Discussion Archive: February 2005

14 Feb 2005 - 10:21am
11 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Interaction models for countering spam on blogs


Has anyone else noticed that comments on Boxes & Arrows have basically

I realize that B&A had a bad spam attack and even shut down commenting for a
spell while they set up a system to require authentication in order to
create comments. The authentication system they chose is supposedly
something that other bloggers can tap into (if they subscribe to it), but
not many have from what I have seen.

Having recently faced this problem recently I have taken a slightly
different path. The one that requires you to read an unOCRable (scanable)
graphic and type in the string.

14 Feb 2005 - 9:24am
11 years ago
1 reply
Peter Boersma

Very early Friday post (Was: RE: boxing UCD)

Martijn wrote:
> Perhaps we can try to create a table with techniques on one axis and
> available time on the other.....

Technique | Time
Personas | it depends
Task analyis | it depends
Concept design | it depends
Sitemap | it depends
etc. | it depends


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13 Feb 2005 - 5:05am
11 years ago
19 replies

boxing UCD

I've had a few conversations over the last couple of weeks about whether or
not UCD (or what ever you like to call it) adds cost to a project -
therefore making us less competitive in the estimation that we give to a

The argument is with technocrats who believe that on a five day project,
four days would be development (i.e. bashing out the features as best as
they can) and the last day for testing.

11 Feb 2005 - 6:31pm
Dave Malouf

Integrating your company's user experience strategywith a vended product

Wow! Andrei, thank you.

Could someone just say 3rd party software.
"Vended"? Sheesh ... I will now go back and re-read the thread.

-- dave

11 Feb 2005 - 4:45pm
Jeff Howard

Re: Digital Ground

I read McCullough's book earlier this year for my thesis work on wayfinding. I absolutely
recommend it. During my research, I compiled some of the particularly relevant quotes
that jumped out at me (I was interested in his theory of place).

11 Feb 2005 - 3:00pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

"Digital Ground" by Malcolm McCullough


The folks at the SAP Design Guild (G-d! Shouldn't every major org have

Put up a review of this book.

Anyone else read it? Recommend it?

-- dave

Ps. I wonder if they are using pervasive to mean ubiquitous, or am I just
getting these terms wrong.

11 Feb 2005 - 11:49am
Jared M. Spool

Informal Cocktail Hour - Seattle 2/15

[Apologies if you get more than one of these. - J]


If you find yourself in the Seattle area Tuesday evening, February 15,
I want to invite you to an informal cocktail hour. A bunch of us will
be gathering just to talk about usability, information architecture,
interaction design, user experience, and whatever else is on our

11 Feb 2005 - 10:49am
Coryndon Luxmoore

JOB: Design Architect - Dakasa, Full Time, Boston MA

My company is looking for an additional interaction designer the job description is below. Dakasa is a small services company in Boston MA developing a range of interfaces from call center software to company websites. If you are interested please use the online job application form link at the bottom of this email.

10 Feb 2005 - 5:28pm
11 years ago
11 replies
FelcanSmith, Mark

Integrating your company's user experience strategy with a vended product

It's my question to the group:
How do you integrate your company's user experience strategy with
vended products (out of the box solutions)?

Anyone have an answer to this?

I feel like I have several ways to go about this, but I'm not fully
involved in the project (lack of resources), they may be looking to
bring in outside UX resources to supplement (but not right now) plus
our UX strategy is not well documented.

I've been asked to provide some guidelines on where to draw the line
on incorporating the company's UX strategy into the vended product
we're going to (most likely) purchase

10 Feb 2005 - 2:41pm
Doug Anderson

Re: UCD Processes!

Hi Prady,

The UPA site has some resources. There's a diagram indicating iteration (at a very high level of abstraction), plus links to buying their "chutes & ladders" poster ;>)


Jennifer Preece, Yvonne Rogers, and Helen Sharp have published a book entitled "Interaction Design." I believe there are some diagrams therein that might address your desire.