Discussion Archive: June 2009

8 Jun 2009 - 12:57pm
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4 years ago
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Traci Lepore
2008

iteration and innovation

Hi all,

My latest column on UXmatters is out, and it's all about iteration and "rehearsal" as means to creative outcomes. Interested in hearing others thoughts on why they think/or don't that iterative processes work so well. http://tinyurl.com/nls7fu

Traci Lepore
Graphic Designer
traci106 at hotmail.com
617-821-2156

8 Jun 2009 - 12:04pm
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Sarah Kampman
2008

How to transition seamlessly to a new design from anold one?

We recently went through a similar redesign. Through extensive card
sorting and usability testing of new and experienced users, we found
that keeping the old (albeit non-ideal) terminology was often the best
compromise. Experienced users just got too lost if we renamed functions
and topics that they had used for years.

8 Jun 2009 - 11:05am
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3 years ago
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Terms:
Christine Milot
2009

Click Dummy

I have a client that is asking for a "Click Dummy" as part of a
proposal but I have not heard of the term used before. Can anyone
help me out? Thanks much, Christine

8 Jun 2009 - 10:27am
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4 years ago
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Bhooshan
2009

How to transition seamlessly to a new design from an old one?

This is my first post, since I have been an avid reader of ALL the
advices and comments from intellectual people over here. But a small
question popped in my mind when I came across a website that was
redesigned and I was completely lost. Pardon me if this query has
been answered before.

It's an employee intranet portal which had been operational for
around a decade. The UI wasn't changed one bit in all this time.
Later the organization decided it was time to move on and did the
best they could with the UI design.

8 Jun 2009 - 8:53am
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4 years ago
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Jared M. Spool
2003

User Assistance (was Get started tutorials)

On Jun 8, 2009, at 1:46 AM, Ted Kilian wrote:

> I am looking for good examples of get started tutorials - by which I
> mean
> the optional tooltips that guide you through an online application
> for the
> first time. I have seen this most often in games, but I know I have
> run
> across it in websites as well.

8 Jun 2009 - 3:40am
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4 years ago
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Ashim
2006

Thoughts about Wonder Wheel?

Has anyone used the Wonder Wheel feature in Google search? (On the search
results page, go to 'Show Options' > Wonder Wheel)
I think its a totally different way to approach search and also a great
visualization to display related search results.
Thoughts?

8 Jun 2009 - 12:46am
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4 years ago
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Ted Kilian
2009

Get started tutorials

I am looking for good examples of get started tutorials - by which I mean
the optional tooltips that guide you through an online application for the
first time. I have seen this most often in games, but I know I have run
across it in websites as well. We are proposing to replace existing video
tutorials with this approach and I am looking for examples, studies or
opinions that support or refute this decision.

My sense is that the future of help for new users is to provide these sorts
of optional, in-context tools rather than create and maintain a separate
training video or tutorial.

7 Jun 2009 - 4:12pm
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carl myhill
2006

Event: Cambridge, UK (wednesday 17th June): Prof. David MacKay - Hands free writing (and more) - Dasher and Nomon

Hi All,Forgive the cross-posting. You are very welcome to come to our
forthcoming event which covers a couple of clever ways to enter text without
a keyboard. David is an excellent speaker and the subject is fascinating
(links below will give you a taster). If you have only access to a single
switch - how can you enter text? Come along and find out.Just 45 minutes
from Kings Cross!See you there.CarlPS Please feel free to forward this on,
particularly to any accessibility lists you may be onWednesday 17th June -
Prof.

7 Jun 2009 - 3:25pm
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4 years ago
3 replies
Matthew Ell
2009

Young Designer Seeking Advice

Hello All,

I graduated from school about a year ago and have been working as a
independent freelance web designer. I am in the process of doing some
career planning and would really appreciate all of your feedback, as I
would imagine there also many other people out there like me.

Basically, I received a design education (BFA @ The School of Visual
Arts) and have been a tinkerer in Web Design since high school
(1998).

7 Jun 2009 - 9:30am
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Jerome Ryckborst
2007

I'm researching usability research

Hello! If you're attending UPA 2009 and you'd like to talk in person about
the ethnographic research I'm conducting into how usability analysts see
their research, please look for me at the UPA conference this week. To
contact me, visit:
http://fivesketches.com/2009/06/researching-usability-research/

-=- Jerome

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Jerome Ryckborst, CUA | UPA member | IAI member | http://FiveSketches.com
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