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22 Feb 2010 - 10:11pm
5 years ago
8 replies
Michelle Bacigalupi

User Experience job levels.

I'm in a successful start up (meaning there are real paid customers
for a real product.) So far I am the only UX person and I need to
educate the culture here on UX skill levels similar to management
tracks and technical tracks. Does any one have examples from their
current or past company that they could share?


11 Mar 2014 - 5:08am
1 year ago
8 replies
frank dahle

Forms design - I'm researching and need help

Where are we on forms design today?

How far have we come on designing effective, intuitive, intelligent web forms? I'm researching forms design, both best practice and the more innovative ones. But I'm having a hard time finding really good examples.

HiOscar the insurance company is one example with some innovative qualities and certainly worth a study. But I'm searching for more advanced forms with higher complexity.

17 Dec 2008 - 4:40pm
4 years ago
60 replies
R. Groot

Interaction Designers: What is your elevator pitch?

Interaction Designers,

how do you introduce the work you do when you have a social introduction?

Curious regards,

28 Nov 2007 - 9:39pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus

design patterns for list sorting and filtering


I'm working on a project where users will have potentially large lists
of items, sometimes personal collections, sometimes search results.
Each item in the list will have a number of fields, but not always
displayed in discreet columns, some of the data will be merged into
sentence form and some in shared columns.

I want users to be able to sort and filter the lists and I'm looking
for some good example of complex sort and filter interfaces. eBay was
a good starting point, but I'd like a few other examples.

Does anybody have any good live examples?

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

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.

12 Mar 2010 - 6:34am
5 years ago
5 replies
Cathy Wang

Telecom Self Service (Web & Mobile)

Hi Everyone.

I am doing an impossible research. Currently I am trying to find out how all the different telecom self-service portals work. As it's almost impossible for me to be a customer for all mobile carrier (around the world), I am asking the community to help.

This thread can act as a resrouce gathering for pattern study in telecom self-service. (if we manage to gather enough screenshots) I think this would be benefitial to everyone as this is not just a portal, not just a website, but more of a service design on the web.

18 Mar 2008 - 2:00pm
7 years ago
11 replies
Elizabeth Buie

Terminology: import-export or upload-download

Mona Singh writes:

>Has anyone done any user studies on the use of terminology like
>import-export or upload-download. Is one of the options more natural for

As I have always used them they mean different things, so both are appropriate in their contexts.

Upload/Download refers to location -- e.g., you upload to a web site and download to your laptop.

Import/Export refers to format -- e.g., you export from Word to RTF, or you import a CSV file into Excel.


3 Sep 2007 - 3:34am
7 years ago
3 replies
Racha Tarazi

Stakeholder interview questions

Hi All...
I need a good source which will help me put together targeted Stakeholder
interview questions. Any link site book please share.

Racha Tarazi

15 Sep 2009 - 2:04am
5 years ago
2 replies
Nick de Voil

Inserting jQuery into Axure

Do you mean integrate it into the generated HTML prototype, or into
the actual .rp file? I don't think you can do the second - and the
first is obviously a problem because your code would get overwritten
when you re-generated the prototype. I'd recommend coding an
HTML/jQuery prototype outside of Axure if the interactivity is that

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6 Jan 2009 - 9:51am
6 years ago
26 replies
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Usability of accordions

No, I don't mean harmoshkas, but boxes with sliding parts, e.g.:

We are going to use such box on the main page (in the bottom of column - not
very important content there, but still) and just wondering about
interactions. Current proposition is:

1. Accordion auto-switches to the next part after every 5 seconds when mouse
pointer is outside the box.

2. OnMouseOver any part-title bar opens this part (with latency 200ms).