Discussion Archive: November 2007

12 Nov 2007 - 8:27pm
John Vollmer

Dayparting for newspaper sites

Hi Johan,

I remember the Seattle Times tried a rather aggressive approach to
dayparting, going as far as having a completely different design and
content mix during the day and at night.

12 Nov 2007 - 8:15pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Christopher Fahey


Dear IxDA Community,

When you are done arguing over the meaning of the word "prototype",
please let me know. I weighed in on this six days ago, and already
regret it. I don't think anyone's opinion has changed, or will.


Christopher Fahey
biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com
me: http://www.graphpaper.com

12 Nov 2007 - 6:05pm
Andrei Herasimchuk

PLUG: Influencing Strategy by Design, Luke Wroblewski and Tom Chi

A quick plug if you folks don't mind.


Just a reminder that, this Saturday November 17 from 10a-6p, Luke
Wroblewski and Tom Chi are teaching the course "Influencing Strategy
by Design" at the Involution Master Academy in Sunnyvale, California.
Currently, we already have confirmed attendees from a number of
companies, including: Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, VMWare. Like
all Involution Master Academy classes, this will be micro-sized with
no more than nine students per instructor.

12 Nov 2007 - 4:26pm
8 years ago
22 replies
Grady Kelly

What comes first, the Design or the Technology ...

What are the opinions here about what comes first, the Design or the

I am currently designing a web application from an existing windows
application. No decision had been made at the time as far as the technology
to be used, only that it would be a web application. So I designed like I
normally do, I composite/mock up designs in Fireworks, and then build the
high fidelity prototypes with xhtml/css/javascript. We have been showing
our prototypes to users and have received a lot of great feedback and

Development has now decided to use Adobe Flex for the front end.

12 Nov 2007 - 3:28pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Jared M. Spool

MSNBC announces redesign

On Nov 12, 2007, at 1:38 PM, Mike Scarpiello wrote:

> http://alphachannel.msnbc.msn.com/

Redesigns are bad enough.

When one needs a blog and guided tour to *explain* the change, then
something has gone very wrong.


Jared M.

12 Nov 2007 - 3:10pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Brian Herzfeldt

Private Feedback Forums for User Feedback?

Hi. I'm looking at private forum type software with which might use to
get feedback from users/customers in, ideally, a variety of ways. In
addition to discussion threads, maybe do polls, questionnaires.
Ultimately it would be cool to house static and/or interactive feature
prototypes here to get at some very general usability issues in the
same environment. Looking for something we could completely white
label, is extensible so open source would be good and cheap with free
being best of course!

Anybody use something like this?

12 Nov 2007 - 1:00pm
8 years ago
22 replies

what are your fundamental tenets of design?

I am curious about what you design by. What are your fundamental tenets of
design; those little bulleted phrases on the Design Vision slide of your
Powerpoint, the signatures on your email footer, the philosophies you work
by as you design?

What's your domain and how do you use your tenets to guide you on a daily

(IxDA Boston)

12 Nov 2007 - 9:48am
Janna DeVylder

[EVENT] Reminder: Chicago IxDA - This Wednesday, Nov. 14th

If you haven't yet decided if you should come or not, let me tell you... you
should! Some bright folks are showing interesting work. We're sure to learn
a lot!


If you're in the Chicago-land area, please join us for another event!

When: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm

Topic: Rich Internet Applications
What is the definition of an RIA, and when is a particular solution
considered one? How are RIAs breaking and redefining users' mental models of
web sites and traditional applications?

12 Nov 2007 - 9:12am
8 years ago
11 replies
johan.dermaut a...

Where does the usability department belong?

Hi all,

In a big company (more than 15.000 employees) with lots of departments,
divisions and sections, where do you put the usability team? In the
marketing department or IT-department or customer care or customer
experience or R&D or ... ?

Thanks in advance.


12 Nov 2007 - 9:04am
Kyle Pero Soucy

NH UX Poster Session/Holiday Social - Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 6:00 PM

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once.**

Got a tough design problem to solve? Have something interesting your working
on? Are you using a cool new tool or method you want to share? Need to vent
about your biggest problem of the week?