Discussion Archive: March 2007

5 Mar 2007 - 11:19pm
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA Weds 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

5 Mar 2007 - 6:41pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Jeff Axup

Overview and Examples of Visualization Methods

This site has a very nice overview of different visualization methods.
Ironically I don't think the periodic table metaphor actually aids
understanding of the content of the page at all, but the examples are really


Best Regards,
Jeff Axup Ph.D.

5 Mar 2007 - 4:24pm
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5 Mar 2007 - 4:02pm
Catriona Lohan-...

Usability on Luxury Brand E-commerce sites

Wondering if anyone has had a stellar user experience on a luxury brand
ecommerce site? If so, can you email the details of why you think the UX

Also what do you all use for web stats analysis?

5 Mar 2007 - 3:59pm
5 years ago
24 replies
Pawson, Mark

Is anybody using Microsoft Expression Blend

I have searched the archives for discussions on prototyping tools and
although the new Expression toolset
is mentioned, there are no posts on anyone using it. Is anyone using the
Expression Blend beta for rich desktop apps and if so how have you
found it?

5 Mar 2007 - 3:26pm
9 years ago
3 replies

Guidance for CRT vs. LCD screens

I ran into an unusual issue over the weekend, on a simple site I put together for an annual community event. Set on a black background, access to the different pages if by clicking on graphic buttons ("About", "Events", etc.). The active page has the graphic bright and underlined, with the other buttons "dimmed" to about half opacity. Elsewhere, the linked text was a medium-to-dark green, embedded in medium gray text.

On the various LCD screens I use, this was completely visible. The linked text popped out wonderfully.

5 Mar 2007 - 3:18pm
Akanowicz Ron

S. FL Usability Professionals- local chapter forming

Good afternoon- My name is Ron and I'm a member of the UPA (Usability
Professionals Assoc.) and I live and work in South Florida.

A small group of us are forming a local chapter of the UPA here in S FL.
If you're located in S FL and would like to be a part of this, please feel
free to contact me directly.

If you have friends or peers not on this list, but who are in the area,
please forward this on to them.

Thank you,

Ron Akanowicz
Usability Consultant
Softerware Consulting, PA

5 Mar 2007 - 2:55pm

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5 Mar 2007 - 1:17pm
9 years ago
1 reply
bryan.haggerty ...

Ideas on displaying multiple levels of tabular data

Hi Everyone,
I'm interested in hearing if anyone else has come up with any novel
solutions to a particular data presentation issue I'm having.

We've all worked with presenting data in a tabular format but how do
you present to the user a table of data in which each row can be
toggled to show its contents, which in this case may require a tabular
display as well.

Here is a generalized example:

A table containing a listing of school courses (subject, teacher,
room, time).

5 Mar 2007 - 11:38am
Nakata, Kelly

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