Discussion Archive: January 2006

16 Jan 2006 - 9:18am
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Rich Holman
2005

Web users judge sites in the blink of an eye

Hello all,

Good article on how quickly users 'judge' a website:
http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060109/full/060109-13.html

Some interesting research looking into how an impression can be made about a
website, in the first 50 milliseconds of viewing. Apparently the reason is
due to user's 'cognitive bias' and the need for user to feel their judgement
is correct.

16 Jan 2006 - 8:51am
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Vikram M. Rao
2005

User Analysis & Study

Hi Everyone,

We've been doing UI design and development by keeping users in mind but would like to do actual User Analysis & Study which involves the creation of personas, conducting interviews, creating reports and analyzing the same. Could you'll share with me as to how you do it at your organizations, etc.

This would be really help for us to prove a point where in we designers are not the users nor are the developers.

15 Jan 2006 - 7:19pm
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Dan Saffer
2003

Interactive Tables

Crazy list of interactive tables. Some of these are really cool.

http://tecfa.unige.ch/perso/staf/nova/blog/2005/01/10/space-and-place-
a-list-fo-interactive-tables/

Dan

14 Jan 2006 - 10:07am
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jbellis
2005

What vs How... the struggle with specs

The recent idea of a docked shopping cart is a great sample of a struggle that I constantly see play out between sales and development departments. The developers cling to the notion that requirement specs should be handed off from sales/product management to the developers and focus on "what," not "how"... as if there's a clear line.

The docked shopping cart is clearly a "how" that has tremendous product value.

13 Jan 2006 - 4:53pm
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Austin Govella
2004

Washington, DC area interaction designers

We'll be kicking off the DC local group with an event in early February.

We've created a Yahoo group for DC area announcements:
* http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IxDA-DC/

We're also looking to members for ideas for future events.

13 Jan 2006 - 3:27pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Core77 & Business Week: Design 2.0 "Discussions"

http://www.core77.com/design2.0/

Ok, I live in NYC, but there is no way I can pay $150 to go to a one time
event like this.

12 Jan 2006 - 7:49pm
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Marko Hurst
2004

Job Opening: Information Architect, Mid-Level - NYC agency

Please send cover letter & resume to mhurst at 141worldwide.com
Local applicants not required, but no relocation is available.

12 Jan 2006 - 5:28pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

3-d orbital scrolling of images

http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/mox/default.htm

For those who don't know "above the influence" is an anti-drug campaign here
in the states.

12 Jan 2006 - 1:36pm
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Susan Farrell
2004

New shopping interaction

http://www.panic.com/goods
drag and drop shopping
one page checkout

I'd like to tweak the checkout some (e.g.: "ship to different
address?") etc., but I think this is a big leap forward because it's
all visible all the time, and it looks easy and fun to use.

Kudos to Panic.com. They make good OS X software too, in Portland OR.

Susan

12 Jan 2006 - 7:54am
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Dan Brown
2004

ISO Flickr Screenshot

The request: If you have more than 1500 pictures in Flickr and
wouldn't mind sending me a screenshot of your "Organize" page, I'd be
grateful.

The details: I'm working on a project that requires helping users
narrow extremely long lists (5000+) of very similar items --
auctionable spectrum, if you must know. From auction to auction, there
seems to be only one facet that remains consistent.