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3 Mar 2004 - 10:17pm
Wendy Fischer

recommendations for icon designers?

I am wondering if anybody can recommend freelance icon
designers that are located in the Bay area. I am
looking for somebody with 5+ years visual design
experience and 2+ years designing icons for Win32

This is for a company based in South San Francisco.

Please send any portfolios or recommendations to
wfischer at


Wendy Fischer

Test 123 test 123

3 Mar 2004 - 5:53pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Dave Malouf

Behavioral mapping?

Hey there,

I was wondering if anyone had any tools or references for how to
behaviorally map out an interaction design? In this case it is of an
existing product.

What I want to do is get to the core semantics and syntax that makes up the
behavior in such a way that we can go back and re-arrange the behavior into
a new structure and give that behavior a new presentation.

The closest thing I have found is the Visual Vocabulary of Jesse James
Garrett, but its not quite complete enough for me in its set of nouns,
verbs, adjectivies and adverbs.

3 Mar 2004 - 5:41pm
10 years ago
12 replies
Dave Malouf

Creating a proposal for field research

Hey there,

I've been tasked with the job of writing a proposal to my supes to convince
the powers that be that field research will give real results and show true
value to all involved stake holders. I'd love to gain some insights from
others who had to do the selling of this great idea to people who just don't
get it at all.

Background: I work for a very business driven company.

3 Mar 2004 - 5:16am
10 years ago
11 replies
Narey, Kevin

Label left or right align

Basic stuff I know but...

Putting political persuasion aside, does anyone have an opinion on aligning
form field labels left or right to the form field.

I generally prefer to right align so that they remain in close proximity to
the device they are describing. Left aligning (which does have it's pro's in
defining a bounding area) can cause issues with marrying the label to the
device unless using a background colour to suggest the relationship.

Kind regards


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2 Mar 2004 - 6:05pm
Josh Seiden

Freelance job: usability test moderator, NY/NJ

36 Partners has an immediate opening for an experienced
usability tester.

Our client, located in northern NJ, is developing a web
site for a major consumer brand. We are conducting
usability tests on wireframes, paper prototypes, and
(perhaps) some creative comps.

We're looking for an experienced usability tester who
can prepare, execute, and report on a planned single
day of usability tests.

If you have immediate availability to take on this
relatively short project (2-3 weeks), please respond

1. Your resume (text only, in the body of the email.)

1 Mar 2004 - 3:58pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Michael Bayquen

Bad or Good Interaction?

Hi Everyone, I am interested in knowing other people's
opinion on a design study at this URL:

I know a little about why the design is bad
Usability-wise, but am very interested to hear about
your comments, Interaction design-wise.

Thank you for your time.

BTW: The 3 images are 3 different screens.

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28 Feb 2004 - 1:55am
10 years ago
2 replies
Jeff Howard

RE: More on re-ordering rows

Hi all,

Worked through an interaction that moves toward WYSIWYG, but stops short
of drag and drop. It's more of a click-and-drop. Let me know what you think.

Here's an overview:
1. User selects a row to move. The row highlights in the table.
2. User clicks elsewhere in the table to indicate the destination.

27 Feb 2004 - 6:55pm
10 years ago
4 replies
Seth Nickell

Getting access to users ensconsed within large companies

As part of the product I am designing now its important that I better
understand (talk to, shadow, function as...) a few different classes of
users as they exist in their "natural habitat": the large non-hi-tech

In my past experience I've always been able to use direct access to
prospective customers or lean on my personal connections to find
suitable people to talk to. Unfortunately because this product area is
very new for Red Hat, we don't have suitable business relationships that
I can leverage to get at "prospective users".

26 Feb 2004 - 8:13pm
Josh Seiden

When a widget is just not right ( was RE: [ID Discuss]Re-orderingrows in a table.)

Another spin on this great subject line:

When an answer is just not right, re-think the

In other words...

When faced with a choice between two undesirable
solutions, it often pays to go back to the problem
definition. Sometimes by redefining the question, you
can open up a new solution space that includes
something desirable.

Some questions I would ask: why does a user want to
re-order things on this page? Are all re-ordering
options equally valid? Is complete flexibility needed?
Is it even desirable? Maybe template-based layouts work

26 Feb 2004 - 6:00pm
Nick Ragouzis

When a widget is just not right ( was RE: [ID Discuss] Re-orderingrows in a table.)

I agree Dave. And besides ... the checkbox idiom is exactly what's desired here.

Sandeep wrote, relevant to the option using shifting:
> Basically, user selects one row by checking the checkbox,
> and then, uses the up/down buttons to dynamically move
> the selected row.

Why in the world must the user be limited to selecting one row (i.e., in a radio button group) for the shift operation? And
would the rows thus selected have to be contiguous at the outset?

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