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30 Aug 2004 - 1:05pm
11 years ago
18 replies
Florian Weber

unsaved input


i'm having a application where a user can fill out a list. for example:
each list item is a text input field and a file upload field for a
the user can add new list items by clicking on a button.

now wondering how to deal with situations where the user
wrote text, selected a file for an existing item and then presses
the 'add new item' button, before actually saving the item she/he
just filled out.

adding a new item requires some server action to executed.

29 Aug 2004 - 2:15am
11 years ago
24 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Re: Make it quantitative when possible, or at least logical.

On Aug 28, 2004, at 10:38 PM, Jef Raskin wrote:

> You miss the point. The criterion is chosen to allow you to compare
> two or more methods in terms of learnability so that you can see which
> is better. How "it tends to go" is irrelevant, as how X or Y does it
> may or may not be how it should be done.

29 Aug 2004 - 12:38am
11 years ago
3 replies
Jef Raskin

Make it quantitative when possible, or at least logical.

On Aug 28, 2004, at 8:32 PM, Andrei Herasimchuk wrote:

> On Aug 26, 2004, at 1:33 PM, Jef Raskin wrote:
>>> "Initial-user-learnabilty" is a jargon term often used to disguise
>>> an opinion used in meetings to push one's own design politics.
>> On the contrary, it is a measurable quantity. In particular you
>> establish a criterion for success (e.g.

27 Aug 2004 - 3:37pm
11 years ago
1 reply
erin malone

User Ratings, Reviews and Recommendations Questions

Hi all -

I'm looking for data and insights into UI issues related to user
ratings, recommendations and reviews of products services, travel
destinations, etc. (Epinions, Amazon, CNET, Yahoo! Movies,
Travelocity, etc.). I've attempted a literature review but not much
out there.

This topic covers alot of ground so here are a few things I'm interested in:

*What kind of symbols best communicate user ratings and what scale to
use (letter grades, 1-10, 1-5,
etc.)? Where to display the number of ratings and reviews?

25 Aug 2004 - 2:01pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Clay Newton

Navigation metrics

Hi there,

I am doing some prototype testing on a set of navigation paradigms and
as a preliminary step, we are looking to narrow the candidates down
from about 7 to 3. We will be ranking each against a set of
qualitative metrics to make this reduction in scope more objective.

A little background: We have a suite of legacy desktop apps that were
first designed and built about 12-15 yrs ago. They were initially
built for the Mac, and later used the Altura libraries to port them
over to the PC.

24 Aug 2004 - 1:08pm
Peter Merholz

"It's More Than ROI" - Panel, UC Berkeley, Aug 25

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24 Aug 2004 - 10:55am
12 years ago
1 reply
Franck Ferront

Organization maturity levels : Rate them !!


I'm currently working on some User centered design process definition
in order to install my position in the company product lifecycle.

I would like to use the Schaeffer organization maturity level scale
available in the book "Institutionalization of Usability"

0- Clueless
1- Piecemeal usability
2- Managed usability
3- Infrastructure
4- Staffing
5- Routine usability

Precisely, I want to highli

23 Aug 2004 - 3:29pm
Dan Saffer

Fwd: [ Job] Associate Director, Interaction Design - New York, NY

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Brian Plumb <bplumb at DIGITAS.COM>
> Date: August 23, 2004 2:58:09 PM EDT
> Subject: Job Posting - Associate Director, Interaction Design - New
> York, NY
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23 Aug 2004 - 3:04pm
11 years ago
25 replies
Eugene Chen

"Intuitive designs" can be cumbersome

> From: Mike Beltzner [mailto:mike at]
> In my experience, it's best to design primary interaction paths for
> beginners, and then convince management that you can build a loyal
> market by adding secondary (accelerator) interaction paths that speed
> up someone's interaction with the product. Point to examples like
> Ctrl+V ...

23 Aug 2004 - 9:54am
Challis Hodge

Job: Contract IA/UX Designers New York, NY USA

My professional services client needs (2) New York based IA/UX Designers for
a 1-2 month project (potential for extension or fulltime employment exists)
beginning in September. This is a large project with a big brand financial
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