Discussion Archive

27 Jul 2007 - 5:46am
7 years ago
2 replies

quality of written text depends on the tool

Steven Pemberton cites[1,2] a study with the following result:

* Writing with a pen and paper, people produce less text, but of higher quality
* Writing with a computer, people write more text, but
- with a text editor they produce lower quality
- with a WYSIWYG editor they produce higher quality

Does anyone know the source of the study?

[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/Talks/05-steven-XMLEuropeKeynote/
[2] http://iavoice.typepad.com/ia_

28 Oct 2004 - 8:17am
10 years ago
2 replies

Usability in Financial Services Industry

Hi All,
As part of propogating UX within my organization. I am trying to
understand the maturity of the UX process in the Financial Services
Industry. (Transaction Processing, Banking, Credit e.t.c.)
If other peers working in the Financial Services Industry would like
to share any information about the maturity of the UX process, types
of UX activities pursued within their organization, it will be of
great help.
Please feel free to reply to the group or offline, and I will post the

19 Feb 2008 - 8:18am
7 years ago
9 replies
Marty DeAngelo

"The Most Frequently Used Features in Microsoft Office"

At the Adaptive Path UXi conference, they spoke almost specifically
about this - the fact that new webapps are coming out that try to give
20% of the functionality that 80% of the users will use instead of being
everything for everybody. They used Writely as an example (which has
since been bought up by Google) to show that people usually only need a
subset of what is offered in Microsoft Word.

6 Dec 2006 - 9:00pm
8 years ago
7 replies

[Local IxDA] Announcing IxDA Hong Kong

Hello All,

This is a very exciting moment! Yesterday we had our kick off F2F
meeting in Hong Kong in the roof top of the Fringe Club. There were
people coming from Philips, Yahoo, HSBC, Apogee HK, Kaizor and Hong
Kong Jockey Club, and also from the Poly University of HK.

20 Jun 2006 - 4:22pm
8 years ago
1 reply

Interactive Maps

Hi all,

Just curious if you could help me find some examples of interactive maps.
Google mash ups are nice but I'm thinking more of interactive maps created
in Flash.

Particularly anything with a lot of layered interaction. I.e. you point to a
specific city and a layered event occurs etc.

Thanks so much!


30 Aug 2011 - 1:20pm
3 years ago
1 reply

Usability for Content Created in a CMS (Content Management Systems)


      I am working in a library, and doing some user experience and Web design work there.  This is really my first position in which I am doing these sorts of things...I am also a student at Philadelphia University's Interactive design and media program

28 Aug 2009 - 7:55am
5 years ago
1 reply
Billy Cox

Is the iPhone hard to use?

Young children are accustomed to experimenting with their world via
touch (and putting things in their mouth of course) so the iPhone fits
into their normal mode of discovery. Adults by contrast have learned
other means of discovery that might fail them when they have only a
single button and a screen.

Brandon E. B.


Microsites: Globally Connecting the User to Various Properties

I am designing a website, which links off to many microsites (e.g., product, promotional, etc.) that the client would like to keep intact. Many of these microsites can be assessed through contextual navigation on an appropriate page, but some warrant global access. Would it be appropriate to link these within extra site navigation? The only problem is that extra site navigation seems to work best when it links to other properties/companies (ex: sears.com, att.com, google.com) as opposed to product/promotional microsites.

10 Feb 2009 - 8:04pm
Elena Melendy

[Event] NYC UPA 2/17: User Experience and Analytics by Marko Hurst

The New York City Usability Professionals' Association invites you to

Designing Outcomes for Usability: The Future of User Experience &

a presentation by Marko Hurst, Director of User Experience at

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Networking: 6:00 pm, Presentation: 6:30 pm
JPMorgan Chase - Park Avenue

Please scroll down for event and registration details.