Discussion Archive

22 Aug 2005 - 11:41am
Jeff Howard

Re: Usability on "The Fold"

"Chaniya Suebsanguan" wrote:
Does anyone have any thoughts or feedback on what the "new" fold is?

Back in 1999, webmonkey did some work on determining the fold size on common browsers.
They took screenshots of browser chrome from the Netscape 4 browsers all the way up to IE
6, and overlayed them to see how much real estate was left. Here's the article:

They came out with a "safe recommendation" of 983x578 for 1024 screens.

30 Sep 2009 - 2:45pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Rick Spencer

Retirement websites

Anybody have experience designing for the retirement community? I'm
looking for best of class sites. Your experiences designing sites
that communicate to people judging eldercare needs? Any entré into
this space.

4 Feb 2008 - 6:05pm
gretchen anderson

[JOB] Contract writer needed - LUNAR, SF, maybe remote, 4 weeks

Hey there,

I'm looking for a good writer to help with the Out of Box Experience for
a new product. Are there any lurking tech writers out there who want to
work on the documentation for a cool product? Get in touch: gretchen
[at] lunar.com.

Thanks, Gretchen

16 Oct 2005 - 4:29pm
Dan Saffer

NYT Magazine Article on Interruption Science

"A picture of 21st-century office work emerged that was, [Gloria
Mark, an HCI researcher] says, "far worse than I could ever have
imagined." Each employee spent only 11 minutes on any given project
before being interrupted and whisked off to do something else. What's
more, each 11-minute project was itself fragmented into even shorter
three-minute tasks, like answering e-mail messages, reading a Web
page or working on a spreadsheet. And each time a worker was
distracted from a task, it would take, on average, 25 minutes to
return to that task.

19 Apr 2012 - 2:47pm
3 years ago
2 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus

IxDA.org Discussions will be closed for 1 - 2 hours on the evening of Friday April 20th, 2012

Hi IxDA Member.

We are moving to new hosting tomorrow evening (April 20th, 2012). At around 7pm the Discussions forum will be closed for a couple hours as we migrate all our archives and data to the new host. Later that evening the new site should be up and ready to go including many great improvements to the site.

Let us know if you have any questions or need assistance during the transition.

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21 Apr 2011 - 9:03pm
4 years ago
3 replies

<5 minute student usability survey

Hi all, I am doing some simple research on the interaction of browser interface button frequency and labeling.

23 Jun 2007 - 10:35am
Dave Malouf

iPhone and Ajax: onpinch(), mac simulator, and Cringely

How the dev community is talking about multi-touch and iPhone gestures.
Just an FYI forward:


-- dave

Sent to you by Dave via Google Reader: iPhone and Ajax: onpinch(), mac
simulator, and Cringely via Ajaxian by Dion Almaer on Jun 23, 2007
The iPhone Ajax buzz continues. Joe Hewitt (Firebug) writes about the
new multi-touch events that he hopes show up:

I've read lots of people, while arguing for why iPhone web apps are
lame, assert that web apps won't be able to take advantage of the
iPhone's multi-touch screen. This is nonsense.

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20 Jan 2006 - 10:58am
9 years ago
1 reply
Ockler, Sarah

Select radio button triggering action?

We're working with a vendor on a Web application for searching for a
doctor. The first screen requires the user to chose from 3 options:

How would you like to search?

o Search by medical condition
o Search by doctor's name
o Select a saved search

The options are presented as radio buttons. Selecting a button
immediately triggers the action to load the next page. I think this
would better be handled with links. Is selecting a radio button to
initiate the action a standard behavior?


18 Feb 2010 - 2:13am
3 years ago
7 replies
Melvin Jay Kumar

How do you move from software to hardware UX? Care to share your insights? experience?


Good day to you'll.

I was wondering if anyone has transitioned from developing user experience
for software to hardware products?

I've been in the software/web environment for the past 8 - 10 years.
Experience ranges from packaged software to web applications , portals ,
Intranets, Search, mobile, etc...etc...

I would like to learn and explore experience design for the hardware
environment. ( E.g. Hand phones , MP3 players , Interactive TV,

Anyone care to share your insights on how you transitioned?