Discussion Archive: March 2008

11 Mar 2008 - 9:56am
8 years ago
2 replies
Adam Connor

Design documentation and Accessibility Issues

Just curious about other designers methods for handling accessibility
issues in their designs. In particular, I'm curious about situations
where things like progressive enhancement or graceful degradation come
up. When wireframing how do you handle illustrating these situations.

Do you wireframe two versions of the screens (one for users with
javascript enabled and one for those without)? What about storyboards?

11 Mar 2008 - 7:13am
8 years ago
7 replies
Rick Castanho

Browser safe zone?

Hi All,

I recall having once downloaded a photoshop file that had mock layouts to
help design web pages within browser safe-zone. Can no longer find this
file. Does anyone have specs or can point me to specs for designing within

Thanks in advance! :-)


11 Mar 2008 - 4:29am
Petteri Hiisilä

"Gathering" requirements (was: NN/g IxD immersion course)

Kim Bieler kirjoitti 10.3.2008 kello 23:44:
> I'm particularly interested in the "gathering requirements" portion,
> since I desperately need some clues about interviewing and research.

Disclaimer: This is not an opinion against the course, but an opinion
against the "gathering" metaphor.

The requirements aren't out there just to collect in a bag. The
requirements are the interim result of an interaction designer's
thought process, not its starting point.

1. Current human behavior <-- Observation, discussion, reading, using

11 Mar 2008 - 1:34am

NN/g Group's Interaction Design Immersion

Hi Kim,

I volunteered to help out with Bruce Tognazzini¹s course when the NN Group
was here in Seattle in 2006. I wasn¹t allowed full participation as a
volunteer, but got a lot out of it anyway. Bruce gives a great presentation
and you get to practice quite a few prototyping techniques. It¹ll be a lot
more than just requirements gathering. You¹ll come away with a good overview
of how the pieces fit.
Well worth it. Tog is one of the originals.

11 Mar 2008 - 12:46am
8 years ago
16 replies
Juan Ruiz

argument for designing 1024px wide

My client, an IT company, is very strong on the position that their new website design should be bigger than 1024px wide (1280px wide).

11 Mar 2008 - 12:24am
Manish Govind P...

Usability Testing Costs?

Hi all,
I am looking at some figures on how much usability
services cost worldwide.

Is the charge for the testing on a per hour basis or
testing with some specific functionalities or tests
done to generate some specific data or its for the
entire project?

Whats the range for the per hour basis with one
usability tester on board? Offshore and client onsite

Info on the pricing would be most helpful.

Thanks and Regards
Manish Pillewar

Sent from Yahoo!

11 Mar 2008 - 12:05am
8 years ago
3 replies
Chris Ryan

Progress and Delay Indication for Varying Performance

There has been a fair amount written over the years about how to give
good feedback for delays of varying lengths. However, what if your
application has somewhat unpredictable performance (I won't get into
the reasons here; suffice to say it is not sloppy implementation),
where a given operation may complete quickly, or at other times result
in a significant delay? Is there anything that could, or should, be
done to establish this variability with the user without their giving
up due to a perception that things may be even more variable than they
actually are?

10 Mar 2008 - 4:52pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Katie Pula

[Configurators] List vs. Wizard

Hello everyone,

I¹m heading into a redesign for a major computer manufacturer. We are
currently in the very early phases of discovery and concepting. I¹m
wondering if anyone has any feedback on ³list view² vs. ³wizard view²
interaction models in regards to product configuration (usability studies,
success metrics, or personal opinions).

All thoughts are welcome!


Katie Pula
Interaction and Usability Director | Experience Design
Cell: 604.649.1721
Desk: 604.647.6544 ext.

10 Mar 2008 - 4:44pm
8 years ago
1 reply

NN/g IxD immersion course

I got a postcard advertising Nielsen Norman Group's Interaction
Design 101 3-day immersion course and I'm wondering if anyone's been
to it and would like to post a review.

Here's the curriculum:


I'm particularly interested in the "gathering requirements" portion,
since I desperately need some clues about interviewing and research.


-- Kim

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