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21 Jun 2012 - 3:06pm
2 years ago
2 replies

Web analytics question


I am assessing some web products we use at a library. (Yes, not a very exciting environment, but what can you do?)

Can anyone show me some good examples of how to present this sort of data in a report?  And, any good resources on the topic of analytics I can refer to that you may know of?

30 Oct 2007 - 2:37pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Johansen, Kristen

Tips on "breaking into" IA/ID/UxD industry forrecent graduates?

I often get applicants fresh out of school and I'm always
disappointed when their portfolio consists entirely of
homework assignments. To me, anyway, that's an indicator
that they didn't have enough interest or ambition in
their field to do at least a few freelance projects (who
doesn't have a cousin/friend/etc who needs a website?)
and get some real-world experience. I can't stress
enough the importance of internships while you're in
school, or at the very least trying to do the *same kind
of work* you're aspiring to get.

26 Oct 2007 - 5:01pm
Elizabeth Buie

CLARIFICATION: JOB: Senior Usability Officer at the American Library Association (Chicago, IL)

I am not collecting resumes for this offer. Please send all resumes and inquiries to cvivian at ala.org.


Elizabeth Buie
Principal Consultant
Luminanze Consulting, LLC
tel +1.301.943.4168
fax +1.301.949.9694

26 Nov 2007 - 3:49am
7 years ago
1 reply

"Author interview: 'Punching In' at the Apple Store"

For those of you interested in the design of user experience and
customer-facing employee training at Apple Stores, I just published a
lengthy interview with Alex Frankel, the author of the just-released
"Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee."

Kontra: I noticed that you underlined the "permission" aspect of
engaging the customer into revealing their intent, as the salespeople
used the "Would it be alright if I ask you…" phrase quite a bit.

18 Nov 2010 - 3:40pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Lisa Goldberg

Re: [IxDA] Need research data for mobile users and usage

Are they tracking analytics for their site? I would start there for device usage data.


10 Oct 2006 - 11:13pm
8 years ago
26 replies
Dan Saffer

A Semi-Theoretical Question

If there was a book that covered advanced topics in interaction
design, what would those topics be?

By "advanced" I mean, light on methods.

10 Aug 2010 - 2:13pm

[COMMERCIAL] Acquia seeks designers to participate in usability test of beta product


Your experience matches what we're looking for to do some usability testing and we'd like to request 60 minutes of your time to review a product being developed by Acquia.  We'll do this online at your convenience.  We will be testing throughout August and September.  Another way to participate is to follow us on Twitter @drupalsgardens. We send a broadcast tweet when we are testing and you can jump in when you're free.

29 Mar 2009 - 6:17pm
6 years ago
8 replies
Christopher Fahey

Designing (for) Experiences

Re: the debate over whether experience can be designed:

Jon Kolko wrote:
> If I claim to "design a rollercoaster", I intend for it to be
> duplicated -
> exactly as I created - over and over.
> If I claim to "design the experience of using the rollercoaster", it
> follows
> that I intend for that use to be duplicated - exactly as I created -
> over
> and over.
> If I claim to "design the experience framework in which the
> rollercoaster is

6 May 2008 - 4:46pm
6 years ago
8 replies
Sharon Greenfield5

Constructive criticism for this redesign?

I am not an employee of the company, had an interesting time trying
to maneuver around it this morning, and finally caught hold of the
ear of someone involved who wanted specific repsonse. What Spool Rules
(tm) [I just made that up, it sounded funny. I don't think Jared had
trademarked rules...yet] is this following or not following? Thanks!



20 Aug 2007 - 1:30pm
Andrew Chen

event on Facebook apps in the Bay Area (oct 6th)

For those of you guys in the bay area, here's a great upcoming event with a
10% off registration code for the next 48 hours:

It looks like there'll be a couple talks regarding designing interactions
within widgets and Facebook apps, and how to approach it both from a user
perspective and also from a viral marketing perspective


CommunityNext: Platform
Palo Alto, CA - October 5-6th

The premier event on social network Platforms and APIs i