Discussion Archive: March 2010

28 Mar 2010 - 5:04pm
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Suzanne Ginsburg
2009

iPhone App Transitions

Hi IXDA peeps,

Just posted a blog entry on iPhone app transitions which may be of interest.  Will expand it with iPad transitions once I get my hands on a device. 

Hope it's useful!
http://www.iphoneuxreviews.com/

Cheers,
Suzanne

work: http://www.ginsburg-design.com
twitter: http://twitter.com/suzanneginsburg
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28 Mar 2010 - 8:10am
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4 years ago
16 replies
seifip
2009

Best periodic table

I'm in search of a good printable (non-interactive) periodic table. I would love to find one that is both informative and nicely presented at the same time. Any suggestions?

28 Mar 2010 - 3:54am
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4 years ago
2 replies
Jan C. Dittrich
2010

Fitts's law: Speed and Start values for common devices

Hi, 

I am in search for the average start-stop and speed values for common devices like mouse and use of fingertip.

Fitts's Law: MT = a + b log2(2A/W)

the values I am in search for are a and b in the formula. Exlanations of the Law can be find everywhere, but almost all state that a and b are device-dependent and can be determined experimentally. Instead of setting up a valid experiment straight away I would like to ask if somebody already has determined the values for common pointing devices.

 

Thanks in advance,

jan

27 Mar 2010 - 4:53pm
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4 years ago
6 replies
SemanticWill
2007

The betacup design challenge for a sustainable community

It’s been said that design shapes behavior; and in user experience (UX) design, behavior informs design which shapes behavior. We can almost taste the tail of the snake in its own mouth.

26 Mar 2010 - 7:44pm
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4 years ago
2 replies
Fred Celestino
2009

Architecture: When Traditional meets Informational

Dear IxDA members,

 

Some of you may have learned from my previous threads that I am a visual designer and I would like to propose a collective usability test for a project I just launched this week.

26 Mar 2010 - 4:00pm
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Maria Cordell
2010

IxDA Atlanta Interaction 10 Redux 3/31

IxDA Atlanta is hosting its Interaction 10 redux event on Wednesday, March 31st, at Macquarium in Atlanta. The fun starts at 7 p.m., when a host of local members who attended Interaction 10 are recapping favorite conference tasks and sharing their favorite moments. See the list and get more details at the IxDA Atlanta site:

http://ixdaatlanta.ning.com/events/interaction-10-redux

Come on out if you're in the Atlanta area.

26 Mar 2010 - 3:46pm
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4 years ago
2 replies
Shima Kazerooni
2007

Ways to Collaborate within the UX Team?

Hi,

I was wondering what ways other UX team members and managers use to encourage their team to collaborate.  We have a big UX group (more than 20 people) including designers, researchers, writers, and implementers and would like to encourage them to collaborate more. 

Thanks

Shima

26 Mar 2010 - 1:14am
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4 years ago
4 replies
thepofo
2010

UX Design reading material wanted (magazine)

Hi,

I'm looking for reading material regarding UI/X design, paper based magazines, I'm subscribed to a lot of blogs but I would like to have something to take with me when commuting.

Does anyone know magazines, or is anyone subscribe to soething like that, all input is welcome.

Thx,

Eric

25 Mar 2010 - 9:06pm
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4 years ago
9 replies
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kevinsuttle
2010

Does User Experience Save/Make Money?

So, try as I might, being a new UX developer, I'm trying to find reputable data about reputable companies who saved/made [insert actual dollar figure], and how usability testing was responsible. I was actually told at work today that "there is no way you can prove that usability testing makes money." It's a personal challenge now. Smile

25 Mar 2010 - 8:22pm
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4 years ago
9 replies
Justin Davis
2008

You do what? Explaining UX to the unfamiliar.

Pretend you're at a cocktail party.  As is usual, you're milling about, meeting people and exchanging the standard "So, what do you do" lines.  To some people, your answer of "I'm a user experience designer" makes sense - they're in the web/tech world as well and are familiar with they type of work.  However, occasionally, the conversation goes as follows:

Innocent partygoer: "So, what do you do?"

You: "I'm a user experience designer"