Discussion Archive: January 2010

21 Jan 2010 - 1:35pm

Early Bird Pricing for Adaptive Path Events Ends 1/31 Use your 15% IxDA Discount

Hi IxDA,

Early bird registration ends January 31st, and IxDA members get an
additional 15% off current pricing:

*MX 2010* <http://mxconference.com/>* *
*Managing Experiences Across the Web and Beyond*
*A conference for people who take a leadership role in guiding better
experiences into the world.
*March 7-8*
The Intercontinental San Francisco
$1,595 regular price


*UX Intensive Amsterdam <http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/2010/uxi/>*
*Our popular four-day workshop se

21 Jan 2010 - 6:42am
6 years ago
2 replies

[EVENT] Eye Tracking Practical Workshop: A one-day tutorial at City University London

City University London HCID will be running a workshop covering the
basics of eye tracking and how to use the Tobii Studio software
application to run eye tracking studies.

The first half of the workshop will cover the fundamentals of setting
up the eye tracking equipment as well and conducting the tests
themselves, followed by a demonstration of how the analysis tools can
be used to get the most out of the testing sessions, conducted by Raj
Arjan, Interaction Lab Manager.

Jon Ward from Acuity ETS will then be showcasing some of the latest
eye tracking technologies.

20 Jan 2010 - 9:38pm
6 years ago
3 replies

Silicon Valley IxDA Event :: Input: Moving Beyond Web Forms :: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Yahoo!

Come join us at our next Silicon Valley IxDA event! Luke Wroblewski,
author of Web Form Design, will give a talk on the topic Input: Moving
Web Forms.

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Socializing: 7:00-7:30 pm

Program: 7:30-9:30 pm

Where: Yahoo! Inc.
701 First Avenue
Meeting room: Building C, Classroom 5
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Input: Moving Beyond Web Forms

A Web application can't exist without users' input. We need the data,
but do we need Web forms to get it?


JOB: Emerging Technology Specialist - Interaction Design TELSTRA Melbourne Australia Fulltime

Telstra is one of the iconic Australians. Today we are a company that
looks to the world of tomorrow. We're on the forefront of the
communications revolution. It's an exciting place to be. Working in
a multi-disciplinary team of human factors specialists, technology
specialists and software developers in our Chief Technology Office
(CTO) you will contribute to creating prototypes of emerging

The main purpose of this exciting role is provide interaction flows,
information architecture and user interface design to tangible
software and device prototypes.

20 Jan 2010 - 3:23pm
Chicago IxDA4

[EVENT RECAP] IxDA at IDEO : Embracing the Physical | Digital Divide

We had a record-breaking turnout (140 people!) last Wednesday at IDEO
Chicago, host of our January event. The theme, *Embracing the Physical |
Digital Divide* spoke to IDEO and many design companies approach and
considerations when designing experiences that encompass both physical and
digital interaction.

20 Jan 2010 - 3:08pm
6 years ago
8 replies
Linda Chen

Survey Design | Usability Issues

Hi Everyone,

I am in the process of designing a survey for work. The survey consists of
45 questions to be conducted online using a the Checkbox tool (
http://www.checkbox.com/ which seems to be down at the moment).

Because it is a lengthy survey, I am worried about a couple of things:
1. Does the number of question per page matter? If so what is the average
number of questions a participant should answer per page before they lose
2. Alternatively, what is the maximum number of pages a survey should have?

20 Jan 2010 - 2:30pm
6 years ago
22 replies

Age vs Date of Birth in sign up form

Hi all,
The site we're doing is a contest users enter and submit photos. It
requires users to be over 18, or if they are between 14 - 17 they
have to go through a consent flow.

I got a question from a designer about what would be better in terms
of UX for the sign up form - asking the user for:
- their age with a text input /or select, OR
- their date of birth, with 3 select fields [day, month, year]

Just wanted to get some input about your experience with this.

20 Jan 2010 - 7:37am
6 years ago
4 replies
Martin Tomitsch

Who's going to teach the next generation? (Discussion topic at Interaction10)


We will be hosting a discussion on IxD university education at
Interaction10 in Savannah:

In this discussion we would like to address the gap that seems to be
emerging between academia and the profession.

20 Jan 2010 - 1:04am
6 years ago
5 replies
Dimiter Simov

Indicating secondary and tertiary sort order


In table views (grids), our CRM web app indicates the column that provides the sorting order by inserting a little A-z or Z-a icon. The app remembers the columns that provide the secondary and tertiary sorting order but does not indicate them in any way on the interface. When designing the interface, we took it as a deliberate decision.

Now we have a few users who want to see which columns provide the secondary and tertiary sorting order. I looked through the pattern libraries but did not find anything. I also searched the web.

So far, I have these options:


19 Jan 2010 - 7:25pm
6 years ago
7 replies

Service Design education

Hi all
I've been searching for a service design education (grad) and I'm
kind of confused.