Discussion Archive: February 2008

7 Feb 2008 - 2:58pm
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6 years ago
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Jeffrey D. Gimzek
2007

Design Police stickers

5 pages of stickers you can print and cut out to stick on ads with bad
design elements.

Kern this!

Poorly cut typeface

Please do not use Word Art(tm)

Idea stolen from ________

Align this!

Good idea wasted by poor execution

THIS DOES NOT COMMUNICATE

etc...

http://www.design-police.org/

--jd

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Jeffrey D. Gimzek | Senior User Experience Designer

http://www.glassdoor.com

7 Feb 2008 - 12:08pm
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6 years ago
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kimbieler
2007

Enterprise phone systems

I'm going to be designing a *printed* user guide for an enterprise-
level phone system -- actually a much more interesting job than I
would have thought, assuming they actually want some design and not
just a layout.

Anyway, I have a copy of of the manuscript and I see that this system
is loaded with features and combinations of buttons to do all kinds
of crazy stuff with your phone. So I'm wondering if anyone can point
me in the direction of a study, or any anecdotal reports, of how
people actually use these things?

7 Feb 2008 - 11:51am
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6 years ago
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Mark Schraad
2006

Interaction 08 lifeline

There was some talk of having podcasts or other methods of participation...
for those of us unable to attend. Has there been any progress there? If so,
where would we find it?
Thanks,

Mark

7 Feb 2008 - 5:32am
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6 years ago
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jorge.marquezm
2008

US/UK user testing

Hello everyone,

I'm running an international project that requires user testing in USA and
UK.

Do you know or work in companies in these locations that perform user
testing using Morae technology?

I would like to contact with 10 of them.

If you know something please let me know!

Many thanks!

Jorge

--
Échale un vistazo a mi blog www.usandolo.com

6 Feb 2008 - 8:18pm
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6 years ago
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Luis de la Orde...
2007

Know of a good Wiki for dictionaries?

Hi everyone,

After some research I am still to find a wiki which I could adapt to become
a dictionary. I have been trying to find something like a Wikitionary,
preferably without the ugliness but since this kind of tool seems to be
scarce I will accept any suggestions please.

Many thanks in advance!

Luis

6 Feb 2008 - 10:29am
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Doug Anderson
2004

UPA MN Chapter's Feb 13 Event -- The Best of the dux07 Conference

-----Original Message-----
From: upamn at googlegroups.com on behalf of Lara
Sent: Fri 1/25/2008 12:56 PM
To: UPA Minnesota Chapter
Subject: [UPA-MN Announce] Feb 13 Event -- The Best of the dux07 Conference

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
UPA-MN
The Best of the dux07 Conference
**********************

NOTE: Due to our usual Thursday date landing on Valentines Day, the
meeting day for our February event has moved to Wednesday, February
13.

Please join us Wednesday, February 13 for the first of s

6 Feb 2008 - 9:07am
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6 years ago
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Kel Smith
2007

Customizing Components

I was recently brought aboard a project lifecycle in midstream. The end deliverable is a large-scale sales application built in Java using open source UI components. The topical usability of these widgets is quite poor, almost to the extent that they operate against commonly accepted conventions.

I should add that the application is intended for users who have minimal computer experience; from the UX point of view, I obviously have some concerns.

6 Feb 2008 - 7:42am
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6 years ago
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SemanticWill
2007

[Design Patterns] Save and Cancel

Some input and thoughts would be appreciated.

For modal (and modeless) windows, pop-ups, and "lightbox" ajaxed pop-ups,
after a person has performed certain tasks, there are two options - commit
those changes or cancel the dialog window. What order is best? Mac OS X
orders them as Cancel | Save, whereas many windows and web applications
have them as Save | Cancel.

Is there published research on this out there? What are your heuristics?
Why? How has that worked for you?

5 Feb 2008 - 7:14pm
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annemarie mogan
2008

Job:Sr Interaction Designer-San Francisco- hi5.com

Please direct any interest or inquiries to Annemarie Mogan:
amogan at hi5.com <mailto:amogan at hi5.com>

Sr.

5 Feb 2008 - 5:09pm
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Jennifer Light
2008

JOB: Full Time Interaction Designer, SF Bay Area Firm-"Recruiter"-Fulltime staff position

Our client, a San Francisco based start up committed to developing a
multimodal social networking platform is seeking a User Experience
Designer.

If you are hooked on applications like FaceBook, Flickr or other
social networking platforms, this is a company for you.

The ideal candidates will:

--Have the ability to create superior consumer user experiences,
taking into account the dynamic nature of new media forms.
--Possess experience in user research and rapid prototyping
--Excel in designing for consumer products, social media or mobile
applications

Desired Experience:
Hands-on