Discussion Archive: August 2006

25 Aug 2006 - 1:05pm
Cindy Alvarez

Online user experience evaluation tools?

Hi all -
A few years ago, I used the Vividence XPress user experience testing tools
to run some user testing. It allowed you to upload a starting URL, a
task-based script and questions for the user to answer. Test subjects
downloaded a small client-side piece which allowed them to complete the
tasks at home, at their leisure, and then the consolidated results report
was available for me.

It was a really great tool for certain types of evaluation - but it looks
like Keynote dumped the XPress suite after acquiring Vividence.

25 Aug 2006 - 8:26am
9 years ago
18 replies
Jon Kolko [SCAD]

Disillusioned Junior Designers


I want to share with the list an email I just received from one of my


It's been an extremely bumpy road with [COMPANY]. Irony of ironies, I of
all people ended up at a company that is still primarily focused on
visual design and cute little animations. After a year of beating my
head against the management wall, trying to incorporate interaction
design/research, i can't do it anymore. They've broken promises,
changed directions monthly, and i haven't had a boss or mentor to speak
of the entire time i've been here.

24 Aug 2006 - 5:01pm
Sirisha Palusa

Interaction Designer, iRise, Los Angeles, California, United States

Job: Interaction Designer

Interaction Designer

Los Angeles


Full Time

Interaction Designer

iRise is a rapidly growing software company that provides a unique
visualization platform to Fortune 500 companies. Using iRise software,
organizations simulate and validate the user experience of custom web
applications before a single line of code is written. iRise has
headquarters in Los Angeles with branch offices in San Francisco, New
York and Chicago and is privately held.

24 Aug 2006 - 2:07pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Georgia Bullen

Good Flash/Actionscript reference


We've been working on learning Flash and Actionscript so as to prototype in
it for our interface, but we run into a few problems, and we can't seem to
find good solutions or really good references to help us through the
problems we've run into.

Mostly our issues relate to know how to correctly code the actionscript
within the Flash file. Do any of you know of any really excellent references
for that?


-Georgia Bullen

24 Aug 2006 - 11:26am

What is an interactive news carrier?

Look at Google News(http://news.google.com) they give you the same
story covered in different newspapers. You would want to read all of
them but that would take forever. Why not just read the first article
and then summaries of how the others are different from the first.
That's what my website does. It allows people to post so called diffs
between two articles for the rest to read.

Please have a look at http://newster.fonetag.tv

24 Aug 2006 - 7:46am
10 years ago
5 replies
Janna Cameron

Properties and States

I have been trying to figure out why the radio buttons for published/draft
status in some blog applications seem wrong to me. (maybe they aren't)

I am thinking that this has to do with the difference between properties and
states of an object. I am thinking that states and properties should be
applied in different ways.

I have been looking for a good differentiating definition of states and
properties. What I think is that:

Properties - deal with a single aspect of an object.

24 Aug 2006 - 5:46am
Yogesh Bhide

Job opening in SAS R&D, Pune

SAS R&D, Pune is looking for person for the following post

Usability Expert - Platform

Job Code: UI


Gather and analyze user research data to understand the customer's needs, abilities, work flows and environments. Design user interfaces that are useful, usable, accessible, branded and visually appealing. Evaluate Products for usability, usefulness, desirability and consistency. Provide usability support for the project carried out in Platform Pune team.

23 Aug 2006 - 7:30pm
Jennifer Boral

User Experience Professionals Wanted for freelance & full time work!

With over 100 User Experience professionals across all our offices,
Avenue A | Razorfish offers a lively community of designers and a
company that understands the complexities of user-centered design

Our work includes complex transactional financial services applications,
rich media microsites for major consumer brands, employee portals and
partner extranets, plus sites for newspapers and magazines you love (and
the advertising that supports them too!).

23 Aug 2006 - 12:21pm
10 years ago
6 replies
Cindy Lu

About Double Clicking

I sent this to CHI-WEB. I hope to get some responses soon so I am
posting this message here also.

23 Aug 2006 - 2:32am
10 years ago
2 replies
Abhishek Thakkar

Link Req: Yahoo New Website Tour

Hello all,
Apologies for cross posting,

A couple of weeks ago, Yahoo released their new website and with that came a
little tour which used to show the new features.
I am not able to see the tour again, so if anyone has a direct link to the
Yahoo new website tour, any other good "new features tour" or links to
tours/demos similar to the new yahoo one, please to send links.

thanks in advance
Abhishek Thakkar
v = u + at
We = You + Abhishek Thakkar :)