Discussion Archive: July 2005

27 Jul 2005 - 11:24am
Peter Merholz

Adaptive Path Seeks Contract Interaction/Visual Designer

Hello Ix-diggers--

Adaptive Path is looking for part-time contract Senior-level
designers to work on a variety of upcoming projects.

Adaptive Path is a leading user experience firm, with clients ranging
from the Fortune 500 to early-stage startups. For more, please visit
our website: <URL: http://www.adaptivepath.com/>

The bulk of our work is web-based.

27 Jul 2005 - 8:33am
11 years ago
2 replies
Todd Chambers

Multi-Step vs. Single-Step Forms??

Does anyone have any experience or know of any user research that has
studied the effectiveness of "single step" web forms vs. "multi step" forms?
I am responsible for redesigning the donation section of a major
international non profit organization, and I have suggested breaking down
the donation (form) process into several bite-sized pages.

27 Jul 2005 - 2:03am
Bennett, Louise

Task analysis tools

Hi everyone,

I was wondering whether any of you had ever used any of the available task
analysis tools, such as Task Architect? I'd be very interested to hear of
any first hand reports.


26 Jul 2005 - 6:55pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Bernie Monette

Intellectual Property and Usability Testing [signed]

Bernie Monette
InterActive Arts
Internet Presence Management
http://www.iaai.ca monette at iaai.ca 416 469 4337

> From: "Zobarich, Richard M." <rzobarich at shaw.ca>
> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 18:34:16 -0500
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26 Jul 2005 - 5:42pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Ryan Nichols

Cancel vs. Go Back]

Great discussion with some interesting points. Oh, and thanks Taneem :)

For further clarity on my situation, it is an edit screen. Essentially
you are viewing the details of an item, and the user would choose to
edit this item. This screen is a very small form (about 3 fields) in
which the user can alter the information. We've chosen 'save' as our
label for the default action. The second action will discard any changes
the user made and return the user to the previous screen.

26 Jul 2005 - 1:36pm
11 years ago
12 replies
Richard Zobarich

Intellectual Property and Usability Testing


May I have your advice please? I would like to explore issues surrounding Intellectual Property and Usability Testing.

I am currently providing User Experience Research and Design services for a start-up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Time after time, we revisit the notion of Intellectual Property (IP) and Usability Testing. For example, does IP exist before Usability Testing or not? If so, who owns the IP?

26 Jul 2005 - 3:51am
11 years ago
2 replies
Ashish Tibrewal

Looking for studies done for homepage layout for a bank


I am looking for a research if its done or if people can share their
knowledge & experience supported by research from.

Its is about the layout of the the homepage for a commercial bank
which provides internet banking as well to its customers. My queries

a) Should there be one or more than one campaigns run at a time on the homepage?

b) What on the homepage could draw customers attention apart from
internet banking?

c) What could attract new customers to apply for a product?

d) Should the layout of homepage provide less information but more
white space and links?

26 Jul 2005 - 3:33am
Yograj Vaidya

Online Course

Hi all,

I am a new member in this group and i was looking out for online course to be done in Interaction design. If there are any courses available can some one please give a link for it.

Thank you all very much in advance.


Yograj Vaidya

New Media Designer

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26 Jul 2005 - 3:08am
11 years ago
6 replies
Ryan Nichols

Cancel vs. Go Back

I was curious about anyone research or testing on labels for
buttons/links that return the user from an action screen. Let's say a
screen to update their information.

1) What is the preferred label? A label which denotes what the link will
do (go back where you came from) or a label that matches what the user
wants to do ("I want to cancel what I had chosen to do")
2) Should they look similar?

26 Jul 2005 - 2:54am
Jim Kalbach

Announcement: EURO IA Conference - Online Registration Open

European IA Summit - Building Communities

Tulip Inn, Brussels, Belgium
15-16 October 2005

The focus of the first European Information Architecture (IA) Summit
is on building the IA community in Europe. The
objective of the event is to bring together a number of
disciplines and practitioner communities by providing a
stimulating environment for debate as well as an opportunity for
establishing cooperation.