Discussion Archive

23 Dec 2009 - 7:28am
4 years ago
5 replies
melanie burke

How can I get the best out of a UX discovery workshop

I'm starting on a project in the New Year where the client has
arranged a 3 hour UX discovery meeting with 20 stakeholders right at
the beginning of the project before I've had any real time to do my
own research.

The client's objectives for the meeting are to define the personas
and user journeys and the first draft of the structure for the site.

After the meeting I will have an opportunity to conduct one-on-one

The project itself is to develop a fairly laborious offline
application process into a streamlined online process.

10 Jul 2008 - 11:27am
5 years ago
7 replies
Marty DeAngelo

Marking Required vs. Optional form fields

When creating a form, do you feel that it is more advantageous to mark
the required fields, even if they are in the majority? I ask because
I'm working on some guidelines for a client, and there is some debate
about which way to go with this. After reading Luke Wroblewski's book,
"Web Form Design: Filling In the Blanks", I have to agree with his
sentiment about indicating the MINORITY of the form elements:

FROM 'Web Form Design': "Many times there actually are
good reasons for indicating what is required when updating or creating a
record online.

11 Dec 2012 - 1:52pm
Jeff Gothelf
12 Apr 2013 - 3:56pm
1 year ago
7 replies
Patricia Mourthé

Which tools are you using for remote usability testing and unmoderated user testing?

Hello everyone,

We're shopping for an unmoderated user testing tool and I'd like to know which tool you would recommend.

There are several tools out there... I found Solidify app (for prototyping test) by ZURB. Anyone using it? If so, how do you rate it as usefull in terms of detecting early usability problems in the prototype or mockup? If it has helped you, how?

If you has used other tools, how'd you rate it (pros xs cons)? 



23 Jun 2006 - 11:01am
7 years ago
8 replies
John Grøtting

Ease of use of travel booking websites

I assume that most people here have used www.google.com. It is
wonderfully easy to use.

If I compare this to travel websites, though, I can't say the same.
Obviously, the tasks are much more complex, but I still feel that
websites like Expedia overload the user and miss out on opportunities
to simplify tasks.

16 May 2008 - 10:48am
5 years ago
11 replies

Omnigraffle IA stencils

Hi all,
For once - a non-snarky Will post. As of this week, I have made the
complete switch to Mac - and after installing Omnigraffle (new OS, new
machine, new everything including new way of doing wireframing and
sitemapping), I am on the hunt for all site mapping and wireframing

11 Aug 2009 - 8:27am
4 years ago
11 replies
Jack L. Moffett

Current Design Topics

I'm preparing my design seminar for the Fall semester, which is a
masters-level course. The last time I taught this specific course was
2005. I assigned readings on the following subjects:

Design Certification
Offshore Outsourcing
Design & Business
Formal Education vs. Self-taught
Design Ethics
Design Leadership
Making a Business Case for Design
Experience Design

Many of these are still relevant four years later, but I want to keep
the discussions contemporary. If you were picking current topics for
students to read, write about, and discuss, what would they be?

4 Mar 2010 - 7:50am
3 days ago
5 replies

Best practice and/or thoughts on using videos in e-commerce website?


I'm looking for inspiration on how to use video in a "new and creative way".

My client has acknowledged the importance of video. (Great!) and would like to use video in a new and improved way on their e-commerce site! (But how!?)

So, here I am... Looking for best practices on using video in both product presentation AND in order to generate traffic to the website. The site is a large e-commerce site with all kinds of products to your house; from furniture to arts and crafts... 

26 Jan 2014 - 1:08pm

Designer As Founder Class

I just started teaching a new class at CCA called Designer as Founder. Some notes on ithere http://www.eleganthack.com/designer-as-founder-week-one-class-notes/

I'd love oto hear opinions on this class. I'm teachign it based on lean Launchpad; i.e. the same class engineers and business folks get. wondering if you folks have opinions on that? 

As well, if you are a designer who joined an early-stage startup or started your own, what do you wish you'd know beforehand?