Discussion Archive

15 Apr 2009 - 1:22pm
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6 years ago
19 replies
Alan Cox
2009

Password Strength Requirements

Does anyone have any evidence, anecdotal or formal, about how
different password strength requirements impact the usability of a
web-based application?

There's a spectrum of different strength requirements. I've seen
sites that don't have any requirements, other than the password
exists.

9 Jul 2009 - 1:34pm
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5 years ago
4 replies
Janna
2008

Type ahead vs. auto fill

Working on a report and curious about the groups feedback. Is there a
difference in definitions for Type Ahead and Auto Fill? Are they
fully interchangeable?

Thanks!
Janna
www.thirdbrainstudio.com

4 Jan 2009 - 1:43pm
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6 years ago
58 replies
Dan Saffer
2003

Strategic Interaction Design

I'm starting a revision of my book Designing for Interaction.

<http://www.designingforinteraction.com>

In the second edition, I'd like to include a chapter on Strategy, that
is: how to decide WHAT should be designed and WHY.

So when I ask, what should interaction designers know about strategy?
You respond...

20 Jan 2012 - 11:52am
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3 years ago
9 replies
netwiz
2010

Why would you do email verification for people who sign up?

We're having a debate about this.

You could do email verification so that there's something of an audit trail back to a person, but since anyone can set up a new hotmail or gmail at the drop of a hat, does that count for much?

You can do it so that you know it's a working email address, for data quality, although you could just delete non-verified accounts after a period of time.

30 May 2008 - 12:29pm
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7 years ago
4 replies
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John Gibbard
2008

Loan Calculator

Scenario: A loan calculator (for amounts under $50,000 / £25,000)

Option A:
Two sliders (with associated input fields) one for total amount,
second for duration.
Moving the sliders affects a results panel which shows amount
repayable per month & total cost of loan.

Option B:
Three sliders, as option A but this time also including a 'monthly
amount' slider. Moving 'amount' and 'duration' moves the 'monthly
amount' automatically.

15 Sep 2008 - 9:40am
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6 years ago
76 replies
tamlyn
2008

Next & previous button order

As discussed by LukeW in Web Form Design, it's best to have the primary
action of a form be the first button that the user sees. For left-to-right
languages this means having the primary action on the left and any secondary
actions on the right (see A in this illustration
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/2366430953/ ).

13 Jun 2008 - 11:03am
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7 years ago
15 replies
oliver green
2006

Setting a usability lab on a budget

Hi Everyone,

Can someone please recommend the basics required to set up a usability
lab on a budget? Or the aspects that I should consider to figure out
the equipment that I could possibly need?

Thanks,
Oliver

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.

9 Feb 2009 - 5:06pm
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6 years ago
1 reply
Jakub Linowski
2008

fluidIA: an open design + open source UI prototyping tool

Hello,

I am officially launching an open design / open source project with the
intention of creating an agile user interface prototyping tool - fluidIA.

I just setup a web site http://www.fluidia.org where I plan to post design
ideas and make the working code available. I also invite other interaction
designers and developers to join in and contribute by means of comments or
design submissions.

9 Oct 2009 - 6:03am
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1 year ago
7 replies
Sam Menter
2008

shopping cart (basket) design pattern

(apologies if this appears twice on the list)

Hi all

Working on a project where a client is keen to implement a shopping
cart design as per: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/ .