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26 Jun 2007 - 2:00pm

ask and you shall receive...


The Playground is a separate eBay site that allows us to experiment
without changing the entire eBay site. Although a few features of
regular eBay are not available on the Playground, bidding and buying
are real. The main difference right now is how you find items.

30 Apr 2004 - 2:14pm
11 years ago
1 reply
7 Jan 2010 - 9:08am
6 years ago
1 reply
Lori Baker

2010 IA Summit call for poster submissions

The 2010 IA Summit is calling for poster submissions by February 1st. Bring
a unique project you have worked on, a process you have improved or a new
way to classify our profession.
Our tracks are:

*Business Strategy & Management*
We’re looking for case studies, tools, and techniques that help UX managers
and practitioners work better with their teams and their organizations. Tell
us your war stories, lessons learned, tips and tricks.

20 Apr 2005 - 12:01pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Anirudha Joshi

Switching hardware vs software

Jared Spool <Mastery of these tools comes with a high price. Mastery of
more than one tool is an even higher price, often because much of
mastery is contained in kinesthetic memory ("finger macros") and other
cognitive shortcuts that make it hard to overcome.>

I agree with Jared there. I advise design students (IxD students in
particular, but also visual communication design students) not to get
'locked in' too early to one tool.

2 Mar 2010 - 8:16pm
Allan Caeg

1st Southeast Asia Network of Ergonomics Societies Conference (SEANES 2010)

Hi everyone, 

I'd like to invite you to the 1st Southeast Asia Network of Ergonomics Societies Conference (SEANES 2010) on Dec 14-17, 2010 in Cebu City, Philippines. The theme is Linking Ergonomics and Organizational Strategy. Areas of interest include: Human-Centered Design, Usability, Human-Computer Interaction, Office Ergonomics, etc.

The submission of abstracts is on March 15, 2010 and you can send them to firstseanesconference@gmail.com . 

9 Dec 2008 - 5:17pm
Simon Reisman

Supporting material for the importance of UX/UI/Visual Design disciplines/departments in consumer electronics/software companies?

I'm searching for any solid information about the importance of UX/UI/Visual
Design disciplines.
I'm especially interested in information about:
• The ROI it generates (I think Cooper and Nielsen referred to this kind of
• Its strategic role (as innovation generator, as strategic guide)
• Its important position in the organization, as represented in the
organization hierarchy (i.e.

30 Aug 2010 - 12:40am
5 years ago
3 replies
Allison McKeever

SharePoint vs. ??


I'm currently doing an audit of 3rd party tools available that have similar functionality to SharePoint i.e. secure login, calendar integration, contact lists, document libraries, version control, tasks/issues lists, etc... Does anyone have any 3rd party tools they can recommend? If so, can you give me a brief description of why you like the tool? Is it intuitive, can it integrate into the other programs you already use, is it robust yet simple? 

28 Feb 2008 - 8:42am
Tom Erickson

CFP - The 10th Persistent Conversation minitrack


Persistent Conversation Minitrack
Digital Media and Content Track at HICSS 42
January 5-8, 2009
Hilton Waikoloa Village, the Big Island, Hawai'i
See http://www.visi.com/~snowfall/HICSS_PC.html for an online version
and further information.

The Persistent Conversation minitrack is a yearly gathering of people
who design and study systems that support computer-mediated

17 May 2006 - 1:50pm

[PLUG] Workshop: Getting Started With Personas

Hi folks,

On June 8 in Durham, North Carolina, we're running a full-day
workshop for people who are considering whether to introduce personas
into their design practice. Given the lively debate that personas
sometimes spark on this list, I figured some of you might be interested.

The workshop gives you hands-on experience in key steps of the
process, even in that most mysterious of steps: how to identify
personas from a mess of research findings.

8 Sep 2010 - 2:19pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut

recommendations for a simplified Chinese font for a desktop app?

I'm the user researcher who may be getting involved with the localization of a Western desktop app into simplified Chinese. 
My fellow team members are currently dealing with a font issue.

There was a problem with Arial and the unicode looks odd.
I'm posting on their behalf as they are looking for any recommendations for a font.