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26 May 2008 - 8:26am
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8 years ago
4 replies
Al Selvin
2006

Sites with good examples of bad UIs?

I hesitate to ask this, because I have lost hours wandering around in such
sites, but anyway:
I'd appreciate recommendations for sites that analyze/discuss/make fun of
bad UI designs. Examples are www.buigallery.com*, http://www.baddesigns.com,
etc. I know I have seen others but I'm not remembering/finding them at the
moment.

Thanks,

Al

* I love the "snarky comments" on this site. Spent way too long clicking and
laughing yesterday.

26 Oct 2010 - 5:26pm
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5 years ago
1 reply
Juan Ruiz
2007

Estimation process for UX services by hours or by deliverables?

Hello community

Apologies if this is a thread that has existed already, however, I would like to get your input on this.

One thing that we have noticed with clients when they ask for estimates is that they ask the UX team to detail every single action for each activity we suggest to perform (for the proposal), and because of this, the billable hours/days start to pile up and then we ended up with a massive quotation.

The nature of the UX work is not as streamlined as the developers (or even designers) work where they have to write code following a set of directions and with an outcom

18 Mar 2010 - 7:47pm
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6 years ago
6 replies
Archana
2010

UX to Developer ratio

What is the ratio of UX individuals to developers in your organizations? I realize that the timeline of a given project, size of the project etc has an effect on this number. I just want to get a general idea of the trend of this ratio today. Further, what do you think it should be? If you could mention the size of your company, that would give me a  better idea too.

7 Dec 2010 - 3:21pm
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5 years ago
7 replies
MattSoave
2010

Robust Flowcharts in Adobe CS?

I've been working as an interaction designer for less than a year (student, interning) and have struggled with finding a good tool to use for creating product flows.  Programs like Fireworks and Flash Catalyst are great for making clickable prototypes.  And programs like Visio are decent for creating flowcharts showing the overall organization of an application.  But the two remain largely separated.

22 Feb 2010 - 10:11pm
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6 years ago
8 replies
Michelle Bacigalupi
2009

User Experience job levels.

Hi,
I'm in a successful start up (meaning there are real paid customers
for a real product.) So far I am the only UX person and I need to
educate the culture here on UX skill levels similar to management
tracks and technical tracks. Does any one have examples from their
current or past company that they could share?

Thanks!
Michelle

21 May 2008 - 9:30pm
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8 years ago
7 replies
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Matthew Zuckman
2008

Persona Names

I am running a persona workshop with our client partners to flesh out
some of the behavioral aspects. As part of a "fun" exercise, we would
like to have persona naming as part of the event. Normally, when I
pick names, I make up something based on my IM list, mashups of TV
characters from shows I watched recently, or something along those
lines.

Does anyone have a process in place (or ideas) for how our group might
choose names collaboratively?

Thanks,

Matthew Zuckman

24 Feb 2011 - 1:55pm
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5 years ago
11 replies
kabe001
2010

Software/Hardware for UX Designer

Hello, 

We're starting to build the case/need for a UX designer internally; however, I need to provide a list of anticipated software/hardware requirements. Might anyone have any insight as to what items might be basic for a new UX designer? Mac or PC? 

Thanks! 

15 Sep 2014 - 11:41am
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Louis Rosenfeld
2007

UX Futures: 11/5 virtual conference

Hi all; on November 5, Rosenfeld Media is putting on UX Futures: a one-day virtual conference. It's a great opportunity to set aside the daily grind, step back, and consider what's next.
15 Sep 2009 - 2:04am
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6 years ago
2 replies
Nick de Voil
2009

Inserting jQuery into Axure

Do you mean integrate it into the generated HTML prototype, or into
the actual .rp file? I don't think you can do the second - and the
first is obviously a problem because your code would get overwritten
when you re-generated the prototype. I'd recommend coding an
HTML/jQuery prototype outside of Axure if the interactivity is that
important.

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17 Oct 2008 - 7:12am
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7 years ago
41 replies
tahsin
2008

Interface Design vs Interaction Design

Hi all, I'm new to this discussion group and have been a systems
developer/web developer for quite a while. I only recently heard the term
"Interaction Design" used to refer to those doing interface design.

So, my question immediately was. what's the difference?