Discussion Archive

16 May 2008 - 6:10pm
Gavin Burke

User manual workflow documentation?

Not sure if this is totally relevant to the list, but I would like
some advice on writing a software user manual.
The software we have developed is comparatively easy, but I still
need to document some of the basic
work flows. Rather than typing "next, click and hold the button and
drag to the desired.." I would like
a better, more clear solution. Can anyone point me in the direction
of some well designed user
manuals that have clear work flow documentation.

In addition we are thinking of including a printed poster style quick
start guide.

9 Dec 2010 - 5:35am
4 years ago
2 replies

ID-test regarding recruitment process

Hi gul and boys!

Im wondering how the design applications test look like?

Ususally when you are applying for jobs sometimes  after the interview is done; the second phase is about to do a design test right?  Now my question is:

How does it look like?

Does it happen that we need to sketch-visualize concepts-interactions? Sealed

27 Nov 2007 - 1:43pm
Dave Malouf

Coroflot Salary survey


Fill it out and instantly see the results online.

Its a done pretty well for how quick it is to fill out. It isn't very
deep in details, but still a nice glossing over.
It is for multiple types of designers--not just IxD.

-- dave

David Malouf

9 Apr 2008 - 10:51pm
7 years ago
3 replies

Committing changes to a database

Hi everyone

I am currently reviewing a desktop (i.e. NOT web) application that
involves mostly viewing and changing records in a database (via a
nice GUI front end).

In some places, changes are "committed" as soon as you enter them, a
bit like how Microsoft Access operates.

26 Nov 2007 - 4:23pm
Marc Guldimann

JOB: Interaction Designer @ Spongecell - Full Time (San Francisco, CA)

Spongecell is looking for a full-time visual/interaction designer to
join our design team. You will be helping to evolve our event
promotion platform, Promote, which has been adopted in campaigns for
Oprah Winfrey, Lucky Jeans, Shakira, and Jamiroquai.

We are a well-funded startup, and have an amazing team spread over
offices in NYC, Seattle, and San Francisco.

2 May 2008 - 3:59pm
Katie Ware
1 Feb 2005 - 9:33am
10 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

Concept drawings? "prototypes"?


This is an article in wired.com about concept drawings for NASA and other
space agencies.

The reason I bring it here, is to point out an example of where
non-working-prototypes are valuable total product lifecycle process.

The artist put it this way:

"Conceptual space art provides the initial glimpse at what could be," said

16 Dec 2010 - 10:46am
4 years ago
7 replies

Suggestions needed for recruiting usability participants

Hello everyone,

Im a student pursuing my msc in interaction design in uk. I have got a evaluation project for my module and it falls exactly during christmas holidays. I cannot afford paying recruitment agency fees and  finding it hard to get some users for testing and evaluation. Please suggest me some tips how can i go about finding and recruiting users? 

Thanks in advance.


7 Dec 2010 - 12:39pm
4 years ago
2 replies

OptimalSort vs UserZoom - How do they compare?

We are looking for an online card sorting tool and have recently had the opportunity to try UserZoom at my company. We found that UserZoom had many drawbacks that, given the cost, makes it less than ideal for our purposes.

7 Nov 2011 - 7:49pm

Large scale survey: SUS, NPS or ...?

I have an opportunity to survery a very large number of users before the release of a new version in January. I was considering using the net promoter survey but then read some articles that were critical of NPS. The release is on a particular page of a web app and will grab the users while using that specific tool. I've used SUS in the past but typically with internal users that are not critical enough.