Discussion Archive: November 2007

2 Nov 2007 - 8:29am
Joy Zigo

11/8 Special Event: World Usability Day in New York

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

*World Usability Day in New York *

Here is the agenda for the World Usability Day event in NYC. Registration is
open. Please note that this 300 person event is expected to sell out. We
will not be taking walk-in registration on the day of the event.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:03am
Janna DeVylder

[Event] Chicago IxDA - Nov. 14th - Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)

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? What benefits can interaction teams
be taking advantage of in their designs - and what potential pitfalls should
they be watching out for?

1 Nov 2007 - 7:49pm
8 years ago
13 replies
Juan Ruiz

frustation meter

I was wondering if any of you has had experience using a tool to
quantify the frustration of the user while using an interface (in our
case a web application or website). This tool is to be used during
usability testing, of course.

Do you have any links to research, products and samples?


1 Nov 2007 - 6:38pm
Wesley Yun

JOB, Interaction Designer and User Researcher, Sunnyvale, CA, Palm Inc, FT or Contract

Hello all,

Looking for talented Senior Interaction Designers and User Researcher.
Please send all qualified candidates my way! I promise to treat everyone with great care and respect.
Willing to relocate the right person if they are a good fit.

Wesley Yun
Email: wesley.yun at palm.com
Office: 408.617.8363

Palm, Inc. | 950 W.

1 Nov 2007 - 5:06pm
Kevin Wong

[JOB] Art Director at Artefact in Seattle, WA - Full Time

Art Director at Artefact in Seattle, WA, Full Time

Job description

Here is an opportunity for an Creative/Art Director with ambition,
talent and a desire to work in an energetic and dynamic small creative
environment. You will be part of a new and growing group of interaction
design consultants and researchers working on a variety of projects from
web design, games to consumer hardware products and enterprise business

1 Nov 2007 - 4:20pm
Mark Richman

Do Engineers Understand UX documents? (was

I read Todd Warfel's post and think this is a great use of usability
testing. I actively ask for feedback on wire frames from our developers but,
as you might exepct, never get any. They are too busy writing the next lines
of code.

In lieu of that, I've adjusted my documents to address any omissions or
misunderstandings I've seen. These tend to be visual issues, where the final
page doesn't match the cognitive intent. But sometimes things I expect to be
elementary are not understood sufficiently, I don;t get feedback, and the
final result just doesn;t work.

1 Nov 2007 - 3:06pm

CfP: EuroITV2008 - 6th European Interactive TV Conference

6th European Interactive TV Conference

EuroITV 2008 - Changing Television Environments

July 3rd to 4th 2008 in Salzburg, Austria

http://www.EuroITV2008.org <http://www.euroitv2008.org/>

1st Call for Papers

The EuroITV conference brings together researchers and practitioners
from diverse disciplines that include human-computer interaction, media
studies, computer science, telecommunications, audiovisual design and

1 Nov 2007 - 2:39pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus

Collaborative Project Management Tools

I'll throw in a vote for Basecamp. I use it all the time and love it.

On 11/1/07, Mike Scarpiello <mscarpiello at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looking at two - Basecamp and Marketing Central.

1 Nov 2007 - 2:26pm
8 years ago
14 replies

Users ability with slider controls

i can't link to direct experience with this type of control for web
interfaces. they've existed ever since AJAX caught on and i've only seen
them implemented properly in very limited circumstances.
a few social networking sites use(d) them in lieu of spin controls or normal
drop down elements to do things such as select age ranges or distance
proximity. it was quirky for the most part.

personally speaking, i've found these type of controls work best as volume
controls or as 'sizers' - e.g.

1 Nov 2007 - 1:58pm
5 years ago
92 replies
Todd Warfel

What tools do you use for prototyping?

What prototyping tools are in your toolbox?


Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
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