Discussion Archive: October 2007

16 Oct 2007 - 10:35am
8 years ago
1 reply

[EVENT] IxDA Waterloo on Oct 18: "Designing the User Experience: Unplugged"

Canadians, your attention please, eh!

The IxDA face-to-face group in Waterloo, Ontario hosts our next event only
two days from now, titled "Designing the User Experience: Unplugged". Led by
Sandra Loop from Sybase, this is shaping up to be an interactive, fun, and
educational event.

16 Oct 2007 - 7:31am
Kyle Pero Soucy

NH UX October Meeting: Tues Oct 30, Carolyn Snyder - "Bias in Usability Testing"

Topic: Bias in Usability Testing
Speaker: Carolyn Snyder
When: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
6:30 - 7:00pm Food, Beverages & Networking
7:00 - 7:15pm NH-UX Info Update
7:15 - 8:15pm Presentation
Where: Fidelity, 2 Contra Way, Merrimack NH (Directions to Follow)
RSVP: Please RSVP to Amy Cueva: amy at madpow.net

In usability testing, we strive to eliminate bias so that the results will
be accurate. But what is bias anyway? How does it affect our results?

16 Oct 2007 - 12:22am
8 years ago
12 replies
Janna DeVylder

Recap: Chicago IxDA's Pattern Library conversation

I think all who attended would agree that the first Chicago IxDA event last
Wednesday night was a great success! Many thanks to Manifest Digital for
graciously hosting the event and opening up their wonderful space to us, and
thanks to those who attended and shared your perspective with us.

15 Oct 2007 - 9:00pm
Klein Info Design

(event) Steve Krug at 10/25 meeting of Puget Sound SIGCHI, Seattle

Steve Krug is the featured speaker at October’s Puget Sound SIGCHI meeting
at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Adobe in the Fremont area of Seattle.

No registration is required for this free meeting of UX professionals.

Topic: Yes, Virginia, there is a perfect Web page

Is there really one ideal way to do Web pages—a definitive “best practice”?
And if there is, does that mean that all pages should basically look alike?
What about creativity and innovative design?

15 Oct 2007 - 8:34pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Marvin Hunkin

Non graphical storyboards

Hi a blind website development student doing the diploma of website
development at my local college in Adelaide, australia. i use a
screen reading program called Jaws for Windows
http://www.freedomscientific.com now.
have to do story boards for several website projects.
now, cann not draw graphics with the screen reader.
well, tried putting each story board for each page in word tables and
using html. but my lecturer still not happy with what i have handed
up. there is a programming language called logo drawing for the

15 Oct 2007 - 8:25pm

[EVENT] IxDA Boston presents Steve Mulder: A Persona Workshop

Save The Date!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
Location : TBA

IxDA Boston is thrilled to announce that Steve Mulder, Author of *The User
Is Always Right: A Practical Guide to Creating and Using Personas for the
will be facilitating a condensed version of h

15 Oct 2007 - 10:53am
Katherine.Lumb ...

JOB: Fulltime Information Architect/Experience Planner at Publicis Dialog NYC

The New York office of Publicis Dialog has a full-time staff position for
a qualified experience planner/information architect/interaction designer.

Do not respond to this email. Email resume and work samples to
employment at publicis-usa.com.

The Experience Planner creates branded, interactive user experiences for
our clients.

15 Oct 2007 - 10:02am
8 years ago
9 replies

Wow, look at you all go...!

466 IxDA emails in my box, waiting for me over my vacation, last week.

I can't exactly recall, but I think I got about that many when I was off
for TWO weeks vacation in August.

Is anyone tracking our discussion list traffic? How are we doing, for
active participation?

15 Oct 2007 - 9:15am
8 years ago
6 replies
Yang Zhenyi

Should a usability engineer have the knowledge about the professional area related to his products?

I'm working for a software company which provides ERP application. And i
have a question : Should a usability engineer have the knowledge about the
professional area( such as accounting, supply chain management,
manufacture and so on)?

My major is cognitive psychology. When i started my job 2 years before, i
got so frustrated that i even can't understand what users talking.
Because i don't know what exact task they would do with our application. My
education background don't contain those knowledge. Fortunately, I have
some colleagues who are expert in thoese areas.

15 Oct 2007 - 1:31am
8 years ago
2 replies
Manish Govind P...

To Align or not and how?

A form design query:

I have a very lengthy form for gathering profile
information. Under the most logical grouping of
questions, here is what it appears like:

First name
Last name
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