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14 Oct 2009 - 3:09pm
5 years ago
3 replies

An argument for curriculum?

Did anyone else listen to the recent discussion/argument between Don
Norman and Peter Merholz?

I think Don and Peter were both right. Don seemed to be arguing from
the customer client point of view. Meaning that using the word,
"Investment" is not suitable when trying to persuade clients of the
need for a better design process.

5 May 2006 - 7:48pm
Jean Hand

Job: Sr Visual Designer

I have a strong opportunity for a Senior Visual Designer with an outstanding interactive agency.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right designer with an outstanding consultancy. The position is as a full-time employee. The work is varied and has real design challenges with some of the newest technologies.

7 May 2012 - 11:22am
3 years ago
2 replies

How to measure the effectiveness of a new proposed feature for an information system?

In my research I am introducing a new approach on effect of some social relation information on performance of an online information system. I have no idea how I can measure the possible effectiveness of proposed factors though a questionnaire. How do you write questions for a feature that doesn’t exist? As these features do not exist in the current system, they are “proposed” as being effective. I mean, the way I may use items for questionnaire can't be as simple as "I feel no difficulty in using this system".  

Please help me on this matter.

29 Aug 2007 - 4:37pm
Mia Sigafoos

JOB: Senior Information Architect - Philadelphia PA - Digitas Health - f/t

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6 Nov 2011 - 3:53pm

Finding the right fit?


Perhaps slightly of topic and considering its my first ever post to ixda I apologies if it is.

12 Jul 2006 - 9:07am
8 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

Eyetracking article on UXMatters

So, I know I said I don't find eye-tracking useful in my own work, but a
study like the recent one printed on UXMatters.com I found to be useful
and I'd be interested in other people's thoughts:


I asked the question about scaling the context. Does the gain achieved
by using a more vertical layout of a form degrade as a form scales below
the fold?

23 Feb 2004 - 12:36am

interfaces and Gutenberg diagram

>Hello everyone,
>can anybody out there point me in the direction of any research
>linking Arnold's work on the Gutenberg diagram and page layout to
>interfaces? I am trying to establish whether the theory would still
>be valid for a hand held touchscreen operated device.
>Thea Blackler

Thea Blackler
PhD Candidate
P/T Lecturer in Industrial Design
School of Design and Built Environment
Queensland University of Technology
CRICOS No 00213J.

11 Feb 2009 - 4:28am
Mike Padgett

Is using JavaScript to submit a form WCAG 2.0compliant?

Hi Marcus,

You're on the right track! What I think is happening here is that you're looking at that silly WCAG wording and thinking there's something else in there you haven't seen. It reads like a standard pre-nuptial agreement for Donald Trump, doesn't it?

The statement: "any information or functionality that is implemented in technologies that are not accessibility supported are also be available via technologies that are accessibility supported" means in practical terms that you cannot do anything in JS that you can't be done when JS is disabled or unavailable.

21 Aug 2008 - 8:16am
Meredith Noble

[EVENT] IxDA Toronto Meeting: Tuesday August 26, 7pm

Announcing the August IxDA Toronto event!

Four IxDA Toronto members will each be presenting on a topic.

26 Mar 2008 - 9:58am
7 years ago
10 replies
Min Lin

Skip or not

I am working on a setup wizard for a consumer product. Somewhere
toward the end of the wizard we have a two-screen guided tutorial to
help users understand the main functions of the remove device (a
component of the product). My manager believes it is beneficial to
force users go through the tutorial and I am arguing to have a Skip
button available.

Since most users are not familiar with the remote, the tutorial
certainly becomes very useful to teach the person who set up the