Discussion Archive: February 2005

4 Feb 2005 - 3:24pm
Jason Pryslak

magic user acceptance ratio - 3 to 1


There is an article by on destination CRM[1] that mentions a Three to One
ratio for the cost/benefit of a proposal generating tool. I am wondering if
anyone knows where this ratio comes from (other than "Barton Goldenberg said

4 Feb 2005 - 1:56pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Rhonda Nelson

best online survey apps?

I'm going to be setting up an online survey for a
select group of users. I'd like the survey to be kind
of "smart" ie. being able to have selections and
rankings in 1-4 question affect what gets shown in the
last question to assist in ranking.

If you have worked with anything like this or any
online survey apps, let me know and I'll gather and
repost to the list.

Rhonda N


Rhonda Nelson . retreux at yahoo.com .

4 Feb 2005 - 11:08am
11 years ago
1 reply
Aby Rao

Blogs of people from User Experience community

I read the InsideGoogle blog which has a list of Google employee blogs.
Was wondering if there is any website/blog that lists out blogs of
people from the User Experience community. If not, Dave, Is there anyway
IxDG can maintain a blog database of members on this list.


Aby Rao

User Experience Engineer
SilkRoad technology <http://www.silkroadtech.com/>

4 Feb 2005 - 10:03am
11 years ago
11 replies
Suresh JV

Column Width in a Browser App

Hi All,

I've a need to reduce the column width in a browser App.
The values of the column will never exceed 3 digit numbers.
But the column header is a big word of 12 characters.
[Eg. Deliverables]

I feel the column simply occupies more space than required
and in some cases I could avoid horizontal scroll just by
reducing the width. I can't:
-use an abbreviated word [not a common practice for that word],
-use an image icon [Though image is well defined throughout the app]
-wrap the content since it is one word.

Is it OK to use truncated word [Del...] like this.

3 Feb 2005 - 6:12pm
Dave Robertson

JOBs: Information Architects / Critical Mass / Permanent & Contract / Calgary & Other Locations


The Information Architecture department at Critical Mass in Calgary, Alberta
Canada is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
* One full-time, permanent opportunity for an information architect
with 3 to 5 years of experience on a variety of e-commerce projects
* Short-term, contract information architect assignments
* Entry-level or intern information architect

Critical Mass is a marketing and communications company specializing in
sophisticated website design and digital marketing programs.

3 Feb 2005 - 2:39pm
Jan Bowler

Opportunity - User Interface Software Engineer - Oce Graphic Display Systems, Richmond (Vancouver) BC

Océ Display Graphics Systems (ODGS) has an R&D facility located in Richmond
BC. I act as the in-house recruiter for the facility. We design and
manufacture large format color printers for media widths from 54" to 75" ,
both roll-fed and flatbed equipment. We currently have a need for a User
Interface Software Engineer with the following qualifications.

3 Feb 2005 - 2:24pm
Jan Bowler

Opportunity - Software Print Server Interface Designer - Peerless Systems Corporation, El Segundo CA

Peerless Systems Corporation (www.peerless.com <http://www.peerless.com/> )
is a small (130 employees) public company which provides digital imaging
technology to worldwide manufacturers of color printers and copiers.
Peerless pays well, employs a number of very bright, experienced engineers,
and treats people like adults. Most managers are still actively involved in
design and development.

3 Feb 2005 - 9:21am
11 years ago
4 replies
Pradyot Rai

Corrupt Techniques in Evidence Presentations: New Chapter from Beautiful Evidence

Edward Tufte's writings on Evidence Presentations --


He is raising the point that we all should be guilty about, in our
conscious or subconscious attempts. Does he have a point or is it


3 Feb 2005 - 3:34am
Anirudha Joshi

IxD deliverable and One-person show Was: buy-in, consensus, etc.

Andrei wrote> A fully-formed prototype is the best tool for that exercise
as long as the prototype is fully formed.

Shifting gears> So what are the deliverables of the interaction designers
'after' the design is approved (by whatever process). The architect
delivers the plans. The product designer delivers the third angle
projected drawings along with separation lines (perhaps ProE models is
more like it these days), colour shades and assembly instructions. What
does an IxD deliver?

2 Feb 2005 - 5:42pm
11 years ago
6 replies
Jason Brock

Form labelling - left or right justified?


Does anyone know of any usability research papers discussing complex
screen based form design/layout.

Thanks in advance,