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5 Jun 2014 - 5:47pm
52 weeks ago
0 replies

[Design Challenge] Putting Care in Context: Empowering Patients to Share Their Barriers to Good Health

Hello All,

I would like to let you know about a design challenge from Mad*Pow & Health 2.0’s HxRefactored conference, sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation.

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

fluidIA: an open design + open source UI prototyping tool


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.

26 Oct 2010 - 5:26pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Juan Ruiz

Estimation process for UX services by hours or by deliverables?

Hello community

Apologies if this is a thread that has existed already, however, I would like to get your input on this.

One thing that we have noticed with clients when they ask for estimates is that they ask the UX team to detail every single action for each activity we suggest to perform (for the proposal), and because of this, the billable hours/days start to pile up and then we ended up with a massive quotation.

The nature of the UX work is not as streamlined as the developers (or even designers) work where they have to write code following a set of directions and with an outcom

31 Jan 2007 - 2:11pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Josephine Choi

Usability testing software for Mac?

Hi everyone,

My company's working on a new Mac product that we will be doing usability
testing on. We use Morae for our Windows products and like the features it

We're looking to find something comparable for testing Mac software. We are
doing testing on-site, so remote testing software is not necessary.
However, we would like reliable screen capture. Remote observer capability
and real-time marking/flagging would also be nice to haves. For those who
have experience with testing Mac software, would you be able to share your
experiences and process?

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

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 -

8 May 2012 - 9:59am
2 years ago
4 replies
Julie Blitzer

Prototyping with OmniGraffle

Hi all,

I realize there isn't much talk on this list about how to prototype with OmniGraffle, so for those of you who use it to make your wireframes and deliverables, you may find this post I wrote useful: 


Feel free to comment (on the post is probably best) with any follow up questions.

7 Jul 2011 - 3:32pm
2 years ago
3 replies

Persona creation tools

I am wondering if except for the already well known, whiteboard, sticky notes, markers and large sheets of paper are there any digital tools available to facilitate the collection/analysis of data, creation of personas and of course of scenarios in a shared environment?!

If you are not aware of such a tool, what are the pieces of software that you'd use together in order to satisfy such goals?!

I have found a couple of videos showcasing a prototype for a touch responsive interface created at Stanford that aims at becoming such a tool

5 May 2009 - 10:39am
6 years ago
4 replies
R Sengers

Best practices for time out (log out) warning

For a web-based password-protected site with sensitive information, the user
usually is logged out after a period of inactivity. (In part, this is to
prevent others from seeing/changing the data on their screen, if the user is
on coffee break.) Ideally, the user would be warned before the time-out,
with an option to extend the time.

What are the best practices for this time-out warning?

Note that the user may have multiple browser windows/tabs open (with other
web sites) or may be working in a desktop application. Should they be
interrupted or not?

11 Mar 2014 - 5:08am
1 year ago
8 replies
frank dahle

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.

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

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.