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10 Sep 2008 - 1:02am
7 years ago
5 replies


For those of you out there that enjoy the great outdoors, Moosejaw.com
just launched a new site... curious what everyone thinks. REI.com made
*huge* steps forward with their recent redesign, and although
Backcountry.com is no longer top dog, I'm pretty sure they saw this
coming and are working on something hot. Can't wait.


user experience strategist
los angeles | washington dc

30 Mar 2009 - 4:47am
6 years ago
4 replies
Joshua Porter

Wood gatherers, boat architects, or sailing experience designers?

I quit the SIGIA list 4 years ago because I couldn't stand the

I'm now ready to quit the IxDA list for the same reason.

Not saying I'm special, just saying that here is *one* vote that the
current discourse sucks.

There is a saying that I particularly like:

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather
wood...Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."

So...right now we're discussing what to call the people who are
gathering the f'ing wood.

17 Oct 2006 - 3:41pm
Eve Goldhirsh

Transcription service recommendation

Hi all.

I'm planning a customer research project, and will need to hire a transcriptionist to record and provide transcripts of customer interviews that we'll be conducting over the phone. Does anyone have any recommendations for a transcription service?

Many thanks for you help!


Eve Goldhirsh
User Experience Architect
Corporation Service Company

5 Aug 2009 - 8:46am
6 years ago
4 replies
Sam Menter

video sharing / hosting


I'm about to start work on a concept for a video sharing site to sit
behind a corporate firewall and I'm looking for examples of best
practice. I'm currently looking at what works well / not so well in
YouTube, Vimeo, iPlayer, Ted.

What advice would you give me? Has anyone carried out research into
video sites and how people use them?

In an ideal world we'd carry out extensive research ourselves, but in
this case there isn't time / budget unfortunately.

What do you think works well in the current video sites?

3 Sep 2006 - 8:16pm
9 years ago
6 replies
Rob Tannen

Technology for User Research

I'm in the process of looking at the past, present and future of technology used for conducting user research/usability analysis of products and digital interfaces. I'd appreciate any publicly shareable examples of innovative tools that you may have used/built to conduct user research. I may include certain examples for a NYC Usability Professionals Association presentation scheduled for October.


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1 Sep 2009 - 6:46pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Tori Breitling

[EVENT] IxDA Austin // Tues, Sept 22nd // Work Smart! Better Design Process with Sketching and Dynamic Prototypes with Sketchflow

Product design requires fast and light weight strategies, in order to make
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31 Oct 2007 - 8:02am
greg corrin

Charlotte World Usability Day 12 - 4 p.m., Nov 8, 2007

Anyone is welcome to join UX professionals and the general public from
around the Charlotte, North Carolina area for a UX/IA science fair,
with snacks, drinks, and fun!

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2007
Where: Main Library, 310 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 336-2725

Everyone in the Charlotte, North Carolina area can attend the
festivities from 12 to 4 p.m, at the Main Branch of the Charlotte
public library to attend and participate in one or all of the
following activities:


25 May 2005 - 11:29pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Tubman, Wahne

Software for testing display of websites on various operating sys tems and browsers

Can someone recommend a good tool/ software I can use to test the display of
web sites viewed on different operating systems and browsers?
Classification: General Business~External~Standard~

30 Mar 2009 - 11:46am

Why "vs."? Why not both? Command line vs. menu driven interface

Jared Spool wrote:
> If you really want to get Old School, in 1985, at Symbolics
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolics), we had a combined window-based
> and command line system. (You can see what a screen looked like here:
> http://is.gd/oE1s)

(I'll save my Symbolics fanboying for later... :-)

I still don't get why it has to be "cli VERSUS gui", when each has its

29 Sep 2008 - 9:27pm
Michele Marut

IXDA Pittsburgh October meetups at FlashPitt and PodCamp

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