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28 May 2007 - 3:17pm
8 years ago
7 replies
Pawson, Mark

My History, My Profile, My Reports, My I'm confused

I looked at a wireframe I created on Friday in confusion this morning.
What was I thinking with all those "My" tabs and what is the difference
between them? Has anyone else got comments or user research on such
Names in a web application?
In my case the app's main functions are to allow the user to search a
Engineering Parts and Specification document database, list parts found,
compare parts and export information. The idea of My Profile was to be
where the user could customize the Home page to only see content of
interest based on their industry, i.e.

3 Feb 2005 - 8:21am
10 years ago
4 replies
Pradyot Rai

Corrupt Techniques in Evidence Presentations: New Chapter from Beautiful Evidence

Edward Tufte's writings on Evidence Presentations --


He is raising the point that we all should be guilty about, in our
conscious or subconscious attempts. Does he have a point or is it


14 Jul 2009 - 6:32pm
Jarod Tang

New open source tool: video note taking utility


---------- Forwarded message ----------

Hey all,

A potentially useful new tool for those of you who work with video
analysis. A colleague here at IBM Research developed a video note taking
tool that is being made available open source. It ties in basic review and
logging functions so that you don't have to toggle back and forth between
the video and text files for notes.

24 Aug 2007 - 11:37am
Pam Migliore

Test protocols for evaluating LCD displays

My current company designs & manufactures embedded devices (handheld
instruments, etc.) My previous experience has been more in Web/Application
design & evaluation.

My current task (a fire drill, really) is to evaluate several display
options to determine which are best for our users. I've never done this
before and envision we'll need to do this again, so am using this exercise
to build a test protocol for evaluating all displays that go into our

My question is have any of you done something similar?

3 Feb 2008 - 1:27pm

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19 Jul 2007 - 8:32am
keyur sorathia

designing mobile interfaces for semi literate and illiterate people

Hi friends,

there are so many better mobile user interfaces for literate people.
but what could be the possibility of designing mobile user interfaces for
semi literate and illiterate people.
is using regional language a solution?
is using more images, icons and combination of real+virtual world a
what could be the possible scenario for the people who are novice mobile
user and illiterate?
are there any good existing interfaces specially made for illiterate people?

this is one of the emerging topic in some countries.


25 Mar 2008 - 5:45pm
Dave Malouf

[REMINDER] NYC Event: IxDA: 3/26, Voice Interaction Design

TOPIC: "Talking to a Machine" by Phillip Hunter, VP of application design
and development at SpeechCycle
WHEN: Wednesday, March 26th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: In lower Manhattan; full details provided on RSVP

RSVP: Send e-mail to nyc-rsvp (at) ixda (dot) org. In the subject line,
please include "RSVP for March 26 event".


Hate. Perhaps the strongest and darkest of our emotions. It pours out as
most people describe how they feel about interactive voice response (IVR)
systems. Why do people expect such a bad experience from these systems?

26 Apr 2004 - 4:41pm
Andrew Otwell

drag-and-drop between Flash list components

I think I saw this on this list a while ago: did anyone point to an
example of dragging-and-dropping elements from one select list to
another in Flash?

(BTW, I'm interested in alternate design ideas or usability suggestions
on this, I'm just looking for a specific example of this interaction
constructed in Flash. Thanks.)


16 Sep 2008 - 5:49am
7 years ago
3 replies

cascading / trail navigation

I am looking for examples and studies on cascading navigation concepts
on web sites, using columns to separate the hierarchical layers.

29 Apr 2010 - 5:42pm
5 years ago
1 reply
lisa herrod

AB testing non-public low-fi prototypes

Hi All

Just wondering if anyone has conducted AB testing on prototypes? As we're reviewing low-fi prototypes they can't be linked to the client domain.

My personal preference is to do one-to-one interviews but I need to review this as an option.

I'm aware of Ethnio but the client does not want to take this approach of recruiting directly from the site.