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3 Jun 2008 - 11:47pm
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6 years ago
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oliver green
2006

Profile vs. Persona

Hi All,

Is there a difference between the term profile and persona?

Thanks,
Oliver

1 Oct 2009 - 1:05pm
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5 years ago
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Chris Ryan
2004

Article on Number of Usability Test Participants

I have been looking, unsuccessfully, through back issues of interactions magazine for an article, published a few years back, written I believe by someone from Microsoft as part of a debate about statistical significance in usability testing. There was something of a debate about testing with large numbers of users, and this article, as I recall, made an eloquent case for sticking to six to eight participants. Does anyone remember this? Perhaps I'm wrong in recalling that it was in interactions.

24 Jun 2011 - 4:53am
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3 years ago
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Silvia Di Gianf...
2009

Technical skills of an Interaction Designer

Hi all,
as Interaction Designer I think it's a foundamental matter to have a deep knowledge of  "how it works behind the scenes" what we design for people to use.

The question is: which language (HTML, Java, Javascript, DHTML...) do you think an Interaction Designer should be fluent in and at which level?

Thanks,

Silvia

20 Jul 2010 - 10:26am
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4 years ago
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tuhin
2010
15 Oct 2008 - 3:35am
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3 years ago
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R. Groot
2006

Can an interaction designer creat (great) interaction without (great) visual design skills?

Hi all,

in my daily work as an interaction designer I mostly create wireframes and
support the visual designers in their creation of the visual design for
these wireframes.

I notice though, that there is a strong dependency on how/if the interaction
will work and the (eventual) visual design.

My question: can an interaction designer create great working interaction
without having visual design skills?

Kind regards,
Rein Groot

9 Apr 2009 - 2:14pm
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5 years ago
4 replies
chip trout
2009

UX Roadmaps

I manage a small UX team within the Product department of a .com. As
part of the overall company strategy each department leader has been
tasked with creating a (gulp) 5 year road map of their respective
departments. I'm not a business school grad and have only seen road
maps and have never created one. Has anyone out there done such a
thing for a UX group and if so do you have any advice or resources
that might help me out.

I would appreciate any feedback.

Thanks,
Chip

29 Aug 2010 - 11:24pm
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4 years ago
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youkwon
2010
1 Jul 2009 - 3:55pm
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5 years ago
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Andrea Richeson
2008

Interview Questions for Persona Development

As part of an independent study project (U Texas iSchool student),
I'm developing personas to help guide the BBA site redesign efforts.
I have access to a wealth of demographic, survey and web analytics
information and also plan to speak to the undergraduate program
office about their perceptions of the site and its users.

Please send your advice about what questions to ask (undergraduate
business school students) when doing interviews for persona
development. I hope to tease out user goals and behaviors.

10 May 2011 - 2:21pm
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31 weeks ago
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Maurice
2009

Photoshop stops pasting from Clipboard

Hi all,

Anybody solved the mysterious Cut n' Paste abandonment issue with Photoshop CS4 and CS5?.

I heard it's actually a Windows problem...something about Photoshop keeps 'listening' for the clipboard, but Windows ignores the request after a while, something to the effect.

Anyway.
Here is the scenario:

19 May 2009 - 5:04am
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5 years ago
11 replies
Julian McCrea
2007

Examples: 'Out of stock' messages on e-commerce sites

Hey guys and gals,

Has anyone seen any good examples of out of stock messages on e-commerce
sites?

What I am looking for are examples which show a company to have:

1) The right tone i.e. honest, apologetic, encouraging etc

2) The right time to deliver the message in the userflow i.e.