Discussion Archive

27 Oct 2003 - 12:33pm

Prototypes, process, and ID

We create all of our prototypes in HTML and we throw ALL of them away.
We make prototypes in HTML for web applications, desktop applications,
mobile phones (sometimes), and touch screens. It has worked wonderfully.
We prototype very early and make our prototypes look like crap ...with
everything in grey and lots of smoke and mirrors.

21 Nov 2010 - 6:11pm
4 years ago
3 replies
Lia Fetterhoff

Tips on selecting icons for web applications?

Hi there,

I'm looking for any resources or tips on selecting good icons for functions unique to a certain web application. I personally don't design icons myself, and think I could be successful using those already out there for purchase.

If anyone could give insight on a couple of things, that'd be great, too:

1) Should icons on a toolbar always be labeled, or will a user be able to learn them after using the application regularly?

22 Oct 2010 - 12:59pm
4 years ago
4 replies

Sculley on Jobs, Apple, and design


It's a long interview transcript but worth the read. Sculley talks frankly (and mostly admiringly) about Jobs and his philosophies of design, and Apple as a design company. Lots of nods to industrial design and the Jobs method.

11 Nov 2008 - 9:46pm
John Chin

New Jersey World Usability Day 2008, November 13th at Rutgers University, 4-9 PM

*What: "Usability in Transportation for New Jersey: Which Exit?"*

*Celebrate 4**th** Annual World Usability Day*

*When: Thursday, November 13**th**, 2008, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm*

*Where: CoRE Building *

*96 Freylinghuysen Road *

*Busch Campus*

*Rutgers The State University of New Jersey *

*Piscataway, NJ 08854*

*Directions: **www.cs.rutgers.edu/directions.html*

*Who: Anyone interested in usability or transportation*

*And...Food, interesting presentations, a chance to talk with professionals
in the Usability and Interactive D

8 Jul 2008 - 11:34am
Carrie Garzich

JOB: Senior Manager, Information Architecture at Marriott International

Marriott International is currently hiring multiple positions within our IA
group. Contact carrie.garzich at marriott.com for more information or to send

*Search & Reservations Subject Matter Expert *

Directs the development of global online transactional systems with
integration of various databases for high volume/high traffic ecommerce

1 Feb 2007 - 7:05am
7 years ago
1 reply

Current Research on Redundant Links

Has anyone seen fairly current research analyzing the trade-offs redundant
links (e.g., in-line links with text, as well as, the same links in lists
along the margins of a page)? I'm really looking for research instead of
recommendations from non-researchers.

The trade-off revolves around making it easier to FIND a link when it's
located in multiple places versus making it easier to OVERLOOK a link
surrounded by visual clutter (Hick-Hyman Law,

28 Apr 2010 - 5:33pm
4 years ago
5 replies
Nathan at Bestica
12 Jan 2009 - 9:45am
Martha Lyngnes

Bad Usability Calendar 2009


The Bad Usability Calendar 2009 is here! Since 2005 it has been distributing
good examples of bad usability around the world.
Check out the fresh examples of crappy content, meaningless mash-ups,
ignoring standards, making it too easy(!) and more.

Download the calendar at: http://www.badusability.com

Anyone want to translate it? So far we have English, Norwegian and
lol-speak. Translation is under the Creative commons license and you will be
credited with your name on it.

9 Feb 2008 - 4:31pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Juhan Sonin

Question: Experience with Dojo?

Does anyone have any experience with leveraging Dojo (http://dojotoolkit.org/
) on a production app?

We prototyping an open source survey service and using the Dojo js
framework; we're questioning our choice.

Any words of wisdom?

Thanks in advance,

23 Dec 2008 - 4:32pm
Wunderlich, Judith

JOB - User Experience/Web Designer - Chicago - Recruiter - Contract

Downtown Chicago, $45/hr+
This is a long term contract opportunity. You will be eligible for full
medical, vision and dental benefits through Aquent after 4 weeks.

I am seeking a Web Interface Designer to create visual designs based on
Information Architect wireframes. You will also work closely with Front End
Developers to execute your work.