Discussion Archive: November 2008

10 Nov 2008 - 4:50pm
Louis Rosenfeld

Last plug: Wroblewski webinar (and interview) on web form design

(apologies for cross-posting)

Hi; just a reminder that Luke Wroblewski's Modern Web Form Design
webinar<http://www.rosenfeldmedia.com/webinars/webforms/>is this
Thursday, November 13, 1-2pm EST.

10 Nov 2008 - 3:58pm
7 years ago
47 replies
Jared M. Spool

Where that ACD thing fits

So, I've spent much of the last month thinking about what Activity-
Centered Design (or ACD) might be and where it fits into other design
approaches. This long-winded email is an attempt to get these thoughts

Before I start, the last time we went around on this, there was a
sentiment of "Who cares what we call it? My clients/co-workers don't
care what it is, as long as I produce great designs.

10 Nov 2008 - 2:49pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Loren Baxter

Gmail Labs: Mark as Read Button

For those of you using Gmail to read the IXDA list, I'd highly recommend
turning on the "Mark as Read" button that was recently introduced in Gmail
Labs (Settings > Labs).

10 Nov 2008 - 2:36pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Joel Tachau

How much setup information to give test participants

I'm preparing a usability test on a major redesign of an online
marketplace for manufacturing. Our customers are going to see major
changes to the way they source RFQs using our online app. I am planning
to go into the interviews without telling the participants what has
changed. There will be emails and online training before and after the
launch. However, we all know people usually skip over this material.

Would it be fair to give the participants a brief explanation about how
the process has changed?

10 Nov 2008 - 2:29pm
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10 Nov 2008 - 12:01pm
Aaron Louie

Seattle monthly meetup - Tuesday 11/11

On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, Seattle-area information
architects, user-centered designers, librarians, technical writers,
and usability folk meet up at the Elysian pub in Capitol Hill to talk
shop and socialize. The format is informal - all you need to bring is
a topic of conversation, such as an interesting problem, a project
you're working on, or even your resume.

10 Nov 2008 - 9:34am
7 years ago
15 replies
Rob Tannen

Clock Burn-In

Looking for suggestions to avoid clock burn-in. This is a small display on a consumer appliance that displays the time in digit or analog format when not in use. We don't want the clock to move around (like a screen-saver). What are alternate ways to deal with this?

Best Regards,

Rob Tannen, PhD
Certified Professional Ergonomist
Director of Research

direct 215-209-3042
main 215-561-5100

10 Nov 2008 - 9:18am
7 years ago
7 replies

PC Suites and mobile handsets


Hope everyone is well. Apart from the lovely weather and all the hard work, everything is peachy around these sides of London. Got a new project in hands - the redesign of a PC Suite for a mobile company (discretion advised).

10 Nov 2008 - 7:04am
7 years ago
6 replies
10 Nov 2008 - 3:35am

Nokia life tools

For those that had the opportunity to see Jan Chipchase talk last
week, I think you'll find this article interesting:


Ricardo Grzeca