Discussion Archive: March 2008

25 Mar 2008 - 9:45am
8 years ago
3 replies
Benjamin Ho

Any resources or testing data on quick entry grids vs. form fields?


I was wondering if anyone can direct me to resources or testing data on comparative testing between quick entry grids and form fields?

I'm thinking that quick entry grids do as they say - allow the user to enter data quickly. What I would like to know is, how much quicker is the data entry in grid form compared with using form fields? And are grids effective only up to a certain point, where if the same fields in a form field appears as a grid and there's a horizontal scroll, is user performance affected?


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25 Mar 2008 - 9:01am

JOB: Senior Web Interface Ninja, Tiny Pictures / Radar, San Francisco, Full Time

We're Tiny, and we're growing.

We have an immediate opening for a talented and creative engineer or
web designer to work with a small team and become the resident expert
for our web presentation layer. This person will play a central role
in developing the next stage of our flagship application, Radar, the
leading service for real-time sharing of cameraphone pictures and
videos between friends.

We're looking for someone who is highly motivated, flexible, and
someone who will work well with the design team but can also be self-

25 Mar 2008 - 8:34am
8 years ago
21 replies
sreeramen ramaswamy

can you please discuss the effect of the US recession

Hello all,
Can you please discuss the effect of the US economic recession and its
impacts for usability contractors. If you guys choose contractors for your
company what are the things that would be critical to the decision? Do you
guys think the prices would go down and by how much? I know it is going to
vary across the US geography (east coast, west coast, and so on). It would
be useful to get as much as details as possible.

Please add other relevant topics in context of the discussion if I have
missed out.


25 Mar 2008 - 7:03am
6 years ago
4 replies

Google Docs live forms - getting user feedback online

I just noticed Google Docs has a new feature in the Sharing section of a
spreadsheet, called "Invite people to fill out a form".
It seems to me like a pretty neat way to get online feedback/info from your
users. Of course, it has all the limitations a feedback form has as far as
quality and quantity of information, but I'm thinking it could be useful
when forms is what you need anyway.
For example, I was just in the middle of editing some feedback forms as word
docs (e-mailing is the best shot I have to get any feedback in this

25 Mar 2008 - 5:18am
8 years ago
4 replies
Itamar Medeiros

[ EVENT ] IxDA face-to-face in Shanghai: April 29th, 7:30PM

If you are in Shanghai area and would like to join a IxDA face-to-face
get together, you're welcome!

April 29TH 2008, 7:30PM

Wagas (Hong Kong New World)
300 Huaihai Zhong Lu G107 near Madang Lu
+86 21 6335 3739

In that occasion, we'll announcing the upcoming plans, and having some
time for networking

RSVP so that I can book the place

{ Itamar Medeiros } IxDA Local Coordinator, Shanghai

The Intera

24 Mar 2008 - 11:47pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Chris Bernard

Flex? (was and still is: What's exciting in Adobe Thermo?)

So I'm a bit 'biased' here as well. Something that gets missed in a lot of these conversations is presuming that going with a standards-based site or a FLEX/Flash/X approach is an either or choice. In the past this was largely the case and the power of the browser has made that a singular platform of choice for many folks but it's doubtful this will be a viable strategy in the future.

24 Mar 2008 - 10:37pm
Matt Dente

JOB - Interaction Designer - Seattle, WA - Adlin, Inc./Matt Dente Design - Contract



Title: Interaction Designer/Information Architect
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Contract
We are: Adlin, Inc. (www.adlininc.com), Matt Dente Design
(www.mattdente.com), YIU Studio (www.yiustudio.com)
Contact: matt at mattdente.com



We are a group of multi-disciplinary designers that got together to Œdo it
right¹ when it comes to experience design.

24 Mar 2008 - 10:11pm
Angel Anderson

[EVENT] IxDA LA & HUGE present "Methodology Madness", Wednesday April 23, 7-9pm

Great news: IxDA LA is back in the saddle and ready for its first event in
over 2 years!

*Methodology Madness!* A good methodology can help you organize your
thoughts and, ideally, help you design better products. However, with so
many methodology flavors out there, it can be a bit confusing. Goal-directed
design? Contextual design? Scenario-based design? It's madness! What are
the *real* differences between them anyway? More importantly, how
effectively can you use them where *you *work?

24 Mar 2008 - 9:07pm
Brendan Moran

JOB: Sr. Interaction Designer, Sunnyvale/CA, Palm, Inc. fulltime

Senior Interaction Designer

Palm is seeking a world-class interaction designer with a proven track record of shipping game-changing products.

24 Mar 2008 - 6:45pm

[EVENT] Reminder: IxDA-SF presents Alan Cooper, "An Insurgency of Quality", Tuesday March 25

Just a quick reminder that IxDA-SF will be presenting Alan Cooper on
TOMORROW, Tuesday March 25th at Hot Studio in San Francisco.

This event is free and open to everyone. Please join us and feel free
to pass on to others!