Discussion Archive: February 2007

28 Feb 2007 - 10:11pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Todd Warfel

Yahoo! Traffic to Yahoo! Mail

I'm curious about something that perhaps some of our fellows at
Yahoo! can shed some light on. I'm wondering what percent of visitors
access Yahoo! Mail from the Yahoo! home page rather than directly
from Yahoo! Mail. Also, are there any stats that indicate how many
people have their home page set to Yahoo! vs. something else?

Here's some context. A few years ago we were working w/Cornell for a
site that combines content with a number of applications. Similar in
that respect to Yahoo!

28 Feb 2007 - 8:54pm
Klein Info Design

(event) Puget Sound SIGCHI Social, Wednesday, March 21, Seattle

Please join us for User-Centered socializing, food and drink on Wednesday,
March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sakson & Taylor offices in the Fremont
district of Seattle.

This is the first in a series of social gatherings of the UX Community
organized by Puget Sound SIGCHI to supplement our monthly presentation

Thanks to Sakson & Taylor for providing meeting space plus hors d'œuvres and
drink. Sakson & Taylor recruiters will be on hand to do portfolio or resume
reviews and answer questions about their services.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:44pm
Dave Cortright

Fwd: Yahoo Messenger bottom fillet

I'd say partly as an aethetic choice, and partly because the skinning
engine can support it. Note it isn't there if you turn off skinning (choose
*Classic* in the *Messenger–>Change Skin…* dialog).

You can also "fix" it, or tweak the skin however you want. Just play around
with the files in C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Shared\Graphics\ (the default skin
is named *Indigo*).

·Dave (IxD on Yahoo! Messenger)

28 Feb 2007 - 12:43pm
9 years ago
9 replies
Dave Cortright

Bringing typography to design – High-ASCII

I recently got interested in typography and read a bunch of books on it. In
the process, I discovered that, in the standard fonts, there are a lot of
unused glyphs that simply don't get used because there is no easy way to
access them. Well, that plus I don't suppose very many designers are aware
of them as options.

There's a great Windows utility out there called AutoHotKey that – among
it's manay capabilities – let's you create auto-correct shortcuts where one
string of text is automatically replaced by another (much like the way
Office works).

28 Feb 2007 - 12:12pm
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA Wed. 3/7, Jared Spool special event: Usability Practitioner's Role

Suggestion from NYC-UPA:
RSVP early to ensure your place at our evening with usability legend Jared

28 Feb 2007 - 11:56am
9 years ago
10 replies
Angela Azzolino

Flash Usability Metrics

Hello all,
My colleague posed this question to me the other day.

Do you know where I might be able to get stats on Flash Usability (ex:
advantages or disadvantages of have a website totally in flash)?

I thought the best answers would come from this group. Any suggestions,
resources, etc. are greatly appreciated.


28 Feb 2007 - 11:08am
9 years ago
1 reply
Hallie Wilfert

conversion rates NOT for shopping carts

Hi all - -

I am trying to locate some statistics on average conversion/completion rates
for online tools, that are *not* shopping carts or e-commerce related. I'm
hitting a brick wall as everything seems to be about the almighty dollar.
Any leads on relevant articles?


28 Feb 2007 - 10:35am

FW: Bumptop

110% wow factor but there are practical issues in that some of the
interactions depend heavily on pressure sensitive pen input. Another issue
being pens are not a very good method of interacting with interfaces. Great
for creativity but fall over (literally) when you need to put them to one
side to use the keyboard. Slick demo but I see this coming in to its own
with multitouch interfaces.

Exciting times ahead for our options with input devices.

28 Feb 2007 - 10:06am

Multiple ways of accessing content

I agree with multiple paths to content, but in the context of the question:
web apps, is multiple paths for completing tasks the same thing providing
affordances for the contextual inquiry to the content?

To me, content is a single point destination but generally contains multiple
points of interest. Getting to content is the goal but its hard to predict
which part of the content the user is specifically interested in or the
context they are coming from.

28 Feb 2007 - 9:58am
Fredrik Ampler

JOB: web programmer/interaction designer - Eniro, Stockholm, Sweden

We're looking for a skilled web programmer with interaction design abilities
to join the user experience team at Eniro.