Discussion Archive: June 2009

18 Jun 2009 - 12:49pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Suzanne Ginsburg

What does iPhone 3.0 mean for UX?

Hello IXDA peeps,

As many of you may know, Apple released the iPhone 3.0 software update
yesterday. It includes a number of enhancements---spotlight search,
cut/copy/paste, voice memos, landscape views and more. So what does
this mean for UX designers? Well, there's also a new SDK which will
impact the design of iPhone apps. It includes support for purchases
within apps, push notification (PNS), embedded maps & email, iPod
library access, communication with accessories, peer-to-peer
connectivity, cut/copy/paste and more.

18 Jun 2009 - 11:45am
6 years ago
12 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Mentoring, eh?

Is this new?

I never noticed it before. How long has that been there?


18 Jun 2009 - 11:15am
7 years ago
3 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Biz models and design Shaun Inman's Fever

> We as designers have a lot to contribute toward thinking through business
model implications.
Yes, we definitely do. But there are other people (mba types) who are
eventually responsible for the business models, not us. This distinction is
important because we've been fighting with the 'everyone can design' line of
thinking, haven't we? Just like the average mba can't design.

18 Jun 2009 - 10:53am
7 years ago
5 replies
Peter Merholz

Biz models and design Shaun Inman's Fever

On Jun 18, 2009, at 1:19 PM, Vishal Iyer wrote:

> Business model is most definitely *not* a part of design

Wow. This statement made me choke on my ale (I'm in London).

Business model is definitely part of the customer experience, as Jeff
Bezos so admirably pointed out:
""Internally, customer service is a component of customer experience,"
he says.

18 Jun 2009 - 9:22am
7 years ago
1 reply
Matthew Parker

Patterns for city searches

I'm looking for objective data on user search behavior, particular
with respect to city and town names.

When presented with a set of potential search fields that would
include typical location fields (street, city, state, zip), do users
experience more success when the CITY field is completely wild (i.e.,
searches the data intra-field, ignoring spaces or other punctuation),
or when the field is restricted and anchored (i.e., the search term is
assumed to be from the beginning of the field's data).

Any leads or points in the right direction would be appreciated.


18 Jun 2009 - 3:46am
7 years ago
12 replies
17 Jun 2009 - 10:55pm
4 years ago
19 replies

Difference between Heuristic Evaluation and Expert Review

Hi all,

In Heuristic evaluation, evaluator evaluates design with reference of
design principles to find out the usability issues.
How “Expert Review” is different from this? Is there any major
difference or it’s the same?

Thanks in advance.


17 Jun 2009 - 4:35pm
7 years ago
21 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Shaun Inman's Fever

For those haven't seen it yet, and for those that can use it, I highly
recommend checking out Shaun Inman's Fever, released this morning.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The application is not a hosted service. To use it,
you have to a web server running and be able to configure it. I'd
rather not talk about that decision on Inman's part because I think
it's not worth discussion, and I completely agree with his choice
given his goals.

17 Jun 2009 - 3:02pm
Johansen, Kristen

[JOB] Lead User Experience Designer - Citrix Online - Bangalore

Citrix Online is growing and we're looking for a User Experience Designer with mobile applications experience to join our team of talented and highly collaborative designers!

17 Jun 2009 - 1:39pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Marty DeAngelo

iPhone Number Conversion

Does anyone know how you can PREVENT the iPhone from taking a string
of numbers and trying to convert it to a phone number? I know that
there are ways to code a link as a phone number, but we have several
strings of numbers on a mobile site that we want to prevent from
being converted to a useless phone number.

I did some searching, but couldn't find anything relevant.