Discussion Archive: March 2008

4 Mar 2008 - 3:46pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Jason Lee

Email Registration

Hi list,

When designing sites, I often come up against the question of what required fields to include for an Email Registration form. By Email Registration I mean registering for updates/promotions from the site.

I have always felt that less fields is a better approach (ie. just email address if possible), but sometimes various stakeholders want to capture other data like name and location so it can be used for other marketing efforts.

Any thoughts/research on this? Like are people people deterred when they see too many fields?


4 Mar 2008 - 3:15pm
8 years ago
27 replies

Design Deliverables and Developers

One of the things I am interested as a designer is how we can work better with
developers. If you are lucky enough to work as part of an in-house team you
probably (hopefully) have a stronger relationship with developers than those
of use who only come in as consultants. Often as a consultant, the only
contact we have with the development team might be through the project
manager or technical lead. So we must rely on our design documents to
deliver our message.

Although we would all like our deliverables to be developer-friendly, they
don't always turn out that way.

4 Mar 2008 - 1:27pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Brandon E.B. Ward

Designing an Analytics UI

I'm about to start designing the UX and UI for the analytics portion of an RIA. (Flex)

Anybody have any links/books they'd like to share discussing the display of data, interactivity, preferred visualizations etc.?



4 Mar 2008 - 12:35pm
Gloria Petron

Upcoming Event: Gel Conference, NYC, April 24-25

On behalf of Mark Hurst & Phil Terry and the folks at Creative Good,
I'd like to announce an upcoming event, the 2008 Gel Conference.
I attended this conference last year and was significantly influenced
by the speakers and concepts to which I was introduced (such as
"bit literacy", which taught me to how empty out my email InBox at the
end of every day and has since made a big difference in the way I work).

The Gel conference is a two-day event in New York every April.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:01pm
8 years ago
14 replies
Jeff Howard

Usability is more than...

In the past few months I've heard rumblings on the list that
usability is about more than evaluation (first from Jared and more
recently from Elizabeth). I'm not a card-carrying member of UPA, but
this is interesting to me and I'd like to learn more about the point
of view.

I was taught that Design represents the intersection of three
- the useful
- the usable
- the desirable

My entire context for usability has been as an evaluation tool to
identify design elements that are initially confusing or that involve
a high error rate for some ergonomic reason.

4 Mar 2008 - 11:28am
8 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

IxDA London meet-up, more meetings - and money!

Just awesome Alex!!!!

Great work to everyone who's helping IxDA London come to life!!!!


-- dave

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Alexander Livingstone <
adl.ixda at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Last night was a very interesting meeting!

4 Mar 2008 - 11:14am
Dana Christ

Job, Interface Designer/Graphic Designer, Pennington, NJ, "Recruiter", Full Time Direct Hire

Seeking an innovative graphic designer with strong layout, typography
and brand identity skills. Responsibilities include designing
interfaces for transactional web pages, data intensive applications and
other financial products and services. Candidates must have experience
in designing web applications, ecommerce or transactional sites a plus.
An on line portfolio of samples must be presented for review.

If interested, please share resume and samples in URL or PDF format.

Dana M.

4 Mar 2008 - 7:46am
Dan Brown

JOB ~ Information Architect ~ Washington, DC ~ EightShapes, LLC ~ Full-Time

Hello Interaction Designers!
EightShapes is hiring again! Please see our (now infamous) job description
below. Our preference is to have someone local to DC.

-- Dan

EightShapes, LLC, a user experience consultancy founded by Nathan Curtis and
Dan Brown, wants to hire you. What's the catch?

3 Mar 2008 - 2:56pm
Aaron Louie

Upcoming ASIS&T Pacific Northwest IA/UX meetups

Get together to have drinks, chat, network, and geek out with fellow
information architects, librarians, usability experts, user experience
designers, and other like-minded people! It's open to anyone, so bring
a friend -- especially those in other local organizations.

3 Mar 2008 - 2:46pm
8 years ago
28 replies
Todd Warfel

Most usable doesn't always mean best solution

Last week we were conducting some research for a client. The research
included testing of a registration form for their product/service.
During registration, participants filled out their contact info (e.g.