Discussion Archive: October 2008

30 Oct 2008 - 5:57pm
7 years ago
27 replies
Ali Naqvi

Is simplicity the answer? I am with John Maeda on this one.

I recently read John Maeda's book 'The Laws of Simplicity' and also visit
his website http://lawsofsimplicity.com/
The Laws of Simplicity is a book written in the same style Don Norman
wrote 'The Design of Future Things'.
Few days back I came across the following link
http://www.jnd.org/dn.mss/simplicity_is_not_th.html wherein my Guru states
that Simplicity is NOT The answer.
My Guru states that 'I conclude that the entire argument between features
and simplicity is misguided.

30 Oct 2008 - 5:13pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Kevin Silver1

Inaugural Meetup for New Mexico Local Group -- November 19th


For those who live in New Mexico, we're going to have an inaugural meet up on November 19th at 5:30pm at Savoy in Albuquerque. More details can be found on our Local Group site at: http://groups.google.com/group/ixda-new-mexico

You can also follow IxDANM on twitter.

So if you live in New Mexico and are interested in being involved with IxDA at a local level please attend. We plan on talking all thing IxD as well as the future of IxDANM.

Hope to see you there!



30 Oct 2008 - 4:28pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Meredith Noble

incentive models for longitudinal studies

Has anyone done a longitudinal study before? What was your incentive
model like?

We're asking participants to commit to 8 sessions, happening roughly two
weeks apart. We are fully prepared for drop-outs but want to minimize
this, obviously.

We'd considered giving people some money for each session (say $50), and
then reserving the same amount of money for the very end, which would be
handed over if they complete all 8 sessions. So they'd get $50 every
session for 8 sessions, and get an extra $400 at the end if they
attended all 8.

30 Oct 2008 - 2:51pm
Nick gasparro

(JOB Posting) - Sr. InterActive Designer - San Francisco - Recruiter - Contract - 13 months

Hello Group,

Please contact me if you are interested in the following contract opportunity.

We are looking for a Sr. Interactive Designer for a 13 months contract.

30 Oct 2008 - 12:47pm
Victor Lombardi

PLUG: New UX webinar series, and a special offer for IxDA members

Hi all – Lou Rosenfeld of Rosenfeld Media and I are excited to
announce the launch of a new series of webinars on user experience.
The Future Practice webinar series will tackle the cutting edge of
modern UX practice.

30 Oct 2008 - 9:48am
7 years ago
1 reply
Dante Murphy

What cool interactions do you want to play withat Interaction09?

Can we get a wii, and rig some of Johnny Chung Lee's gizmos?


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30 Oct 2008 - 1:50am
7 years ago
2 replies
Harikrishna VP

Favourites or Favorites

For an internationalised software product will you use the term
"Favourites"(UK) or "Favorites"(US)
Internet Explorer in its menubar uses the term "Favorites"(US). Please let
me know your thoughts.

Warm Regards,
Harikrishna VP,
Consultant-Usability Engineering
Usability Engineering Team | Technology Competence and Consulting
IBS Software Services | IBS Software Services


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30 Oct 2008 - 12:37am
michael cummigns

CHANGES in your definition, use or perception of UX/UE design this year?

Hello List Members,

Have your notions of what user experience design (UXD) is, or should
be, evolved this year? How are thought leaders--Norman, Garrett,
Morville et al--defining UXD / UED differently than, say, a year or
two ago, that you've heard (blogs, conferences, etc.)?

To be precise, I'm not requesting for a definition of UXD. These I'm
quite familiar with.

29 Oct 2008 - 8:11pm
3 years ago
6 replies
Gustavo Gawry

Mouse tracking

I've thought many times on using mouse tracking data to evaluate usability
but I never saw a tool for doing this
as many (or most) of us I don't work only with web so this is can't be used
by folks who are working on desktop applications.
recently I find out a online service that do mouse tracking, replays ( as
many others ), but the real difference is that they
create heat maps and shows the mouse movements path, because watching mouse
movements videos can be really time wasting.


I thought about doing my own tool for that joining these 2 (s

29 Oct 2008 - 5:21pm
Liz Geddes

(JOB) Sr. Information Architect - Recruiter- NYC 3+ Months

Hi Guys!

Interested in the role below? It is located in downtown Manhattan and moving very quickly! I'd love to speak about it, please e-mail or call Liz Geddes at

liz.geddes at sapphire.com

-- 212-257-6123 --

Thank you!

-- Liz

Sr. Information Architect