Discussion Archive

6 Mar 2009 - 4:24pm
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Alan Cox
2009

Design/UX goals in your company

As it grows, the company I work for is becoming more metric-driven.
Ultimately, I support the idea of having goals and metrics that help
us understand whether we're doing good work, the right work, etc.

I don't expect goals & metrics to ever tell the whole story; the
world is squishy and numbers are unlikely to paint a completely
honest picture. I do think, however, that they'll help us start
conversations and give us something to shoot towards.

I'm curious: what type of goals and metrics exist in your company
that are related to good user experience and good design?

10 Mar 2009 - 5:50pm
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6 years ago
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Marty DeAngelo
2007

Standard font size

I know that there was a discussion on this list a while back, but I'd
love to get a more recent update as to what people feel is the best
'standard' font size for an average audience. We are currently in
a bit of a debate with a client about their 'standard' font size.

Their guidelines dictate using 14px Arial / 13px Verdana for content,
which we feel is too large. We feel that a 12px Arial / 11px Verdana
standard is more reasonable to most users (in essence, using the 75%
base font adjustment from the browser standards and then using ems
from that point forward).

23 Sep 2014 - 2:27pm
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Michele Vospett...
2008
5 Dec 2008 - 3:07am
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6 years ago
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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.

9 Jul 2009 - 1:34pm
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6 years ago
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Janna
2008

Type ahead vs. auto fill

Working on a report and curious about the groups feedback. Is there a
difference in definitions for Type Ahead and Auto Fill? Are they
fully interchangeable?

Thanks!
Janna
www.thirdbrainstudio.com

17 Jul 2009 - 2:05pm
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6 years ago
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Audrey Crane
2009

Filters: Is there a better way?

I've been collecting and thinking about filters, and also watching
people (try to) use sites with various filtering schemes.

It seems to me that there's a limit to what you can do with a set of
filters such that the filters are 1) noticed, 2) clear and 3) not
overwhelming.

The problem is that the larger the data set you're trying to help a
user parse, the more tempting filters are, and paradoxically the more
overwhelming/less-usable they become. Smaller filter sets like
hotels.com seem to be ok, but they work less well for larger data
sets.

5 Nov 2013 - 12:28pm
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1 year ago
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jacquelynbrioux
2013

Seeking Advice on HCI / IxD Masters Degree Program Options

Hi everyone,

I'm about to start applying to graduate programs for September, 2014 and I would love to hear your feedback (and possible recommendations) on my selections. 

A bit of background information:

13 Feb 2010 - 7:38pm
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2 years ago
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MissK
2010

HCI Masters in the UK - City University vs. University of York

Hello,

I recently got offers from City University and the University of York
to pursue an MSc in HCI.

I am really torn between which university to attend because both seem
to have excellent masters programs. Does anybody have any experience
or feedback regarding the two programs and universities?

http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught-courses/msc-hcit/
http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/pgcourses/hcs/index.html

Any advice will be appreciated!

Thanks,
k

27 Mar 2009 - 3:17pm
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6 years ago
55 replies
Nasir Barday
2006

JJG's IA Summit 2009 Keynote

The longer that thread gets, the crankier I get, so I'm starting a new one
specifically to talk about Jesse James Garrett's talk at the IA Summit last
weekend. It's what he wanted us to do, anyway.

Todd wrote

> If you truly believe that, then I don't understand how you could have a
> million problems with JJG's closing keynote.

21 Apr 2008 - 3:05am
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7 years ago
1 reply
Manish Govind P...
2006

Functional Testing Vs Usability Testing ?

Where unit tests deal with checking for coding errors
at class levels, functional testing is more from an
end users perspective. But the major difference
between a functional test and an usability test would
be the lack of design principles to evaluate for and
having the users perspective while designing the
functional testing criteria themselves.