Discussion Archive: August 2006

7 Aug 2006 - 6:53pm
6 years ago
7 replies
oliver green

How can I measure perception and adoptability?

Hi All,

As a graduate student in Human Computer Interaction, I have been
taught multiple techniques of traditional usability testing e.g.
heuristic evaluations, controlled experiments etc. But how do I go
about measuring the perception and adoptability of a system? Any
pointers will be much appreciated.

I hope this is the right place to ask this question, if not then
please ignore it.


7 Aug 2006 - 5:19pm
9 years ago
5 replies
Peter Boersma

how to implement a dialogue?


For one of our clients, we're considering designing a site around the
concept of a dialogue, and I could use some help in deciding on approaches
and maybe technologies.

In this concept, the website would act as one partner in a conversation, the
visitor as the other. We might even decide to have multiple
client-representatives participate in a conversation. The conversations
would be focussed on learning about, selecting and buying financial products.

(And before I go any further: no, we are not creating the new Boo.com!

7 Aug 2006 - 12:53pm
Mila Turbek

example MRD contents?

Hi Everyone,

I'm considering helping a group out by participating in a UI design
project for a Win32 application. Before taking me on, of course, they
would like a cost and schedule estimate. Before I can work on any
sizings, however, I would like to see their MRD (marketing requirement
document) and past products. The new MRD doesn't exist in any written
down form yet, however.

7 Aug 2006 - 12:31pm
Wendy Fischer

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7 Aug 2006 - 9:16am
9 years ago
2 replies

Modeling the users


My collegue and I have used Cooper's Interaction Design method in order to
model our Intranet users. Our objective was only to model them.
Now, we are writing our report and some people ask us why we choose this
method and not another one. However, I did some search on Google and I
didn't find other methods that allow to model the users.
So, could you help us to find other methods? And why these methods are
different from Cooper's one?



7 Aug 2006 - 1:47am
9 years ago
3 replies

When to display grid in list view

I'm puzzled by grid these days.
When to display grid as default? I found it just in Excel, where there is a table with many rows and columns, the grid is diplayed as default. Or, I can infer that grid is necessary when user need to orient in some cell frequently.
Anyone can talk about it?
Or is there any article mentioned this topic?

Best Regards!

Ryana Chan
Editor: http://www.uigarden.net
Weaving Usability and Cultures

Mobile: 86 138170 12412

7 Aug 2006 - 12:46am

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5 Aug 2006 - 7:07pm
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4 Aug 2006 - 5:03pm
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3 Aug 2006 - 9:00am
9 years ago
1 reply
Paul Sherman

MS Office app prototyping bake-off?

Hello IxDA,

My team of interaction designers is interested in determining the most
efficient and high-fidelity prototyping tool among three alternatives:
Visio, Access, and Excel.

They design interactions for a Windows-only, desktop-based financial
management software product.

The team's highest priority requirement for the prototyping tool: it has to
support dropping an image onto a canvas and overlaying workable controls
onto the image.

They would also like to be able to set tab order.