Discussion Archive: February 2009

19 Feb 2009 - 12:16pm
Wunderlich, Judith

Event: How the Social Web and Mobile are shaking up e-commerce; March 18 in Chicago

How the Social Web and Mobile are Shaking up E-Commerce

What: Presentation, Discussion, Networking
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 5:30 to 8:00pm
Where: AQUENT, 500 W.

18 Feb 2009 - 8:32pm

NH UPA - 10 Minute Talks - Wed Feb 25th

Please join us for the NH UPA February Meeting featuring a series of
10-minute talks by professionals at various companies in our area.
The 10-minute talk format is lively and engaging and keeps things
moving for the audience. Don't miss the opportunity to hear 5 great
speakers in one night!


18 Feb 2009 - 5:42pm

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18 Feb 2009 - 5:36pm
7 years ago
4 replies

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18 Feb 2009 - 4:09pm
7 years ago
2 replies

VMWare vs. Parallels (was A business case for switching Mac

VMWare also doesn't slow down your OSX install the way Parallels does
due to how the virtual machine is implemented. I regularly develop for
linux and OSX, running linux under a VMWare partition with no hassles.
When needed, I also run a xp pro instance under VMWare, and it's also
quite peppy.

Biggest drawback (imho) is wasting all the disk and core space on
another operating system.

Alexandra O'Neal wrote:
> Our creative team likewise live in a Mac world, in a company dominated by
> PCs. The IAs have VMware to switch back & forth and use Visio.

18 Feb 2009 - 1:25pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Scott Weidman

Managing test script branching

I'm looking for a good tool to manage a multi-branch moderator's
guide for a usability study. There are a number of shared tasks but
some ordering variation, and I'm trying to avoid updating the same
task/probe multiple times. Any suggestions?


18 Feb 2009 - 1:11pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Gary Zamchick

...and don't forget to laugh

While in pursuit of the simple, the
clear, the intuitive, the new, I'd like to give whimsy, surprise, and um, the warm embrace of stupidity, their due.

No matter the domain, – virtual or tangible, high tech or high touch,
interfaces or environments, – innovative thinking is accompanied by the opportunity to twist toward one of four emotional
outcomes: the aha! (scientific knowing),
the ah! (aesthetic experience), the ha ha! (humorous relief) and the duh? (what
I’ll call “blessed stupidity”).

18 Feb 2009 - 11:21am
7 years ago
7 replies

Usability Testing Challenge

Hi all,
I am a UI designer for a start up company and I'm conducting a
usability test for our web product for the first time.

I've read a few books including "handbook of usability testing"
and "a practical guide to usability testing", and I've read a ton
of resources online.

The product we are testing is a web widget which is going to be
integrated in other websites (blogs, portals, etc.).

18 Feb 2009 - 11:20am
7 years ago
1 reply
Rob Tannen

UIs for Image Comparison

I'm looking for examples of applications that support the task of
comparing images, specifically multiple perspectives of the same

For example simultaneously comparing before and after photos, or
looking at an object from different angles at the same time. I am
particularly interested in examples where the user can apply a tool
or effect to multiple images simultaneously.

Thanks in advance.

18 Feb 2009 - 11:08am
7 years ago
22 replies
Josh Seiden

Should IxDA support a US National Design Policy?


Recently, a group of leaders from various US design organizations
came together to discuss the question of a US National design policy.
This summit meeting resulted in 10 design policy recommendations,
which can be found here:

(The full report on the summit meeting can be found here:

After the summit meeting, the leaders of this initiative contac