Discussion Archive: December 2007

4 Dec 2007 - 4:41pm
8 years ago
12 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus



I just registered for Interaction08... for anybody else who is
attending it would be great to plan some sort of IxDA list meetup ..

Are people staying in the Sheraton mentioned on the website? Anybody
have any other recommendations for a hotel?

Also, I've got to say it....

4 Dec 2007 - 9:03am
Fred Beecher

Paper Prototyping: Hi-Fi & Lo-Hi Togethe

On 12/4/07, Nam Loc <deep_frost at yahoo.com> wrote:
> So what happens now is that within the same test session, the User will be
> tested with half the use cases (functions) of the system with full
> visualisation screens, and the remaining use cases with wireframes only.

4 Dec 2007 - 8:50am
Josh Seiden

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4 Dec 2007 - 8:47am
8 years ago
5 replies
Ferran Alvarez

New coming prototyping tool: Adobe Thermo

Quite often in this list the "prototyping tools" question is sent. Maybe
very soon we'll have another one to discuss: Adobe "Thermo":

Has somebody more information about this new tool?


Ferran Alvarez

4 Dec 2007 - 8:25am
8 years ago
3 replies

Paper Prototyping: Hi-Fi & Lo-Hi Together

Hi all.

Apologies if this topic has already been covered.

In a project I am involved with, I am presented with a situation regarding Paper Prototyping.

We are currently overhauling the UI for our products and plan to evaluate the UI concept designs with Paper Prototyping very soon.

The original plan was to develop all the screens with graphical visualisations. However our Graphics designer said that they are unable to draw all of the screens on time for the test. It has been suggested that we replace all the un-drawn screens with wireframes for the test sessions.

3 Dec 2007 - 8:55pm
8 years ago
5 replies

Bulk-content creators

We're considering using an SEO strategy whereby a company creates several
hundred content pages with relevant keywords (to our site) that link back to
our site, in order to increase our search engine rankings.

3 Dec 2007 - 5:58pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

how to test GUI requirements

Hi folks,

I was hoping that some of you might have wisdom to share with me on
the issue of testing GUI requirements.

Some background.... One of my clients is a medical device company
making Class III devices, so their formal requirements validation &
verification process (more commonly called testing) is an extremely
significant portion of the overall development cycle. They mainly use
automated testing protocols to test the software, ensuring that it
responds as specified to user & system actions.

3 Dec 2007 - 2:51pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Lada Gorlenko

A good source for stats on browsers, screen resolution, OS, etc.

MarketShare is a good source of some recent and free statistics
frequently asked for by designers:


Screen resolution:

Search engines:

Some categories have a geographical filter, and you can get data by
location, if needed.


3 Dec 2007 - 12:29pm
8 years ago
5 replies

Fixing bugs is not fixing design!

Excerpted from a post on my blog:

Would love feedback fromn IxDA'ers...


At Dux2007 <http://www.dux2007.com/> in Chicago, I attended a workshop where
I asked the group why we don't design software like we do hardware? Why
don't we spend more time in prototypes, mockups, etc. One of the attendees,
a software designer...

3 Dec 2007 - 10:01am
Dan Saffer

Last Two Weeks of Interaction08 Early Bird Registration

Hi folks!

Just a reminder that early bird registration for Interaction08 ends
December 15, or basically at the end of next week. Spend your
remaining 2007 education budget! It's only $499 right now, or a third
of the cost of other major conferences we could mention!

Just look at the lineup you get:

Alan Cooper
Intervention-Interaction with Sigi Moeslinger
The Design Eco-System with Bill Buxton
Dense Notation, In Context with Malcolm McCullough
What Makes a Design Seem Intuitive?