Discussion Archive

1 Nov 2010 - 7:53am

Re: [IxDA] How to Engage Users Instantly When They Enter Your Website

Some excellent points, Eugene. I would take this a step further and say that it appears that the site is intentionally trying to be deceptive. I posted a comment to one of the articles asking to see the research that lead to the author's conclusions and, several weeks later, the comment has yet to be approved. I think the owner of the site either needs to post some legitimate contact and qualification info or take the site down. In the meantime, I think I'm going to start a website for physicians. "I'm not an actual doctor, but I play one of the web..."

18 Feb 2008 - 4:29pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Peter Boersma

Tim Wong from frog design articulates what it meansto be an designer


Are you referring to this bit: "How good of a designer we are [..] is directly related to how well we convey our thought process [..] that you can trace and one that is based on personal intellect"?

I agree with the first bit (the idea that you have to be able to supply arguments with your design, explaining why it is a good design) but not with what I think is the second bit (the idea that only intellectuals can come up with a concept?).

But maybe I misread Tim...

Peter Boersma | Senior Interaction Designer | Info.nl

21 Feb 2005 - 8:41am
9 years ago
6 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

Estimating ROI for design

Hello everybody,

We're redesigning our corporate intranet using Cooper-ish methods. We're
doing it all: research, models, requirements, framework, design,
development support. 3000 employees were squeezed into one primary
persona and six others.

Based on our research, it's quite trivial to explain the qualitative
effects of the design for our corporate processes and people's workdays.

For example, the account managers can spend more time selling and less
time searching & sharing & editing different versions of the same
Powerpoint file.

25 Aug 2010 - 1:06pm
3 years ago
4 replies

Bulleted lists for web page content: readability

Has anyone out there done any research on the readability of web page content that is formatted mainly with bulleted lists?

I thought I had seen some research studies on this (which I can't find now for some reason), and I know there was a move a few years back which recommended using bulleted content for quick scanability. I personally find the content more difficult to understand with all those bullets, and if it is not in a normal paragraph format.

What are your thoughts? Thanks!


IA - Agency Centric and Citizen Centric

Hi All,

Could  you please explain what is agency-centric and what is citizen centric?

thanks in advance.


26 Jul 2010 - 1:05pm
4 years ago
4 replies
Josh Damon Williams
15 Aug 2007 - 3:54am
6 years ago
1 reply

References on Television and Experiments on Interactive Television

I have taken up to do some project on Interactive Television as a part of my
curriculum at Interaction Design, IDC, IIT Bombay

Can you guide me as to what should I look at to start with regards to
current and future trends of market and social needs.

There is also a burning question in my mind. Is TV going to stay there? And
what kind of more experiences are peope looking at?
If there are any statistics regarding this it would be helpful to me.

Kumar Ahir
Interaction Design, M. Des
IDC, IIT Bombay

19 Oct 2006 - 3:50pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Designing the Obvious, coming to a bookshelf near you

If you're interested in finding new sources of debate and lively
conversation, you might pick up a copy of my new book, released today,
called Designing the Obvious. It discusses guiding principles of web
application design, but does so by pointing out concrete examples and
talking about how to reproduce the qualities that make web apps great.

The term "interaction design" is mentioned exactly once, on the second to
last page of the book ... I think.

31 Jan 2008 - 1:06pm
Lori Baker

Looking for Usability Recruiting Firms in Western Europe

We are working on a project that plans to start testing in Germany,
France, Spain, Austria and Belgium specifically and I was hoping to
get some good recommendations on usability recruiting firms in those
countries. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


21 Jun 2005 - 4:41pm
Desiree Sy

Re: exploratory protocol focus group

Wendy asked:

>I need some ammo on why we should focus on doing usability tests as
>opposed to doing "exploratory protocol focus groups.."

Completely different beasts for different purposes.