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16 Nov 2009 - 10:41am
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5 years ago
18 replies
Sourabh
2009

MS in Interaction Design, Usability, User Research, User Experience, Information Architect

Hello Group,

I am back again with the same request. As, I have been looking for
the college and university to continue master degree in Interaction
Design, Usability, User Research, User Experience, Information
Architect.

My curiosity is...

1. Whether the courses are available under one roof or need to learn
individually?

2. Anyone knows the particular college or university where i will get
the above courses?

3. Any member in the group has completed master degree in information
architect? And, in which college? Any link?

4.

1 Sep 2009 - 4:59pm
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6 years ago
14 replies
Calvin
2008

"Way Out" vs "Exit" - Signage usability and passenger experience

Vancouver, Canada recently opened a new subway system called "Canada
Line" (http://www.canadaline.ca). While I notice quite a few issues
in the whole passenger experience, one thing that makes me wonder the
most is the exit sign: instead of printing "Exit", they use "Way
Out". My thoughts:

- "Exit" is almost the international standard word to indicate an
exit route.

18 Mar 2010 - 6:47pm
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5 years ago
6 replies
Archana
2010

UX to Developer ratio

What is the ratio of UX individuals to developers in your organizations? I realize that the timeline of a given project, size of the project etc has an effect on this number. I just want to get a general idea of the trend of this ratio today. Further, what do you think it should be? If you could mention the size of your company, that would give me a  better idea too.

2 Mar 2010 - 4:08pm
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5 years ago
7 replies
John Walker
2009

Nielsen Norman Group Usability Conference--Ever attended?

I am a print guy looking to educate himself further in digital design, user experience etc and am considering attend some days of the Nielsen Norman Group Usability Conference here in NYC (http://www.nngroup.com/events/new_york/agenda.html). Just wondered if anyone had feedback on their conferences--I am new to this, but they seem to be about the best group out there offering this sort of experience. They look great, but I am footing the bill so I thought I would ask around, thanks!

10 Mar 2009 - 4:50pm
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6 years ago
10 replies
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).

25 Mar 2009 - 8:29am
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5 years ago
9 replies
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

30 Jan 2007 - 6:32am
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9 years ago
11 replies
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Marc specht
2007

mobile interface design guidelines

Hi all,

For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices. Does
anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could help
me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
design for mobile devices.

Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different mobile
devices automatically?

thanks a lot!

\marc

10 Aug 2009 - 2:44pm
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6 years ago
4 replies
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Svetlin Denkov
2009

Consistent Usage of Log In/Log Out versus Login/Logout

Greetings to all!

I have noticed that many sites utilize inconsistent label terminology
for links allowing a user to enter/exit an online account (be it an
e-commerce site, e-mail system, etc.).

I would expect that since these labels describe an action initiated
by the user (rather than a state), verbs and not nouns must be used:
Log In/Log Out, not Login/Logout.

However, often I see the following combination: Login (noun used to
enter) and Log Out (verb used to exit).

In your opinion, what do you think is the best label combination and
why?

22 Dec 2010 - 5:10pm
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5 years ago
7 replies
Bruce Melendy
2009

Severity/Priority criteria for UX/usability issues

Hi all,

We have a set of standard criteria for classifying the severity of an issue, eg for 'major' or 'sev-2':

The Application, or an essential part of it, is not working or working with reduced functionality.  However, the error is not seriously impacting the business because there is a practical bypass.  For example:

22 Feb 2010 - 9:11pm
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5 years ago
8 replies
Michelle Bacigalupi
2009

User Experience job levels.

Hi,
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?

Thanks!
Michelle