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1 Mar 2011 - 6:30am
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4 years ago
3 replies
tgodding
2009

Best practice file naming

Hi there

Anyone know of any resources or research available around best practice file & document naming. I'm doing some usability and accessibility auditing for a large company's website including putting together policy & guidelines.

Thanks TG

 

 

14 Oct 2009 - 3:09pm
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5 years ago
3 replies
jaketrimble
2008

An argument for curriculum?

Did anyone else listen to the recent discussion/argument between Don
Norman and Peter Merholz?
http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/user-experience-week

I think Don and Peter were both right. Don seemed to be arguing from
the customer client point of view. Meaning that using the word,
"Investment" is not suitable when trying to persuade clients of the
need for a better design process.

2 May 2006 - 7:24am
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Joshua Gross
2006

DEADLINE EXTENDED - May 8 - Workshop "On The Process of Game Design"

All,

Apologies for cross-posting.

We've received several really great responses (on time, even!) to our
CFP, but we've also had enough requests for extensions that we felt it
only fair to make a blanket offer. The new deadline is Monday, May _8_.

26 Jun 2007 - 2:02am
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8 years ago
1 reply
Ferran Alvarez
2005

EVENT: is it worth to assist to Nielsen's User Experience Conference

Nielsen is doing his first spanish event in Barcelona:
http://www.nngroup.com/events/barcelona/

Thinking on experienced professionals, can somebody tell me if it's worth to
assist at its full-day tutorials?

Thanks,

Ferran Alvarez
Information Architect
Bryte Barcelona
http://www.bryte.biz

31 Oct 2004 - 9:03pm
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10 years ago
4 replies
Pradyot Rai
2004

Conflict of Usability goals with Training objectives?

This is a question more from overall product strategy point of view.
The scenario is a typical product redesign initiative with full UCD
recommendations. This involves the whole 9 yards with close
interactions with users. Also, the same team is assigned to carry out
research for training needs too. This is causing some to be skeptical
about the approach.

24 Jul 2008 - 2:55pm
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seele@obso1337.org
2005

OSS Design Tools

Since this topic comes up every once in a while, here are two browser-based
applications I recently found. Both are free and open (as in beer and in
speech).

Rapid Rabbit
http://rapidrabb.it/en/wiki
Rapid prototyping tool which allows you to create links between pages. Good
for high level planning and screenflows.

Pencil
http://www.evolus.vn/Pencil/Home.html
UI mockup tool with stencils for Windows XP, Vista, and GNOME/gtk
applications.

--
Celeste 'seele' Paul
www.obso1337.org

16 Mar 2006 - 12:38pm
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9 years ago
1 reply
breezemaster
2006

How to manage a large control library?

Thanks for the insights Rob and good to know I'm not alone in the chaos.
Your process sounds much the same as what we have in place currently,
yet whats also proving difficult to manage within our team of six Visual
Designers. Perhaps we need a Keeper, like you suggest. Or perhaps pass
this role onto a project manager to maintain.. seems like more their
area in a way.

A resource site is something we've considered, it just comes down to
allowing development resources, and in a way, it seems it's for reasons
like this that Version Cue was invented.

13 Jul 2006 - 10:39am
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Bear4295 at aol.com
2006
20 Oct 2005 - 3:31pm
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9 years ago
7 replies
Rob Conley
2005

One Page Wizard

Question

We have a fairly complex registration process for a
piece of software I am working on. Our usability
tests have indicated that we need to rethink the way
we direct people to work between a browser application
and a desktop application during registration

Does anyone here have user usability data with a
wizard registration processs that is done completely
in one long vertically scrolling interface on AJAX
steroids?

6 Mar 2005 - 4:48am
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kjnarey
2004

'Usability' growth in the UK

Link to a recent short article in the UK based 'New Media Age' magazine
reporting significant projected growth in the UK for 2006.
I was actually surprised at how small the GBP figures were, but will point
to the growth percentage in future sell opportunities.

Some interesting statements in here too:

"Increasing demand for qualified HCI professionals - recruitment is a big
issue." :)

http://tinyurl.com/5ezy5

Kevin

GBP - Great Britain Pounds