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3 Jul 2008 - 2:43am
6 years ago
1 reply
Rune Thaarup Høegh

Usability evaluation in a day


In my company we have very good experiences using this method:


The Instant Data Analysis (IDA) allows us to conduct a usability evaluation
with 5 users per day and have feedback to the developers ready the next day.
The IDA method strengths is that the most important usability issues will be
found and communicated to the developers in a very fast manner.

11 Feb 2009 - 8:38am
5 years ago
2 replies
James Haliburton

Attending Mobile World Congress 2009?


I just wanted to do a quick check to see if there are any IXDA
members who will be attending MWC this year?

Though it's a more sales and marketing motivated conference/trade
show than most conferences mentioned on the forum, I know there will
be a few UX professionals who will get to attend (despite your budget
cuts this year).

I would be happy to attempt to arrange a meeting place if there is
anyone interested who would like to get together casually to discuss
UX related issues.

8 Apr 2006 - 9:07am
8 years ago
4 replies
Paul Menard

Question on appointment time selection for Web page

Greetings all,

Long time lurker, first time poster (please be gentle)

Working on a web development project that has started
some debate on the aspect of an appointment time entry
field start and end time. The client wants a basic form where
a user will enter information like the appointment name, date,
start time, end time and notes into web text entry fields.

In our opinion the fields for date and especially time should be
something that will provide control to allow consistent data entry.
Obvious selection for the date is a popup calendar.

4 Sep 2007 - 6:41am
7 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Invites from Social Networks

Today an invite went out to the IxDA Discussion list inviting people
to a social network on behalf of a subscriber.

I haven't spoken to this subscriber yet, but I am going to assume the
following. They said invite everyone in my Gmail contact list unaware
of the fact that their contact list consists of everyone they have
ever written an email to including discussion lists like this one.

Ok, yes, the person didn't want to do this, but they did and they have
to be responsible for it.

14 Sep 2010 - 3:29am
4 years ago
7 replies

How to best prototype RIAs?


I am searching for a suitable way to prototype a business application which will most likely be implemented either using Adobe Flex or Silverlight.

The application will probably use such functionalities like drag&drop, calendars to select a specfic date or a date range and several kinds or charts etc.

1 Feb 2005 - 9:33am
9 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

Concept drawings? "prototypes"?


This is an article in wired.com about concept drawings for NASA and other
space agencies.

The reason I bring it here, is to point out an example of where
non-working-prototypes are valuable total product lifecycle process.

The artist put it this way:

"Conceptual space art provides the initial glimpse at what could be," said

27 Oct 2003 - 1:00pm
Greg Petroff

ny times today business

Nice articel today discussing the value of good user
centered design for online retailing.



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29 Aug 2006 - 9:57am
Todd Levy

Shmooze with Lou and Steve in Chicago [Kaz Bar, Sept. 14th @ 5:30pm]

Hello all -

You're invited to come meet Lou Rosenfeld and Steve Krug, authors and lecturers on information architecture and usability, and representatives from Chicago-based marketing solutions company Arc Worldwide, at an informal get-together on September 14th.

This is a great chance to talk to Lou and Steve while they are in Chicago giving seminars and to mingle and network with other IA/UX professionals in the area.

Details below. Hope to see you there!

5 Nov 2003 - 1:51pm
Challis Hodge

Survey: New or Existing?

Hi Folks:

Since we haven't really received much positive feedback or interest in the
concept of exploring existing organizations as possible homes for this
group, I've created a survey to gauge the group's position on the matter.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey asap:


We will share results when the survey is closed. Thanks for your


19 Mar 2009 - 5:53pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Shimone Samuel

Online Message Center Examples

Hi all - I'm looking for any resources, examples, literature,
articles etc. around the idea of an online message center.

eTrade and Wells Fargo (I'm sure others) use message centers in
place of direct email communication. This is a very powerful security
tool - all messages are posted in a central, secure area of their
websites and an email such as "you have a new message in your
inbox" is sent in place of the message itself.

I tried some Google searches but I'm not even sure what to call

Thanks for the help!