Discussion Archive

14 Sep 2005 - 5:17pm
Zachary Benz

Re: RSS browser (was: Flock?)


A slightly different take on the RSS browser I use is an RSS news


This has an interface along the lines of what you're talking about -
new RSS items are added to a ticker that runs across the bottom of my
screen continuously. I can double-click any of them to go to the
original site and read the article in its native format. I think
this is really the true power of RSS - being able to aggregate titles
so you can determine what is worth spending more time on.

23 Dec 2008 - 3:49pm
6 years ago
3 replies

How to Prototype a Game in Under 7 Days

This article of Game Design & Rapid prototyping is worth a read,
especially around the topic of inspiring creativity & ideation.


3. Development: Nobody Knows How You Made it, and Nobody Cares

Nobody Cares About Your Great Engineering

Again, it's worth noting that a great engineer does not necessarily
make a great prototyper. "Correct" or "reusable" solutions are often
not what we look for in quick throwaway code.

6 Jun 2005 - 9:11pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Anjali Arora, NYU

Re: [Sigia-l] Lynch Mob Wanted: Flight Booking Interface Behaviour

> Last year I signed an NDA to look into some of the interface/architecture
> aspects of a top travel site for a potential overhaul. It wasn't a pretty
> sight. As I mentioned earlier, I've been looking into this industry for a
> few years now, and I'm thoroughly under whelmed.

12 Oct 2006 - 1:28pm
Zhonghai Li

Product usability research with cogntive-impaired people

I wonder whether there are people on this list have experience in
conducting information gathering and/or usability evaluation on products
designed for people with cognitive impairment, such as people with
dementia. One challenge here is that some traditional usability methods
can not applied to this population appropriately, for example, cognitive
walkthrough, interview, survey, focus group etc., although this depends
on different development stages of the disease, and the caregiver can
used as a substitute.

10 Jun 2009 - 10:39am
5 years ago
7 replies
Damon Dimmick

Low Cost, Off Site, Remote Testing Options and Strategies

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone has experience with very low cost, off-site
testing software and strategies.

In the next few months I may have to conduct several off-site
interaction observations but will not be able to travel. At my disposal
are some quiet testing rooms equipped with computers that have web cams.
I'm looking for suggestions of low cost remote testing software that I
could employ to run / record interaction sessions with subjects

12 Oct 2005 - 11:17am
George Olsen

Silicon Valley Second Friday - Cancelled for October

I'm sorry to say that this month's Silicon Valley Second Friday is being

31 Aug 2006 - 1:51pm
Steve Mulder

New personas book

Hi all -

Just a quick note to announce the release of my book on user research
and personas, with the understated title "The User Is Always Right: A
Practical Guide to Creating and Using Personas." If you attended the IA
Summit in Vancouver, you might have heard me give a preview of some of
the book's content on adding more science to persona creation.

14 Oct 2009 - 7:48am
5 years ago
1 reply
Maria De Monte

Tactile and haptic informations from online platforms to deaf users

Hello folks,

I'm working on an online tool destinated to deaf users, and I've
been questioning myself rather there is a better way to convey
information to them then text or animation or whatever involves the
pure visual communication.

I wonder if anyone of you has information about similar platforms
using multi-sensorial channels to give "round" information to its
users, or studies, researches, papers taking this possibility into
account specifically for deaf users.

Any thoughts?


10 May 2010 - 12:19pm
4 years ago
5 replies

Anyone using a tool that organizes UE issues by task, product or theme?

I'm collecting UE defects, concerns, ideas and need to organize them so that they can be addressed by a designer. Think backlog (details, priority etc) but organized so it works for a designer, not just a developer. I'd love to be able to tag issues so they can be sorted by theme, areas of the site, specific tasks etc. I'd like visibility into trends across a user type, tool or interaction, so we are solving real issues not just firefighting. Excel just isn't cutting it.

What are tool(s) are you using? What's working, what isn't working?

Thanks in advance!

9 Dec 2008 - 5:17pm
Simon Reisman

Supporting material for the importance of UX/UI/Visual Design disciplines/departments in consumer electronics/software companies?

I'm searching for any solid information about the importance of UX/UI/Visual
Design disciplines.
I'm especially interested in information about:
• The ROI it generates (I think Cooper and Nielsen referred to this kind of
• Its strategic role (as innovation generator, as strategic guide)
• Its important position in the organization, as represented in the
organization hierarchy (i.e.