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11 Aug 2006 - 5:12pm
8 years ago
1 reply

Why not ask for *opinions*? (was "The oldPlay/Pause toggle")

I'd like to cast 100 votes in support of Christopher's argument. For every
100 requests that begin..."Does anyone know of a study..." how many times
does the list offer a high-fidelity response? I'd estimate less than 5%, for
reasons Christopher explains. This is a highly inventive and expanding field
and will be so for a long time.

25 May 2005 - 10:20am
Vera Rhoads

Job: Washington,DC - Usability/Information Architect

It is a great project - a large scale intranet
redesign and this person will be part of my team.

14 Jan 2008 - 10:57am
Joy Zigo

Weds 1/23: Global Research Case Study -- Nokia Nseries Website Development

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

*Wednesday Evening, January 23,
Global Research Case Study -- Nokia Nseries Website Development *

Save the Date!


Best practices often recommend that global companies create localized
country sites to reflect local language and cultural differences.

20 Mar 2010 - 1:48pm
4 years ago
2 replies

There's no such thing as JJG

Dan has written a brilliant, courageous, and provocative rebuttal to Jesse's 2009 IA Summit plenary...


...and this is only part one. I'm hoping this will catalyze some interesting and productive discussion. Cheers!

23 May 2008 - 12:48pm
Maria Cordell

IA Summit Redux Atlanta -- May 31st!

Are you in the Atlanta area? Did you miss the IA Summit in Miami this
year? Did you make it but want to share your experience? Come out to
the 2008 IA Summit Redux in Atlanta!

(Apologies for cross-posting, but I want to get the word out!)



To recap, share, and discuss key points from conference talks and workshops.


Saturday, May 31st, 2008
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


All from the Atlanta UX community and related disciplines. Just let me
know so I can send you an Evite.


Zero. Zip. Nada.

15 Apr 2010 - 9:59am
4 years ago
1 reply

Suggestive Search Pattern for reducing categorical options

Let's say you have a browsable hierarchical taxonomy of categories. These categories can be up to like 7 deep, and number in the hundreds. A user can expand and contract the various trees of categories. Clicking on one of the categories will take you to a page detailing the category.

18 Jul 2007 - 10:42am
Dave Malouf

Communicating value in Social Apps (was Wired gets Leisa Riechtl's "Ambient Intimacy")

The recent thread on Twitter is interesting.
First I love the concept of Ambient Intimacy.
I think that Twitter is a great example of attempting to do this.
I do think it fails on several accounts I mention in the thread.

But that said, Chris Fahey said this in the thread:
"It's a unique quality of Twitter and other Social Apps that it takes a
lot of time to understand what it is, what the community is like or how
the tool facilitates and shapes your personal relationships.

11 Dec 2009 - 6:41am
5 years ago
1 reply
Gino Rodrigues

[anthrodesign] Don Norman: Technology First, Needs Last

Great reflexions, but I strongly disagree with the basic assertion.
What gave birth to that "Technology first"? Airplane for what? Radio
for what?

A miracle? Or an accident? Well, accidents did give rise to
technologies in the past, but none of those mentioned in the article.
The biggest missing thing here is that no technology comes up in a

27 Oct 2010 - 11:40am
4 years ago
3 replies

Applying the Golden Ratio to Web Layouts and Objects

What do you think about using the Golden Ratio for web design? Do you use it for layouts or objects or none?

This article shows and explains how you can apply the Golden Ratio to web layouts and objects to make your designs compelling.




30 Aug 2005 - 9:53pm
9 years ago
5 replies
Wendy Fischer

another training question

Where can I find training that can train an experienced software architect/product manager person into an interaction designer. I am looking for something that can give them a thorough background on the fundamentals of user centered design, usability testing, more awareness of usability issues, etc..I am looking for a short training course that can serve as an intro.

this person is pretty acute in terms of user experience and they've done components of UX, but it's always been more from either a developer implementation or writing specs as a product manager.