Discussion Archive: November 2007

15 Nov 2007 - 7:57am
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DrWex
2006

Negotiating with difficult {clients|coworkers} suggested readings

Periodically we all confront problems of negotiating with clients who
want unreasonable things, or coworkers who seem to be opposed to any
form of change that would improve usability.

I would like to recommend two books that have helped me in dealing
with such situations. Both come out of the Harvard Negotiation
Project. They're both easy reads and I found them chock full of good
analysis techniques and useful advice.

14 Nov 2007 - 9:41pm
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7 years ago
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oliver green
2006

analyzing qualitative data

Hello all,

I have a background in statistics and it is easy for me to analyze
quantitative data, but I am at a loss when it comes to analyzing
qualitative data. I bought the book Qualitative Data Analysis : An
Expanded Sourcebook by Alan Michael Huberman, but it was difficult to
follow since it did not give examples that I can relate to. I would
really appreciate it if someone could point me to information that
will help me learn more about this topic.

Thanks,
Oliver

14 Nov 2007 - 6:30pm
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Mark Schraad
2006

paper prototype: the return of

Just came across a nice example of paper prototype use in mobile
computing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4-A-9hGn0U

14 Nov 2007 - 10:37am
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7 years ago
1 reply
Jean Graef
2007

Usability for social search

Is anyone working on usability related to enterprise social search? Issues that come to mind are how to display information from both internal and external sources on one screen, where and how to display tags and taggers, whether to offer suggestions on the tagging window, etc?

Jean
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Jean Graef
The Montague Institute
www.montague.com
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14 Nov 2007 - 9:36am
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7 years ago
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Chris Borokowski
2007

Diagnosing IX in your operating system

>From /.:

"My three pet gripes about GUI software are 1) focus stealers -- you
are typing away in one app and some other app pops up and then you are
typing into some other window that has grabbed focus, 2) Files Save
that makes you start over from the beginning with each program launch
or even each Files Save instead of remembering where you last saved a
file, and 3) programs that lock up the GUI at the least provocation
(yeah you, Adobe -- I dread Web surfing into PDF files, even from a
broadband connection)."

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14 Nov 2007 - 6:27am
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7 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf
2005

partnerships ( was IxDA's Annual Board Meeting)

Hi Daniel,

The question of partnerships is an interesting one.
Are you suggesting that IxDA fold into AIGA, or are you suggesting
partnerships on specific initiatives?

-- dave

On Nov 14, 2007 12:50 AM, Daniel Yang <dan at danielyang.com> wrote:
> Has the IxDA considered some form of partnership with AIGA? I am
> member of AIGA and have found they are very receptive to user
> experience and interaction design.

13 Nov 2007 - 10:26pm
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7 years ago
7 replies
lisa herrod
2007

Songza Compare Seeqpod

Hi all

I think the Songza interface is far more interesting when you compare it
with Seeqpod.com.

Seeqpod has offered a very similar service for quite some time. While Songza
is more visually attractive to me, I think seeqpod is much easier to
interact with and use. I'd be interested to know what you think too.

However, my one major reservation with Seeqpod is that it is Flash based
when it needn't be.

13 Nov 2007 - 8:44pm
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7 years ago
1 reply
Caroline Jarrett
2007

Are required field notations really necessary withradio button selections?

From: "Stephen Dondershine" <sdondershine at gmail.com>

: Does one necessarily need to add an asterisk indicating that a
selection is required for a radio button selection form input?
:
: It seems to me that one can argue two ways:
:
: 1.) The fact that some item in the radio button group will always
be selected tacitly implies that the input is required.

13 Nov 2007 - 7:29pm
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7 years ago
12 replies
Dave Malouf
2005

Songza

Aza Raskin (invited speaker to IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah), just
posted a new application which show cases many of the interface
theories that he and his company, Humanized, have been talking about
and he will talk about at the conference
(http://interaction08.ixda.org/).

The new application is called "Songza" and is search, play, and share
for music. It seems to search for content in the public domain like on
YouTube and grab the audio stream from it.

13 Nov 2007 - 6:30pm
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7 years ago
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Stephen Dondershine
2007

Are required field notations really necessary with radio button selections?

Does one necessarily need to add an asterisk indicating that a selection is
required for a radio button selection form input?

It seems to me that one can argue two ways:

1.) The fact that some item in the radio button group will always be
selected tacitly implies that the input is required. It is really impossible
for the User not to mae a selection, so why bother to indicate that it's a
required field?

2.) Nevertheless, the required field asterisk draws the User's attention to
the field input itself and the fact that there is potentially a decision to
be made.