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.

4 Jun 2009 - 3:36am
2 years ago
8 replies
Pietro Desiato

Arrival time in a form

I was reflecting on the best way to indicate the arrival time in a
form when you are reserving a room and want to communicate it.

At the moment, I have spotted two main designs:

1. A dropdown list with hour value from 00 to 24

2. Two dropdown lists: the first with 1 to 12 values and the second
with am\pm values

In the first case users would have a longer list, in the second two
interactions would be needed (one, if the default value of the second
dropdown is the most used...)

Do you have any best practice \ reccommendations about this?


27 May 2009 - 9:01pm
5 years ago
7 replies
Nicholas Iozzo

Facility for usability test in NYC?

Looking for recommendations on a place anyone has used in Manhattan
for doing usability tests. I saw this question in the archive,
( but it had no replies.


15 Apr 2009 - 1:22pm
5 years ago
19 replies
Alan Cox

Password Strength Requirements

Does anyone have any evidence, anecdotal or formal, about how
different password strength requirements impact the usability of a
web-based application?

There's a spectrum of different strength requirements. I've seen
sites that don't have any requirements, other than the password

8 Apr 2009 - 12:57pm
5 years ago
7 replies
Shima Kazerooni

Recommendations on Remote Unmoderated Usability Test Tools?


Has anyone used tools to conduct remote unmoderated usability
sessions? We are searching to find new tool(s) that can enable us to
conduct this type of research in future. Your suggestions about
tools, pricing, what worked, and what did not work for you, are
greatly appreciated.


7 Apr 2009 - 12:22pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Elena Melendy

[EVENT] NYC UPA Tue 4/27 6pm Ben Shneiderman on Social Media

Understanding Social Media, Accelerating Social Participation

an evening with Ben Shneiderman

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
6:00-8:00 p.m.
277 Park Ave between 47th & 48th

Go to for more details, or to register.

Non-members will be asked to create a username and password as a part
of the ticket purchase process. Annual members must log in to access
member pricing.


What motivates technology-mediated social participation?

2 Apr 2009 - 12:32am
5 years ago
4 replies
Johnny Wooder

Google Reader: The Good and The Bad

After playing around with Google Reader, yes it is my first time, I
found it to be an amazing web app. However, I also found some awkward
stuff going on, for example:

- Add a subscription button: Searching feeds and adding using one
text field? Doesn't really line up in my mind.

Mark FelcanSmith

JOB: Information Architect - Chicago - Sears - Full-time

This full-time position is with Sears Holdings Online Business Unit
User Experience Group. Please submit your application at
and use the requisition ID: 64061BR to locate this position.


Job Title: Information Architect

Business: Sears Holdings Management Corporation

Location: Hoffman Estates and Downtown Chicago

Job Description:

Sears Holdings is seeking an experienced Information Architect to
join our User Experience Team.

27 Mar 2009 - 1:54pm
Sachin Ghodke

IxDA, User Experience and Usability Websites

I am currently researching on a website with immense data and this
company being a corporate needs some good user interface that will
showcase this data, get more hits, have interactive elements, etc.
This software company has a 18 year history.

Can the IxDA community help me with a few things on IxD, UX and
(1) Websites that help me understand all the three things mentioned
(2) Website examples with good user experience.
(3) Website examples with bad user experience.

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