Discussion Archive: June 2008

15 Jun 2008 - 2:41am
8 years ago
16 replies
Rony Philip

Which is a better Navigation Structure

Hi All,

Here is a clarification:

A portal is being developed for office supplies. It sells many varities of
products (computers, paper clips, dust bins, charis/ tables, etc).

Which navigational approach is most suited?

1. Alphabetical Navigation: A primary navigation that simply displays all
the alphabets. When user hovers the mouse on any alphabet, all the items
related to that particular alphabet is displayed.

2. Categorized Navigation: Group items under different categories (tab
navigation) like - Electronics, Furniture, Technology, Supplies, etc.

Any better approach?!


14 Jun 2008 - 8:00pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Jack L. Moffett

Information Design books

I'm planning a course for the Fall, and I'd like suggestions. I taught
a masters-level course last year titled "Information Design &
Visualization". I used Tufte's "The Visual Display of Quantitative
Information" and "Ambient Findability" by Peter Morville. This coming
year, the course will be taught to graphic design seniors.

14 Jun 2008 - 4:31pm
Chava Alexander

cross cultural usability design

I am a graduate student at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. I
am looking for an adviser for my thesis. I am highly interested in cross
cultural usability from an interactive design standpoint. I was wondering if
anyone knows of anyone that is focusing on cross cultural design that would
be interested in being an adviser. I am willing to travel internationally (I
think Amsterdam would be very beneficial!) Let me know if you have an idea!
Thank-you very much!

14 Jun 2008 - 4:01pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

Tablet PC & annotation system

Hi folks,

I can't for the life of me locate the details about a tablet PC (I
think!) that has an annotation system for taking notes & recording
audio at the same time...does that ring any bells? I searched the
Discuss archives to no avail. I mentioned it to a friend who needs to
find some technology to facilitate her field interviews but now it's
feeling more like a figment of my imagination.

14 Jun 2008 - 2:50pm

Setting up a usability lab on a budget

Using a laptop, small Logitech camera and Camtasia 5 software (less
expensive than Morae). I¹ve had good results setting up in users offices or
conference rooms. It¹s fairly informal and I get to observe their working
environment and use of the product in context. It¹s also less disruptive to
their workday.

I¹ve found users are really enthusiastic to have someone listen to their
concerns and pain points about the product and often have good suggestions
for improvements.

13 Jun 2008 - 5:01pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Caroline Jarrett

Relationship of Number of Form Fields to CompletionRate

From: "visual hokie" <visualhokie at gmail.com>

: Does anyone have (or can point me to) any data, research, or articles that
: demonstrate the relationship between number of form fields and completion
: rate?
: Thanks!
: brian

Hi Brian

I don't know of any specific research on this problem in the forms arena.

13 Jun 2008 - 4:29pm
Lim, Nam Ee

JOB: Senior User Interface/Visual Designer, Houston TX, Hewlett Packard, Full Time

Title: Senior User Interface/Visual Designer

Salary: $100K base, depending on experience

Location: Houston, TX

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is making the computer personal again!

HP works to understand the world and make ideas happen. Its innovative
and exciting Corporate Design organization is responsible for the
conceptualization and development of customer-focused new products. This
includes research, creating form, aesthetics, physical and software
interfaces and system compatibility.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:17pm
8 years ago
10 replies
Paolo Domenico ...

IxD Podcasts...sugestions?

Hey Guys,

I'm trying to find good interaction design, innovation, prototyping,

Here are the ones I subscribe:

BusinessWeek Making Innovation
BusinessWeek Innovation of the Week
Harvard Business IdeaCast
Lunar Design: Icon-O-Cast
Any sugestions ?

Paolo Domenico Passeri
paolopasseri at gmail.com

13 Jun 2008 - 12:06pm
visual hokie

Relationship of Number of Form Fields to Completion Rate

Does anyone have (or can point me to) any data, research, or articles that
demonstrate the relationship between number of form fields and completion


13 Jun 2008 - 11:32am
8 years ago
14 replies
oliver green

Open source wireframe software

Hi All,

Any recommendations for an open source wireframe tool? Something that is
similar to Axure - the license is too expensive for me.