Discussion Archive: September 2005

19 Sep 2005 - 11:09am
Rick Cecil

Reminder: RTP, NC > IxD F2F & UX Meetup

IxD F2F & UX Meetup
Date: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2005
Time: 6:00 PM

Address: 104 tw Alexander Dr, Durham, NC
Directions: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=104+tw+Alexander+Dr+Durham,+NC

This month's meeting will be hosted at the Council for Entrepreneurial

19 Sep 2005 - 9:05am
Kristen Groh

JOB: IA position, VSA Partners, Chicago

VSA Partners has an immediate opening for an Information Architect.

19 Sep 2005 - 7:24am
Ben Hunt

Web Design Seminar in Chesterfield, England, Nov 07

I'm running a one-day intensive seminar, Web Design from Scratch LIVE, in
Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) on November 7th.

The seminar content is based on my forthcoming book, of the same name, which
derives from my free online course in the fundamentals of design for the
web: http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/

The day covers both site architeture and page design, using a set of
strongly goal-oriented techniques that I've developed from my own design &
development work.

19 Sep 2005 - 6:19am
10 years ago
1 reply
rainer.simon at...

Web development practices - survey


I am doing a survey to evaluate the work practices and methods of web developers
in the hobbyist and semi-professional segment. The survey is part of my PhD
thesis at the Research Group for Industrial Software at the Vienna University
of Technology, Austria (http://www.inso.tuwien.ac.at/).

If you are involved in web authoring and consider yourself a hobbyist or
semi-professionalist rather than a full-time professional web developer, I
would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time and fill out my

16 Sep 2005 - 4:30pm
10 years ago
4 replies
Chad Jennings

Helping first time users, Guiding experienced users

Desktop applications currently and over the years have taken many
approaches to teaching or guiding users within the software. It seems
as if software help system trends come and go. Many discussions I've
had end up being similar to a Friar's Club Roast of Clippy :-).

01 First time use
Many applications which don't map perfectly to a well known schema
such as Word or Email may require a small initial learning curve.
Once users get over this initial 'hump" they have an understanding
and comfort with the tools. The component needs an opt-out.

16 Sep 2005 - 12:34pm
10 years ago
9 replies
Marci Ikeler

New Nintendo Controller

Sorry if this gets posted twice -- I haven't posted in a while and sent
the first one to a different (I believe wrong) address. Shame on me for
not reading the instructions.

Nintendo has unveiled its controller for the Revolution platform. It's
significantly different from common user-interface devices (typical game
controller, mouse, keyboard, etc.).

16 Sep 2005 - 10:04am
10 years ago
1 reply
Doug Anderson

Re: info on Button Behavior

Hi Jerry,

What's the user's most likely expectation?
1) Results from even a Google search have a last page. (more likely based upon assumption than actual experience ;>)
2) If the button is labeled "Next" and lets me click it, there are (still) more search results to peruse.

Isn't it best to meet the user's expectation in the absence of a compelling reason to the contrary? Seems to me more rude to leave the Next button enabled than disabled.

16 Sep 2005 - 3:27am
Sarah Barrington

Cambridge Usability Group Event 26th September - "Making usability pay"

Cambridge Usability Group event:

"Making usability pay: effects of applying UCD principles at an online
mortgage broker"

Tom Wood and Tim Loo - both of Foolproof, the Norwich-based online sales
consultancy - will present a case study of a sales improvement project which
derived a dramatic return on investment from employing usability and user
centred design techniques.

15 Sep 2005 - 10:43pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer


Anyone play with this new AJAX IM program? Nifty.


15 Sep 2005 - 10:02pm
10 years ago
8 replies
Greg Petroff


Great article earlier this week on GAP's new websites in the NY times
(September 12, Bob Tedeschi). If you dont have access to times online
contetn go visit the new GAP.com website anyway. Curious to see what people
think. Pretty sure its an AJAX implementation. Very Nice.


Gregory Petroff
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