Discussion Archive: November 2009

9 Nov 2009 - 4:42pm
6 years ago
8 replies

Human Centered Design or Technology Centered Design??

Hello...In last few months of my Study as Interaction Design Student I
was wondering if we really forget that Interaction design is here to
helps us to make our life easier or just to makes it more complex and

I think that we invent new technologies and then trying to
implemented them into each aspect of our life, e.g we design a smart
house to reacts and interacts with its owner ,trying to help the
owner to fulfill his need to be with somebody or his need to
interacts with other people, and then this design mentioned as very
successful project and designers of younger generatio

9 Nov 2009 - 4:14pm
Michelle Bacigalupi

Examples of interactive UIs for pipeline analytics

I am interested in examples of graphical UIs that allow for easy changes in
information metrics. IE easy to change from week to month, from one region
to another etc.

Google has some but I am interested in others.


9 Nov 2009 - 2:35pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Paul Bryan

Should an e-commerce design agency test the usability of its own designs?

Recently I was on an e-commerce strategy project. I received a
usability test report that the previous agency had produced after
testing their own design work. I went back to the source tapes and
there seemed to be a dramatic difference between the level of
problems users were having in the sessions, and the resulting report.

I know it's convenient for e-commerce site owners to get an
integrated package, esp. when large MSA's are in place. And trying
to keep ahead of Agile cycles puts strain on the schedule and number
of partners.

9 Nov 2009 - 1:59pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Rob Tannen

Visualizing Locations of Many Items

Hi - I'm looking for examples of interfaces that effectively communicate/visualize the status and physical location of many objects (e.g. moving people, vehicles, packages). This might include zoomable interfaces, for example. Any suggestions appreciated.

Best Regards,

Rob Tannen, PhD, Director of User Research & Interaction Design
Certified Professional Ergonomist

direct 215-209-3042
main 215-561-5100
site: www.bresslergroup.com
blog: www.designingforhumans.com

9 Nov 2009 - 1:17pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Sean Scott

Recruiting for User Testing

We're looking to do some user testing in the Los Angeles area by end
of November.

I'm looking for a company you've used before for recruitment and
have had a good experience with, in terms of both response and
quality of recruits.

9 Nov 2009 - 1:13pm
Peter Merholz

Adaptive Path seeks contract UX Generalists, IxDs, Visual Designers

When it rains, it pours, and Adaptive Path has opportunities for
contract contributors across a range of projects and a range of time
frames (from 2 weeks to 24 weeks).

So, if you are a great
- UX Generalist (research/strategy/design)
- Interaction designer
- Visual designer
- Design engineer (front-end web dev, DHTML, Flash)

Please email us at jobs at adaptivepath.com.

You need to be able to work in the San Francisco Bay Area or Austin,

Please point us to a portfolio of w

9 Nov 2009 - 5:14am
Yohan Creemers

[Event] Design by Fire Cafe 23 NOV 2009 - Utrecht, NL

On Monday 23 November 2009 the second Design by Fire Café will take place. Design by Fire Café is an informal gathering for (interaction) designers organized by IxDA Nederland. Each café will feature a short, inspiring presentation as a starter for discussion and chat.


Froukje Sleeswijk Visser is our guest speaker on Monday 23 November. During her PhD research Froukje developed a set of guidelines to translate the outcome of user experience research into useful input for a design process.

8 Nov 2009 - 11:06pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Jeff Kraemer

Variations on polls or quizzes

Hi all,

I’m looking for variations on the standard design for polls or

Typically, one selects one of two to four options (usually radio
buttons), clicks “Vote” or “Submit,” and sees how others voted, often
in the form of a bar chart.

I’m particularly interested in designs that keep the user in a flow
of answering questions, maybe using a game-like format. I’m thinking
of the iLike (www.ilike.com) design that Stephen Anderson discussed
during his “Seductive Interactions” talk at IDEA09.

8 Nov 2009 - 9:34pm
Siegy Adler

Two-factor Authentication and Biometrics


Out of curiosity, has anybody implemented two-factor authentication
using biometrics (e.g., fingerprint, voice, etc.) as the second


8 Nov 2009 - 7:08pm
lisa herrod

Sydney: World Usability Day

The Sydney Chapter of the UPA will be hosting an event this Thursday,
November 12th as part of World Usability Day. World Usability Day in 2009
focuses on designing for a sustainable world and aims to raise awareness of
how user centred design approaches can help improve efficiency and quality
of life.

Come along and support your local Usability Professionals Association!

*Event Details*

Thursday 12th November from 3pm to 8pm

The Blacket Hotel, Level 3, 70 King St (corner of King & George St) in the
Sydney CBD.

We have a range of speakers, interactive sessions and discussions.