usability

14 Oct 2008 - 3:11pm
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jeff noyes
2008

consistency or usability

I'm so tired of this argument, and I'm hoping this group can help provide
facts.

I recognize that some things in the UI should remain consistent - like an
interaction model. But often a deviation is required - ironically for the
sake of usability. Maybe you need to enlarge a button to emphasize it's
importance, or maybe the interaction model that worked 80% of the time falls
down in some cases. For me, deviation is a battle with stakeholders outside
of design. They want everything consistent.

13 Oct 2008 - 8:13am
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Kordian Piotr Klecha
2008

Simple usability lab - suggestions?

We are thinking about building small and simple usability lab. The goal is
to minimize the cost, retaining capabilities to quick test some own ideas
and (especially) results of changes we made. I am wondering about basic
equipment we need - and current list is: one PC (well equipped: fast hdd, a
lot of RAM and so on), one camcorder, some mousetracking software...

1 Oct 2008 - 6:06am
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Peter Boersma
2003

Graphics to communicate usability process

Guillermo,

You asked:
> I would like to hear your opinions on diagrams or methods to
> communicate the steps for ensuring usability in the development
> process

In the latter half of my presentation "StUX - integrating IA deliverables in a software development methodology" for the IA Summit 2005, I showed several process diagrams with user-centered design elements in them.

To get an idea about the presentation and to download the PDF version of the slides, check out the blog posting about it here:

28 Aug 2008 - 12:28pm
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Shashank
2008

Usability lab...

Can anyone suggest a company/organization that helps in setting up usability
labs.. ?
For example.. One way mirrors, Video recording equipment etc...

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cheers...!!!
shashank...
MS - HCI
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

10 Aug 2008 - 10:18pm
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Guillermo Ermel
2008

Activities of Usability team

Hello IxDA members!

I'm trying to define common activities of a usability team... So I've made a
list.

Maybe there are some activities I haven't thought of, or maybe there are
some that you think shouldn't be part of a usability team duties.

Would you add/remove any items to this list?

29 Jul 2008 - 2:45pm
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Mike Dunn
2008

Usability testing on the cheap- Silverback, ?

Hey all, I'm doing some research on different tiers of usability testing,
and I love the new Silverback app that Clear Left just put out (
http://www.silverbackapp.com/) as a potential lower-end solution (we already
have partnerships in place for the high-end services). Are there any other
apps like Silverback out there? What do you guys use?

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Michael Dunn

22 Jun 2008 - 8:35am
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Adam Connor
2007

Google and Usability

There's a brief post on Google's Usability Lab over at TechCrunch. Not a
lot of info, but in case anyone is interested:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/06/22/a-peak-inside-googles-usability-lab/

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adam connor
adam at littlegreentoaster.com
twitter.com/adamconnor

18 Jun 2008 - 9:22am
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Ami Rotter
2007

Copywriting?

Hi,

From time to time I find myself struggling with writing very short
describing text labels and titles for our web application's UI.

Writing text labels and titles for the UI is much like writing road
signs, people go by them in very high speeds and you have a limited
amount of space.

I wanted to ask, how many of you work in companies who hire full time
copywriters? Part time?

Do you have a special UI copywriter adviser outsourced?

Or do you manage by yourselves and just advise anyone around you?

Thanks,

Amihay.

13 Jun 2008 - 11:03am
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oliver green
2006

Setting a usability lab on a budget

Hi Everyone,

Can someone please recommend the basics required to set up a usability
lab on a budget? Or the aspects that I should consider to figure out
the equipment that I could possibly need?

Thanks,
Oliver

10 Jun 2008 - 8:03am
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tamlyn
2008

Using a Survey to Asses Usability

The company I'm working for is redesigning their account control
panel. We'll be releasing the functionality in stages and running it
as a beta alongside the existing control panel.

I've been set a task to write a series of questions that users will be
given the option to answer after using the new control panel to asses
"usability, accessibility & design".

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