Discussion Archive: June 2009

24 Jun 2009 - 2:12pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Sarah Kampman

Color/contrast differentiation

Is there a standard or recommendation for minimum color contrast in a
software UI?

I will be using a white background for editable data and a light gray
background for read-only data. The text in both cases is black and is
quite readable.

24 Jun 2009 - 2:00pm
6 years ago
18 replies

Password Masking research

Hi all,

In light of Nielsen's new article seen here:
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/passwords.html along with other user
frustration feedback, my team and I started looking at other
solutions to masking passwords on creation. Although I know the
simplest and best answer is probably not to mask the password at all,
it is highly doubtful that that answer will fly with our client.

24 Jun 2009 - 1:09pm
Louis Rosenfeld

ANN: Design for Care (UX + healthcare) book underway

(apologies for duplicate postings)

Hi all; I'm very excited to announce that Rosenfeld Media is developing a
new title, *Designing for
The design disciplines as critical healthcare professions.* Informatics
designer *Peter Jones <http://designdialogues.com/>* of Redesign Research,
author of *Team Design,* and an expert on the intersection of design and
healthcare, is writing this book.

24 Jun 2009 - 12:13pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Brian Mila

Advice needed: creating a new UI standard

I've been tasked with creating a new UI standard for my company. I
thought it would be a great project for me, one that would allow me
to exercise my usability skills and give me the means to convince
people about the virtues of user-centered design (something lacking
here). But, nine months later, I'm wondering if I'm going to be
fired when the new standard is applied to an application, and
everything falls apart. I knew this wouldn't be easy, but I didn't
know it would be this hard.

24 Jun 2009 - 11:47am
Janna DeVylder

Goodbye Day 3, Hello to Day 4!

This is it, folks. It's the last official day of the IxDA "Give a Little
Back" support drive! Right now we are at $9,600 and 478 contributors. We
need a BIG push from everyone today. Please contribute!


I encourage you to put challenges out there... create a matching challenge.
Or you'll make dinner for people if we get to x amount... whatever the case
may be, any encouragement from you is appreciated!

We have some great incentives to let you know about today!

24 Jun 2009 - 7:51am
6 years ago
1 reply

UML and Developers

*Note - I am new to this forum. If you feel this topic is not appropriate
to post, just let me know. *

We have been tasked with documenting the requirements for our current legacy
software system, in sufficient detail that a vendor (preferably several
vendors) will be able to give reasonably accurate bids in response to our
Request for Proposals. The better job we do, the more and better (i.e.
lower) bids we will receive.

I'm mostly concerned with the functional requirements.

24 Jun 2009 - 7:10am
Peter Merholz

[PLUG] UX Week 2009; Early Pricing Ends July 1

Register before July 1st to get early bird pricing. See the speaker
line up below and register here: http://www.uxweek.com/

UX Week 2009
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
September 15-18
Early bird until July 1st = $2,195
With your FOPM discount = $1,865.75

I've spent a lot of time pulling together this program, and I believe
it is unparalleled in the world of UX conferences.

24 Jun 2009 - 6:33am
6 years ago
1 reply
Steve Baty - UX...

[Plug]: Early-bird pricing for UX Australia ends 30 June.

There's only one week to go until early-bird pricing ends (midnight AEST, 30
June) for UX Australia <http://uxaustralia.com.au/>, which runs from 26-28
August, in Australia's capitol Canberra.

Here are five great reasons why you should register

1. You'll* save money*. Early-bird prices save you $100 on the main
conference and full day workshops; and $50 on half-day workshops

23 Jun 2009 - 11:44pm
Bjoern Hartmann

[EVENT] Ambidextrous Magazine Launch Party, Thu 6pm Palo Alto

Please join us to celebrate the newest issue of AMBIDEXTROUS Journal
of Design - "Space".

There will be tasty treats to snack on, food for thought to munch on,
and the best company the Bay Area's design community has to offer.

Launch Party
Thursday, June 25, from 6 - 9 pm
Hosted by Nokia Research Center

955 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

RSVP REQUIRED -- sign up http://www.ambidextrousmag.org/party

Come talk about Design Caricatures * Prototype Power * White Space *
Augmented Reality * Design Workspaces * Haptic De

23 Jun 2009 - 11:24pm
San Francisco IxDA

IxDA SF Presents Designers with Drinks on Wednesday, 7/1/09

No speaker, no demo, no panel, and no formalities at the next IxDA SF event.
We have upcoming IxDA SF events in the works, but we'd like to take this
opportunity to meet and chat with the local IxDA community over drinks.

Recruiters and job seekers, both welcome and encouraged. We'll bring our
name tags to help you identify each other.

Date: Wednesday, 7/1/09
Location: House of Shields (Upstairs)
39 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Time: 6:30-8:30pm