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16 May 2005 - 11:03am
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11 years ago
6 replies
Sanchez, Mario
2005

RE: user requirements vs business requirement

Billie Mandel wrote:
> My question: How have you (or have you at all) gone about defining
> "business requirements" gathering as opposed to "user requirements"
> gathering, and how have you defined that line/divided the work between
> IxD and product management?

No matter how much you talk about User-Centered Design, it only really makes sense within the framework of Value-Centered Design:
http://www.boxesandarrows.com/archives/searching_for_the_c

3 Mar 2010 - 4:49am
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2 years ago
12 replies
Alex Morris
2009

Centred Layout Vs Left Aligned

One of those old chestnuts that keeps rearing its head in discussion with client and/or the visual design team.

Left aligned (fixed width) sites are evil right? ;-)

Anyone got any evidence to the contrary?

Love to hear your thoughts.

Alex

11 Mar 2014 - 5:08am
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2 years ago
8 replies
frank dahle
2007

Forms design - I'm researching and need help

Where are we on forms design today?

How far have we come on designing effective, intuitive, intelligent web forms? I'm researching forms design, both best practice and the more innovative ones. But I'm having a hard time finding really good examples.

HiOscar the insurance company is one example with some innovative qualities and certainly worth a study. But I'm searching for more advanced forms with higher complexity.

3 May 2007 - 10:51am
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9 years ago
7 replies
Daniel Williams
2005

good examples of online advertising

Hello all

I am looking for Interesting, fun, rich, interactive (anything really)
examples of good online advertising. I am designing a site that
requires featured space (ads to inspirational content) in order to break the
user's normal purchasing habits (in an attempt to increase average order
value)

Any examples of good online advertising?

(No static banners ads please)

Many thanks

Dan

23 Sep 2014 - 6:36am
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1 year ago
1 reply
Tim Schneidermeier
2010

Call for Your Participation – Session: “Practicing what we Preach”

As researchers and practitioners we help companies and organizations to design easy-to-use, usable, useful, and pleasurable websites. Sometimes, we seem to be "the shoemaker's children." We sometimes lack the time to put as much effort in our own websites as we advise others to do.

13 Mar 2014 - 8:31am
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2 years ago
6 replies
Brett Christenson
2008

How do you hire a UX researcher?

Anyone have advice on hiring a user researcher? We have UX designers but having someone focused on research would really round out our team. Having a design background it is easier for me to interview graphic/interaction designers but interviewing researchers has felt awkward. 

I am wondering:

1. How important is the PHD?

2. Are there strong differences in personality types Research vs. Design?

12 Nov 2009 - 10:09am
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5 years ago
7 replies
Bonnie E. John
2008

Storyboards in Balsamiq?

Does anybody actually use the links in Balsamiq Mockups to make
storyboards that can be walked through to show the interaction of a
system? I looked at all the examples in the Balsamiq Mockup gallery and
they all seem to be single screens (except for one which shows a
Google-like interface with the first search-box screen and then a
search-results screen).
I'm wondering if folks use Blasamiq for actual storyboards, with links,
and branching, or if the predominant use is with independent un-linked
screen sketches.
Thanks,
Bonnie

14 Nov 2008 - 2:10pm
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7 years ago
17 replies
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david.shaw6@gma...
2004

Interaction Design Career Path

Hi all.... I can't remember whether there was a conversation about career
paths in our realm, so I thought I would start one. Currently I am a senior
IxDer and starting to plot out my career path. Would love to hear from
those who were in my shoes before that made the transition to the next step.
I'm curious as to not only your personal view on the career path, but the
employers' view on career paths in this realm too.
TIA,
David

--
"Art provokes thinking, design solves problems"

w: http://www.davidshaw.info

23 Jun 2008 - 4:32am
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8 years ago
13 replies
andrea
2006

An alternative phrase to "Buy Now"?

Hi -

I am currently working on a website for a client in the
'spiritual/healing/meditation" space and she has a playful, whimsical
yet vibrant, interactive website with "guided journeys" that unfold
insight to one's personal development through a game-like interface
where one choses tokens and is able to enter various rooms,
environments, etc.

The site has about 30k+ registered users, more than half of whom are
active each month, with 1/3 of them returning daily and an equal
amount spending 20+ minutes on the site with each visit. So, plenty
of active users and deep users.

23 Sep 2014 - 2:27pm
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Michele Vospett...
2008