Discussion Archive

7 Nov 2007 - 8:06pm
Lada Gorlenko

EVENT: Microsoft UX conference Nov 8 2007: updates for remote participants

This is an update to the original posting about Microsoft World
Usability Day conference (see the original message and the full program
at http://gamma.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=22021&search=Microsoft).

We have now opened registration for remote participants; please see
You can join the entire event or indeividual sessions as liste. Allow
10-15 min of setup time, before joining the first session.

31 May 2009 - 8:47am
Atul N Joshi

(Corrected Mail) Pune (India), Training for User Interface Design, July '09 (Design Incubator)

I saw that there were some gobbled up HTML and formatting issues
(special characters em dash and apostrophe) in my last mail.

11 Jun 2009 - 11:43am
Phil Chung

FYI: BCPE Adds New CUXP and AUXP Designations


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kris <bcpehq at bcpe.org>
Date: Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 12:29 PM
Subject: BCPE Adds New CUXP and AUXP Designations
To: bcpehq at bcpe.org

BCPE is pleased to announce the addition of the Certified User Experience
Professional (CUXP) and Associate User Experience Professional (AUXP)

information is provided in the attach

22 Aug 2007 - 2:11am
8 years ago
3 replies
Lee McIvor

Primarily for UK-based list members

Hi all,

I'm about to move to London, and was wondering if anyone can point me
towards some good Masters level courses in Usability / UX / interaction
design etc.

I've got a couple of years experience in UX work, but I get the
impression that having a Masters under my belt will have a positive
effect on my job prospects. Any advice would be appreciated!


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28 Feb 2007 - 7:59am
8 years ago
21 replies
Dave Malouf


For those of us designing Tablet based stuff, this might be really interesting:

Bumptop is a new interaction model for working with objects that we
keep on our desktop.

I find the "pliability" demonstrated in the demo to be quite high, and
the engagement factor of manipulating objects in such a "real" fashion
to also be high.

Check it out! And be sure to watch the whole thing. I didn't start
really liking it until I got towards the middle to end.

23 Oct 2008 - 3:29pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Charlie Kreitzberg

Brilliant Viral Video

I was blown away by the recent MoveOn.org customized video. Whether you are
for Obama or McCain, it seemed like a new level of sophistication in viral
marketing that is worth a serious look.

For those not in the US, MoveOn is a liberal organization that is supporting
Obama in the election.

In case you have not seen it yet, this is a video that is customized with
your name in the content of the video.

24 Sep 2008 - 4:34am
7 years ago
8 replies

Communicating Design, Visualizing non-linear task flow

Here is a question for you all.

I am exploring ways of using task flow diagrams as a means of conveying, in
an abstract manner, a recursive and interative user task flow that is not
linear - meaning the user is presented with a screen/canvas where their are
n number of dimensions/facets with attributes that a user can assign to some
artifact(x) to generate a new custom artifact (y).
How would you do it?

As an example - how would you visually communicate the user interaction with
the FaceYourManga flash application where you are building a custom avatar?

~ will

"Where you innovat

1 Mar 2006 - 5:08pm
James Melzer

JOB: Information Architect / Interaction Designer at SRA International (Washington, DC)

The position is a user experience generalist with SRA's user centered
design team. The team is responsible for information architecture,
interaction design and usability testing of Web sites, applications
and intranets for a range of government customers. Team members
direct the user experience design of our customers' products, working
closely with project managers and technical leads. Team members have
customer contact frequently.

29 May 2006 - 4:42am
9 years ago
3 replies
Ripul Kumar

Can anyone recall this case study?

I remember hearing a case study of Philips (as far as I can recall!) many years back in a conference. The study was about how people say a particular thing when asked for opinion but can do entirely different things. In this case, it was about color preferences of a portable music system. The potential users said that they prefer red but actually picked up a black one.

Does anyone recall this story or was it someone's figment of imagination?

11 Dec 2008 - 6:12pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Michael Stiso

determining reasons for user dropout

Hello. I'm curious about methods for finding out why subscribers to a
site stop visiting that site. For example, imagine that I have some
social networking site, and I notice that some subscribers (some of
them new members, some old) simply stop visiting it. They don't cancel
their accounts, they just stop showing up.

How might I discover their reasons for dropping out?