Discussion Archive: July 2008

9 Jul 2008 - 3:55pm
Angel Anderson

[EVENT] Podcast & Recap of the June 25th IxDA Los Angeles Salon

Hello Everyone,

2 weeks ago HUGE sponsored the second IxDA Los Angeles Salon.

9 Jul 2008 - 3:34pm
Sven Jenzer

Which way? Searching or Browsing or Filtering a Multimedia Repository

Hi, We are developing a GUI for an online multimedia repository which is
used to store, find and reassemble e-learning contents. We are looking
for scientific studies and best-practice-examples in the fields of hci,
usability and/or interaction design, which cover different ways of
accessing contents of such an online multimedia repository, i.e.

9 Jul 2008 - 3:25pm
8 years ago
32 replies
Steven Chalmers

"Confirm password" field - Superfluous?

I have a design for a new user registration form in which I am proposing to
not use a "Confirm password" field and would like your feedback on this
The form will have 4 fields, all of which are required:

1: User name (This will be supplied to the user prior to their using this
2: Password
3: Hint question
4: Hint answer

The form also has some explanatory text that describes the use of the hint
question and answer which is that the pair of fields will be used when the
user forgets their password.

9 Jul 2008 - 1:16pm
oliver green

Instrumenting applications

Hi Everyone,

What software/service(s) do you use to instrument a) desktop
applications, b) mobile applications and c) web sites in order to
measure features used, time per feature, etc.


9 Jul 2008 - 10:20am
8 years ago
13 replies
Trevor Thompson

Should external links really open in the same window?

Hi folks,

The conventional wisdom is that a link should not open a new window,
even if it's a link to another site. Neilsen listed this as number 9
in the top 10 design mistakes.

But an unofficial survey around our office found that most people
prefer links to new sites to open up in new windows/tabs. They said
that new windows or tabs make it easier to explore links to other,
possibly- irrelevant, but possibly-useful sites, and still come
quickly back to the main site at any time, exactly where you left it.

9 Jul 2008 - 9:38am
8 years ago
3 replies

Usability testing a build and supplementing it with paper mocks

I'm currently in the process of usability testing a build. The build
consists of a lot of functionality but some of those parts are not
connected to the main navigation. People can still access the
functionality but not from the correct places.

I'm considering providing the user tasks to complete and filling in
the missing flow pieces with paper mocks.

9 Jul 2008 - 7:13am
Lynn Cherny

Survey for UX consultants (to help new consultants get started)

Hello folks,
I am co-running a workshop this month on how to set yourself up as a consultant.  I'd like to present broader data than just my own and my co-presenter's experiences.   It would help me tremendously to have consultants fill out our survey on their basic setup:  what they offer, why they consult, how they get their work, what rates they set, etc.
Our survey is here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=otBBXTFQoxG3FsUOXEVTVA_3d_3d
The workshop is described here:

9 Jul 2008 - 3:38am
8 years ago
1 reply
john morse


I was recently pointed to a prototyping tool called protoshare, know
nothing about it and was wondering if anyone had any experience using it
and would care to share their thoughts?



John Morse

Information Architect

Professional Services Group

UPA,Prince 2, ISEB IT Architect, IAI, AIIM, MBCS

innovative technology services


john.morse at eduserv.org.uk <mailto:

9 Jul 2008 - 12:52am

LA UX Meetup Event: Deliverables Poster Session - Yahoo! Santa Monica - Thursday/7.24.08 at 7pm

*LA UX Meetup Event: Deliverables Poster Session - Yahoo! Santa Monica -
Thursday/7.24.08 at 7pm*

For more details, see the full listing at:* *
*Looking for volunteers to present their deliverables! Must RSVP at the LA
UX Meetup website link above.*

*Topic: Deliverables Poster Session*

For those of you who've been to the IA Summit in past years, this session
will be familiar to you.

8 Jul 2008 - 8:37pm
Keiyu Kamatani

JOB: Client Service Manager | Hong Kong | HeathWallace (HK) Ltd. | Full-time

*Client Services Manager, Hong Kong*

To support the growth of our business in Asia Pacific, HeathWallace is
looking for a seasoned Client Services
Manager. This is a challenging regional role with the mission to develop,
plan, and deliver user-centric online
solutions for our clients in Asia Pacific. In addition to being an integral
resource for the Hong Kong office, the
role will work closely with the team in UK to deliver the appropriate
solutions to clients.