Discussion Archive: September 2009

30 Sep 2009 - 3:57am
6 years ago
9 replies

Using behavioral targeting to customize content


At Scottish Television, we are actively exploring ways to serve up a
degree of custom content to every user the 'deeper' they travel
into our sites.

Taking a typical example of a user interested in football, we would
serve up more football related articles to that user. We would be
able to listen to the meta data on each article and page viewed in
the user’s journey, apply weightings and serve up more customised

As the user goes deeper into the site, we would narrow the focus of
articles and categories.

30 Sep 2009 - 2:40am
6 years ago
9 replies
Angela Arnold

Incentives for UI testing

I am currently looking into different types of incentives for
participants who take part in our UI testing sessions, and would like
to know about other UX types' experiences and recommendations...

Does the type of incentive affect the quality and/or reliability of
the participants?

interested in your thoughts on this one...

29 Sep 2009 - 11:12pm
6 years ago
2 replies
sreeramen ramaswamy

recommendation for good websites-about discount sales and offers

hello folks,

Please let me know if you guys have come across or designed a website
that provides information on discounted sales and offers in USA and
Europe. Would like to use them for a comparative study.


29 Sep 2009 - 4:19pm

[JOB] Information Architect/Experience Planner - Long Beach, CA - The Designory, Inc. - Full Time

The Designory is a full-service cross-media communications firm. We are a
creative company that transcends the limitations of traditional media,
allowing the message to drive the medium. Located in ever changing downtown
Long Beach, we offer a dynamic, comfortable work environment supported by
dedicated and talented people.

Are you an IA or interaction/UX designer with 4+ years experience who enjoys
a beautiful and collaborative work environment where the dress is casual and
the projects are interesting?

29 Sep 2009 - 4:13pm
Bruce Esrig

[Event] IxDA Northern NJ, Weds Sep 30th, 6:30pm, Madison, NJ

The IxDA has a new local group, IxDA Northern NJ, which meets approximately
once a month in Madison, NJ. Our goal is to facilitate networking and
professional development for user experience professionals in northern New

For our September 30th event, we're planning a discussion about Web 3.0
buzzwords and the real phenomena that they refer to. Our facilitator, Yana
Kane-Esrig, is a business analyst in the Application Software Group at

29 Sep 2009 - 4:10pm
gretchen anderson

Looking for social media/social anxietyreference material

Just heard Don Abrahms from Social Technologies give a killer
presentation with some of this type of info. Might want to check with
them and see if they sell reports.

Also, Forrester/Gartner might have something useful given the "hotness'
of the domain.


I know there's a few people with a psych background of some sort and
many readers with a broad net around here so I thought I'd ask: Have
you heard of any research/researchers, articles, books, etc. dealing
with social media and social anxiety?

29 Sep 2009 - 3:42pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus

[EVENT] CanUX Early Registration until Sept. 30!

Hi Everybody!

I just wanted to forward on the info about CanUX, an amazing event
coming up in November. Early registration is on until Sept.

29 Sep 2009 - 2:12pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Chris Heckler

Looking for social media/social anxiety reference material

I know there's a few people with a psych background of some sort and
many readers with a broad net around here so I thought I'd ask: Have
you heard of any research/researchers, articles, books, etc. dealing
with social media and social anxiety? General social psychology with
relation to social media would be useful too.


29 Sep 2009 - 10:41am
Amy Jones

EVENT in Austin, TX: Stop, Collaborate & Listen: A Panel about Getting Buy-In

If you wanted to RSVP for Stop, Collaborate & Listen and found it
already booked, don't despair! There are a few more seats now
available. Act quickly, as these last seats will fill up quickly.
Full description below:

How do you communicate with stakeholders? What about
developers/implementers? What do you say, and what do you not say? How
do you create buy-in and get others to share your vision and get excited
about it?

AustinUX and Austin UPA are hosting a panel discussion on collaboration
& communication techniques that work.

29 Sep 2009 - 10:33am
William Hudson

Is there a good reason to require people toidtheir credit card?

Jennifer -

This was mentioned earlier, but of course you need to let customers know
what credit cards you accept well in advance of the checkout. For
example, when we did not used to take Amex on our site, I had companies
contacting me because they had got to the checkout and could not use
their company Amex card. The purchases were large enough that they did
not want to use their personal MasterCard or Visa. We had to arrange
payment through another process (PayPal or similar).