Discussion Archive: May 2009

14 May 2009 - 9:40am
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Amy Jones
2009

What is the Best Practice for Usability Testing aRegistration Process.

Hi Paul,

You have different scenarios, or you have different designs? I'm not
sure how you would test for validity of a scenario with usability
testing -- in that case it sounds like you'd want to do contextual work
to see if you find your scenarios 'in the wild.' But if what you really
mean is that you have three slightly different designs, then you're
right, you shouldn't test all three designs with the same individual.
What this means, of course, is tripling the number of tests you need to
do. For that reason, I probably wouldn't take the time to test all
three.

14 May 2009 - 6:54am
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NYC IxDA
2008

[EVENT RECAP] IxDA NYC: Cindy Chastain on "Experience Themes"

We'd like to thank everyone who came out on Tuesday evening for Cindy
Chastain's excellent talk on using the cinematic concept of "theme" to
produce better interaction design. Her talk resulted in many great
conversations, some of which lasted well into the night over dinner. Kudos
and much appreciation to Ms.

14 May 2009 - 2:57am
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5 years ago
12 replies
djlittle
2009

Slider orientation best practice

Hi,

Following on from the interesting pagination thread yesterday, I was
wondering about best practice in using sliders (e.g. like the jQuery
UI slider mentioned http://docs.jquery.com/UI/Slider), particularly in
relation to orientation.

For a project I'm working on I'm considering using one to scroll
through a list of messages (e.g. tweets), sorted by time. The tweets
will display vertically, with the latest at the top.

14 May 2009 - 1:47am
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5 years ago
5 replies
Terms:
R. Groot
2006

User experience disciplines :: the lost diagram

Hi all,

I hope you can help me out here. About three years ago I found this
wonderful diagram which put ALL disciplines together that come into play
when developing User Experience (for the web?). I think it was inspired by
the famous diagram by Jesse James.

What did it look like:
- one page with all disciplines as circles distibuted over the page
- if I remember correctly, the organization of these circles was set to the
different steps in the process (like those in JJ's diagram)
- the circles were colourful on a dark background

Anybody seen such a thing and knows where to find it?

13 May 2009 - 7:15pm
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San Francisco IxDA
2008

[Event] IxDA-SF Presents ProtoFarm on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Adobe Systems

IxDA-SF is happy to confirm our community-driven May event, ProtoFarm.

Prototyping is an important process for communicating and fleshing out
design ideas to project teams and clients.
Come support and learn tips and tricks from your fellow interaction designer
colleagues, as they demonstrate their prototyping process for current and
past projects, using a variety of prototyping tools and presentation
formats.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDING ALLOWED. Some of the work being
presented may not yet be out of the wild.

13 May 2009 - 6:56pm
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5 years ago
4 replies
Melissa Cooper
2009

Mobile Search Models

Hi all,

I've been seriously thinking a lot about mobile search models and am
looking to crowd source interesting examples to check out.

Also, if there are any articles / papers you would recommend on the
topic, that would be great.

At the moment, it is my view to simplify this as much as possible.
I'm considering in the case that a user has multiple search criteria
that they input one and build on that query rather than complex
advanced searches.

13 May 2009 - 5:08pm
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Amy Mew
2005

[JOB] Part-Time Freelance Information Architect - Los Angeles

Pepper Interactive is looking for a Part-Time Freelance Information
Architect based in the Los Angeles area.

Qualifications:

* 1+ years experience as an information architect, interaction
designer, or experience designer (or similar role)
* Proven ability to multi-task
* Solid writing and visual communication skills
* Familiarity with usability heuristics and relevant HCI literature
* Knowledge of InDesign for generating site maps and flows,
wireframes and behavior specifications

Time commitment: 10-20 hours per week.

13 May 2009 - 5:07pm
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5 years ago
2 replies
Angel Marquez
2008
13 May 2009 - 12:35pm
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5 years ago
3 replies
pcofrancesco
2009

What is the Best Practice for Usability Testing a Registration Process.

Does any have any suggestions for how to best design a test for a
registration process.

We have 3 different scenarios involving a step process. If we take a
group of people and perform a usability test, should we put them
through all three scenarios? We're thinking this might skew results
as they'll become familiar with the scenario (because each scenario
has relatively minor nuances for differences). Also, they could
become fatigued.

Any suggestions how to produce the best results and most accurate
findings?

Thanks, Paul

13 May 2009 - 9:46am
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5 years ago
9 replies
Chris Wright
2008

Examples of 'sliding' registration processes

I'm designing a simple registration process, four steps, each a small form.
I want to create one page, with each step appearing below the other.. so the
process sort of 'slides down' one page. The final thing will then be about
two screens (1024) deep.

This is in contract to:

1) A single screen - I have too many steps
2) A series of screens with 'Next' and 'Previous' steps

Does anyone have any examples of good implications of such systems, research
supporting, or general thoughts?

Cheers,

Chris Wright

07843258503
http://chrismwright.com/