Discussion Archive: June 2008

3 Jun 2008 - 12:31am
8 years ago
7 replies
Soo Basu

[ixda] horizontal log in fields on web apps

HiI've been noticing that a lot of web applications like Virb, Vimeo,
Pageonce, etc have a horizontal form for the log in. How usable is this?
Is it better / worse than the standard practice of displaying the username &
password fields vertically?

Sunandini Basu
"The details are not the details. They make the design' - Charles Eames

3 Jun 2008 - 12:25am
Navneet Nair

[JOB] User Experience Researcher, Google, Bangalore - Full time

*User Experience Researcher - Bangalore*

*This position is based in Bangalore, India.*

Help us learn about technology users in India! Google is looking for a User
Experience Researcher to design and conduct user research studies across the
product cycle, from concept to post-launch evaluation. The researcher we're
looking for will be highly skilled in a range of research methods and will
have significant experience working on discovery research for new web based

3 Jun 2008 - 12:20am
Navneet Nair

[JOB] Interaction Designer, Google, Bangalore - Full time

*Interaction Designer - Bangalore*

*This position is located in Bangalore, India.*

"Focus on the user, and all else will follow." That's one of the principles
behind every product Google develops, and we're looking for a UI designer to
help us do just that with our new products and features. As UI Designer,
you'll work closely with engineers and product managers through all stages
of the product cycle.

2 Jun 2008 - 10:26pm
Michele Marut

EVENT: Pittsburgh IXDA next meeting June 18

Save the date. Pittsburgh IXDA meeting on June 18. Details to follow.

2 Jun 2008 - 9:23pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

Favorite article on design research


If you had to read 1 article on design research which one would it be?
Does anyone know of an article from Brenda Laurel?
I'm not interested in the standard stuff about Contextual design or
Goal-Directed Design stuff.

2 Jun 2008 - 5:12pm
Todd Warfel

Q #6 Fixed [was] Survey on Prototype-chance for a free copy of the book

Okay, looks like Q#6 was messed up and only allowed one answer per
page. Hatin that survey software.

Anyway, it's been fixed. So, for all those who've contacted me (like
30 of you) please try it again :).

> http://tinyurl.com/6nsr3d



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

2 Jun 2008 - 5:01pm
Erin Walsh

Mindset and SmartSort

Does anyone know where I can find information concerning the apparent
discontinuation of Yahoo's Mindset and SmartSort features?

We've referenced them in the past concerning the use of sliders,
but SmartSort appears to have switched to radio buttons (http://
tinyurl.com/6fyypk) and Mindset (http://mindset.research.yahoo.com/)
appears to be down.


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2 Jun 2008 - 4:15pm
8 years ago
8 replies

User know-how about drop-down boxes

Hello list :)

A client of mine suggested an auto-complete field for a certain feature.
He also said the following: if a user is too lazy to type (which might be
true, as power users are
the ones who use the keyboard - or is it?) we should also provide a classic
drop-down box with
all the available options.

Now, my question relates to the usefulness of auto-completes.
Don't you think that the users know that if they click a drop-down box, they
can type in the first letter
of what they are looking for and the browser would select the first option
that starts with that letter for them?

I'm tes

2 Jun 2008 - 2:28pm
Mario Bourque

SalesForce Customer Support Portal & SalesForce Migrations

1.) Has anyone had any experience working on/developing a SalesForce
customer portal? If so, what are your thoughts?

2.) Performed a migration to SalesForce.

Many thanks in advance.

Mario Bourque
Web: www.mariobourque.com
Email: mario at mariobourque.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mariobourque