Discussion Archive: November 2008

6 Nov 2008 - 5:05am
7 years ago
8 replies
Gurmit Singh Shakhon

Regional user testing techniques

I am building a research strategy for a client who wishes torun multiple user testing streams across different countries. Does anyone haveany advice or methods that would help to extrapolate information from the usersin a fair and unbiased way?
My concerns are mainly around:Native language testing and localised test material.
Gurmit Singh Shakhon...

6 Nov 2008 - 4:21am
Ian Chan

SxD schema -- looking for design collaborators

I'd like to build a social interaction design schema, probably as an
overlay to conventional wireframing for social media, but i'm not a
visual thinker. at all.

if anybody's interested, I'd like to channel some social interaction
design theory out of words and into a visual framework. I have an idea
for how to do it, but I'll need help.

takers? ping me.


On Nov 5, 2008, at 8:12 AM, John Romano wrote:

> My company is putting together a panel submission for SXSW.

5 Nov 2008 - 8:44pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Billie Mandel

Touchscreen keyboard research?

Question 2 of the evening: has anyone done any comparative user research yet on different layouts for touchscreen keyboards on mobile phones? I'm just not convinced that the metaphor translates for a QWERTY keyboard on a one-hand device with no actual buttons. Will probably do said research myself if none of you lovely people has taken it on yet.

5 Nov 2008 - 5:27pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Interactive Designer, NYC - 90-150k

Job Title: Interactive Designer
Location: New York City - Relocation assistance provided
Salary: $90,000 - $150,000 (DOE) per year + benefits

What if there was absolutely nothing stopping you from inventing the next
big thing. What would you do if you had a clear voice in developing the next
generation of web-based information services? How would you respond if you
had the opportunity to be a creative force in one of the most unique and
inspiring work cultures in New York City? Our company was born out of a
passion for bringing information to consumers.

5 Nov 2008 - 3:28pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Gloria Petron

Where can I get Flash maps of US, including counties/districts?

I was looking at the NYTimes.com's and CNN.com's voting results displayed on
interactive Flash maps.

Is there any software or plug-ins of the United States offered in
Illustrator or Flash, that outlines each
states and their respective counties?

Does anyone know anyone who works at the NYTimes or CNN online whom I could
contact to ask?


5 Nov 2008 - 12:59pm

FOWD08 and Phizzpop

I took some pictures of the agencies work for the phizzpop challenge
(an interactive/social/virtual learning environment developed using
Expression Studio) .

Sorry about the quality, but I wasn't using a tripod :/


Ricardo Grzeca

5 Nov 2008 - 7:29am
7 years ago
3 replies
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Refiltering search results - immediate vs manual reload

We are working on some usability guidelines for an online shop, namely - for
filtering search results in this shop.

On the results page user gets list of products passing criteria, and the
filter box on the top.

Filter box consists of currently selected criteria's list and sub-boxes -
there is list of available selections with checkboxes in every one.

5 Nov 2008 - 2:35am
Jonas Löwgren

Nordes 2009 conference, Oslo, Norway, Aug30 - Sep01 2009

Apologies for duplicate postings, but I thought some IXDA members
might be interested in this conference.

Jonas Löwgren


Announcement and call for submissions:
Nordic Design Research Conference

NORDES ´09 Engaging Artefacts

Oslo, Norway, 30 August -1 September 2009

Design research aims to provide new insights to the ways in which we
understand – and do – design.

4 Nov 2008 - 6:58pm

Who Is A Friendly Presidential Candidate For UserExperience Poll

Hi Guys,
Since it is the end of day I would like to share the results of the poll we
had on our website www.bestica.com . 95 UX people have voted so far and out
of 95 people an overwhelming majority of 82% voted for Obama and a small
minority of 18% voted for Mccain.

4 Nov 2008 - 6:01pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Greg Petroff

Interaction'09|vancouver: Conference Update!

Hi Community,

We are 25% sold out for the conference and 25%-40% sold out for most
workshops. Sign up now. Workshops will go up in price on Jan 1 if there
is still space available.

The conference team is really excited about the planning. We are going
to have several new ways for people to contribute at the conference
besides the scheduled talks. Stay tuned we will be announcing these
updates soon.