Discussion Archive

5 Oct 2009 - 3:13pm
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6 years ago
1 reply
Siegy Adler
2009

Identifying Stakeholder Requirements

Here’s my take on a key first step in the development of any
functional spec – the identification of stakeholder requirements.

Let's start by defining the term 'stakeholder'. A stakeholder can
be anyone who has an interest in the successful completion of a
project. This may include the individual(s) authorizing the project
as well as the folks who will actually be using the application. Once
you have identified the stakeholders, at a minimum, you'll need to
get answers to the following questions:

1.

29 Jul 2005 - 4:42pm
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10 years ago
16 replies
Mauro Cavalletti
2005

Ethnographic research methods

Hi,

I am looking for structured methods of ethnographic field research (video or
not), or other types of research methodologies to get insights on users
behavior in context.

Does anyone have experiences that could be shared? I would like to know pros
and cons if possible.

Thank you all.

Mauro Cavalletti
Creative Director
Organic, Inc.
New York
212.827.2212
www.organic.com

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31 Jan 2007 - 2:11pm
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9 years ago
4 replies
Terms:
Josephine Choi
2005

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
provides.

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?

5 Apr 2007 - 11:42pm
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9 years ago
15 replies
Austin Govella
2004

What is the one *best* interaction design blog?

I'm updating my feed list. Typically, I find things through
serendipity or links-followed. I figured I'd ask the crowd for wisdom.

What is the one *best* interaction design blog that you absolutely must be read?

--
Austin Govella
Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD
http://thinkingandmaking.com
austin.govella at gmail.com

21 Jan 2006 - 6:28pm
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10 years ago
23 replies
Jon Kolko [SCAD]
2005

MS, MFA, or Mdes?

Hi,

If you had your druthers and were pursuing a masters degree in Interaction
Design, would you rather receive an MS, MFA, or M.des? Why?

Thanks,

Jon Kolko
Professor, Industrial & Interaction Design
Savannah College of Art and Design

http://facultypages.scad.edu/~jkolko
AOL IM// jkolkoSCAD

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 :(.

4 Jan 2005 - 5:25pm
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ldebett
2004

Automotive design standards/guidelines

Suresh,

There are strict guidelines created by governments and safety
organizations that automobile designs and all types of designers in
this field must abide by.

6 Mar 2009 - 4:24pm
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7 years ago
7 replies
Alan Cox
2009

Design/UX goals in your company

As it grows, the company I work for is becoming more metric-driven.
Ultimately, I support the idea of having goals and metrics that help
us understand whether we're doing good work, the right work, etc.

I don't expect goals & metrics to ever tell the whole story; the
world is squishy and numbers are unlikely to paint a completely
honest picture. I do think, however, that they'll help us start
conversations and give us something to shoot towards.

I'm curious: what type of goals and metrics exist in your company
that are related to good user experience and good design?

29 Aug 2010 - 11:24pm
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5 years ago
28 replies
youkwon
2010
23 Dec 2009 - 7:28am
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6 years ago
5 replies
melanie burke
2009

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
interviews.

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