Discussion Archive: February 2010

2 Feb 2010 - 8:49pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: NYC: fulltime Sr Experience Designer w/ Visio 4 agency w/ killer UX team. Recruiter (JWG)

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Apologies for x-post.

For large, stable agency who is stretching + growing their digital
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growth + grow with the team + the agency's UX offerings overall.

The UX team there is top notch; second to none. Great bunch of
esteemed, outgoing and approachable people, who have all come through
the classical UX ranks and risen to the top.

2 Feb 2010 - 7:37pm
Darren Ellis

Concurrent user restrictions in web sites. Examples, please!

Anyone out there have good examples of sites that limit the number of
concurrent users at a given time?

For example, if the restriction is set to a single user per account
at a time, then two users cannot access the site with the same
account during the same period of time.

I'm interested in the experience each user faces (doesn't face)
when the second log-in is attempted, and what each user might
experience as a result of that attempt.


2 Feb 2010 - 5:49pm
Andy Bright

Glasgow UX book club, 4th March

I'm busting at the seams with excitement about the BIGGEST GLASGOW UX

For our 4th meeting we're discussing Don Norman's The design of
everyday things.

Be there, 6pm on the 4th of March at the Saltire Centre.

Full details (and a shareable poster) on the wiki page -

2 Feb 2010 - 1:29pm
6 years ago
17 replies
Jayson Elliot

"help text" in input fields - bad?

Does anyone have research to point to regarding the practice of placing
instructional text in a field that is meant for user input?

For example, on a site like http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ you see "Google
custom search" inside the search field; or http://www.adobe.com/ writes
"Search Adobe.com" inside theirs.

I have read articles stating that this can depress overall usage of an input
field, as some users become "blind" to the field if it is not empty, but
can't find any now that

2 Feb 2010 - 12:47pm
Eugene Kim

[JOB] Sr. Human Factors Engineer & Sr. Usability Engineer, AT&T Interactive, Glendale, CA

Hi All,

We're looking for a couple experienced UX folks to join our team!
If interested, please apply at the links below:

Sr. Human Factors Engineer

Sr. Usability Engineer



2 Feb 2010 - 11:04am
Steve Baty

UPDATE: Call for Proposals for UX Australia 2010

Update: Conference dates are August 25-27 at the Langham Hotel in Melbourne,

On 2 February 2010 08:38, Steve Baty <stevebaty at gmail.com> wrote:

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> UX Australia 2010: Call for proposals
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> We are very pleased to announce the call for proposals for UX Australia
> 2010.
> The confe

2 Feb 2010 - 8:48am
6 years ago
2 replies

Focus Group Questions

Can anyone point me to online resources that can guide me in the
organization of a focus group?

I've participated in them in the past, but could use a refresher.


Tony Zeoli
Digital Strategy Works

2 Feb 2010 - 8:38am
Steve Baty

Call for Proposals for UX Australia 2010

UX Australia 2010: Call for proposals

We are very pleased to announce the call for proposals for UX Australia
The conference program for UX Australia 2010 will be based on your
submissions, to ensure that the conference reflects current user experience
practice and also reflects the types of presentations you would like to see.

We are calling for proposals for main conference presentations and for
pre-conference workshops.

Key dates

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2 Feb 2010 - 3:28am
6 years ago
16 replies

The "magic place" between user research and design - tips & stories


There is a "magic place" that exists between user research
(speaking with your users & stakeholders), taking all that goodness
and designing the product with that in mind and speaking to it.

Often, user research can fall into a chasm because there is no up
front thought put into how it can translate into the design.

So what has worked well for you?

For example:
* How do you translate findings from user research into design?
* What do you plan for up front in your user research to help
communicate your design?
* What do you use to tell a story around and to the design?
* H