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11 Nov 2009 - 5:45am
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William Hudson
2009

Human Centered Design or Technology CenteredDesign??

I teach a course (hopefully to be a book in the not-too-distant future)
which is about using Ajax for good (better user experience) rather than
evil (just making things more interactive for the sake of it).

One of my biggest frustrations/disappointments is to see Ajax applied
gratuitously to a page (to make the shopping basket more interesting,
for example) while inherent usability problems - like having to click
the 'Update' link if quantities are changed - remain unaddressed.

Anyway, this is a perennial problem in design that is not going to go
away any time soon.

26 May 2009 - 7:57am
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5 years ago
7 replies
Janna DeVylder
2006

Are you participating in the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge?

Don't forget, IxDA and Johnny Holland have partnered with Mozilla Labs to
support the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge. We would love to see our
community participate! This summer's topic:

> *"Reinventing Tabs in the Browser - How can we create, navigate and manage
> multiple web sites within the same browser instance?"*
>

http://design-challenge.mozilla.com/summer09/index.html

Some great submissions have made their way into the competition.... is yours
in there?

19 Jan 2005 - 3:37pm
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10 years ago
12 replies
John Vaughan - ...
2004

RFID and other fads

> According to Dell's CEO, UXP/IXD/all that stuff are just fads.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hula_hoop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beanie_Babies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betamax

And his point is....?

Hint: These are some fads that enjoyed tremendous popularity - not to mention "market share" - during their heyday.

22 Dec 2006 - 2:38pm
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8 years ago
4 replies
Dan Saffer
2003

One Final Controversy for 2006!

One last one before the end of the year:

Donna Mauer's OzCHI Keynote: User-Centered Design: Is it working?

http://www.maadmob.net/donna/blog/archives/000738.html

Some quotes:

"We have to stop selling usability. It doesn’t have a value
proposition. Usability is a quality aspect of something – it is not a
process, an artefact, a deliverable or anything that anyone cares
about what you are going to give them.

23 Sep 2008 - 9:07am
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6 years ago
1 reply
Scott Cobban
2007

Adobe's CS multi-product highlighting

It's my first time starting a discussion thread. I hope I get this right.

I was visiting Adobe's website just now, checking out the newly released
Creative Suite 4 offerings. On hovered over one of the Creative Suite names
- http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite - displaying the full list of
packages and the applications that they included.

6 Sep 2006 - 6:37pm
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Rob Tannen
2006

Survey of Technologies for User Research

Following-up on an earlier post, here's a link to a BRIEF survey to collect input on what technologies are being utilized for user research. For the purposes of this survey, please respond only if you are a practicing professional (not primarily conducting academic research). Thank you.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=209912546497

This e-mail is intended solely for the above-mentioned recipient and it may contain confidential or privileged information.

29 Jul 2008 - 1:56pm
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6 years ago
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Mark Schraad
2006

prototype philosophy

Great article on the business week site today about design...

http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/jul2008/id20080728_623527.htm?chan=innovation_innovation+%2B+design_top+stories

Near the end of the article Claudia Kotchka talks about prototype workshops...

"Participants get scared using such rough prototypes to elicit
consumer feedback at the beginning, but they are won over when they
see the benefits of co-creation," says Kotchka.

19 Nov 2007 - 6:58pm
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7 years ago
11 replies
Juan Ruiz
2007

OK/Cancel [wrong heading - Jaiku ]

Prasad,

This has been a conversation that has been posted in the IxDA and SIGLIA
mailing lists many times, and it has come to this: "it depends".

6 Oct 2006 - 1:54am
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8 years ago
5 replies
johan.dermaut a...
2006

Question related to "IKEA-manual".

Hi All,

I was asked to create a user manual based on the "IKEA-manuals" (all
pictograms and drawings and NO text).

* Where do I start and who has any experience (good or bad) with
this?
* Do you recommend this type of manual or not?
* Do you know any good web sites related to the subject?

Thanks in advance.

Johan

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5 Oct 2009 - 5:18am
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Joel Flom
2007

[EVENT] Next IxDA Brisbane event, 27 Oct 2009

IN PURSUIT OF ELEGANCE?

What made the Sopranos finale one of the most-talked-about events in
television history? Why is sudoku so addictive and the iPhone so
irresistible? What do Jackson Pollock and Lance Armstrong have in common
with theoretical physicists and Buddhist monks?

This month IxDA Brisbane is teaming up with UX Book Club Brisbane (
http://uxbookclub.org/doku.php?id=brisbane) to host a friendly and no doubt
lively discussion around E.