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5 Apr 2007 - 10:26pm

[iai-members] NextD takes a slash at "Findability Information Architecture"

I am not sure whether I am qualified to comment on the content of this
article, but it seems like a remarkably fuzzy piece of writing for
someone who heads an organization with the motto of "Defuzz the


On 4/5/07, David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow!

8 Nov 2004 - 9:16am
11 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

Invention vs. innovation


The above wired article is about a PBS series called "They Made America".

18 Jan 2006 - 9:50am
10 years ago
8 replies
Dave Malouf

Help ... Examples of loading long nested tree nodes with tablature data (no pagination)

Our service IntraLinks is sorta like a big file system (or that is the
closest relevant simile).

When you open a folder, like any other file system, there is a list of
child-folders and resource objects like files that need to be displayed.
(caveat, you can't pre-load the children of a parent before the request is
There can be upwards of 1000's of objects (folders and files) that are in
that parent folder. Loading the entire set all at once has two negatives:

9 Feb 2012 - 4:43am
4 years ago
5 replies
Henri Huttunen

Designing for end-users you don't have access to

Any practical tips on how to design in a user-centered manner for a part of your user base you just cannot get more than second-hand accounts for?

In addition to second-hand accounts we of course have access to event logs that record user behavior, but this tracking cannot be tied to a this elusive user group with any reliable accuracy (i.e. we know they're there, we just don't know which ones they are).

17 May 2006 - 3:08pm
10 years ago
6 replies
Ted Boren

aquire usability labrats

I don't know about "labrats" ;-) , but if you want to recruit "usability test participants", there are several good resources out there with recruiting tips, tricks, non-disclosure forms, and other helpful stuff if you're just getting started with a recruiting program. A few:
http://stcsig.org/usability/resources/toolkit/toolkit.html"A Practical Guide to Usability Testing", Dumas & Redish.

14 Jun 2007 - 2:48am
9 years ago
3 replies
Manish Govind P...

IxDA job board: How Global?


All the placements on the IxDA group make me wonder if
its a call only for the local folks or the world is
finally flat and the call is global indeed ?

Considering the fact that UI Research & Design and the
work done, is perhaps similar or at par all over the
world, should this be the case? Baring VISA issues,
should you find the candidate suitable, what are the
constraints for a global hiring possibility?

Thanks and Regards
Manish govind Pillewar

29 Jul 2006 - 10:30am
10 years ago
1 reply
Steve Shostack

Finding a New/Used Ergonomic Chair Retailer in NYC & LI

Hey there.

I was interested in purchasing a good, new or used ergonomic chair for use in my home office. I'd like to find a brick and mortar retailer within NYC or Long Island so that I may test-drive a few before buying. Can you recommend a store I can visit that has a large selection of different types of chairs?

Thanks, in advance, for your help.


12 Dec 2006 - 7:13am
Meghna Bhatt

[iai-members] pattern or feature inventory

Hi Jay,

I recently analyzed a competitor website from the marketing point of view.
Here is how I went about creating a graphical inventory of 'marketing'
features of the competitor and presenting it:

- I selected one specific (popular) competitor product and analysed
all the ways how the competitor promoted it.
- I took screenshots from the competitor website and pasted it in
multiple slides in a powerpoint presentation (ppt).
- In each slide I circled out relevant design and functional features
and included a small note/comment on it.
- In introduction to th

17 Jul 2008 - 1:59pm
Meredith Noble

[EVENT] Reminder: IxDA Toronto event tonight at 7pm!

Hi all,

Just a reminder that IxDA Toronto is having its first educational event
tonight - Nick Farnell is going to be giving a sketching tutorial at the
Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina).

If you're looking for something to do tonight, we'll have lots of room.
Festivities start at 7pm! Everyone is welcome.

23 Nov 2005 - 9:40am
MEDEIROS Wellin...

Interaction of men with product shapes

Dear all

Few weeks ago I did the following request: 'I was wondering if someone is working with the emotional/affective interaction of men specifically with artefacts/products. Any reference on empirical (or theoretical) research/method regarding this subject is warmly welcome. I will summarise the replies and e-mail back to the list.'

I thank you those who have replied.