Discussion Archive: January 2009

26 Jan 2009 - 5:47pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Shima Kazerooni

Testing- Remote Focus Group


We are planning to conduct a remote focus group with a limited number of participants and I was wondering if anyone has done that before.  Did you use any specific tools or applications?  Are there ways to make it more efficient and get the most out of the remote focus groups?

Thank you,

26 Jan 2009 - 5:46pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Jason Berumen

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26 Jan 2009 - 5:09pm
Dana Landry

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26 Jan 2009 - 4:52pm
7 years ago
15 replies
Maxim Soloviev

URL Guidelines

Hi guys,

We work on CMS product and one of the discussions right now is about
best way to
use Page Title to compose it's default URL (users can change it though).

Everyone agrees that using dashes in URLs to separate words is a good thing.
So page with title "Help us fight breast cancer" will get by default
URL "help-us-fight-breast-cancer".

What we are debating about is what to do with short page titles, for
example "Our Team", "About Us" etc.

Should it be
1. "our-team", "about-us" for consistency purposes

26 Jan 2009 - 4:24pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Fredrik Matheson

Best practice in SMS information services

Eight years ago I worked for a company that sold sms services – ringtones,
icons, downloads of all kinds and chat.
My suggestions might be out of date, but we made terrific amounts of money,
so some of them might still hold.

1) Best practice in designing an SMS information service

Yep, you've got the best practice format right there. Use italics/bold/color
differences to illustrate what part of the sentence is instruction and what
part they should actually send. I'd suggest using bold or italic rather than
caps for the codes.

26 Jan 2009 - 3:17pm
7 years ago
1 reply

Masters Programs in Interaction Design (NYC - was Kansas)

Hey Ray -

As far as I know, here are your choices.

Interaction design program at SVA (new, fulltime (meaning no parttime
enrollment allowed))
NYU ITP (fulltime)
Parsons Design and Technology program (fulltime)

NJIT offers some kind of HCI program - this was too far off the beaten
path for me to look into, so I don't know much about it.

If you wanted to pursue a more general course of study (a general
design program with the thought of applying it to IxD on your own)
then Pratt would be another option.

26 Jan 2009 - 8:36am
Séamus T. Byrne

[EVENT] IxDA Dublin, Ireland: January Meeting – Thurs, Jan 29th, 7pm.

Hi Folks,

Please join us for our January '09 meeting ~

*When: *
This Thursday, January 29th 2009. 7pm - 9pm

*/*Café En Seine* / <http://www.capitalbars.com/venue_locations>
39 Dawson Street,
Dublin 2.

URL: http://www.capitalbars.com/venue_detail/39

The venue is very near St. Stephens Green and located across the street
from the Mansion House.

26 Jan 2009 - 8:26am
7 years ago
2 replies
Chris Wright

Items appearing more than once in a navigation

How do people feel about this?

I have sections of a site that could appear equally in several of my bigger
sections. Where do they go? I can see two options:

- But them in one location, and provide 'cross linking' in other areas to
inform users where to find them
- But them in both, in the navigation

Are their any accepted standards for this?


Chris Wright

26 Jan 2009 - 8:20am
Rob Tannen

Ergonomics for Interaction Designers

I just completed writing a three-part series of postings on the topic of
ergonomics as it relates to interaction design - a topic of growing
relevance, I believe. It's primarily an introduction, focusing on
anthropometrics (fitting the design to the user).

26 Jan 2009 - 7:13am

Recommendations on UI for filtering content /switching user-roles.

Thanks for your reply Ivy. Particularly like the justification for not
using the "Go" button in the drop-down. I was coming at it from a more
technical approach.. thinking about javascript etc.