, but can you think of any
that require your donation of time, effort and/or creativity to be
part of the community?

Linked In sort of does this - your resume, you connections, your
recommendations and your 'questions' are all content you contribute to
be a useful part of the community and get value back from the site...

jd

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Jeff Gimzek | Senior User Experience Designer