Discussion Archive: December 2009

30 Dec 2009 - 3:08pm
Dave Malouf

IxDA Student Competition Deadline - TOMORROW!

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to send everyone a last reminder that tomorrow (Dec 31,
2009) @ 11:59p PST is the deadline for submissions for the IxDA
Student Competition.

Please spread the word!

Go to http://interaction.ixda.org/student-competition/submit-entries/

(There is word that people in Mainland China are having issues w/ the
form, so please do contact me directly if this is a problem.)

-- dave

Dave Malouf

30 Dec 2009 - 8:56am
6 years ago
12 replies
Bernie Monette

French shopping cart terminology...

Good day and Happy Holidays!

In the process of building a French/Enlgish shopping cart I am running into
terms that do not seem to translate very well. So, I looked around to find a
list of matching English/French terms. Like Checkout, Update Cart, and so
on. However, I have not been successful.

30 Dec 2009 - 3:30am
6 years ago
5 replies

Flyout or collapsible navigation?

We are redesigning navigation for an enterprise web application. We have
decided to have left-hand navigation as opposed to top navigation as the
former is used more commonly in enterprise applications....any
thoughts/opinions/suggestions? Also, we have 6 first-level menu items and
two of these menu items have sub-menu items. Any suggestions on whether
having a flyout or a collapsible navigation for the second-level is better?
Any good examples of the same...?

Sakshi Gupta
UX Designer

29 Dec 2009 - 2:02pm
Brent Rogers

Senior Interaction Design Engineers need in San Jose/ Santa Clara

Hello! I am a recruiter at CISCO. I have a number of permanent Senior
Interaction Design Engineer job openings.

I am looking for Interaction Design Engineers with expertise in one
or more of the following: intant messenger, web conferencing, SaaS,
cloud, security, online meetings, Symbian, iPhone, Windows Mobile OS
and Blackberry.

Please contact me if you are interested or if you know someone that
might be interested.

Thanks in advance,

breroger at cisco.com

29 Dec 2009 - 1:25pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Jim Griesemer

Pogo-stick navigation


Can anyone point me to research done on the effectiveness or non-effectiveness of the "pogo-stick" model of navigation, that is, navigation that forces users to return to a central page to find all possible choices.

I do have UIE's white paper,Are the Product Lists on Your Site Reducing Sales? which addresses the issues of pogo-stick navigation with regards to online sales. I'm looking for additional research and would appreciate any references of which you might be aware.

Best Regards,
Jim Griesemer

29 Dec 2009 - 5:51am
6 years ago
4 replies
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Traffic analysis tools?

I am looking for some traffic analysis systems/tools that should be
used in measuring usability. The main requirements are:

* standalone - no data can be send outside the company environment,

* wide spectrum of (easy readable) reporting: the-more-the-better.

Additionaly - some kind of support for interface-analysis (e.g.
possibility to compare metrics for two or three randomly displayed
versions of the same page) would be nice, as well as all these
candies like site overlay.

Any recommendations?

29 Dec 2009 - 5:48am
Alexis Brion

[EVENT] 3rd IxDA Munich Meeting on 11.01.2010

Dear all,

After the successful and entertaining last meeting we would like to
confirm the next one:

19:00, January 11, 2009.
At IDEO: Hochbrückenstrasse 6, 80331 Munich.

More information here:


28 Dec 2009 - 6:05pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Anthony Levin-D...

Great product blogs?

Know of any great blogs written by companies about their own digital

28 Dec 2009 - 3:57pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Johnny Wooder

Checkboxes: Should the action of "checking" present the user with options/settings?

I have some general usability questions in regards to checkboxes:

1) Should "checking" a checkbox present the user w/ feature
options/settings the checkbox turns on/off (ex: would show a
pop-window w/ options)?
2) Should the label of a checkbox link to feature settings that the
checkbox turns on/off (ex: would show a pop-window w/ options)?

I have been playing around with the various ways to handle this. I
have designed an upload tool for a client that allows them to upload
a photo and change its metadata using a basic UI.

28 Dec 2009 - 11:45am
Ron George

my suggestion for replacing the WIMP acronym

Hello Everyone. While at MSFT I was working on NUI principles to
utilize for all the products moving forward. This got me into a lot
of really high level thought processes. Based on all of the writing
for my book I have been doing, and since I left Microsoft a month or
so ago, I submit a recommendation for a new acronym. This could be
used to describe Modern User Interface Design.

OCGM, pronounced like Occam['s Razor]

Objects, Containers, Gestures, Manipulations

No need to rely on windows, menus, etc. I posted about it on my blog
as well.