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4 Aug 2007 - 12:46pm
7 years ago
14 replies
Jarod Tang

interesting article : Why Usability is a path to Failure

From: http://www.usabilitynews.com/news/article4069.asp

> So, why oh why do people in this day age still hold up "usability" as
> something laudable in product and service design? Praising usability is like
> giving me a gold star for remembering that I have to put each leg in a
> *different* place in my pants to put them on. (Admittedly, I *do* give my 2
> year old daughter a gold star for this but then she's 2.) Usability is not a
> strategy for design success.

22 Nov 2011 - 1:05am
3 years ago
1 reply

Online Card Sort PLUS architecture

Hi all! It's been a while since I've been active here. I'm jumping into the pool of online research tools. I'm looking for a tool that will allow card sort capability but also capture architecture suggestions. so, not just sorting shoes into flats and heels but also understanding the cognitive map of the larger site and how one might think about getting from a list of shoes to a list of purses and accessories, etc. 

Has anyone seen a tool like that? I've looked at websort.net and a few others, but they just allow categorization not architecture. 


1 Feb 2012 - 6:23pm

Powerful document trees?

I'm looking for examples of navigating through 2-2,000 documents that are more elegant + powerful than the stereotypical document tree… but also has research backing it would be nice.

Currently the documents are arranged by

- Category
  - Sub Category
    - Documents (1-100 pagers)
      - Date

25 Nov 2005 - 8:41am
9 years ago
6 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

Crash course in Flash?


It looks like I should use Flash to create mock-ups/wireframes/demos
for some of my future projects, but I haven't used Flash before. Can
anyone recommend a good tutorial, either a website or a book, for
this purpose?


Petteri Hiisilä
Senior Interaction Designer
IX Design / +358505050123 / petteri.hiisila at ixdesign.fi

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

28 Jun 2010 - 7:00am
5 years ago
2 replies

[Feedback Rew] Social Usability Workshop


I've presented a few weeks ago a workshop titled "Social Usability Workshop" at Frontiers of Interaction in Rome. Since it's my first public, full workshop, I'd love to have some feedback about it.

1 Sep 2005 - 12:46pm
9 years ago
9 replies
Austin Govella

What do you use to make HTML wireframes (X-POST)

I'm conducting some tests: creating wireframes using different
softwares and technologies.

To make sure I'm being comprehensive, if you make HTML wireframes, how
do you make them?

Austin Govella
Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD
austin.govella at gmail.com

20 Dec 2005 - 6:59pm
Robert Cornejo

Microsoft Adds Bill Buxton To Interaction Team

MS is adding some firepower to their design team.
Should translate to some good changes and new ideas in
Vista and 3rd party Vista apps.

>From the press release:
"regular visits to the Microsoft Research lab in
Redmond, Wash. He also will spend part of each year
collaborating with various teams at Microsoft Research
facilities in other countries..."

"In 1995, Buxton received the Canadian Human-Computer
Communications Society Achievement Award for his
contributions to research in computer graphics and
human-computer interaction.

19 Dec 2007 - 11:36am
7 years ago
4 replies
Patrick G

Recruiting research participants

My client is a news and entertainment site that is considering
expanding their focus from a single genre to covering a variety of
related/overlapping genres (sci-fi, horror, mystery, etc.).
Accordingly, in addition to their own user base, they want to conduct
research with fans of related genres. I'm looking for a firm that can
help me screen and recruit participants and handle scheduling
logistics. Would be great if they are in the New York area, but not
required. Any recommendations?



14 May 2009 - 7:54am

[EVENT RECAP] IxDA NYC: Cindy Chastain on "Experience Themes"

We'd like to thank everyone who came out on Tuesday evening for Cindy
Chastain's excellent talk on using the cinematic concept of "theme" to
produce better interaction design. Her talk resulted in many great
conversations, some of which lasted well into the night over dinner. Kudos
and much appreciation to Ms.

25 Sep 2006 - 9:44am
Karin Kawamoto

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