Discussion Archive: May 2009

5 May 2009 - 10:20am
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thomaskueber
2010

[local][EVENT] Usability Stammtisch & IxDA Berlin Special // User Research at Adaptive Path

Usability Stammtisch & IxDA Berlin Special: Todd Wilkens talks about
User Research practice at Adaptive Path

When: 7:30pm – 9pm Wednesday, May 13 2009
Where: newthinking store GmbH, Tucholskystr. 48, 10117 Berlin

Berlin's Usability Stammtisch and IxDA Berlin are getting together for
an exciting evening with Todd Wilkens from Adaptive Path
(http://www.adaptivepath.com/aboutus/toddw.php).

5 May 2009 - 9:39am
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5 years ago
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R Sengers
2008

Best practices for time out (log out) warning

For a web-based password-protected site with sensitive information, the user
usually is logged out after a period of inactivity. (In part, this is to
prevent others from seeing/changing the data on their screen, if the user is
on coffee break.) Ideally, the user would be warned before the time-out,
with an option to extend the time.

What are the best practices for this time-out warning?

Note that the user may have multiple browser windows/tabs open (with other
web sites) or may be working in a desktop application. Should they be
interrupted or not?

5 May 2009 - 9:29am
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aschechterman
2004

Genius: The Modern View

Hi all, from a few days ago, this might be of interest to the list, if not
already seen:

>From The New York Times:
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Genius: The Modern View
By DAVID BROOKS

The latest research suggests a more prosaic, democratic, even puritanical
take on great accomplishment.

5 May 2009 - 9:20am
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5 years ago
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Vicki Haberman
2009

interaction & data entry before log-in?

Can anyone give examples of websites where users are able to enter
information prior to log-in or becoming a member of the site? Users
would then be prompted to do so when moving to another section of the
site in order to have their data saved. Does anyone know if there is
the capability to show similar prompting when a user types in another
web address or goes to closeout the browser window. We are trying to
address a business requirement.

Any pointers, examples, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Vicki

5 May 2009 - 9:14am
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5 years ago
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Vicki Haberman
2009

interaction & data entry before login?

Can anyone give examples of websites where users are able to enter
information prior to log-in or becoming a member of the site? Users
would then be prompted to do so when moving to another section of the
site in order to have their data saved. Does anyone know if there is
the capability to show similar prompting when a user types in another
web address or goes to closeout the browser window. We are trying to
address a business requirement.

Any pointers, examples, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Vicki

5 May 2009 - 7:49am
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5 years ago
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Elinesca
2008

Post on the future of Wireframes

Hi all!
Thought some of you might be interested in this discussion on the
future of wireframes, and on the designer as information architect.
http://www.madebymany.co.uk/the-future-of-wireframes-00991

Elin

4 May 2009 - 11:12pm
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4 years ago
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Stephen Holmes
2009

What is a mobile phone called in your country?

I'm aware that different countries have different generic names for
their mobile phones (as we call them here in Australia).

In the USA it seems to be a "cell phone", in parts of Asia where
I've worked it is a "handy phone".

Any others?

I need this for a way of a user differentiating mobile phone numbers
from land-line phone numbers.

thanks

Stephen

4 May 2009 - 5:23pm
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5 years ago
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Alan James Salmoni
2008

Inspirations from art

When it comes to designing, is anyone here greatly influenced by
things outside of what we normally design? By this, I mean primarily
any particular artists or movements (eg, minimalism, abstract,
Picasso etc) If so, how did your design change? Or does music play a
role? We've discussed what music we listen to when working but I
sometimes find that listening to particular types of music influences
the mood of my designs.

4 May 2009 - 11:16am
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Sharon Greenfield5
2008

Need practice?

Hey new Interaction Designers et al -

Looking for some real-world practice?
Methinks this open-source microblogging client for GNOME could use
some help:
https://launchpad.net/gwibber

Wouldn't it be nice to microblog with your friends (Twitter) and your
work colleagues (Laconi.ca) using the same app?

4 May 2009 - 2:40am
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5 years ago
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Matt Milosavljevic
2009

Help us improve fivesecondtest.com

Hello,

My name is Matt and I am the creator of the fivesecondtest.com
website. Last month we rolled out http://beta.fivesecondtest.com and
we have since been actively making improvements based on user
feedback.

I am hoping to get some feedback from the greater UX community that
will help us make the service all the more useful. The beta is
currently invite only, so please let me know in the comments if you
would be interested in helping us out and I can set up accounts for
you.

Thanks,
- Matt Milosavljevic