Discussion Archive: January 2010

18 Jan 2010 - 10:00am
6 years ago
8 replies
Christina Li

tools for diary study


Can anyone recommond me a good online tool for diary studies? Thank you very

Kind regards

Christina Li
Founder, uiGarden.net (http://www.uigarden.net)
Weaving Usability and Cultures

+44 (0) 7845269566

18 Jan 2010 - 9:56am
Maria De Monte

Mark your Agenda: 20 Jan 2010, second meeting with IxDA Italy in Rome...

Hello there,

IxDA Italy-Rome will be holding its second meeting on January the
20th in Rome, Sociètè Lutece in piazza di Montevecchio 17, 7.30 p.m.
Further infos on the place here http://www.societe-lutece.it/ .
Google maps tinyurl http://tinyurl.com/ydzx9ev

New and old subscribers are well invited to join the aperitivo and
the discussion... to give this new year a good kick start.

Confirmation is well appreciated.

See you soon,


18 Jan 2010 - 9:33am
Kimberly Byers

[Job] Student Research Assistant, London, NET-A-PORTER, Temp

Dear current HCI students,

The Net-a-porter Group's User
Experience team would like to offer you the opportunity to get some
hands on experience by supporting our staff during user testing in
Central London.

The User Experience team is responsible for testing Net-a-porter.com and TheOutnet.com.

18 Jan 2010 - 9:07am
6 years ago
10 replies

Browse or Search


I am working on a digital music site and today our team got into a
debate regarding the functionality of 'Browsing Artist -
Alphabetically' on the Homepage.

Although our Search functionality is pretty tight with predictive
drop-down with first 3 characters and refreshes as the user types in,
we were thinking if Browse Artist by Alphabetical order can give that
value in discovering new Artists..

Most of the music sites (Mog, emusic and so on..) has the Browse
Artist with Alphabetical order, I still wonder what kind of use cases
would strongly demand Browsing Artists by Alphabetical or

18 Jan 2010 - 8:39am

JOB: Front end developer, Digital Music Startup, Mumbai (India), Permanent

Job Details: Requirements and Skills:

1) Minimum of 1-3 years experience in developing web pages using
HTML/CSS and Javascript
2) Proficiency in working with Photoshop, Javascripts & HTML tools
like Dreamweaver and GoLive
3) Prospective candidates will be asked to provide a portfolio of
their work and sample URLs


1) Develop web pages using HTML, CSS or Javascript framework as
2) Integration with the Back-end, Php
3) Candidates should be quick learners and be able to apply best
practices with minimum support
4) Must be extremely attentive to detail
5) Must be

18 Jan 2010 - 1:01am

[Event] IxDA Seattle Happy Hour

Starts: Tuesday January 19, 2010, 06:00PM
Ends: Tuesday January 19, 2010, 08:00PM
Event Type: Networking/Meetup
Pike Brewing co.
1415 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 US

Only a few weeks left until the IxDA 10 conference - it’s is a great
time to get together and meet fellow Interaction Designers, UX
designers, Information Architects, UX Researchers, and everybody else
who has an interest in interactive products and design.

17 Jan 2010 - 10:03pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Itamar Medeiros

[EVENT] IxDA Shanghai presents "Metaphor Brainstorming Workshop" with Chauncey Wilson: JANUARY 21ST, 2010, 6:30PM

[image: newsletter]
Metaphor Brainstorming: Using Metaphors to Generate Design Ideas,
Requirements, and Product Personality Workshop with Chauncey Wilson

Metaphor brainstorming is a powerful ideation and conceptual design
technique for generating underlying metaphors, requirements, features, and
attributes for new and existing products. Metaphor brainstorming begins with
traditional brainstorming of high-level metaphors. These metaphors are then
deconstructed into their components and attributes.

17 Jan 2010 - 3:49pm
Carl Alviani

[EVENT] Special IxD-focused episode of IDSA 3BY10 design speaking series, Jan 27 in Portland

Wednesday January 27, 2010 at 6:00pm

Art Institute of Portland Industrial Design Shop - 722 NW Couch St,
Portland, Oregon 97209

IDSA Oregon presents: 3BY10 - A chance to see what creative
professionals and design students in Portland are up to, ten minutes
at a time.

Due to popular demand from Portland IDSA members, this month's 3BY10
focuses on interaction design, and should hold interest for both ID
and IxD professionals.

16 Jan 2010 - 10:22am
6 years ago
12 replies

Graduate School Conundrum

I am based on the east coast (DC area), not interested in moving too
far away, not so good at math--so most computer science grad programs
are probably out of the question. I started my graduate degree at a
well known school in Digital Media but had to leave due to unforeseen
circumstances and my interests have slightly shifted.

I am highly interested in interaction design and physical objects.
My question is does it matter where I study? or what I study?

16 Jan 2010 - 5:24am
6 years ago
5 replies
Graham Sear

How do you gather information about a user group that is always on the go?

HI Justin,

One option for contextual inquiry in this situation could be issuing
an incident diary for your users, where they note down any problems
they have with the product.

Here is a brief description of incident diaries if you're not
familiar with them.

This diagram may give you some additional options.

Hope this helps


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