Discussion Archive

10 Feb 2010 - 10:33am
Janna Cameron

Livelink "functions icon"

Hi all,

I was wondering how others feel about the "Opentext Livelink"
approach to showing actions. All of their actions are hidden under
row-specific "functions" menus.

(Search for "functions icon" livelink to see some examples)

What I think is interesting is that, while these menus are
contextual, they break the golden rule of context menus. These menus
contain everything.

7 Feb 2006 - 9:34am
9 years ago
1 reply
Solveig Engbakk

Accessibility issues regarding tree view

Hello everyone,

Are any of you familiar with accessibility issues regarding using tree
views on the Internet? I know that not everyone on this list are big
fans of tree views at all, and that tree views have some usability
problems that affect both those who suffer from disabilities and those
who do not alike. However, I am at the moment only interested in any
issues that affect only users with some kind of disability or affect the
disabled significantly more than people who do not have any

16 Aug 2010 - 6:19pm
4 years ago
3 replies
Hilary Bienstock
26 Jul 2010 - 3:41pm

Job opportunities @ Symantec for UXE



Symantec is looking for a Manager of Engineering (User Experience Development Team)!



17 Nov 2006 - 1:10pm
dani malik

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1 Nov 2007 - 2:26pm
7 years ago
14 replies

Users ability with slider controls

i can't link to direct experience with this type of control for web
interfaces. they've existed ever since AJAX caught on and i've only seen
them implemented properly in very limited circumstances.
a few social networking sites use(d) them in lieu of spin controls or normal
drop down elements to do things such as select age ranges or distance
proximity. it was quirky for the most part.

personally speaking, i've found these type of controls work best as volume
controls or as 'sizers' - e.g.

1 May 2008 - 8:35pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Marijke Rijsberman

designing for behavioral change for the purposesof sustainability

This is a fascinating topic to me, in part because it runs into what feels
to me like a sort of knee-jerk resistance.

In the first place, let me say that I think it would be much better if
designers (and everybody else) got on top of the challenge of designing
products that are not energy hogs, to obviate the need to teach people how
to use their stuff so it doesn't waste energy doing nothing or to use it
more sparingly, or whatever.

12 Nov 2007 - 9:48am
Janna DeVylder

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6 Jul 2008 - 2:57pm
6 years ago
34 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Should persuasion be left to marketers?

Purely philosophical question:

I've been studying social psychology a lot lately, and have become
incredibly interested in the persuasiveness of sites and applications—how to
make them more persuasive, what makes them so now, etc. But it makes me

Should the persuasive elements of a site design be left to marketers?
Assuming you work for a company who has a marketing department and a UX team
that are separate from each other, how much should the UX team be involved
in the design of persuasive elements?


17 Sep 2012 - 9:16am
Joe Sokohl

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