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30 Oct 2009 - 12:33pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Julie Lowe

EVENT in Austin, TX: How User-Centered Design Drives Sustainability and Sustainable Living Idea Round-up

A 2009 World Usability Day Event: Designing for a Sustainable World

Event Details

Thursday, November 12th, 6:30-8:30pm

Tonic Coffeebar and Lounge

In the Artisan Apartments

8701 West Parmer Lane, Suite 2128

Austin, TX 78729

Map: http://bit.ly/TonicMap

RSVP: http://wud2009.eventbrite.com

How User-Centered Design Drives Sustainability

Focusing on usability and human-centered design results in sustainable
systems, products and services designed to match a to user's needs and
abilities to enhan

5 Apr 2006 - 11:08am
8 years ago
10 replies

what's the obessions with Visio?

I'm quite curious about everyone's general feelings about Visio. I see so
many job descriptions where Visio is a required software skill for IA or
IxD's and I just don't get it! What is the obsession with Microsoft
Visio?Who set
that as a standard? When did it become a standard?

Personally, I can't stand Visio, and I won't to use it to mock up wireframes
or process flows. I find that powerpoint can be very useful because you can
send those to anyone. And I particularly like using Flash to make mocks,
because both the designer and coders are happy with Flash too.

8 Feb 2007 - 7:59am

great video...

This video came from a friend on another list. It really is well worth a few


Beautiful video made by an anthropology professor at Kansas State U.
Well worth just under 5 minutes of your time....


3 Jun 2009 - 3:44am
5 years ago
9 replies
John Gibbard

Websites that remember you

I've hunted through Pattern Tap and Konigi and am struggling to find
interface examples when websites 'remember' you.

We're looking at developing a tiered remembrance:

1. Unknown - the site knows nothing about you, you see the default
2. Remembered - you've been to the site before, but you're not registered or
logged-in, we just know what you've looked at.
3. Known - you're logged-in and we know lots about you and your history with

Can anyone think of examples that demonstrate tier 2?

23 Apr 2009 - 2:02am
5 years ago
3 replies
majid dadgar

optimized keyboards(lay-outs) target users?


there has been a discussion here on who might be target user of redesigned
optimized keyboards (lay-outs) here: professional typist or the one who is
about to get familiar with typing with keyboards?! that is if I'm optimizing
a keyboard in user centred design process, which of those two should be the
one who gets involved in UCD iterative process and gathering feedbacks. One
side says: if a professional typist could type with some optimized lay-out
well, then the one with less knowledge of computer should enter text well
too; the other side says vice versa.

25 Jan 2013 - 2:27pm
Jonathan Warner

Last Minute Discount: Interaction '13 ticket $750

Hey all:

Really trying to get rid of my ticket now. If you're able to make Interaction '13 in Toronto, starting in a few days, and don't have a ticket, here's your chance. The full registration is $950, but I'm offering it for $750. All offers accepted. 




17 Jun 2010 - 2:00am
4 years ago
15 replies

Double-click and right-click in webapps

What's the consensus about right-click and double-click in webapps these days? Do most people still not expect them to do anything (and so do not bother trying them)?

My gut feeling is that it's OK to use them so long as there is at least one other way of accessing the same functionality.

What do you folks think?



16 Feb 2010 - 2:14pm
5 years ago
1 reply

[Event] IxDA Seattle Happy Hour, Today, Feb 16

Time for the next 3rd Tuesday IxDA Happy Hour. I just got back from
the Interaction 10 conference in Savannah and all I can say is, if
you weren't there you missed out. But you can still come out to our
happy hour next week, catch up with some of the people who were
there, and discuss the future of interaction design.

29 Nov 2007 - 8:29am
7 years ago
9 replies

Books on IxDA and RIAs?

I'm looking for a good discussion on how the technologies that get
generally lumped under the "Web 2.0" label (which I hate, but never
mind) affect good established Web interaction design practices.

I don't need someone telling me what Ajax is, or what the value of
including customers as participants is - I get all that. What I'm
looking for is concrete discussion of how I should (re)think
workflows, user goal achievement, and design patterns when I have a
technology like AJAX available to me.

Any suggestions?


21 Jun 2005 - 10:39am
9 years ago
9 replies
Johan Sjostrand

web usability testing books

Hi all.
I'm looking for any good boks on usability testing, preferably web
usability testing.
Quick-and-dirty-testing aswell as traditional testing.

How to plan a usability test session:
-How to gather test subjects.
-Quantative and qualitative research.
-Research over different periods of time.
-Budget calculation.
-Measure: efficiency, effectiveness, learning curve, satisfaction.