8 Feb 2010 - 8:01am
4 years ago
8 replies
Sachin Ghodke

What is a subset of the other?

In my organization, there is a simmering debate that Interaction
Design is not a subset of User Experience, where as people think that
it's just the other way around.

Mark FelcanSmith

JOB: Manager User Experience - Research Lab, Chicago, Sears Holdings, Full Time

Are you ready to help shape the future of retail?

Sears Holdings is seeking an experienced Research Lab Manager. We are
the nation's fourth largest broadline, multichannel retailer. We have
established a design studio in downtown Chicago with a fully equipped
Usability Lab, which is located directly on top of our downtown
Chicago flagship brick and mortar store; 4 floors of customers
actively shopping at your ready!

You are creative, motivated, and able to excel in a fast-paced,
innovative environment.

3 Feb 2010 - 4:51am

Writing for the Web - How to attract and retain users

Aim of the Workshop:
Get guidelines from Industry Expert on
• Writing to increase sales and conversions on your website.
• How can you write to engage user and compel him to take an action.

• How can you interact to emotionally connect with your users.

Highlights of the Workshop:
• Participants will receive a certificate from TechVed Design
• The last one hour of the workshop is dedicated for discussion on
participants’ online products.

21 Jan 2010 - 6:42am
4 years ago
2 replies

[EVENT] Eye Tracking Practical Workshop: A one-day tutorial at City University London

City University London HCID will be running a workshop covering the
basics of eye tracking and how to use the Tobii Studio software
application to run eye tracking studies.

The first half of the workshop will cover the fundamentals of setting
up the eye tracking equipment as well and conducting the tests
themselves, followed by a demonstration of how the analysis tools can
be used to get the most out of the testing sessions, conducted by Raj
Arjan, Interaction Lab Manager.

Jon Ward from Acuity ETS will then be showcasing some of the latest
eye tracking technologies.

20 Jan 2010 - 3:08pm
4 years ago
8 replies
Linda Chen

Survey Design | Usability Issues

Hi Everyone,

I am in the process of designing a survey for work. The survey consists of
45 questions to be conducted online using a the Checkbox tool ( which seems to be down at the moment).

Because it is a lengthy survey, I am worried about a couple of things:
1. Does the number of question per page matter? If so what is the average
number of questions a participant should answer per page before they lose
2. Alternatively, what is the maximum number of pages a survey should have?

18 Jan 2010 - 11:57am
4 years ago
4 replies
Hilary Bienstock

Specs for usability lab

Hi, all,

I've been tasked with getting together specs for a usability lab that one of my clients is building. I'm thinking a standard three-stage lab with a relatively large participant room for group testing, if that ever comes up. But I don't have specifics yet. Has anyone out there done this before? Any advice?


5 Jan 2010 - 12:17pm
4 years ago
3 replies
Audrey Crane

Indexing / storing usability study results

I am working in an organization that is focused on doing quick,
lightweight usability research, especially once the work has a good
foundation: bringing a design into a coffee shop, for example,
running 5 quick (15 minute) studies, making changes, showing 3 more
people the next day, etc.

In this model, I've seen things get revised and re-tested 10 or more

At the same time, there is a formal research organization that would
like to have all the results organized and indexed so they can find
them later.

8 Dec 2009 - 8:48am
4 years ago
11 replies
Sam McLeod

Search interface design and usability

I have to do a presentation (at very short notice for a job interview)
on improvements to a search interface for clinical data. Does anybody
know of any useful resources that focus on the design and usability
of search interfaces. Thanks

1 Dec 2009 - 7:15am
4 years ago
1 reply
Sohel Kapasi

How would you prefer to keep the screen elements which are rarely useful in the modules/applications/screens?

Most of the time while working with heavy data intensive application I
have encountered that there is 20 to 30% of the
modules/webparts/portlates/functionality are rarely useful for the
end-users in most of the applications for example elements like News,
Article, Record Summery, Archive Records, User Summery, Report
Summery, etc..

12 Nov 2009 - 11:16am
Andrea Richeson

Cost-justifying Usability

My name is Andrea Richeson. I have worked in web design and
development for Texas state government for several years and am
currently a graduate student at the University of Texas School of

I am working with Dr. Randolph Bias, Dr. Eugenie Bertus, and graduate
student Jana Tate to co-author a book chapter on the use of return on
investment (ROI) methods.

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