Discussion Archive

9 May 2008 - 12:16pm
Pieter Jansegers

Which are the best microblog features ?

I like Twitter, but I don't think it is already an ideal service ...

Some microblogs worldwide

This list is a personal choice and based on three criteria: ease of
operability, quality of service and experienced functional up-time.



1 Sep 2008 - 9:42am
6 years ago
3 replies

Mobile touch screen UI trends

Hi everyone,

Does anyone have detected new trends on web design for touch screen mobile
devices as HTC, Samsung, etc...?

Have you seen any web optimized for HTC?

Everybody is optimazing their website to iPhone UI, but what about the
others touch screen devices?

What would you recommend, should we use a different UI for this kind of
models, more iPhone like or should we keep designing classic mobile web UI?

optimize or not optimize?



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26 Apr 2006 - 3:55pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Patricia Mourthé

Examples of web application system documentation?

Hi all,
Where could I find good examples of web application system documentation? Are there best practices and standards that I could rely upon?
We are customizing a web ordering (which we are proprietary) for a client and just delivered its system documentation (site maps, processes flows with notifications, high level interactions between web servers and databases, system structure description, and main screens descriptions – not at the object level but with emphasis on main functionalities).

2 Sep 2014 - 4:23pm
42 weeks ago
6 replies

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1 Oct 2009 - 1:05pm
5 years ago
106 replies
Chris Ryan

Article on Number of Usability Test Participants

I have been looking, unsuccessfully, through back issues of interactions magazine for an article, published a few years back, written I believe by someone from Microsoft as part of a debate about statistical significance in usability testing. There was something of a debate about testing with large numbers of users, and this article, as I recall, made an eloquent case for sticking to six to eight participants. Does anyone remember this? Perhaps I'm wrong in recalling that it was in interactions.

15 Mar 2007 - 2:18pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Cecily Walker

Ruby on Rails in Financial Services Applications

I was just part of a hallway conversation here at work about whether
many financial services institutions use Ruby on Rails in their secure
areas. For example, how many banks are using it in their online
banking applications, and what were their concerns about security?

If you work in the financial services arena (banks, accountancy firms,
etc.) and you've used Ruby on Rails, or if you're convinced that it
isn't secure enough to be used for financial transactions, would you
mind sharing your experiences/opinions?


22 Aug 2007 - 3:57am
4 years ago
6 replies

Column Heading Alignment Rules for Placement of Data

Hey All,

I am working on the Web Application, which generates the Purchase orders and requisitions and maintains the Procurement services for Hotel Industry.

Application releases the Output is in the form of Reports While designing these reports,

I am facing small trouble; Need suggestion and views on it!!

a.. How does the content inside columns should be placed and aligned? If data consists Alphanumeric, Numeric and Quantity based data, example Dates, Phone number address and quantities (decimal units).

1 Oct 2007 - 8:40am
7 years ago
11 replies
Todd Warfel

The Five Types of Prototypes

So, this whole discussion about making clickable wireframes got me
thinking about something. As I'm working through my book,
interviewing a number of people from different backgrounds, I've come
across 5 different types, or purposes perhaps, for prototype:

1. As a common communication platform–using them to get everyone on
the same page, avoiding misinterpretation of ideas, using them as a
method to show and tell.

1 Oct 2008 - 3:11am
6 years ago
4 replies
R. Groot

Shoppingcart vs shoppingbasket

Hello all,

I have short question. Do any of you know of any good argumentation for when
to use a 'shopping cart' and when to use a 'shopping basked' (both image
and/or term) in an e-commerce website.

I myself would think that the choice would depend on whether you expect
people to buy a lot (cart) or few (basket) things from your store. Any

Kind regards,

27 Mar 2008 - 12:21pm
1 year ago
5 replies
Jeff Axup

Use Case / Requirements Management Tools

Hi Everyone,

My company is currently looking into tools to manage use cases and

Since these terms can mean a wide variety of things I'll give an example of
how we're using them:

*Requirement:* The product should be secure and protect the safety and
privacy of the user.
*Use Case:* The user logs on to the system.
*Sub-use case/scenario:* The user has mistyped their password while logging
*Associated features: *Login screen, password security feedback, lost
password functionality, error feedback system.
*Associated users/actors: *Child, parent, administrator

We are developi