Discussion Archive

17 Jul 2009 - 2:05pm
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7 years ago
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Audrey Crane
2009

Filters: Is there a better way?

I've been collecting and thinking about filters, and also watching
people (try to) use sites with various filtering schemes.

It seems to me that there's a limit to what you can do with a set of
filters such that the filters are 1) noticed, 2) clear and 3) not
overwhelming.

The problem is that the larger the data set you're trying to help a
user parse, the more tempting filters are, and paradoxically the more
overwhelming/less-usable they become. Smaller filter sets like
hotels.com seem to be ok, but they work less well for larger data
sets.

4 Jan 2005 - 5:25pm
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ldebett
2004

Automotive design standards/guidelines

Suresh,

There are strict guidelines created by governments and safety
organizations that automobile designs and all types of designers in
this field must abide by.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:21pm
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6 years ago
5 replies
Jeff Axup
2006

Use Case / Requirements Management Tools

Hi Everyone,

My company is currently looking into tools to manage use cases and
requirements.

Since these terms can mean a wide variety of things I'll give an example of
how we're using them:

*Requirement:* The product should be secure and protect the safety and
privacy of the user.
*Use Case:* The user logs on to the system.
*Sub-use case/scenario:* The user has mistyped their password while logging
in.
*Associated features: *Login screen, password security feedback, lost
password functionality, error feedback system.
*Associated users/actors: *Child, parent, administrator

We are developi

21 Jan 2006 - 6:28pm
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10 years ago
23 replies
Jon Kolko [SCAD]
2005

MS, MFA, or Mdes?

Hi,

If you had your druthers and were pursuing a masters degree in Interaction
Design, would you rather receive an MS, MFA, or M.des? Why?

Thanks,

Jon Kolko
Professor, Industrial & Interaction Design
Savannah College of Art and Design

http://facultypages.scad.edu/~jkolko
AOL IM// jkolkoSCAD

13 Feb 2010 - 7:38pm
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3 years ago
14 replies
MissK
2010

HCI Masters in the UK - City University vs. University of York

Hello,

I recently got offers from City University and the University of York
to pursue an MSc in HCI.

I am really torn between which university to attend because both seem
to have excellent masters programs. Does anybody have any experience
or feedback regarding the two programs and universities?

http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught-courses/msc-hcit/
http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/pgcourses/hcs/index.html

Any advice will be appreciated!

Thanks,
k

5 Mar 2010 - 6:20pm
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6 years ago
8 replies
jennfish40
2010

Good alternative to accordions?

Can anyone suggest an alternative to accordions that breaks a workflow into chunks but still allows the user to have multiple sections open at a time?

20 Sep 2005 - 12:27am
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10 years ago
14 replies
mprove
2004

analog vs. digital display of time

Hi there,

my hypothesis is that an analog display (of time) is more easy to perceive than the digital equivalent using numbers; esp. if the user is fully mentally occupied with another important task.

A related example would be the speed display in cars. A needle on the tachometer seems to be the favorite design.

Does anyone have data to support my theory -- or the opposite?

thanks
Matthias

--

User Experience and Interaction Designer :: http://www.mprove.de

17 Feb 2010 - 9:17am
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6 years ago
22 replies
suewah
2008

Personas: how many is too many?

There is this project I'm working on that is for pet owners, breeders
and vets. They have identified 15 consumer types between the three
main segments I've mentioned. The client is requesting we create
personas for all 15. In my experience I've rarely have had to create
more than 4 on any given project. For this project I believe I can get
away with 3.

Does anyone have any thoughts as too what is too many or too few
personas? Have you come across a similar client request? And how did
you deal with it?

Thanks,
Charles Sue-Wah-Sing
www.suewahsing.com

26 Apr 2010 - 12:47pm
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6 years ago
4 replies
Ali.Dehghanpour
2008

Service Design

Hi,

lately I'm getting more interested in Service Design as a field to get deeper into

and even think about it as a future Job, " Service Designer " Now I'm wondering :

3 Mar 2010 - 4:49am
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2 years ago
12 replies
Alex Morris
2009

Centred Layout Vs Left Aligned

One of those old chestnuts that keeps rearing its head in discussion with client and/or the visual design team.

Left aligned (fixed width) sites are evil right? ;-)

Anyone got any evidence to the contrary?

Love to hear your thoughts.

Alex