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31 Aug 2010 - 8:45pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Different Approach to Highlighting Required Form Fields

Most of you are familiar with forms that highlight required fields. The problem with that is that most fields are required, so you end up having to highlight everything creating a clutter of asterisks or sub-labels.

I want to share with you a different approach that is much more minimalist. Feel free to chime in and let me know what you think.

Read the article: When to Highlight Required Form Fields

8 Jun 2008 - 9:55am
Rohit Keluskar

Weekend Workshop on Design Inspection Methods and Usability Testing- Mumbai

Sorry, in my previous mail, few hours before, I forgot to mention that the
Weekend Workshop is in Mumbai.

Rohit Keluskar
Design Incubator R&D Labs Pvt. Ltd.
+91 ( 022 ) 6552 9069

13 May 2005 - 11:43am
9 years ago
3 replies
Lada Gorlenko

Who is taking over the UX world? (notes from STC conference)

This week, I attended the 52nd STC (Society for Technical
Communication) conference. It's a major event with close to 1,000 of
attendees and up to 25 sessions running in parallel (multiple by 3
days by 3-4 session slots per day). In other words, it's big, well
established and influential in its world.

What totally surprised me is that both opening and closing keynote
speakers chose absolutely the same theme: User Experience Design. I am
not that familiar with the STC world, but the surprising choice didn't
seem to be coincidental.

28 Mar 2006 - 9:13pm
Oleh Kovalchuke

"The Brain" and "MindManager" and Post-it notes

Mind mapping tools

I wonder if anyone used the low tech approach: mind mapping,
brainstorming and categorizing with Post-it notes. How does it compare
to the software?

On positive side Post-it notes seem to be more collaborative, to have
lower participation threshold by virtue of being low tech (similar to
paper prototypes) and because people get a chance to physically move
around, play with their hands while pasting notes on white board. Is
this correct assumption about ease of collaboration?

The setbacks I see: 1. No remote participation, 2. Archiving results
for reference and 3.

3 May 2006 - 4:58pm

FW: [Refresh Austin: 107] Museum Gig


From: Refresh-Austin at googlegroups.com
[mailto:Refresh-Austin at googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Glenda Sims
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 5:27 PM
To: refresh-austin at googlegroups.com
Subject: [Refresh Austin: 107] Museum Gig

Hey Gang,

I've been asked by a museum in

2 Jun 2010 - 8:04pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Kimberley Rivero

Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Hotel Home Page Sneak peek

Hey Iaax - How's it going man? I have to agree with abhishekbhor. I think the old version has more personality and has a "signature look" which is important for hotel branding, while the new one is much more usable, more corporate and ultimately a little boring. I would stick with the new layout but add some spice, give the background a pattern, make more use of color, give people something to remember.

And if you want my full opinion you've got my number.

Best, Kim

21 Aug 2007 - 12:14pm
7 years ago
7 replies

Survey Dilemma

This falls under the "other duties as assigned" category...

Our executives have asked my team (UCD & Web Analytics) to conduct a survey of "end users and business & IT stakeholders" (exact words) to collect data that will be mapped to proposals to migrate our email, calendar, web portal, team collab and real-time collaboration tools to either a full IBM stack or Micrsoft stack. We currently use Notes for email, calendars, meetings, team collab & Sametime for instant messaging and screen-sharing.

30 May 2006 - 10:47pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] UI Designers (2), San Francisco, CA

UI Designers (2), San Francisco, CA

My San Francisco (Peninsula) client is looking for 2 UI Designers. 1
junior-to-mid-level (50-70k) and 1 senior level (80-100k).

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anyone new to a city. They tap into the knowledge of your neighborhood
by allowing people to recommend and share their experiences about great
local businesses. The site has close to 1 million customer reviews for
businesses across the country and over 2 million visitors per month.

1 Dec 2009 - 1:39pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus

[Event] IxDA Toronto presents 10 Minute Soapbox, Dec.14th 2009

Hi IxDAers,

We’re hosting one final event in 2009!

31 Aug 2004 - 11:38am
Peter Merholz

[PLUG] Adaptive Path UX Workshop, Toronto September 28-29

Hello all--

I'm writing to invite you to Adaptive Path's two-day workshop on
the complete user experience being held in Toronto from September 28-29,

Using numerous examples from Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and
not-for-profits, Jeffrey Veen and Lane Becker will teach you how to
incorporate user goals, business needs, and organizational awareness
your design process.

This is our flagship presentation, a detailed walk through an entire
user experience process, where you learn how to...

- Develop a detailed understanding of your users through task analysis,