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18 Aug 2008 - 11:52pm
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russwilson
2005

6 Metrics for Managing UI Design

I've been working with my team to devise a small set of metrics (don't want
overkill) to help both guide our efforts and measure our progress. Please
take a look at my post if you have any interest in this area and comment. I
would love to get feedback on metrics that others are working with.

http://blog.dexodesign.com/2008/08/18/6-metrics-for-managing-ui-design/

Russell Wilson
Vice President of Product Design, NetQoS
Blog: http://www.dexodesign.com

24 May 2008 - 7:54pm
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7 years ago
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Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

Usability = Predictability

"Usability equals predictability."

As in, if you can accurately predict what's going to happen next in an
interaction, it's because the action you're taking is understandable, clear,
logical, makes you feel confident, etc. If you can accurately predict what's
next, the interaction has high usability. If you can't accurately predict
what's next, the interaction has low usability.

Shoot holes in that statement.
-r-

9 Sep 2011 - 12:18pm
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2 years ago
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liusquare
2011

Really need some advice about Domus Academy in Italy, accepted by the IxD program

I'm  a web designer in US and I want to be an IX/UX designer and work in a company that values IX/UX.

30 Nov 2010 - 8:31pm
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5 years ago
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rkeeves
2010

Top Interaction Design Firms

Hi, I'm looking for a shortlist of the best design firms that have significant experience with interaction design for hand held devices.  If someone could point me in the direction of an existing thread or provide a list I would highly appreciate it.  

Thanks,
Richard

6 Feb 2013 - 5:17pm
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3 years ago
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Ryan Betts
2005

Interaction Design methods library

About two years ago I came across a pretty exhaustive list of IxD methods, with advice on when to use them and examples of implementations. It covered prototyping, interviewing, ethnography research, information architecture, sketching, user testing, research analysis and synthesis, etc. - the whole shebang. It was nothing short of amazing, and yet I didn't bookmark it / lost the bookmark. Every few months I try to find it again. Really hoping I didn't dream the whole thing up. I faintly recall it being curated by a school, but that could be a red herring.

19 Jan 2010 - 7:25pm
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6 years ago
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barbodmo
2010

Service Design education

Hi all
I've been searching for a service design education (grad) and I'm
kind of confused.

17 Jan 2011 - 4:56am
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5 years ago
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Sean Pook
2008

Relocating to Europe - Visas and sponsorship explained + great opportunity

For those who have read on the site - apologies, repost due to email list being down.

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year to you all.

So then, as part of my job I speak to hundreds of folks based in the EU who ask if I have roles for them in the US or Canada etc, and vice versa. My answer is invariably no, not due to a lack of opportunities, but due to the lack of the candidate having a correct work visa or the hiring firm not sponsoring said visas.

1 Feb 2007 - 5:16pm
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9 years ago
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Anant Patil
2007

Visio Stencils for Cell Phone Application UI

Hi All,

I've been on this list for the last couple of months and have enjoyed the
reading the discussion threads. I wanted to see if anyone on the list can
point me to a source where I can download visio stencils for cellphone
application design.

Thanks,
Anant

25 Mar 2009 - 9:29am
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5 years ago
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Mike Dunn
2008

UX Certification?

So I've been asked at work to research UX Certification programs. While I'm
glad that an interest is being taken, I feel to a certain extent that the
whole certification thing is outdated. I'd rather just go to one of
Adaptive Path's UX Intensives (http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/2009/uxi/),
but because no 'certification' is involved, it's not even being considered.
Does anybody know of any programs out there? Anything worthwhile? Cooper
offers certification but they are very vague about what it entails...

-MIKE D

8 Jul 2011 - 10:17am
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4 years ago
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Susan Mercer
2004

Showing User-Entered vs. Default Values in a form

I'm working with a client that has a consumer-based application to provide energy-saving tips.  There is a long questionnaire, so the system uses a lot of intelligent defaults based on what utility and third-party information the system has access to, as well as local, regional, and national averages.  

So, at first glance, the user fills out a handful of fields and gets energy-saving tips and savings estimates.  But, the more fields that they fill out with real information, instead of the defaults, the better the estimates.