Discussion Archive: June 2008

17 Jun 2008 - 7:42pm

Serena Composer

Hi Folks,

there was a discussion about Serena Composer in November 2007: http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=22516

Has anyone had the chance to use Serena Composer for a while and might be able to share their experiences?


17 Jun 2008 - 7:01pm
8 years ago
1 reply
corey pressman

Client education

Hey there,

Do any of y¹all have a one-sheet or perhaps a tri-fold that you distribute
to your clients to educate them in the importance if IxD? Often times, I
find my clients either 1) feel the time and workflow we dedicate to IxD is
wasteful and needlessly expensive or 2) even worse, they feel as though that
are amateur IxD experts and that Œanyone knows¹ what makes a good interface
­ and their ideas are not useful.

I¹m putting together a small educational piece to hand out at discovery or
maybe with the contract that outlines IxD and our experience therewith.

17 Jun 2008 - 6:58pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Mark Schraad

shopping cart

No sure if this an appropriate forum, but a friend asked me for a
opinion on a shopping cart solution. Anybody have a good or great
recommendation for such a service? It is a small two person business
shipping hand made products (think etsy).

Thanks in advance,


17 Jun 2008 - 5:08pm
Jared M. Spool

[Reminder] Book Launch Party: Handbook of Usability Testing, 2nd Edition

[ Apologies to those who receive more than one copy of this.

17 Jun 2008 - 4:06pm
8 years ago
1 reply
John Turnberg

JOB: Sr UX Designer, Method, NYC & San Francisco, Full Time

A Senior User Experience Designer creates excellent user experience design
and deliverables for Method projects, according to user-centered design
principles and Method standards. Independently, or working with a Director,
as needed, a Senior UX Designer executes all user experience tasks,
including project planning, research and analysis, requirements definition,
product and interaction concepts, and interaction specifications, on a
variety of platforms, including the Web, mobile devices, television, and
product interfaces.

17 Jun 2008 - 4:04pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Jason Conness

JOB: UX Focused Senior Program Manager: Chicago, Schaumburg: Macrovision: Full Time

The Senior Program Manager will work interactively with the UX team, Product
Managers, Engineering Managers, and Executive Management to track projects
and strategic initiatives. This person will be responsible for tracking and
escalating issues, prioritizing and managing change requests, and keeping
everyone on the same page while minimizing exposure to risk. This will be
critical for a successful delivery of our next generation solution.


1. Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to
meet changing needs and requirements.

17 Jun 2008 - 7:53am
8 years ago
6 replies
Chuck Piotrowski

Validity of Hit Counts

One of the organizations I volunteer for get "hit counts" from Go Daddy
for its website (www.rutlandhistory.com <http://www.rutlandhistory.com/>

We are getting about 20,000 hits a month.

How many of these hits can I believe to be searchers, rather than
spiders, etc?

Is there any way to tell?

Thanks for the help!

Chuck Piotrowski

Information Asset Management Program


www.cvps.com <http://www.cvps.com/>

This computer runs on Cow Power!

17 Jun 2008 - 1:28am
Itamar Medeiros

worth reading: "Shades of Use: The Dynamics of Interaction Design for Sociable Use"

Computers are used in sociable situations, for example during customer
meetings. This is seldom recognized in design, which means that
computers often become a hindrance in the meeting. Based on empirical
studies and socio-cultural theory, this thesis provides perspectives
on sociable use and identifies appropriate units of analysis that
serve as critical tools for understanding and solving interaction
design problems.

16 Jun 2008 - 10:14pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Prachi Sakhardande

Is blogging about work OK?

Hi There

Here's a question to all the avid bloggers on this list.

How do you draw the line between what work related stuff you can blog
about? Since most of us do interaction design at work, and talk about the
same one way or the other in our blogs, where do you draw the line?

Is it OK to share exciting details of how they brainstormed about a
particular problem, or a simple usability tweak in that took a solution from
usable to delightful?

16 Jun 2008 - 4:36pm
5 years ago
6 replies
Jerome Ryckborst

Using Morae Recorder+Observer: Yes or no?

I'd like to hear from people who have to conduct usability sessions on their own, AND who use Morae Observer on a second laptop. Does it make you more efficient? How much more?

After a recent stint analysing a ton of Recorder data, I can affirm that I love Recorder but that I spend more time than I should in Morae Manager, and maybe I need to use Morae Observer together with Recorder so I can reduce time spent in Manager.

Any comments? Tips? Cautions?

-=- Jerome