Discussion Archive

8 Jul 2011 - 10:17am
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3 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.

1 Oct 2007 - 8:40am
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6 years ago
11 replies
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Todd Warfel
2003

The Five Types of Prototypes

So, this whole discussion about making clickable wireframes got me
thinking about something. As I'm working through my book,
interviewing a number of people from different backgrounds, I've come
across 5 different types, or purposes perhaps, for prototype:

1. As a common communication platform–using them to get everyone on
the same page, avoiding misinterpretation of ideas, using them as a
method to show and tell.
2.

12 Apr 2013 - 3:56pm
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1 year ago
7 replies
Patricia Mourthé
2005

Which tools are you using for remote usability testing and unmoderated user testing?

Hello everyone,

We're shopping for an unmoderated user testing tool and I'd like to know which tool you would recommend.

There are several tools out there... I found Solidify app (for prototyping test) by ZURB. Anyone using it? If so, how do you rate it as usefull in terms of detecting early usability problems in the prototype or mockup? If it has helped you, how?

If you has used other tools, how'd you rate it (pros xs cons)? 

Thanks.

Patricia

TeresaBrazen
2012

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1 Sep 2009 - 5:59pm
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4 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.

25 Mar 2009 - 9:29am
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4 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

21 Jan 2010 - 7:25pm
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4 years ago
7 replies
Dian
2010

UX in China

Hi all,

Some of my friends are planing to start a small UX design company in
shanghai. Is there anyone know more about the market there?

e.g, which is the major city where is more active in UX stuff?
Which industry do they get projects from normally?
Is there any such local companies there?

Hope someone could provide more info. Thanks a lot.

26 Feb 2009 - 5:28pm
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2 years ago
5 replies
Kivi Shapiro
2007

Toronto educational resources

Hi all,

On the heels of Maurice's question about UI/UX/IxDA groups in Toronto,
and Matthew and Mario's excellent answers, I was wondering what formal
UI/UX/IxDA educational opportunities are available in Toronto. I've
checked our list archives, at
http://interactiondesigners.com/topics.php?topic=education, and done
some web searching. What I've found so far is listed below; has anyone
had experience with the below courses and programs?

3 Jan 2008 - 3:24pm
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6 years ago
47 replies
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Mark Schraad
2006

SEO and Usability

I'm running into an interesting conversation with more regularity
every week. That conversation surrounds the usability compromise that
sometimes occurs when optimizing pages, functionality, content
organization and linking strategies for search engines. There is
theory being preached within my company that if you optimize for
search engines, then you are optimizing for the user as well. I
disagree. I think they are two separate sets of logic, that may in
fact overlap, but are absolutely not in harmony.

8 Mar 2010 - 12:28am
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4 years ago
35 replies
Elizabeth Bacon
2003

IxDA website transition update

Dear IxDA members,

We’re very excited about our new home on the internets, and hope you’re enjoying the new features. We are experiencing a few problems, but overall the transition of over 17,000 member accounts and introduction of a ton of new functionality has gone remarkably smoothly.

Some of the problems that we’ve identified and fixed so far include: