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20 Mar 2011 - 10:49pm
3 years ago
2 replies
C K Vijay Bhaskar

Usability of Usability

Usability is an important aspect to be looked at for making any system achieve its ROI and to give its users an ‘experience’ that will help foster a better culture in the organization. As the ultimate target of any system is to establish change management and to promote organizational innovation via modifying the behaviour or culture of the people in the organization, it becomes imperative that aspects of usability are engrained into the goals and processes of the organization. 

7 Aug 2007 - 3:33pm
6 years ago
5 replies

the ROI of not including a link

Hi -

I have just been looking at my cell phone and realizing that a very
high percentage of the clickable items on the phone are selling
something, and not necessarily of great use to the end-user.

27 Aug 2005 - 10:16am
Dave Malouf

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Call for Papers

I have nothing to do with the below, but it came my way and since they
actually have IxD in their sub-title below, I thought it worthy to send to
the list.

6 Nov 2010 - 8:23pm
3 years ago
1 reply
Neil Lee

Re: [IxDA] What makes an application feel fast?

On 2010-11-06, at 13:39, Simon Raess wrote: > I'm looking for any resources available on (perceived) user interface responsiveness. Any methods, studies, measures, factors, thoughts and comments are very welcome!

UX designers at Mozilla did a lot of research on this very thing with Firefox.

1 Nov 2004 - 10:46am
9 years ago
2 replies
ji kim

Don't forget to vote

Ok, not interaction design related. Just wanted to remind everybody in U.S. - don't forget to vote tomorrow. :)


24 May 2005 - 5:48pm

Layout patterns

Any pointers to online (or book) sources
For content layout patterns?

I have the task of laying out the following
Basic components:






I have some samples I've done, but would be
Interested in seeing some alternatives.


(newbie to the list - apologies if this is not
An appropriate post)

31 May 2006 - 4:12pm
Beth Carey

[Job] Information Architect / UI Design - Soho, NYC

Information Architect / UI Designer

On-site, salaried, staff position with medical, dental and 401K
benefits after a short contract trial period. Competitive salary
based on experience. Casual but hard working environment and nice,
smart people.

27 Oct 2006 - 10:59am
7 years ago
3 replies
David VanEsselstyn

method for keeping track of employee UI suggestions?

Hi - I'm at a new organization, and am trying to develop a method for
allowing employees to make specific suggestions about how the usability of
our software products can be improved. We have about a dozen software
products that are either web-based or palm based.

I'm considering either a wiki, or a tracking system like fogBugz. I expect
that some users will want to post screenshots to explain their points, so
the system should allow for that.

Does anyone currently make use of such a system?

4 May 2010 - 1:57am
3 years ago
1 reply
Stephen Collins

Re: [IxDA] Research Into Service Design Touchpoints

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 6:43 AM, Simon Clatworthy wrote: > I am working on developing tools to assist with touchpoint innovation for > the design of services. It seems strange, but the touchpoint term has become > central to service design and I can't find much research on the area at all. > Can anyone help me?

I'd be keen to see the same research. I'm working on a couple of ostensibly experience design projects at the moment, but am convinced that they need service design approaches in order to achieve the best possible client outcome.

5 Feb 2006 - 12:44pm
gleija at comca...

Web Application Functionality: Rich Text Editors

Does anyone here have experience with rich text editors for web applications?

I am the information architect and interaction designer at a non-profit foundation. I have designed a web application that my organization uses to intake, review and award applications for research grants. This year over 1000 applications were submitted online and we are awarding about $50 million dollars to scientific researchers at institutions across the US and abroad.

In previous years, applications for research grants were uploaded as .pdf files.