Discussion Archive: January 2010

25 Jan 2010 - 8:56pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Cooper's reprise to the Insurgency of Quality (this time to developers)

I read the entire presentation with pause and trepidation. I have fought the
agile movement tooth and nail (and this piece hasn't changed my mind).

25 Jan 2010 - 8:39pm
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4 years ago
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Cindy Lu
2006

Web application design references?

I would like to compile a list of web application design references
including books, articles, blogs and podcasts. They need to be easily
accessible by anyone.

What are your frequently used references?

Thanks in advance!

- Cindy

25 Jan 2010 - 4:37pm
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4 years ago
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Melissa Casburn
2008

Recruiting & cold calling: pitfalls?

A client has asked us to cold-call some existing customers to do some
fast research on purchasing decisions. This isn't an activity we
normally engage in, so I'm treading carefully.

The survey is fairly short (about 15 questions) and includes a $50
incentive. The call script looks tidy, with the incentive called out
very quickly. We believe the questions are short and clear, and easy
to answer via the phone (as opposed to a readable format like paper
or web). Anybody have additional items we should double-check, or
basic guidance from past experience using this technique?

Thanks in advance

25 Jan 2010 - 7:10am
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Andy Budd
2009

UX London Early Bird Discount Ends This Week

Just a reminder that the early bird discount for UX London runs out at
the end of this week. So if you're interested in attending I'd
recommend grabbing your tickets now to save £200.

Need some tips on getting your training budget approved? Kimberly
Blessing has some excellent advice on this front.

If you're not familiar with UX London, it's fast becoming Europe's
premier user experience conference. We've got some fantastic speakers
including Jesse James Garrett from Adaptive Path, Bill Moggridge from
IDEO and author, Scott McCloud.

25 Jan 2010 - 6:45am
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William Hudson
2009

Happy Birthday Macintosh

I wrote a little birthday anecdote about the Mac from 25 years ago.
Computer historians among you might find it interesting:

http://www.syntagm.co.uk/design/blog/

Regards,

William Hudson
Syntagm Ltd
Design for Usability
UK 01235-522859
World +44-1235-522859
US Toll Free 1-866-SYNTAGM
mailto:william.hudson at syntagm.co.uk
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25 Jan 2010 - 6:15am
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4 years ago
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William Hudson
2009

(Retaurant!) Menu Design

An interesting article on how restaurant menus are designed to encourage
purchase of more expensive items:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jan/21/menus-cunning-marketi
ng-ploys

Regards,

William Hudson
Syntagm Ltd
Design for Usability
UK 01235-522859
World +44-1235-522859
US Toll Free 1-866-SYNTAGM
mailto:william.hudson at syntagm.co.uk
<mailto:

25 Jan 2010 - 6:08am
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4 years ago
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milan
2005

Reloaded: Forrester's Take on IA

I came across this free paper from Jan 13:

Forrester Topic Overview: Information Architecture
http://bit.ly/64LlHl

Forrester begins to include the UX-related definition of Information
Architecture in their own definition, and published this paper as an
overview of the IA topic.

25 Jan 2010 - 4:16am
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4 years ago
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Kostanija Petrovic
2009

Best role for UX in Agile/ Scrum - Customer vs. Implementer?

We are currently discussing what the best process role for UX within
in Agile/Scrum would be.

What is your experience? Which role would you recommend based on your
experience and why?

25 Jan 2010 - 1:22am
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4 years ago
13 replies
IxDA Board of D...
2009

IxDA Board Retreat & Discussion - we need your input

On Wednesday, February 3, the IxDA Board of Directors will be holding a
day-long retreat prior to Interaction10 in Savannah.

24 Jan 2010 - 7:39pm
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4 years ago
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jet
2008

carshare/cargo from PGH to ixd10

heya,

Because I've been trapped in my home office/studio 6 days a week since
before winter set in I've decided to drive from PGH to ixd10. I might
have an extra seat and will definitely have some cargo space.

I'll leave on the 4th in the morning, then leave ixd10 on the 8th to
return. I'll be doing some experimentation with APRS along the way so
there might be a random stop or two for a radio test, but otherwise it's
a straight drive stopping only for fuel.

Drop me off-list email if you're interested.

-jet

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J. E.