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25 Mar 2010 - 10:06pm
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6 years ago
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kevinsuttle
2010

Does User Experience Save/Make Money?

So, try as I might, being a new UX developer, I'm trying to find reputable data about reputable companies who saved/made [insert actual dollar figure], and how usability testing was responsible. I was actually told at work today that "there is no way you can prove that usability testing makes money." It's a personal challenge now. Smile

13 Feb 2010 - 7:38pm
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3 years ago
14 replies
MissK
2010

HCI Masters in the UK - City University vs. University of York

Hello,

I recently got offers from City University and the University of York
to pursue an MSc in HCI.

I am really torn between which university to attend because both seem
to have excellent masters programs. Does anybody have any experience
or feedback regarding the two programs and universities?

http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught-courses/msc-hcit/
http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/pgcourses/hcs/index.html

Any advice will be appreciated!

Thanks,
k

17 Feb 2010 - 9:17am
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6 years ago
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suewah
2008

Personas: how many is too many?

There is this project I'm working on that is for pet owners, breeders
and vets. They have identified 15 consumer types between the three
main segments I've mentioned. The client is requesting we create
personas for all 15. In my experience I've rarely have had to create
more than 4 on any given project. For this project I believe I can get
away with 3.

Does anyone have any thoughts as too what is too many or too few
personas? Have you come across a similar client request? And how did
you deal with it?

Thanks,
Charles Sue-Wah-Sing
www.suewahsing.com

23 Jul 2011 - 5:37am
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4 years ago
13 replies
Queen Catherine
2009

I wish I was Apple

HOLY MOTHER OF CRAP!

Apple changes the rules again - they've literally reversed the scroll!!!

My internal jury is still out... 

While it's feeling so deeply wrong to change such rules, it actually feels somewhat right (if you forget the paradigm)

3 May 2007 - 10:51am
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9 years ago
7 replies
Daniel Williams
2005

good examples of online advertising

Hello all

I am looking for Interesting, fun, rich, interactive (anything really)
examples of good online advertising. I am designing a site that
requires featured space (ads to inspirational content) in order to break the
user's normal purchasing habits (in an attempt to increase average order
value)

Any examples of good online advertising?

(No static banners ads please)

Many thanks

Dan

9 Jul 2009 - 1:34pm
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7 years ago
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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

21 May 2008 - 9:30pm
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8 years ago
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Matthew Zuckman
2008

Persona Names

I am running a persona workshop with our client partners to flesh out
some of the behavioral aspects. As part of a "fun" exercise, we would
like to have persona naming as part of the event. Normally, when I
pick names, I make up something based on my IM list, mashups of TV
characters from shows I watched recently, or something along those
lines.

Does anyone have a process in place (or ideas) for how our group might
choose names collaboratively?

Thanks,

Matthew Zuckman

23 Sep 2010 - 12:51pm
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6 years ago
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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.

29 Jul 2005 - 4:42pm
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11 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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25 Feb 2004 - 6:18pm
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12 years ago
1 reply
Christian Simon
2003

Re: HCI vs. Interaction Design vs. Human Factors

> on 2/24/04 19:56, id at ourbrisbane.com at id at ourbrisbane.com wrote:
> HCI looks at the computer and human in synonymous
> terms,
> ignoring environmental, physical and sociological variables.
>
>> On Feb 18, 2004, at 11:19 PM, Dan Saffer wrote:
>>> I feel that interaction design has a broader (some would argue less