Discussion Archive: February 2007

26 Feb 2007 - 6:56pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Klein Info Design

optimal range of choices to offer?


Related to the “no arbitrary rules for clicks” discussion, I’m interested in
recommendations for the optimal number of choices to offer users in a wizard
or web app. At what point do we stop being helpful and start overwhelming
their ability to choose?

26 Feb 2007 - 6:17pm
9 years ago
3 replies

IxDA Informal Meetup at SXSW Interactive?

There has been a lot of talk about the IA Summit, but none about South
by Southwest Interactive (Austin, TX March 9-13)

Is anyone going and interested in an informal meetup? Maybe lunch?

26 Feb 2007 - 12:51pm
9 years ago
2 replies

FW: reasons not to do usability retrospectively?

good analogy...but what if that card board happened to be spun from high
tech carbon fiber and the gun is a .22? then, there's a chance you might


On 2/26/07, Dante Murphy <dmurphy at mbcnet.com> wrote:
> I would illustrate this point by handing the client a thin piece of
> cardboard and telling them--
> "I'm testing this bulletproof shield.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:43pm
Dante Murphy

FW: reasons not to do usability retrospectively?

I would illustrate this point by handing the client a thin piece of
cardboard and telling them--

"I'm testing this bulletproof shield. Hold this in front of your

Dante Murphy | Director of Information Architecture
Medical Broadcasting Company | A D I G I T A S INC.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:14pm
9 years ago
1 reply
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26 Feb 2007 - 10:44am
9 years ago
8 replies

What constitutes (design) career 'nirvana'?

For those of you who have worked for/with frustrating or unsupportive
organizations in the past and have nonetheless been able to find comparitive
career nirvana, what is it that constitutes the nirvana you've been able to

- Is it organizational 'maturity' (with respect to design)?
- A supportive team or manager?
- An organization that values your contributions?

26 Feb 2007 - 9:27am

Talking at cross purposes of learnability vs facility

re: Should reducing number of clicks be of primary concern?

Until we have a better framework for this conversation we will continue to
talk at cross purposes. It's fascinating seeing how this process repeats
itself with such regularity, even with what must be extremely competent
thinkers. Each side entrenches more deeply into its mutually exclusive
extremes and mislabels the discussion for its own generalized worldview.

26 Feb 2007 - 8:33am
9 years ago
5 replies
Daniel Williams

reasons not to do usability retrospectively?

reasons not to do usability retrospectively?

I have currently been asked to make usability recommendations upon an
application which is late in the development phase and almost ready for
release to the user community. I'm looking for reasons why User Experience
is not a retrospective activity and should be built into the product from
the start e.g. Lower cost to make changes etc. What other reasons can anyone
think of?

Much appreciated


26 Feb 2007 - 7:56am
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The core requirements are:-

Knowledge of multiple web technologies, including but not limited to, HTML,
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25 Feb 2007 - 7:32pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Phillip Hunter

Should reducing number of clicks be of primaryconcern?

Isn't that a bit too much of a generalization? I am helping re-design a
desktop application that I will also be a user of and reducing clicks to
complete certain tasks is one of my top requests.