Discussion Archive: January 2006

9 Jan 2006 - 7:58am
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Johan Sjostrand
2005

Lost web usability study

Hey, I read an article/study a while back on the effiency of html text
links compared to image links.
Can't find it now..

I've looked on useit.com and uie.com which are my web usability bookmarks.

Do you know the article or other web usability study resources?

Thanks!

Best
Johan Sjostrand

9 Jan 2006 - 4:40am
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bhakti भक्ति
2006

Suggest training in and around Pune, India

Hi All

Can anyone suggest HCI certification or training, Online or otherwise, in
and around Pune, India. I have checked Human Factors, they offer trainings
but in Mumbai and Bangalore, seem good. Is there any institute that any of
you will recommend to take training from. Also corporate training offers are
welcome, please send your recommendations in this respect too.

Thanks
Bhakti

8 Jan 2006 - 2:15pm
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ian swinson
2005

discuss Digest, Vol 28, Issue 7

And to be a little snooty - in a world of web standards, I'm astounded to see such egregious usage of the non-breaking space within a completely non-semantic table structure. Is this Web 0.1? :)

BTW - When I visited the page I got the hinge link (which was a nice way to hint at the correct pronunciation), some text, a broken img link and nothing to click on.

7 Jan 2006 - 7:05pm
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CD Evans
2004

The Winge List

We've put a new interaction discussion list up for those who are more
keen to 'tell it like it is'.

http://www.thewinge.com
An Interaction Complaints Department

If you feel the IT industry is ready for a Complaints Department...

The winge list is the spot to really get your complaints aired. Are you
sick of radio buttons? Do you hate the whole idea of a 'Start' button?
Even questioning the logic of saying 'Ok' a few hundred times a day?
Subscribe to the winge list and help in recreating design through
complaint.

7 Jan 2006 - 5:35pm
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Matthew Milan
2005

Toronto - UX Irregulars Meetup - Wed Jan 11th

Apologies in advance for the cross-post.

After a brief break for the holiday season, the Toronto UX Irregulars
are back in the saddle
(or behind the mirror), and that means it's time for another meetup.
We're meeting on Wednesday, Jan 11th at 6:30 pm at the Rhino Bar and
Grill (1249 Queen West).

6 Jan 2006 - 3:40pm
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Ockler, Sarah
2004

Joining an association: ASIS&T or STC?

I'm interested in joining a professional association and I've narrowed
it down to ASIS&T or STC (can only do one this year). ASIS&T looks
great, but I'm wondering if it has more of a technical focus than what
I'm currently 'qualified' for (don't want to sign up for something I
can't understand). Then, maybe it would help me narrow my focus and grow
my knowledge base.

STC also looks interesting and seems a little more broad. I'm not sure
which is best.

6 Jan 2006 - 12:09pm
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Richard I. Anderson
2005

Managing User Experience Groups

Hi,

"Managing User Experience Groups" is the title of a 6-session evening
course that Lillian Svec and I will be teaching a in Silicon Valley
beginning January 25.

5 Jan 2006 - 4:39pm
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Ian Chan
2005

Questioning Needs and Utility

A lot of discussion recent days on utility, needs, et al...

Our field counts on the validity of human/user needs, user goals and
objectives, and utility or use value... Other fields (philosophy, history,
most recently economics) have had their paradigm shift and revolution over
their faith in reason and utility as universals.

5 Jan 2006 - 4:37pm
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mariaromera
2005

discuss Digest, Vol 28, Issue 5

>Certain carriers are more dictorial and want complete control over their >user experience and branding.
>The mobile industry is one of the most restricted and interdependent >ecosystems that I have worked in. It's restricted because the carriers >can dictate the UX, and the OEM's can dictate the capabilities (or lack >thereof) and the user experience. It's interdependent in that the carrier >can not design/deploy all the services that the consumer wants or >requires.

Absolutely.

5 Jan 2006 - 2:15pm
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bryan.haggerty ...
2005

Back Button: How to design for it?

My team and I have been running into the problem where our developers are
seeking to disable a user's ability to use the browser's back button.
Reason being, that pressing the back button in a web application runs the
risk of multiple submissions.

Has anyone had to deal with this type of situation and what were the
solutions or compromises?

Thanks,
Bryan Haggerty