Discussion Archive: October 2004

26 Oct 2004 - 4:39pm
11 years ago
4 replies

Automatic customization of user interfaces


I just saw this in action at UIST. It definitely customizes well for
various window sizes and display properties. The authors are now
working on a rendering engine for the Web, among other things.

What do people think of the implications of this work? Will adaptive
systems ever replace UI designers? ;-)


Dmitry Nekrasovski

26 Oct 2004 - 2:51pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Anastasia Fischer

Converting web app to .net

I am interested in finding out more about Smart Client web apps using .NET
Does anyone know of any good resources for designers on the subject?
Everything I find is oriented towards developers. A client of mine wants to
repurpose their current HMTL app in .NET and I need a good understanding of
the model and the behaviors I should expect.


Anastasia Fischer
EEMedia: E-experience Design & Consulting

26 Oct 2004 - 2:18pm
11 years ago
8 replies
Wendy Fischer

RE: Payment for Testing for participants?

How much would one expect to pay a user (it would be a developer) for a two hour usability test? I am thinking $75-$100 after looking at Craigslist.


26 Oct 2004 - 1:06pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

recruiting agencies for testing

I am looking for recruiting agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area that is capable of recruiting enterprise users. Any ideas or recommendations?

Also, what do you think that approximate cost might be that an agency would charge to recruit per person? I am looking a doing a usability test of approximately 5-10 people on an enterprise developer type of product.

-Wendy Fischer

26 Oct 2004 - 10:23am
Chris Bobbett

Ecommerce - What to show?

What to show when pitching an ecommerce site?

We are generating an estimate for an online collection agency that will be
divided into three distinct sub-sites based on services and functions.
Management is requesting we show some design comps before we have even
discussed site architecture, user and information flows, business
objectives, etc. It doesn¹t make sense to me to approach it in that manner.
This project is in the $75K range.

26 Oct 2004 - 7:31am
Jim Hoekema

Digital/Interactive TV usability & interaction d esign

You might want to look for literature on the Philips CD-I format (1989-96)
or on WebTV -- both are interactive formats geared to TV resolution.

26 Oct 2004 - 2:34am
Stephen Mallett

re ? Cellphone, yes! Wallet, yes! Keys, no! ?

With keys I know I have not got them but I have no idea where they are.
What about GPS link up so I can find where I left my keys and none of this
Civilain within 10 meters, I need to know which sofa they are under not
which street I may have to search

26 Oct 2004 - 1:52am
11 years ago
3 replies
zayera at bluewin.ch

Digital/Interactive TV usability & interaction design

Hey folks,

I am looking for software to use in testing TV-applications, does anyone
have any experience in conducting digital/interactive TV tests?

Are there any good books or references about digital/interactive TV interaction
So far, I haven't found any and I am wondering how the existing applications
were designed, what criteria for user-centered design were followed, what
guidelines etc..
Obviously more and more interactive TV applications are being created and
used (more so in Europe) but very few have been discussed in the HCI & interaction
design circles.
The research and

26 Oct 2004 - 12:01am
11 years ago
9 replies

Interesting Flash interface


What do you think?

Nullius in Verba

25 Oct 2004 - 6:03pm
11 years ago
2 replies

research: music and memory

Marcos Weskamp and I are currently working on a project that links
music and memory, at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. At this point
we are collecting data to populate the database that will be used for
the visualization.

In a form we have put online we ask you to mention a specific song that
you relate to a memory. Do you have a specific song that reminds you of
your first girlfriend; that cool wedding of your best friend; a summer
vacation? We are sure that you can find plenty examples! You can even
sketch out your memory, among other things!