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13 Nov 2007 - 4:16pm

IxDA SF: In The Moment: UX research about life instead of just interfaces - Tomorrow Night!

In The Moment: UX research about life instead of just interfaces

IxDA SF returns with its third event in our design tools series. This
month we present Nate Bolt, CEO of Bolt | Peters, as he presents UX
research about life.

Not all UX research is about the interface. It’s about the habits,
moods, location, and motivations of the people using your interface.
Unfortunately, that junk is unpredictable and difficult to measure,
but can make or break the accuracy of your research.

8 Nov 2009 - 8:34pm
Siegy Adler

Two-factor Authentication and Biometrics


Out of curiosity, has anybody implemented two-factor authentication
using biometrics (e.g., fingerprint, voice, etc.) as the second


22 Feb 2011 - 3:34pm
3 years ago
14 replies

Is a confirmation page a step in a process?

Regarding linear processes or wizards that include a clearly communicated number of steps such as Step 1 of 3, Step 2 of 3, etc.. My client is a large and well-known financial company. I am coming on to a project where we are designing standards for design patterns for a system. I came across a pattern where someone designed a linear flow (for making a payment for example) when Step 3 is actually the confirmation screen saying "Thanks, payment has been made" There is nothing left for the user to do but close the dialog.

2 Dec 2005 - 9:00am
9 years ago
7 replies
Baron Lane

Messaging Patterns

Hey all,

I'm attempting to determine industry standards for website communication but am having a hard time finding any formal documentation.

What constitutes a "warning" and an "alert"? Is a warning a subset of an alert? How about a reminder, is it a type of warning?

27 May 2009 - 10:06am
Jared M. Spool

[PLUG] UIE Roadshow in Denver, Seattle, & DC

[Apologies for any duplication.]


We're giving IxDA readers a special discount to our new UIE Roadshow:
Secrets Behind Designing Great User Experiences, a full-day workshop,
based on 10 years of UIE's extensive research, that will deliver new
insights and inspire your team to create the best user experiences.

This June, we're taking this workshop on the road, to Seattle,
Denver, and DC.

28 Sep 2009 - 3:02pm
4 years ago
7 replies
Amy Jones

Is there a good reason to require people to id their credit card?

Hi all,

Given that it's fairly easy to identify what kind of credit card someone
is using (Visa/MC/Discover/etc), is there a good reason to require
people to select the flavor they're using? I can imagine that people
might get confused if they're not asked, but I'm curious as to whether
there's any research for or against.

Amy Jones

29 Apr 2010 - 9:51pm
4 years ago
12 replies
Dave Malouf

An open letter to the IxDA Community

[I posted this originally on my blog, but had nice comments from people on Twitter and feel that w/ that acceptance it is OK to post here as well. It is more important to be here so a real conversation in the community can take place.]

4 Feb 2005 - 10:08am
9 years ago
1 reply
Aby Rao

Blogs of people from User Experience community

I read the InsideGoogle blog which has a list of Google employee blogs.
Was wondering if there is any website/blog that lists out blogs of
people from the User Experience community. If not, Dave, Is there anyway
IxDG can maintain a blog database of members on this list.


Aby Rao

User Experience Engineer
SilkRoad technology <http://www.silkroadtech.com/>

4 Nov 2005 - 4:33pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Jim Leftwich

Any Ixder's working on physical products...

Most of my career in interaction design since 1984 has involved both
the physical aspects of hardware/devices as well as the software
aspects of displays, audio, the information systems behind them, and
the usage architectures by which they're used and the experience is

Partly this is because I came from the product and industrial design
side of things, and also partly because much of my work has been in
unique or new device or system domains.

In my own career and approach, I've never separated the hard from the
soft in my view of what comprises the whole user experience.

6 Aug 2004 - 6:45am
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: filtering certain attachment types

Hi everyone,

With the great help of Michael Bartlett I've configured both the Discuss@
and Workgroup@ lists so that only a specific type of attachments can get
through. If an attachment doesn't match a specific mime type it will not be
allowed onto the list.

image, office apps, pdf, flash are still allowed through.

PIF, ZIP, and EXE are NOT allowed through (e.g.)

For the most part people shouldn't be sending attachments at all through
this list of any type ... but there might be cases where it is necessary and
I don't want to eliminate it at all.