Discussion Archive: December 2008

5 Dec 2008 - 2:07am
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Bart Schouten
2008

Inactive UI elements: disable or disappear?

I'm struggling with an UI issue, so I'm hoping to receive some advice from
you. Imagine a textprocessor (i.e. Word) application in which you can edit
both text and image objects. The interface is clean and simple, only the
most needed functions are available in this app. An advantage of the
limited amount of functions is that they all fit in one toolbar without
cluttering or being miniscule.

4 Dec 2008 - 11:35pm
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Itamar Medeiros
2006

[BOOK] "How do you design?" available online

In hjis book, Hugh Dubberly <http://www.dubberly.com/author/hugh/> have
collected over one-hundred descriptions of design and development processes,
from architecture, industrial design, mechanical engineering, quality
management, and software development.

4 Dec 2008 - 9:35pm
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Angel Marquez
2008
4 Dec 2008 - 9:34pm
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Mark Schraad
2006

UX book clubs

Sorry all - I meant the subject to be UX book clubs not US... there
is a huge and important international component to this and it was
NEVER my intent to be US centric in my comments.

On Dec 4, 2008, at 7:29 PM, MJ Broadbent wrote:

> I second that emotion...the momentum (in the form of real, live,
> accountable action) is totally awesome and inspiring!
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> Gracious thanks,
> MJ
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4 Dec 2008 - 9:17pm
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Mark Schraad
2006

US book clubs

Well we certainly seem to have found the new black... it's in the books.

This is an awesome movement to see happen in our industry. I hope it
holds. There is so much of really great stuff being generated by the
UX/IX/IA community. Itis great that we all read it... but it's so
much better that we get together and discuss it!

Kudos to all of you who have stepped up and made these events and
regional groups happen.

Mark

4 Dec 2008 - 9:05pm
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Cwodtke
2004

UXbook club: the valley edition

http://uxbookclub.org/doku.php?id=silicon_valley

Come on lads and lasses, let's show them how it's done. Let's. talk. UX!

4 Dec 2008 - 5:19pm
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Jennifer Hoppenrath
2006

Public Transportation Experiences

Hi Folks,

I'm researching options for improving public transportation websites,
particularly bus transportation. I've found most city sites to be
lacking, but have found some nice mapping, real-time route information
on the Chicago CTA site and onebusaway.org for the Seattle Metro area. Google maps integrates well with mobile, particularly the iPhone and
has a bus routing feature for many cities.

Has anyone found anything they feel has been a great experience that they can share?

Thanks,
Jennifer Hoppenrath
Razorfish Seattle

4 Dec 2008 - 1:11pm
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Becky Reed
2008

How much does it cost when a product steps out of workflow?

I am working on justifying the cost of field studies. I was curious if anyone has data on how much field studies save in the long run.

- I was curious what the average cost of a flaw in workflow.

- I know there is data around the cost of a bug/defect, but can't seem to put my finger on it.

- I wish you could capture the value of the client perception piece (watched us, found it, fixed it --> before launch)...don't know how to quantify this.

Ideas? Does any know of research/resources in this area?

Thanks!

Becky Reed
Senior Interaction Designer

4 Dec 2008 - 12:28pm
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admin
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4 Dec 2008 - 10:24am
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Stuart Constantine
2008

Design Salary Survey Needs IXD Input

Greetings!

I'm a long-time lurker, first time poster.

The 8th Annual Coroflot Design Salary Survey is open and collecting
data on design salaries world wide. We've had a good turnout for
industrial design and graphic design, but we need some more input
from the IXD world.

The survey is short and anonymous, and works better with more
participation.