Discussion Archive: October 2007

31 Oct 2007 - 8:58pm
Lada Gorlenko

EVENT: Free one-day Microsoft UX conference in Seattle area, November 8, 2007

On November 8, 2007 Microsoft is hosting a one-day UX conference as part
of the World Usability Day (www.worldusabilityday.org)

Leading Microsoft UX professionals will discuss challenges of doing UX
in a technology-driven company and best UX practices.
The event will take place at Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, USA.

Registration is free.
Register now to attend on-site at
Remote participation will be possible via online conference.

31 Oct 2007 - 8:56pm
Dave Cronin

Do Engineers Understand UX documents? (was"AlanCooper on Software...")

That's a good idea-- I've never tried it, but I could see where an interactive prototype with annotations could scratch the itch.

As far as punting the conference schedule in favor of conversations goes, sounds like fun-- isn't that what hanging out at the bar in the evening is for ;)

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com on behalf of David Malouf

You NEED both.

31 Oct 2007 - 7:26pm

When those who know little about UsabilityofferUsability Services

Suggest its encouraging to see more folks offering Usability services as
part of their offerings -- and demonstrates an increase in interest in what
we do, UX, IxD, IA etc - which is a good thing! Also an opportunity for
organisations like UPA, IxDA etc to continue educating through conferences &
in city events.

There are, as we know, practical books on Usability and how to apply
Usability methods/tools in projects.

31 Oct 2007 - 6:31pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Dave Cronin

Do Engineers Understand UX documents? (was "AlanCooper on Software...")

I guess I have to respectfully disagree with here.

A fully coded prototype of a highly interactive interface can be
incredibly difficult to deconstruct.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:48pm
Theresa Roberts

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Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

Can you coax great work from your peers while under the gun and still be
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31 Oct 2007 - 12:23pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Raminder Oberoi

But where do the links go?

For documenting 'every' link I would use the wireframes. Specifically
a hifi wireframe targetted for coders/software architects.


On Oct 31, 2007, at 12:16 PM, "Mike Scarpiello"
<mscarpiello at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all. Having some discussions around here about where link
> destinations
> should be documented.

31 Oct 2007 - 9:16am
8 years ago
17 replies
Christopher Fahey

Do Engineers Understand UX documents? (was "Alan Cooper on Software...")

On Oct 30, 2007, at 4:23 PM, Rich Rogan wrote:
> Cooper states "engineers don't know/ can't follow design", ID
> design in
> particular.

This also struck me when I read the article -- the implication that
engineers don't "get" UXD documents. Others have repeated this in
this thread as well.

This, too, I disagree with.

31 Oct 2007 - 8:44am

NOV 7th 2007: Maine UX Event: 6 spectacular speakers - 3 fantastic sessions!

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31 Oct 2007 - 8:02am
greg corrin

Charlotte World Usability Day 12 - 4 p.m., Nov 8, 2007

Anyone is welcome to join UX professionals and the general public from
around the Charlotte, North Carolina area for a UX/IA science fair,
with snacks, drinks, and fun!

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2007
Where: Main Library, 310 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 336-2725

Everyone in the Charlotte, North Carolina area can attend the
festivities from 12 to 4 p.m, at the Main Branch of the Charlotte
public library to attend and participate in one or all of the
following activities:


31 Oct 2007 - 3:16am
8 years ago
3 replies
Peter Boersma

When those who know little about Usability offerUsability Services

Alan asked:
> [..] However after talking to them for a while it becomes clear that
> they really don't know what Usability is [..]
> So I ask you: Is this the price we pay for growing popularity of
> Usability and User-Centered Design?

Yes, and we should fight it with (drumroll...) discount usability methods.
Jakob Nielsen wrote an article on Guerrilla HCI in 1994:

Guerrilla HCI: Using Discount Usability Engineering to Penetrate the Intimidation Barrier
"I used the term "guerrilla HCI" in the title [..] because I believe that simplifie