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zicogja421
2011

HCI Masters Programs: Georgia Tech v. Indiana Purdue v. Indiana Bloomington

Hello everyone. I am a soon-to-be HCI graduate student who is looking for some input and comments about certain M.S. in HCI programs that I have been accepted into. Before I talk about the schools, let me say a few things about my intended career path.

5 Dec 2008 - 3:07am
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7 years ago
7 replies
Bart Schouten
2008

Inactive UI elements: disable or disappear?

I'm struggling with an UI issue, so I'm hoping to receive some advice from
you. Imagine a textprocessor (i.e. Word) application in which you can edit
both text and image objects. The interface is clean and simple, only the
most needed functions are available in this app. An advantage of the
limited amount of functions is that they all fit in one toolbar without
cluttering or being miniscule.

16 Mar 2010 - 11:42am
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6 years ago
7 replies
Josie Scott
2009

Best Practices for "Was this helpful?"

Many sites that offer help conclude the information with a feedback question such as "Was this helpful?"  This can be a valuable mechanism to tailor online or in product Help better. 

Our team would like your help:  We'd like to hear what everyone does.  What question do you ask with what scale or input?  How well does that work?  What would you change?  What are some best practices for "Was this helpful?" questions.

Josie Scott
TechSmith Corporation User Experience

22 Jun 2010 - 11:47am
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6 years ago
3 replies
Stew Dean
2007

Looking for great examples of customer reviews for ecommerce.

Hi,    I'm looking to collect some best practice examples to feed into a ratings and reviews project I'm working on for an ecommerce site in the UK. Can you think of any great examples - maybe something you've seen or something you've done you wouldn't mind sharing. 

  Thanks in advance for your help.   Cheers
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Stew Dean

19 Jan 2008 - 12:21am
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8 years ago
10 replies
Michael Micheletti
2006

Ajax product configurator examples

I'm helping a friend who has a small business (total employees: 1, total
budget: $0 or maybe less) brainstorm ideas for a custom product configurator
for his website. Similar sites might allow you to see the clothes on a model
and change shirt colors, add various designs to a t-shirt, or customize your
new Mercedes colors, wheels, etc. He's curious to find out if this sort of
product configuration can be done well using Ajax/Web 2.0 technologies.

5 Dec 2008 - 2:29pm
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7 years ago
9 replies
Rob Tannen
2006

Paper Form Design & Usability

Can anyone recommend best practices and guidelines for the design of paper forms - not printed online forms, but stand-alone paper forms, filled in by hand.

Best Regards,

Rob Tannen, PhD
Director of Research

11 Feb 2009 - 12:55pm
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7 years ago
15 replies
pyces
2007

To use a colon or not to use a colon after field labels

Could anyone help me on the subject of whether to use colons after field
labels. I have found one accessibility paper and a few other
not-so-respected sources that indicate that colons after field labels
help screen reader users, as well as normal vision users, to expect an
input field. However, after years of including colons after field
labels, our copy dept now maintains that a colon is punctuation and
shouldn't be included after field labels. I've also found Jarrett's, "No
one cares about colons but UX people" and Luke W doesn't mention it in
his book :(.

23 Sep 2010 - 12:51pm
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5 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut
2005

is there an official difference between a grid and a table pattern?

All,

This morning my team reviewed this very nice article about free project management apps - http://www.smashingapps.com/2010/09/22/awesome-yet-free-web-apps-to-make-project-managers-lives-easier.html .

When we got down to "Project Bubble", an interaction designer stated that this was a very good use of a grid. When I asked how that differed from the ones above he said becuase it had headers.

9 Jul 2009 - 1:34pm
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7 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

25 Jul 2013 - 4:30am
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rootnot
2011

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.