Discussion Archive: July 2006

12 Jul 2006 - 10:17am
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Christopher Fahey
2005

Questioning User Research (was Eyetracking article on UXMatters)

> While the diagrams are interesting and insightful, I would be
> very skeptical about using this article as a basis for design
> decisions, especially the conclusions.

I just wanted to add that I've been blogging a mini-series of posts this
week about my skepticism in general about a lot of user research: about how
bad much of it is, about how it is often used inappropriately, about how
common sense and individual expertise is too-often neglected in favor of
questionable research conclusions.

12 Jul 2006 - 8:07am
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8 years ago
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Dave Malouf
2005

Eyetracking article on UXMatters

So, I know I said I don't find eye-tracking useful in my own work, but a
study like the recent one printed on UXMatters.com I found to be useful
and I'd be interested in other people's thoughts:

http://www.uxmatters.com/MT/archives/000107.php

I asked the question about scaling the context. Does the gain achieved
by using a more vertical layout of a form degrade as a form scales below
the fold?

11 Jul 2006 - 8:08pm
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Dan Saffer
2003

Review Copies of Designing for Interaction

Apologies for the cross-posting.

The publication of my book Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart
Applications and Clever Devices is only a few weeks away. If you are
an academic or book reviewer and would like a review copy for
evaluation or review, please email me your name, affiliation, and
mailing address and I'll see that you get one upon publication
(around August 1).

Thanks,

Dan

Dan Saffer
Designing for Interaction
New Riders, August 2006
http://www.designingforinteraction.com

11 Jul 2006 - 9:41am
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Peter Boersma
2003

IxD and related roles - is it about naming or

Adler said:
> I would like to see a comparison and relation between all the roles
> that do user studies, elicit requirements and then the different
> approaches in the design.

Aha!

As far as I can see the "other" job titles
> (e.g., business analyst, functional analyst) look at cases instead of
> interactions...

11 Jul 2006 - 9:21am
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Nasir Barday
2006

Reminder: NYC IxDA Event *This Thursday*: Christine Perfetti, UIE

--Reminder: NYC IxDA Event *This Thursday*--
--RSVP required to attend--

What Makes a Design Seem Intuitive?
Presented by Christine Perfetti, User Interface Engineering (UIE)
Thursday, July 13th, 2006, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Social hour hosted by UIE at a nearby restaurant: 9:00pm - ?

Everyone wants an "intuitive" interface: the users, the designers, and
the content publishers. But building them is hard.

10 Jul 2006 - 2:30pm
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8 years ago
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Christian Sosa-Lanz
2006

means for gathering feedback

I'm looking various ways by which other interaction designers gather
feedback from stakeholders during the design and development process.
What I'm looking for are some effective ways by which feedback can be
elicited and managed internally and externally. At the end of the day
is red pen on print outs the best solution or do software based
solutions like Acrobat's feedback tools work better in the long run?
I haven't seen many other options out there for my stakeholders to
associate comments directly to parts of of the page, any suggestions?

Thanks
Christian

10 Jul 2006 - 2:29pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Gathering Feedback (was Re: (no subject))

Hi Christian,

My favorite way to gather feedback is through presentation and Q&A with
a paired designer taking notes.

10 Jul 2006 - 2:27pm
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8 years ago
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Peter Boersma
2003

IxD and related roles - is it about naming or type

Adler said:
> Does anyone know of a diagram or scheme that situates IxD and other
> related (or somewhat) positions?

Like this:
http://www.peterboersma.com/blog/2004/11/t-model-big-ia-is-now-ux.html ?

Peter
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10 Jul 2006 - 1:55pm
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Nancy Falkenburg
2004

JOB: Senior User Research Specialist ( San Diego, CA)

Apologies about the typo on location. The job is located in San Diego.
~nancy~

COMPANY: Intuit

LOCATION: San Diego, CA

POSITION TITLE: Senior User Research Specialist (ID #60656 )

DURATION: Full Time

Contact: nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com

Responsibilities:

Dynamic and diverse team seeks an enthusiastic human factors researcher.
Must have in-depth knowledge of many types of research and enjoy working
closely with others.

10 Jul 2006 - 1:53pm
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Nancy Falkenburg
2004

JOB: Senior User Research Specialist ( Bay Area)

COMPANY: Intuit

LOCATION: San Diego, CA

POSITION TITLE: Senior User Research Specialist (ID #60656 )

DURATION: Full Time

Contact: nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com

Responsibilities:

Dynamic and diverse team seeks an enthusiastic human factors researcher.
Must have in-depth knowledge of many types of research and enjoy working
closely with others.