19 Aug 2009 - 6:59pm
4 years ago
7 replies
Kim Burgess

Interface Prototyping and Usability Testing

I'm currently in the process of developing a touch based interface
for AV system control. When deployed, the interface will be operating
on proprietry touch input hardware however I'm looking into
technologies I can utilize during the development and user testing

Users involved in the testing are geographically distributed so I'm
looking for tools I can use to quickly push out interface concepts
for feedback.

29 Jul 2009 - 10:11pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Alan Ho

Aesthetics and Interaction/Usability

I'm doing some study on the relevancy on Aesthetics to HCI, mainly
how Aesthetics can help improve usability of software.

Does anyone has any knowledge or would like to express their views on

28 Jul 2009 - 5:25pm
4 years ago
24 replies
Gayatri N

Usability of Buttons versus Links for Navigation

Hello Everyone,

I am wondering if using buttons or navigational elements that look
like buttons(for e.g BACK link) are intuitive?

Let me give you guys some context here:

I am working on designing a knowledge base interface where a user can
look for articles and click on a particular link to read that article.
In the article page on the top I had a "BACk" link that would take
the user to previous page/results page.

Based on some feedback I changed the "BACK" to look like a button.
I am not sure if buttons should only be used to submit data and not
for navigation?

20 Jul 2009 - 4:59pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Shima Kazerooni

International Usability Vendors?


We are looking for vendors to conduct international usability studies in the UK, France and Germany with in-country participants and moderators who speak the language.  Has anyone used a vendor and been happy with the service and results that they have received?  Please let me know about the name of the vendor and the contact information.

Thank you,

12 Jul 2009 - 12:24pm
5 years ago
23 replies

Going beyond Usability: The need to design for Persuasion, Emotion, and Trust

Dr. Eric Schaffer, founder and CEO of Human Factors International
talks about his new design approach christened PET Design.

8 Jul 2009 - 7:23am
5 years ago
17 replies
Todd Warfel

Research methods when you only have 2-3 hours or 2-3 days

So, yesterday I asked what your favorite methods for rapid research
were. Nobody responded. Does that mean that no one here is using
research to inform your designs? Are you guys all just winging it?

Do you just skip the research phase if your client tells you "we don't
have time."? I realize this group is geared more towards design or
organizing information, but how do you inform your decisions? Have we
gotten so complacent that we just go with our gut or based on our past

Come on people.

7 Jul 2009 - 3:43pm
Tiffany MIchelon

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17 Jun 2009 - 8:02am
5 years ago
5 replies
Adam Lerner

User experience blogs / journals with an emphasis on non-web applications?

Can anyone recommend blogs or journals that provide insight into
current trends or usability studies regarding non-web applications?

Most of what I see lately is very e-commerce & RIA-centered and,
while I do my best to incorporate some of the best elements of RIA
interaction design into my client-server app UIs (while respecting
the conventions of the host OS) I would love to know what other
people are doing and learning.


13 Jun 2009 - 5:22pm
Tin-Kai Chen

Any good examples of drink pre-order structures?

Date: 14 June, 2009,

Dear sir/madam,
Hi, I am assigned a task to develop a preliminary food pre-order web
applications by my potential client. I am a student and will have
viva in June. Thus I sincerely hope to have your precious advices and

The background of the assignment: It aims to develop a food pre-order
web application and associated UIs. The client's research survey
indicates that there is a market demand for the service.

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