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5 Apr 2007 - 10:26pm

[iai-members] NextD takes a slash at "Findability Information Architecture"

I am not sure whether I am qualified to comment on the content of this
article, but it seems like a remarkably fuzzy piece of writing for
someone who heads an organization with the motto of "Defuzz the


On 4/5/07, David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow!

12 Jun 2008 - 11:29am
6 years ago
3 replies
Santiago Bustelo

Prototyping & GOMS

CogTool, developed by Carnegie Mellon University's HCI Institute, has
a really interesting approach: perform a KLM-GOMS simulation over the

Sadly, current version is frustrating to use, to say the least. I hope
they find the support and funding needed to take the project further,
but I won't expect a miracle...

11 Sep 2005 - 5:14pm
Rick Cecil

UX Meetup & IxD F2F

UX Meetup & IxD F2F
Date: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2005
Time: 6:00 PM

Address: 104 tw Alexander Dr, Durham, NC
Directions: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=104+tw+Alexander+Dr+Durham,+NC

This month's meeting will be hosted at the Council for Entrepreneurial

30 May 2006 - 4:08pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Cynthia Toryu

PC to Mac port


We are planning to port our PC-based application to the Mac. The target audience includes SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) users as well as corporate Mac users.

If you’re a Mac user, I’d appreciate hearing rants and raves about software you’ve used that was originally written for the PC. What worked well? What drove you crazy?


9 Aug 2007 - 11:24am
7 years ago
1 reply
Cecily Walker

Nielsen on Social Media and Corporate Blogging

I came across this article featuring Jakob Nielsen and his opinions on
the value of blogs and social media (videos, etc.) on B2B websites:


On the one hand, I can understand how encountering unwanted content
when you're trying to get something done can be a barrier, but this
article (and Nielsen's most recent piece on blogging -

1 Aug 2006 - 4:58pm
beth koloski

IA Education Survey

(apologies for cross-posting)

To gather information for the next edition of "Information Architecture
for the World Wide Web," Lou Rosenfeld and Peter Morville have been
surveying the Information Architecture community.

The newest survey "IA Education Survey, for Practitioners" is now open.

This survey consists of six to eight questions, and we estimate it will
take five to ten minutes to complete. This survey closes on August 8,

12 May 2005 - 2:17pm
Austin Govella

Improving task flows

I've been trying to add more context to task flows.

I think more context is better, and I'm also gearing up for
documenting asynchronous web apps (RIAs and Ajax).

To add more context to task flows, I've differentiated between active
and passive tasks.

25 Oct 2009 - 7:46pm
Alain D. M. G. ...

R&#233;p. : DISCUSS: Electronic medical records: bad, ugly, and dangerous?


I've been reading up on the EHR projects in Canda for the last few years and I've also read up a bit on EHR systems in the US.

I wasn't able to read the entire article, only page three, but from that and your summary I can guess that this particular Washington Post article is a dog's breakfast of grievances and IT scandals. I've read much better stuff on EHR projects in the NY Times, and you don't have to register for it.

There are some places in the US where EHR projects have been successful and useful, two different things.

18 Aug 2007 - 3:06pm
7 years ago
10 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

The "interaction" part of interaction design

I've noticed something over the years, and I'm curious about others'

Some of us refer to ourselves as "interaction designers", but very often, I
see deliverables for app designs that forget all about the "interaction".

For example, I recently saw design deliverables from a well-known firm in
which the designer figured out what needed to go into the app (and what
didn't), worked out the sitemap, and then laid everything out in a sequence
of wireframes.

29 Jul 2010 - 6:07pm
4 years ago
2 replies
Wendy Fischer

telecommuting and work/life balance

All:   So as a full time user experience designer and a mother of a toddler, I find that very few companies allow designers to work from home a couple of days a week, or allow flexibility in schedules. I am lucky because I have a great boss and company that allows that - I live in the Bay area and find that my commute RT is about 56 miles each day.