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5 Aug 2009 - 9:09am
Nelson Rodrigue...

Revista Faz, interaction design magazine


just wanted to let you know that the third issue of Revista Faz is
available online.

Revista Faz is an interaction design magazine in Spanish directed by
my colleague Marcelo Garrido. This issue is about the second Mexican
HCI workshop, 2008, Baja California.

You can find out more about this and the previous issues at:



Nelson Rodríguez-Peña

21 Nov 2003 - 10:50am
10 years ago
2 replies
Narey, Kevin


We are considering using this tool as part of usability testing on our

Has anyone on the list used it and seen positive or negative results?




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9 Feb 2006 - 11:21am
Joy Zigo

FW: NYC-UPA Meeting Feb. 21: Paper Prototyping

>NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:
>Paper Prototyping: Why, When and How-To
>Speaker: Todd Warfel, Partner with MessageFirst, a Philadelphia based
>design and usability firm.
>Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com
> Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006
>Registration: 6:00pm (refreshments served)
>Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)
>Networking: 8:00pm to 8:30pm
>Dinner at a nearby restaurant: 8:30p

29 Jan 2004 - 4:52pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Andrew Otwell

Re: aesthetics and objectivity

Bob Baxley wrote:

> I definitely take exception to this statement on two fronts. First, visual
> design is NOT subjective -- unless it's decoration, in which case it's not
> design.

9 Jan 2007 - 9:40am
7 years ago
3 replies
Trit Mulligan

Customer Feedback Channels

Good morning,
After lurking for some time, I am certain you can provide insight and
innovative ways to collecting customer feedback. As a usability
engineer for software and web applications, I am looking for new and
efficient ways to collect feedback about our products. We are beginning
to explore a Design Website where our designers can engage directly with
customers about new designs. What ways do you capture feedback? Has
anyone (besides Microsoft) tied feedback channels directly into their

29 Nov 2005 - 10:56pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Wendy Fischer

Romantic notions of UCD rant

Odd, I had this romantic notion of UCD. One
researches users and then designs a specific user
experience that is created and crafted for the
specific set of users.

22 Oct 2004 - 7:03pm
9 years ago
22 replies
Tom Hobbs

File systems.


Does anyone have any information (or know where I could some) —
research data etc. — how well the average user (consumer) understands
the hierarchal folder based filing systems implemented into OSs at

My suspicion (through observing people in various types of research) is
that while hierarchal files and folders are familiar and therefore easy
they relate to it, they're really 'understood'.

30 Apr 2007 - 9:20am
7 years ago
5 replies
Dan Saffer

Brainwaves as Input Method

A convincing twin of Darth Vader stalks the beige cubicles of a
Silicon Valley office, complete with ominous black mask, cape and
light saber. But this is no chintzy Halloween costume. It's a
prototype, years in the making, of a toy that incorporates brain wave-
reading technology.

Behind the mask is a sensor that touches the user's forehead and
reads the brain's electrical signals, then sends them to a wireless
receiver inside the saber, which lights up when the user is

23 Sep 2009 - 11:31pm

User Experience Staffing Firm Featured in Business Journal's All Over the Country

IT staffing firm finds its niche in user-friendly arena
San Antonio Business Journal - by Mike W. Thomas

In just four years, Harvinder Singh has grown his small IT staffing firm,
working mostly in the local market, into a multimillion-dollar company with
clients across the nation.

In its first year of operation, Bestica Inc. had just $250,000 in revenues.
This year, the company expects to gross more than $2 million.

"There was a need in San Antonio for a small company that could find quality
players (for the tech industry)," Singh says.

12 Oct 2009 - 8:50am
Mike Linskey

[JOB] short term consultancy contract - trading systems UI design

Do you have experience of designing UIs for sales order management
systems, i.e. Bloomberg, Charles River, Eze Castle, Fidessa
LatentZero, Flextrade, Longview, MacGregor, Portware, Sungard,
TradingScreen etc?

I'm looking for an experienced resource to act as a consultant on a
project to define a new UI across multiple trading systems.
Would suit someone looking for part-time work/ to supplement the day
job! Can be based anywhere in the world, but must have experience and
a can-do attitude! ;o)

Drop me a line if interested/ want more information...