Discussion Archive

19 Mar 2007 - 1:15pm
9 years ago
1 reply
carl myhill

Need a pattern - Window models for multiple screens???

Hi All,

I'm working on something where our typical users are evolving. They seem to
be getting 2 screens and even saying that they'd really like 3 screens.
Screens are so cheap that I think that too may be a reality by the time we
release the product .

So, I need some ideas for window models that work well across multiple
screens, and yet still work on systems with just one screen.

I like the idea of tear-off panes but there are some issues with those.

4 Nov 2009 - 1:48pm
Barb Hernandez

JOB - User Experience Designer at TechSmith (Snagit, Camtasia, Morae)

User Experience Designer
Are you passionate about designing user experiences; know user interface design standards inside and out; know when to break the rules? Are your designs easy, elegant and delightful? Do you believe that people should just be able to use software and not have to learn how to use software? Can you take our products to the next level and want to help us turn user research data into world-class software?

6 Jul 2011 - 1:57pm
4 years ago
2 replies
Ryan Freedman

Creating color palettes

I'm in the progress of designing a set of charting, graphing, and data viz controls that will be incorporated into an enterprise Windows application that displays loads of financial data. I've looked at a lot of the 'out of the box' offerings, and while the functionality is largely passable, I haven't been particularly impressed with the aesthetics on most offerings. No hate mail please - I realize the "shiny" factor is more for my boss than for my users :)

31 Aug 2007 - 11:21am
Stew Dean

Fix screen and more than a screen of text: Should I paginate vertically or horizontally?


This is one of those 'pattern' issues.

I'm setting out interaction styles for a TV based service and I'm
covering scenarios where there is quite a bit of text (given that
we're also saying 'the less text the better). From a usability point
of view I know I'm goig to say 'don't put text in a scrolling box'
(fine for T+Cs but not for help text or stuff you want folks to read).


The alternatives is you have 'pages' of text which, using the remote
control, you page through. So the text may be 4 pages (that's not much
text but the font size is nice and chunky).

10 Nov 2004 - 7:45pm
11 years ago
1 reply

Utterly priceless...

...when you need to convince others of the importance of design:

The New YorkTimes
Wanted by the Police: A Good Interface

Since June, the police department has been using a new mobile dispatch
system that includes a Windows-based touch-screen computer in every patrol
car. But officers have said the system is so complex and difficult to use
that it is jeopardizing their ability to do their jobs.

Officers complain that routine tasks are so difficult to perform that they
are discouraged from doing them.

21 Feb 2009 - 5:15pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Georgette Sulllivan

Gestural/Multi-touch and dexterity?

I’m an interaction graduate student researching gestural/mutli-touch
interactions on handheld devices and problems caused by compromised
dexterity (young, old, injured or disabled). Since these devices are
the new cool thing or have a loyal following I am having a hard time
finding data to support my theory.

Can anyone help me out and point me in the right direction?

12 Aug 2005 - 2:34pm
Jon-Eric Steinbomer

Job Listing: Usability Engineer, Full-Time, Blink Interactive (Seattle, WA)

Company: Blink Interactive

URL: www.blinkinteractive.com

Location: Seattle, WA

Position: Usability Engineer, Full Time

Timeframe: Immediate start

Job Description

Blink Interactive is looking for a full-time candidate to fill the role
of Usability Engineer on our User-Centered Design team. We provide a
growth-oriented environment with a wide range of clients from Fortune
500 companies to start-ups.

The Usability Engineer responsibilities will include:

* Planning, conducting and analyzing usability testing.

20 Sep 2004 - 7:12pm

Silicon Valley Event :: User Experience Organizations:: with Don Norman

Hello Everyone

The organizers of this event have asked for an estimate of the number of
IxDG people who are planning on attending the dinner and/or event. If you're
planning to attend, please let me know off list.

15 Mar 2012 - 1:50pm
4 years ago
8 replies

How to find participants for in-house user research...

Hi all, I'm trying to setup a guerrilla style research process at my compnay and I'm trying to figure out the best way to recruit participants for the various research methods I'll be using. So, I have a few questinos I hope you can help me with...

13 Jun 2007 - 10:56am
8 years ago
1 reply
Cindy McCracken

JOB: User Experience Designer - Motricity - Durham, NC

User Experience Designer

Motricity, Inc. is seeking a User Experience Designer to provide interaction
and visual design for software and systems used by wireless carriers and
brands to deliver content and applications to phones and other mobile
devices. The UX Designer will work with carrier customers, product managers,
client services and engineering to understand and address requirements and

Duties and Responsibilities