Discussion Archive

31 Mar 2009 - 3:56am
6 years ago
1 reply
Chris Wright

Recover username service

I'm looking at implementing a 'recover my username' serivce on a website i'm
working on. This will be a seperate service to recovering a password.

Thing is the existing userbase have custom usernames, users going forward
will be encouraged to use thier email address. recovering a username by
typing in your email works for the former, but not so for the latter.

any ideas?

5 Nov 2010 - 7:41am
5 years ago
2 replies
Brett Christenson

User Survey to get feedback

I was thinking about using our customer survey to get information on UX issues and possibly identify where applications are stronger or weaker than competitors. I have taken a number of surveys but never created any so if anyone has any advice I greatly appreciate it.

1 Apr 2010 - 10:32am
5 years ago
2 replies
corey pressman

ePub, iPad, iBook, ID

Anyone know anyone with solid experience converting/creating interactive texts in ePub, preferable using In Design?  We've some clients asking for iPad iBooks and are looking for someone to help and/or share best practices...

30 Jul 2008 - 9:33pm
Peter Merholz

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Many things are happening with our events over at Adaptive Path. Use
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On August 6th, Brandon will be presenting a live virtual seminar on
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It takes place 10:00am Pacific, 1pm Eastern, and 5pm GMT.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:35pm
4 years ago
4 replies

Why did gmail take away the checkmark in their checkboxes?

I find this to be rather confusing. The first few times I used the new gmail design, I kept clicking on my checkboxes. Rows were highlighting and unhighlighting, but I didn't understand what was happening. Then I noticed that the last one I selected had this litte, tiny 1 pxl border color change around the checkmark itself--I suppose to indicate that this was the last item I had selected.

12 Aug 2009 - 3:58pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Elana Glazer

Video Consumption - the good and the bad

The amount of video popping up online is growing exponentially every
day. However, there are downsides to video. If you are in a loud
environment, video is nearly impossible to enjoy... If you are in a
quite environment without a headset, watching a video is nearly
impossible... And while you can skim a paragraph of text or quickly
click through an online photo album, video consumes your time in
real-time, second for second.


Does anyone have research and/or thoughts on video consumption- the
good and the bad. Esp the bad, and ways to make it better.

16 Mar 2007 - 2:05pm
Andrew Maben

discuss Digest, Vol 42, Issue 15

FWIW, to add one more data point on this behavior and perhaps cast a
glimmer more light - I too perform various mouse actions, that on
reflection I'd classify as reflexive rather than random, most common
of which is selecting/deselecting text by multiple clicks or click-
drag, but also check/uncheck checkboxes, drag images short distances
(Safari), right-clicking, and probably others I don't notice. Is the
behavior more widespread, or merely confined to [forgive
stereotyping] "neurotic creative types"? (I'd guess fairly common,
10%+) Does it matter?

27 Mar 2009 - 8:43am
Tom Erickson

CfP: Persistent Conversation abstracts (due 3/30)


The 11th Persistent Conversation Minitrack
Digital Media and Content Track at HICSS 43
January 5-8, 2010
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort, Kauai, Hawai'i
See http://www.visi.com/~snowfall/HICSS_PC.html for an online version
and further information.

The Persistent Conversation minitrack is a yearly gathering of people
who design and study systems that support computer-mediated

28 Oct 2003 - 3:48pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Josh Seiden

Qualitative Research Consultants Organization

Does anyone on this list know anything about this


I just came across them yesterday. I do a fair amount
of qualitative research, as, I imagine, do many of you.
This organization seems more focused on a traditional
vision of market research.

26 Mar 2009 - 9:15am
5 years ago
2 replies
Rebecca Anema

What sites do you feel have the best and worst interaction design?

Hi I just wanted to reach out to the IxDA community and see what sites
they feel have the best and worst interaction design. It can just be a
component of the site too...