Discussion Archive

17 Feb 2010 - 9:17am
6 years ago
22 replies

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?

Charles Sue-Wah-Sing

16 May 2005 - 11:03am
11 years ago
6 replies
Sanchez, Mario

RE: user requirements vs business requirement

Billie Mandel wrote:
> My question: How have you (or have you at all) gone about defining
> "business requirements" gathering as opposed to "user requirements"
> gathering, and how have you defined that line/divided the work between
> IxD and product management?

No matter how much you talk about User-Centered Design, it only really makes sense within the framework of Value-Centered Design:

3 Mar 2010 - 4:49am
2 years ago
12 replies
Alex Morris

Centred Layout Vs Left Aligned

One of those old chestnuts that keeps rearing its head in discussion with client and/or the visual design team.

Left aligned (fixed width) sites are evil right? ;-)

Anyone got any evidence to the contrary?

Love to hear your thoughts.


30 Aug 2006 - 10:58pm
9 years ago
8 replies
Vinay Rao

Top Ten IxD examples? What it takes

This thread is already interesting.

Michael Tuminello wrote:
"...The big one that leaps to mind would be the iPod/iTunes music store

It would be interesting to know the size (and profile) of the team that
would typically work on such a project i.e. the iTunes player Music
Store and Player.

I hear Apple has (only) 8 industrial designers for its physical product
design, and works with partners to put some of those extreme design
intents into engineering and production. I suspect that their
interaction design team should be much much larger.


20 Sep 2005 - 12:27am
10 years ago
14 replies

analog vs. digital display of time

Hi there,

my hypothesis is that an analog display (of time) is more easy to perceive than the digital equivalent using numbers; esp. if the user is fully mentally occupied with another important task.

A related example would be the speed display in cars. A needle on the tachometer seems to be the favorite design.

Does anyone have data to support my theory -- or the opposite?



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23 Dec 2009 - 7:28am
6 years ago
5 replies
melanie burke

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

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

26 Apr 2010 - 12:47pm
6 years ago
4 replies

Service Design


lately I'm getting more interested in Service Design as a field to get deeper into

and even think about it as a future Job, " Service Designer " Now I'm wondering :

13 Jun 2008 - 11:32am
8 years ago
14 replies
oliver green

Open source wireframe software

Hi All,

Any recommendations for an open source wireframe tool? Something that is
similar to Axure - the license is too expensive for me.



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18 Mar 2010 - 7:47pm
6 years ago
6 replies

UX to Developer ratio

What is the ratio of UX individuals to developers in your organizations? I realize that the timeline of a given project, size of the project etc has an effect on this number. I just want to get a general idea of the trend of this ratio today. Further, what do you think it should be? If you could mention the size of your company, that would give me a  better idea too.