usability

10 Aug 2008 - 9:18pm
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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 - 1:45pm
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2 years ago
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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 - 7:35am
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6 years ago
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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 - 8:22am
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6 years ago
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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 - 10:03am
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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 - 7:03am
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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".

8 Jun 2008 - 10:05pm
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Jared M. Spool
2003

[Event] Book Launch Party: Handbook of Usability Testing, 2nd Edition

[ Apologies to those who receive more than one copy of this.

30 May 2008 - 5:55am
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6 years ago
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Sachendra
2005

Why haven't video calls taken off

It was supposed to be the next big thing but it fizzled out like MMS

An important thing to note is you would have to use the speakerphone
to do video calls (unless you're always on BT headset or handsfree,
which is not true for an overwhelming majority of people) and this
compromises privacy in a big way…no one wants people nearby snooping
in on their conversations.

Would love to hear your thoughts on why it hasn't taken off yet?

I will make a post about the responses I receive and will publish them
in a few weeks for all to see (names are anonymous)

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Sachendra Yadav

24 May 2008 - 6:54pm
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6 years ago
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Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

Usability = Predictability

"Usability equals predictability."

As in, if you can accurately predict what's going to happen next in an
interaction, it's because the action you're taking is understandable, clear,
logical, makes you feel confident, etc. If you can accurately predict what's
next, the interaction has high usability. If you can't accurately predict
what's next, the interaction has low usability.

Shoot holes in that statement.
-r-

19 May 2008 - 7:36pm
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Elise Edson
2007

Resources for new usability managers

Hi folks,

Can anyone recommend coursework, books or other resources to help managers
understand how to handle IxD / usability professionals and manage the user
experience? (Not so much the methodology, but direct guidance on resource
planning, logistics, evangelizing usability, budget, performance metrics,
etc.)

Thanks!
Elise

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