Discussion Archive: August 2009

24 Aug 2009 - 12:30pm
7 years ago
1 reply
USID Foundation

USID2009 - Early Bird Registration Open

Greetings from USID Foundations!

*USID2009 -* Early Bird Registration
*DESIGN FOR ALL:* Usability, Accessibility & Creativity

We are happy to announce that the *Early bird registration* for the USID2009
has been opened till 31st August 2009.

We hope you will take this opportunity to register *by 31st August 2009*, to
get the * benefit of* *special registration fee as early bird registration*.

We are also offering special registration fee for Staudents and
Differently-abled professionals.

24 Aug 2009 - 11:01am
7 years ago
1 reply
Barbara Ballard

Free mobile design template

Steven Hoober just published our updated mobile design template.

http://bit.ly/1njw6 which points to

It is, of course, a work in progress.

Barbara Ballard
Skype: barbara_ballard
Twitter, Delicious: barbaraballard
email: barbara at littlespringsdesign.com

24 Aug 2009 - 9:37am
Kyra Edeker

[EVENT] Reminder: IxDA Austin Tues. August 25th 6:30 - 8:30 -- Abuse to Reuse: Why we hate use cases but shouldn't

Abuse to Reuse: Why we hate use cases but shouldn't
When: August 25, 2009 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
presentation begins at 7:00
Where: projekt202
908 E. 5th St.

24 Aug 2009 - 8:59am
6 years ago
29 replies
Ali Naqvi

We don't make consumer products, hence no need for a User Centered Design development process.

Time and time again I am being told that a user centered design
development process isn't needed in our company since we do not make
consumer products.

Yet we make web interfaces for them to use, we create billions of
features for them to use etc.

A manager said last week: "We are a technology driven corporation
and that is why we are so successful".

24 Aug 2009 - 6:57am
7 years ago
1 reply
William Hudson

How do you make sure your design gets implementedright?

Martin -

My slightly controversial view is that this cannot be prevented. That is
why it is important that implementers understand about the need for
user-centred design.

24 Aug 2009 - 4:13am
7 years ago
16 replies

How do you make sure your design gets implemented right?

Hi folks,

You have finished your design. You have shown it to stakeholders and
developers and it has been approved. Now the developers get to work
implementing it.

But then a few weeks down the line, out pops a pre-production version of the
product that looks and behaves somewhat differently than specified in your

24 Aug 2009 - 1:44am
7 years ago
2 replies

shopping.rediff.com - too much simplicity?

Rediff, one of the leading portals in India recently underwent an entire
redesign focusing on simplicity. But I guess it did the worse thing to their
online shopping site.

Can anyone locate "Womens ear rings" in their categories page?

The old site was way better compared to the new site. The old site had the
traditional approach and it was reasonably easy to navigate and shop around.

- Rajesh

24 Aug 2009 - 12:04am
Janna DeVylder

Lag in IxDA posts & comments fixed

Hi all,

Apologies for the delay in posts to the list over the past 24 hours. We're
back in business with posts and comments. If you don't see something come
through by tomorrow, feel free to repost.



23 Aug 2009 - 4:57pm
Steve Baty

IxDA Board Retreat – August 2009

Hello IxDA,

The Board of Directors of the IxDA met recently - over the weekend of August
14-16 - to discuss the progress the organization is making towards its
mission to advance the discipline of interaction design. We'd like to share
with you some of our discussions and decisions from that weekend.

We've posted a summary at



23 Aug 2009 - 2:15pm

REMINDER: PhillyCHI Meeting - Livia Labate: UX Health Check, Thurs Aug 27, 2009

PhillyCHI Meeting - Livia Labate: UX Health Check: A Measure a Day
Keeps the Redesign Away - Thursday, August 27, 2009

Please join us as Livia Labate of Comcast Interactive Media discusses
how user experience teams can benefit from introducing metrics and
benchmarks of success into their practices. This event is free and
open to the public.

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM (Social time from 6:00-6:30PM)
Location: Wharton School of Business, John M.