Discussion Archive

20 Apr 2008 - 7:44pm
Dan Zlotnikov

Form Validation Messages - How much is needed? [Off-topic:funny]

Matthew Loff wrote:
> *** naive developer: "the form already validated itself-- I should be able
> to trust its contents!"
> *** paranoid devleper: "what if they have javascript turned off, and their
> ZIP code happens to be 'DROP TABLE users' ... ?"

A webcomic to that effect:


15 Jun 2005 - 11:01pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Wendy Fischer

Re: Professional development; employer expectations

I definitely agree with you on the creativity and inspiration part.

Part of the reason that I left my last job is that I wanted to publish a use case and make a presentation on some of our findings, but had no support or interest from senior management.

19 Aug 2009 - 6:12am
Danny Bluestone

Junior User Experience Designer , Borehamwood, UK (Cyber-Duck Ltd)

Cyber-Duck (http://www.cyber-duck.co.uk <http://www.cyber-duck.co.uk> ) based in Borehamwood (near North West London) are looking for a highly motivated User Experience Architect with a strong ability to distill user research and business requirements into functional flow diagrams, documents, wireframes and interface specifications to join our award-winning North West London based digital agency, specialising in interactive media.

3 Feb 2005 - 9:21am
9 years ago
4 replies
Pradyot Rai

Corrupt Techniques in Evidence Presentations: New Chapter from Beautiful Evidence

Edward Tufte's writings on Evidence Presentations --


He is raising the point that we all should be guilty about, in our
conscious or subconscious attempts. Does he have a point or is it


5 Sep 2006 - 8:51am
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA meeting Tues., 9/19, Designing for Diverse Audiences (+job posting)

(scroll down for job posting)

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Designing for Diverse Audiences: Are We More Alike Than We Think?

Speaker: Whitney Quesenbery, principal consultant, Whitney Interactive

Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com

Join us as Whitney Quesenbery, past president of the national UPA, presents
a case study of the design of a web site for The Open University that would
appeal to and be usable by more than one audience.

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Registration: 6:00pm (refresh

24 Oct 2004 - 6:24pm
Jason Brock

managing keyboard shortcuts..


Does anyone have any advice/tools for managing complex Windows based
application keyboard shortcuts?


7 Dec 2008 - 3:47pm
Kevin Preis

JOB - Interactive Designer and Interactive Developer - Georgia or Louisiana - College Selection Website - TBD


I am launching a web-based business focused on the college selection
process. The next step is to move from the work I have done-marketing
research, user requirements, and a basic framework for the site-to a
completed version ready for beta.

In order to get there, I am seeking two people who will manage the
development and design for the web site. Work can be done as a part-time
commitment based on a schedule we develop jointly.

4 Feb 2009 - 10:46am
5 years ago
15 replies
Michael Micheletti

Blackberry Storm

I stopped by the Verizon booth in the mall the other day to try out a
Blackberry Storm, the new one with the touchscreen. I'm a current Verizon
customer, and my antique Moto Razor is about to do the El Croako. I'd heard
the Storm had a good browser and a great screen for viewing media. Since
Verizon has treated me pretty well and I've no complaints about their
service, I was curious about their new phone.

The guy at the booth let me play with theirs. I tried typing on it, and was
not very successful.

26 Aug 2008 - 9:46am
6 years ago
2 replies
Danny Hope

Collaborative HTML Prototyping

I looking for a way of collaborating with a team on producing HTML prototypes.

I'm after something fairly lightweight.

I'd like there to be only a single instance of the prototype (i.e. no
emailing it to eachother).

Anyone got any advice?


Danny Hope
07951 828 312

18 Aug 2004 - 10:33am
10 years ago
4 replies
Jef Raskin

Re: I need some advice

Some workers in a situation similar to yours have briefly called in
well-known (and highly paid, to impress management) experts to back
them up.

A "big name" whose work in HCI has resulted in millions or billions of
dollars in sales can often speak directly to top management and make a
case that a lower level employee cannot.