Discussion Archive

28 Mar 2006 - 10:13pm
Oleh Kovalchuke

"The Brain" and "MindManager" and Post-it notes

Mind mapping tools

I wonder if anyone used the low tech approach: mind mapping,
brainstorming and categorizing with Post-it notes. How does it compare
to the software?

On positive side Post-it notes seem to be more collaborative, to have
lower participation threshold by virtue of being low tech (similar to
paper prototypes) and because people get a chance to physically move
around, play with their hands while pasting notes on white board. Is
this correct assumption about ease of collaboration?

The setbacks I see: 1. No remote participation, 2. Archiving results
for reference and 3.

14 Dec 2007 - 11:00am
Jim Hoekema

handwriting capture with digitizer vs. Tablet PC

I'm working on a proposal that involves capturing handwriting -- not
recognizing it, just capturing it -- in a clinical trial setting, where
the doctor is "facing" a patient via video conference. (There would be
forms with check boxes as well.) The team is debating how to do this. On
the one hand, we don't need a tablet PC, because it's not a portable
environment, so a plain digitizing tablet connected to a bigger PC seems

5 Feb 2009 - 9:43am
5 years ago
1 reply

Virtual Smart Agents increase conversions?

This came up this morning while chatting with a content manager friend
of mine. She's installing one of those "virtual smart agent"
things on her customer's web site.

It's one of those little in-page chat windows that pops up and asks
if you'd like to talk to an agent and get help.

She says they "increase conversions 10%".

I think they're one of the more annoying, and misused bits of fluff
to appear in the past few years.

29 Jul 2009 - 7:45am
4 years ago
4 replies
Michele Marut

IDSA award winners

IDSA award winners - http://www.idsa.org/IDEA2009/gallery/index.asp

They have some categories that may be of interest to IxDers (i.e.
design strategy, interactive products , research)

18 Jul 2008 - 6:34am
Boston IxDA

JOB : Experience Designer, Portsmouth NH

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Hampshire. Since 2000, the company has used its proven methodology to
create powerful multi-channel experiences for its clients. Mad*Pow
partners with sales, marketing, and customer service teams looking to
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and employees interact with their organization.

We are the firm that industry leaders hire to create concepts for the
future of their sites and systems. We work on stimulating projects
with big brands. We are growing and we are energetic.

15 Dec 2008 - 5:26pm

[IxDA] Looking for a mobile agency...

A friend of mine is looking for an agency experienced in mobile cradle
to grave. Send me an email if you are interested.

email: pat at usabilitycounts.com
blog: http://www.usabilitycounts.com

25 Jan 2012 - 1:41pm
Bruno Figueiredo

UXLx 2012 Talk Submissions end Friday 27 Jan

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29 Oct 2008 - 8:02am
Maria De Monte

R: Interstitial Cross-Selling

Hello John,

I think I got the pic of what you're talking about.

Take a look at www.repubblica.it. If you click on any of the news listed there, you will receive an advertising page that also allows you to go straight to the news (vai all'articolo).

Also a few greeting cards websites uses them before directing you to the card itself.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:58pm
mary keitelman

Use of rel attribute for -- useful?

Does anyone have any information as to how popular, how useful is it to include a rel attribute value for the <a> in html pages?

Thanks in advance,

Mary Keitelman

Windows Live Hotmail is giving away Zunes.

12 Jan 2006 - 1:36pm
8 years ago
8 replies
Susan Farrell

New shopping interaction

drag and drop shopping
one page checkout

I'd like to tweak the checkout some (e.g.: "ship to different
address?") etc., but I think this is a big leap forward because it's
all visible all the time, and it looks easy and fun to use.

Kudos to Panic.com. They make good OS X software too, in Portland OR.