Discussion Archive

9 May 2006 - 1:45pm
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9 years ago
4 replies
AlokJain
2006

Ethnography - Frameworks

Dear All,

I am looking for resources around frameworks for data collection and data
analysis during ethnographic studies.

For e.g. one such framework is POSTA:

P - Person
O - Objects
S - Situations
T - Time
A - Activity

So "Person" for e.g. in POSTA means follow a person around understanding
what are they doing, why etc. Looking for more...

Cheers
Alok Jain
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http://www.iprincipia.com

21 Jan 2006 - 6:28pm
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9 years ago
23 replies
Jon Kolko [SCAD]
2005

MS, MFA, or Mdes?

Hi,

If you had your druthers and were pursuing a masters degree in Interaction
Design, would you rather receive an MS, MFA, or M.des? Why?

Thanks,

Jon Kolko
Professor, Industrial & Interaction Design
Savannah College of Art and Design

http://facultypages.scad.edu/~jkolko
AOL IM// jkolkoSCAD

28 Oct 2010 - 5:08pm
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2 years ago
9 replies
Malia Zoghlin
2009

HFI Training Courses - worthwhile? Pros / Cons?

I am considering the fast track HFI usability courses - has anyone taken those? I found a thread from 2007 on the topic but was wondering if anyone had more recent experience. Thanks in advance.

Here's the info on the training: http://www.humanfactors.com/training/schedule.asp

 

10 Mar 2009 - 5:50pm
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6 years ago
10 replies
Marty DeAngelo
2007

Standard font size

I know that there was a discussion on this list a while back, but I'd
love to get a more recent update as to what people feel is the best
'standard' font size for an average audience. We are currently in
a bit of a debate with a client about their 'standard' font size.

Their guidelines dictate using 14px Arial / 13px Verdana for content,
which we feel is too large. We feel that a 12px Arial / 11px Verdana
standard is more reasonable to most users (in essence, using the 75%
base font adjustment from the browser standards and then using ems
from that point forward).

11 Mar 2014 - 5:08am
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1 year 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.

27 Mar 2009 - 3:17pm
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6 years ago
55 replies
Nasir Barday
2006

JJG's IA Summit 2009 Keynote

The longer that thread gets, the crankier I get, so I'm starting a new one
specifically to talk about Jesse James Garrett's talk at the IA Summit last
weekend. It's what he wanted us to do, anyway.

Todd wrote

> If you truly believe that, then I don't understand how you could have a
> million problems with JJG's closing keynote.

28 Nov 2007 - 9:39pm
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7 years ago
4 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

design patterns for list sorting and filtering

Hi,

I'm working on a project where users will have potentially large lists
of items, sometimes personal collections, sometimes search results.
Each item in the list will have a number of fields, but not always
displayed in discreet columns, some of the data will be merged into
sentence form and some in shared columns.

I want users to be able to sort and filter the lists and I'm looking
for some good example of complex sort and filter interfaces. eBay was
a good starting point, but I'd like a few other examples.

Does anybody have any good live examples?

17 Sep 2007 - 1:22pm
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7 years ago
9 replies
SemanticWill
2007

Clickless Web Interface?

Immediately reaction - and I can pull down the heuristic about this - when a
form pops up to ask me how I felt about the interface - i accidentally
selected something and voted -
There was no user feedback - and no way to cancel a bad selection. The
ability to get reinforcement from an action, and to escape from a bad one -
or Undo - it a critical human factors flaw in the clickless interface.
Also - there is only one way to navigate and select things. This is very
poor for all non-gestural user navigation interfaces - Kiosks, hand-helds -
etc.

3 Sep 2007 - 3:34am
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7 years ago
3 replies
Racha Tarazi
2007

Stakeholder interview questions

Hi All...
I need a good source which will help me put together targeted Stakeholder
interview questions. Any link site book please share.
Thanks

Racha Tarazi

6 Feb 2013 - 5:17pm
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2 years ago
17 replies
Ryan Betts
2005

Interaction Design methods library

About two years ago I came across a pretty exhaustive list of IxD methods, with advice on when to use them and examples of implementations. It covered prototyping, interviewing, ethnography research, information architecture, sketching, user testing, research analysis and synthesis, etc. - the whole shebang. It was nothing short of amazing, and yet I didn't bookmark it / lost the bookmark. Every few months I try to find it again. Really hoping I didn't dream the whole thing up. I faintly recall it being curated by a school, but that could be a red herring.