Discussion Archive

31 Jan 2007 - 1:11pm
7 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?

29 Feb 2008 - 7:57am
2 years ago
13 replies
Jonas Löwgren

Shared virtual whiteboard: Suggestions?

I am looking for a setup to share a virtual whiteboard in
geographically distributed design sessions.

- runs on Mac and Win, or (even better) platform-independent
- supports free-hand drawing
- imports bitmap files or screen shots to draw on
- more than one user can draw simultaneously

- runs without installing very complicated dedicated server software
- freeware, shareware or affordable payware

My intention is to use it together with audio/video conf such as
Skype for a small project team (2-4 people) to run focused creative
sessions across geographic lo

18 Jan 2010 - 9:00am
5 years ago
8 replies
Christina Li

tools for diary study


Can anyone recommond me a good online tool for diary studies? Thank you very

Kind regards

Christina Li
Founder, uiGarden.net (http://www.uigarden.net)
Weaving Usability and Cultures

+44 (0) 7845269566

17 Feb 2010 - 8:17am
4 years ago
22 replies

Personas: how many is too many?

There is this project I'm working on that is for pet owners, breeders
and vets. They have identified 15 consumer types between the three
main segments I've mentioned. The client is requesting we create
personas for all 15. In my experience I've rarely have had to create
more than 4 on any given project. For this project I believe I can get
away with 3.

Does anyone have any thoughts as too what is too many or too few
personas? Have you come across a similar client request? And how did
you deal with it?

Charles Sue-Wah-Sing

16 Dec 2011 - 9:21am
3 years ago
3 replies

Mobile sort and/or filtering patterns for long lists

I need to review examples of how other mobile apps have dealt with long lists of items. Specifically what interface is offered for sorting the list or filtering the list. Ours is a mobile web application - not an IPAD, Android, BB specific app- and it is possible for the customer to have a long list of items. The list displays the item name and a number attribute representing depth. Many customers will have less than 10 items but some could have pages of items and will need a way to either sort by Name or Depth, or filter to find a specific Name.

19 May 2008 - 7:44am
6 years ago
10 replies

Open format between Visio and Omnigraffle?

After observing the list for a while, it's clear that our community is split
between Visio users on PCs and Omnigraffle users on Macs. Is there a format
common to both Visio and Omnigraffle with which we can publish stencils,
templates, etc. so we don't have to duplicate our efforts? Alternatively,
are there simple converters between the two formats?


25 Jul 2013 - 3:30am

JavaScript in Axure

Let me introduce a new project that is a solution for everyone who's feeling a little lack of Axure scripting capabilities.

AXHOOX enables heavy scripting right from Axure authoring environment. Library provides a scripting API reflecting Axure's internals.

6 Feb 2013 - 4:17pm
1 year ago
17 replies
Ryan Betts

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.

26 Mar 2014 - 4:39am
alie rose

CIID Summer School - 2015

This year, the CIID Summer School will be bigger and more comprehensive than ever. We will provide the opportunity to explore interaction design through a choice of one or two week workshops. The workshops will run throughout the whole of July.

10 Nov 2008 - 2:58pm
6 years ago
47 replies
Jared M. Spool

Where that ACD thing fits

So, I've spent much of the last month thinking about what Activity-
Centered Design (or ACD) might be and where it fits into other design
approaches. This long-winded email is an attempt to get these thoughts

Before I start, the last time we went around on this, there was a
sentiment of "Who cares what we call it? My clients/co-workers don't
care what it is, as long as I produce great designs.