Discussion Archive: September 2008

19 Sep 2008 - 9:00am
7 years ago
13 replies
Meredith Noble

password strength usability studies?

Does anyone know of any studies that weigh various password strength
requirements (e.g. minimum 8 characters, one capital letter, one number
of symbol) with users' ability to remember the passwords?

Or, on a more practical level, reports that track password strength
requirements vs. increased calls to support / password reset requests?

My client wants increased security, but I don't want the users to go
nuts. Trying to find a happy medium.

Also, have you ever had a website ask you to change your password (long
after you originally registered)?

19 Sep 2008 - 6:52am
3 years ago
3 replies
Caroline Jarrett

Next & previous button order (long)

Nick wrote:

> As an aside, I'm sending this from my web-based version of home email
> (it gets complicated). I fill in a text field to write this, then if I
> go bottom left, the most obvious button is actually 'inbox', which
> loses my inputs. I've done that more than once. So why am I looking to
> the bottom left? I don't think I do that on other forms.

Here's what I've learned from many years of usability testing and some
eye-tracking studies of forms.

What users really do is look for 'next box for me to type in'.

19 Sep 2008 - 5:42am
7 years ago
2 replies

Intranet Interface Design Screenshots?

Hi everybody

I'm working on an intranet project. Does anybody can point me any sites with
screenshots of intranets with good interfaces?


Web Consultant
// Lisbon Lab <http://blog.lisbonlab.com>

18 Sep 2008 - 5:39pm
7 years ago
11 replies
Tracey Ewart

Interface Design Sites anyone?

Hi Brett,
There are groups on flickr that post screen captures of specific user
interfaces. It's a great resource for ideas, inspriation and
guidance. Maybe this is what you were looking for?


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18 Sep 2008 - 1:30pm
Rebekah Ellis

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Interactive Designer: Los Angeles, CA

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18 Sep 2008 - 11:51am
7 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

Tap is the New Click Presentation

Dan promised to post the exact slides from his talk for IxDA NYC last
night and the link to the 1st chapter of his book on his blog and here
they are.
-- dave

Sent to you by Dave via Google Reader: Tap is the New Click
Presentation via Kick It by Dan on 9/18/08
I had awesome crowds yesterday at my two Tap is the New Click

18 Sep 2008 - 10:54am
Chad Fournier

Job: User Experience Practitioner, Calgary, Shaw, Full-time

As a User Experience Practitioners you will be responsible for creating
great experiences for several software solutions. You will work
collaboratively with fellow members of the User Experience team to
conceptualize design and prototype ideas.

18 Sep 2008 - 10:54am
Chad Fournier

Job: User Experience Practice Lead, Calgary, Shaw, Full-time

As a User Experience Practice Lead you will be responsible for guiding
the User Experience team in the creation of great experiences for
several software solutions. You would lead fellow members of the User
Experience team to conceptualize, design and prototype ideas; then
inspire members of IT and Engineering to develop the best software
solutions using innovative technologies for our business.

18 Sep 2008 - 10:21am
7 years ago
1 reply

NYC sends out huge thanks to Dan Saffer, R/GA, and all event attendees!

IxDA NYC packed in nearly 200 people at R/GA's sparkling new conference
center last night to hear Dan Saffer of Kicker Studio expound on "Tap is the
New Click". Deepest appreciation goes to our excellent speaker as well as
the dedicated team of people at host R/GA who were instrumental in this
event going off so seamlessly -- particularly Chloe Gottlieb and Courtney

18 Sep 2008 - 8:16am
7 years ago
10 replies
John Gibbard

Needs-based paginated wizard

Using http://www.starbuckscoffeeathome.com/ as an example, can anyone
point me in the direction of similar needs based selection tools?

I've seen plenty of facet-based feature selection tools (generally on
audio-visual shop sites or car sites) but this needs-based approach
really floats-my-boat.

Examples of this approach much appreciated!


John Gibbard (User Experience Architect)
t. +44 (0)7957 102577 skype. johngibbard