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17 Mar 2008 - 5:08pm
7 years ago
5 replies

IQ captcha?

i realize that it's part of our job to help people figure out how to use
things but in my years on this planet, it never ceases to amaze me how some
people still defy common logic or sense.

so i was wondering if there was such thing as an IQ test in the form of a
simple captcha that could exclude those who fall below the median IQ from
say, signing up for a website?


28 Apr 2004 - 10:29am
8 years ago
20 replies


Dan Saffer wrote:
> Where are the interaction design books?

Not necessarily interaction design nor usability specifically, but what

* Contextual Design, Beyer and Holtzblatt
* Field Methods Casebook for Software Design, Wixon and Ramey
(old but gold and actually about as expensive)

and my current favourite

* Design Research, Edited by Brenda Laurel


Nick Meara E-learning Experience Co-ordinator
ICT-IDSG, Aston University, Birmingham
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29 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
Shaguf Mohtisham

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21 Jul 2006 - 6:42pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Sean Voisen

Audio feedback in HTML-based web applications

Hi all,

I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts/ideas/research on audible feedback
in modern web applications. The reason I ask is that it seems to me these
days that audio tends to be largely ignored, especially with the recent push
for more DHTML/AJAX/Javascript-based applications (as opposed to
Flash-platform-based apps). Is this partially because the technology just
doesn't readily support it? (Though Flash does, and there are workarounds
for the issue, like this one:

11 Nov 2008 - 10:48am
6 years ago
1 reply
Gloria Petron

Article: Southwest designs own software, affects ticket prices

*The Middle Seat: Savvier Airline Schedules, Fewer Cheap Fares*

> ...Southwest tried to hire consulting firms or software providers to devise
> a system for its unique way of operating. But most airline scheduling
> systems are geared to long-haul, hub-and-spoke carriers where planes fly
> into and out of the same city over and over and airlines want to maximize
> flight connections.

28 Aug 2009 - 6:11pm

We don't make consumer products, hence no need for a User Centered Design development process.

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Jared Spool <jspool at uie.com> wrote:

> Personally, I think that trying to force our notion of a good experience
> onto companies as some sort of ethical obligation is an arrogant position.
> Who is to say we have the right to tell other people how they should design
> their products for their customers?


We are the puppet masters, no?

18 Sep 2007 - 6:22pm
7 years ago
6 replies
Marcus I

Your Leading Design Consultancies and Design Rich Companies?

What are your top five user experience design consultancies / design rich companies? Not necessarily in any order and from an ID background perspective: 1. frog design 2. Apple 3. IDEO 4. Fitch 5. Yahoo! Enjoy,Marcus Imarcus-i-design AT hotmail

24 Aug 2010 - 7:39pm
4 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

IDSA's Human Interaction creates the Interaction Design "Archetype"


The above link is to a google doc (odd publishing platform if ya ask me).

The document outlines 3 levels of practice within the role of Interaction Designer as defined by the Human Interaction Community inside the Industrial Design Society of America, IDSA. 

29 Mar 2007 - 9:49pm
8 years ago
2 replies
beril guvendik

URL question

I am working on a complex application which has a very basic content
management system as one of its components.

Within this component, it's possible to change the titles of these pages
or move them around within a 3 level hierarchy. Currently, the URLs to
these pages reflect the names and hierarchy of these pages. For example
I have a page titled "My workspace" and then a child page to this titled
"Day to day tasks".

21 Mar 2009 - 11:51am

Strucktable Multitouch

A nice demo of various multitouch interaction concepts

Video: http://vimeo.com/3601352