Discussion Archive: September 2009

25 Sep 2009 - 4:17pm
7 years ago
3 replies

wording on time and speed

Hi designers,

We have a software that allow user to change their preference on how
fast they want a certain things to show up. The current UI is a
slider with measurement units as milliseconds. e.g. , 500 msec. It's
too technically precise to be understood. I'm thinking to change it
to some simple texts, such as 0.5 second, immediate, or instant.

I wonder if there is some guideline or recommendation of the words
that are better understandable for users?


25 Sep 2009 - 2:41pm
Dave Malouf

Meetup of Peeps interested in IxD @ IDSA09 Miami

Hi folks,

If you are interested in IxD (like everyone on this forum is) and happen to
be in/near Miami join me and others who are at the IDSA National Conference
in the Lobby Bar of the Lowes Hotel @ 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.

E-me if you are going to come so I know to look for you.
or @ me at @daveixd on Twitter.

See you then/there, I hope!

-- dave

Dave Malouf

25 Sep 2009 - 2:36pm
Eusebio Reyero

UX Bookclub in Madrid! (Event)

If you are in Madrid (Spain) and you work in designing interfaces, on 6
October you have once opportunity to chat and exchange views environment to
book "Don´t me made think" of Steve Krug.

This event will be in Spanish.


6 October 2009.

25 Sep 2009 - 12:14pm
Julie Perkins

Austin Texas - User Experience Designer opportunity

User Experience Designer in Austin, Texas
6 + month contract with potential for extension

The User experience designer will design, develop and support large
enterprise-level applications.
The successful candidate must possess a high degree of skill in the
areas of front-end design and development.
Must take a creative approach to problem-solving; be able to work
independently as well as in a team environment; work under tight
deadlines on multiple projects at once; manage individual workload
efficiently and effectively; and must have excellent communication

25 Sep 2009 - 9:21am
Karen Coelho

Director - User Experience Design

Corel Corporation is looking to hire a full time Director - UED based
in Mountain View, California. The ideal candidate will be a strong
leader capable of making change to integrate not only good design but
user research, user feedback, iterative design and development, and
all the other aspects of a successful user-centered design practice
into a large, multi-cultural entrenched software development

Qualified candidates please send your resume to
Karen.Coelho at corel.com.

25 Sep 2009 - 6:37am
7 years ago
1 reply
Paul Bryan

Design Deliverables for Web Apps or Websites

The design activities and deliverables that we produce for web apps
depend on the value to the company of an optimized design vs. an
average design. That doesn%u2019t mean we turn out crap unless
required to do otherwise.

25 Sep 2009 - 5:07am
6 years ago
2 replies
Janel Blattler

Preferences to show the number of items to display per page

I have noticed several threads on pagination, but no mention of saving
a user's preference for the number of items to display per page.

In our application, a user can specify the default number of items to
display per page in their application preferences.

I feel this control is too hidden to be useful, so we have recently
introduced an additional control to set the items per page at the
list level.

25 Sep 2009 - 2:27am
6 years ago
9 replies
Harikrishna VP

Usability in software products aimed for kids

Hello IXDA,

Can you share experiences, standards, guidelines or any sort of
literature which talks about attaining usability in software
products aimed for kids.

25 Sep 2009 - 2:27am
6 years ago
8 replies
Arjan Haring

Input needed for courses in Design for Security

My first question on this platform. Well here it goes:

I am restructuring my Experience Design courses for 1st and 2nd year
bachelor students of Security Technology and I would really
appreciate your input. I've already renamed the course "Design for
Security", because it seems to convey the goal of the course

So I want to use methods en techniques from the design discipline to
create more secure/safe environments. Information security is not
what the program is focused on.

24 Sep 2009 - 9:58pm
Suzanne Ginsburg

iPhone App Heuristics

Hello IXDA peeps,

I'm in the process of adapting Nielsen's heuristics for iPhone apps &
would love your input. Here's an example of one:

1. Visibility of app status
The app should always keep users informed about what is going on,
through appropriate feedback.
Example: Shazam provides feedback as it analyzes audio.