Discussion Archive

16 May 2005 - 11:03am
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10 years ago
6 replies
Sanchez, Mario
2005

RE: user requirements vs business requirement

Billie Mandel wrote:
> My question: How have you (or have you at all) gone about defining
> "business requirements" gathering as opposed to "user requirements"
> gathering, and how have you defined that line/divided the work between
> IxD and product management?

No matter how much you talk about User-Centered Design, it only really makes sense within the framework of Value-Centered Design:
http://www.boxesandarrows.com/archives/searching_for_the_c

13 Jan 2009 - 1:19pm
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6 years ago
12 replies
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Kordian Piotr Klecha
2008

Proper layout of article

Articles consist of typical elements: heading, lead, main text and photo(s);
usually there is also some box with "inform a friend", "rate the article",
comments and so on.

I am looking for a studies focusing on this topic: proper web-article
layout.

We are discussing proposed layout of articles in new site; designer's
proposition looks like this one:

http://wiadomosci.wp.pl/kat,1355,title,Narasta-konflikt-Rosja-Ukraina-gazu-jak-nie-bylo

14 Nov 2008 - 2:10pm
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45 weeks ago
17 replies
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david.shaw6@gma...
2004

Interaction Design Career Path

Hi all.... I can't remember whether there was a conversation about career
paths in our realm, so I thought I would start one. Currently I am a senior
IxDer and starting to plot out my career path. Would love to hear from
those who were in my shoes before that made the transition to the next step.
I'm curious as to not only your personal view on the career path, but the
employers' view on career paths in this realm too.
TIA,
David

--
"Art provokes thinking, design solves problems"

w: http://www.davidshaw.info

19 Dec 2008 - 4:41am
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4 years ago
11 replies
Sam Menter
2008

best practice for security questions

Hi there

Can anyone point me in the direction of sample security questions that could
be used to verify a user's identity if they don't have an email address and
have forgotten a password? EG Mother's maiden name, first school etc etc.

I think best practice would be to let a users set the question themselves,
but in this case we need to offer a set of questions for the user to choose
from.

Thanks for the tips,
Sam
www.pixelthread.co.uk

23 Mar 2012 - 2:48pm
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3 years ago
2 replies
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ramya.r2cm
2012

HCI masters in Canada?

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a masters in HCI in Canada, but I haven't been able to locate a course. 
Can anyone give me any guidance or suggestions???

Thanks!

16 Mar 2010 - 11:42am
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5 years ago
7 replies
Josie Scott
2009

Best Practices for "Was this helpful?"

Many sites that offer help conclude the information with a feedback question such as "Was this helpful?"  This can be a valuable mechanism to tailor online or in product Help better. 

Our team would like your help:  We'd like to hear what everyone does.  What question do you ask with what scale or input?  How well does that work?  What would you change?  What are some best practices for "Was this helpful?" questions.

Josie Scott
TechSmith Corporation User Experience

19 Jul 2009 - 4:28am
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5 years ago
2 replies
Sarah Zhang
2009

Tag cloud generators

Hi All,

I'm doing an evaluation of the publically accessible tag cloud
generators. Tagging is quite popular now, but most of the tagging
activities belong to folksonomy, which users tag manually. Tag cloud
generators are used to create tag clouds automatically. There are
ways to generate a tag cloud:

1. Given a piece of text, create a tag cloud according to the
frequency of the words.
2. Given a URL of a web page, generate a tag cloud based on the
existing links on that web page

I found several tag cloud generators on the web and use them for my
study.

6 Mar 2009 - 4:24pm
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6 years ago
7 replies
Alan Cox
2009

Design/UX goals in your company

As it grows, the company I work for is becoming more metric-driven.
Ultimately, I support the idea of having goals and metrics that help
us understand whether we're doing good work, the right work, etc.

I don't expect goals & metrics to ever tell the whole story; the
world is squishy and numbers are unlikely to paint a completely
honest picture. I do think, however, that they'll help us start
conversations and give us something to shoot towards.

I'm curious: what type of goals and metrics exist in your company
that are related to good user experience and good design?

13 Jun 2008 - 11:32am
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6 years ago
14 replies
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oliver green
2006

Open source wireframe software

Hi All,

Any recommendations for an open source wireframe tool? Something that is
similar to Axure - the license is too expensive for me.

Thanks,
Oliver

20 Mar 2010 - 12:22pm
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5 years ago
10 replies
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Kevin Cannon
2009

Creating UI Spec - Improving my workflow

Hey all,

I'm doing a lot of UI specs these days and prodiving very detail descriptions and info to developers who are building the apps i'm designing. Here's a rough sample of the type of thing I mean:

style_guide_example.gif