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10 May 2011 - 2:21pm
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35 weeks ago
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Maurice
2009

Photoshop stops pasting from Clipboard

Hi all,

Anybody solved the mysterious Cut n' Paste abandonment issue with Photoshop CS4 and CS5?.

I heard it's actually a Windows problem...something about Photoshop keeps 'listening' for the clipboard, but Windows ignores the request after a while, something to the effect.

Anyway.
Here is the scenario:

1 Oct 2009 - 1:05pm
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5 years ago
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Chris Ryan
2004

Article on Number of Usability Test Participants

I have been looking, unsuccessfully, through back issues of interactions magazine for an article, published a few years back, written I believe by someone from Microsoft as part of a debate about statistical significance in usability testing. There was something of a debate about testing with large numbers of users, and this article, as I recall, made an eloquent case for sticking to six to eight participants. Does anyone remember this? Perhaps I'm wrong in recalling that it was in interactions.

13 Aug 2007 - 2:54pm
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7 years ago
12 replies
Anonymous

Req: Reference on readability of centered vs left-justified text

Does anyone have a reference showing that left-justified text is more
readable than centered text?

Something like:
(a) an academic study or paper
(b) a textbook
(c) a well-known graphic design book

I've been googling for a while and have found many pages that agree
with me, but none citing sources. :/

Paul

shad 96c / uw cs 2001
fan of / ewb / eff / aclu / cc / mac os x / toyota prius / habs
/ friday night lights / v. mars / steve poltz / libbie schrader

"The pundits told us we were crazy idealists.

5 Apr 2007 - 11:42pm
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8 years ago
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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

6 Mar 2009 - 4:24pm
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6 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?

1 Sep 2009 - 5:59pm
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5 years ago
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Calvin
2008

"Way Out" vs "Exit" - Signage usability and passenger experience

Vancouver, Canada recently opened a new subway system called "Canada
Line" (http://www.canadaline.ca). While I notice quite a few issues
in the whole passenger experience, one thing that makes me wonder the
most is the exit sign: instead of printing "Exit", they use "Way
Out". My thoughts:

- "Exit" is almost the international standard word to indicate an
exit route.

1 Jul 2009 - 3:55pm
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5 years ago
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Andrea Richeson
2008

Interview Questions for Persona Development

As part of an independent study project (U Texas iSchool student),
I'm developing personas to help guide the BBA site redesign efforts.
I have access to a wealth of demographic, survey and web analytics
information and also plan to speak to the undergraduate program
office about their perceptions of the site and its users.

Please send your advice about what questions to ask (undergraduate
business school students) when doing interviews for persona
development. I hope to tease out user goals and behaviors.

16 Mar 2010 - 11:42am
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5 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

5 Nov 2013 - 12:28pm
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1 year ago
6 replies
jacquelynbrioux
2013

Seeking Advice on HCI / IxD Masters Degree Program Options

Hi everyone,

I'm about to start applying to graduate programs for September, 2014 and I would love to hear your feedback (and possible recommendations) on my selections. 

A bit of background information:

16 Nov 2009 - 11:41am
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4 years ago
18 replies
Sourabh
2009

MS in Interaction Design, Usability, User Research, User Experience, Information Architect

Hello Group,

I am back again with the same request. As, I have been looking for
the college and university to continue master degree in Interaction
Design, Usability, User Research, User Experience, Information
Architect.

My curiosity is...

1. Whether the courses are available under one roof or need to learn
individually?

2. Anyone knows the particular college or university where i will get
the above courses?

3. Any member in the group has completed master degree in information
architect? And, in which college? Any link?

4.