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17 Jun 2008 - 7:53am
6 years ago
6 replies
Chuck Piotrowski

Validity of Hit Counts

One of the organizations I volunteer for get "hit counts" from Go Daddy
for its website (www.rutlandhistory.com <http://www.rutlandhistory.com/>

We are getting about 20,000 hits a month.

How many of these hits can I believe to be searchers, rather than
spiders, etc?

Is there any way to tell?

Thanks for the help!

Chuck Piotrowski

Information Asset Management Program


www.cvps.com <http://www.cvps.com/>

This computer runs on Cow Power!

14 May 2009 - 10:40am
Amy Jones

What is the Best Practice for Usability Testing aRegistration Process.

Hi Paul,

You have different scenarios, or you have different designs? I'm not
sure how you would test for validity of a scenario with usability
testing -- in that case it sounds like you'd want to do contextual work
to see if you find your scenarios 'in the wild.' But if what you really
mean is that you have three slightly different designs, then you're
right, you shouldn't test all three designs with the same individual.
What this means, of course, is tripling the number of tests you need to
do. For that reason, I probably wouldn't take the time to test all

2 Sep 2009 - 1:57pm
Nora O Murchu

International Workshop: \"Open-Ended Design: Future Challenges for Designers and Developers\"

Dear Friends,

this very exciting workshop will take place ad part of Tweak on
September 23rd.

25 Dec 2009 - 4:40pm
4 years ago
8 replies

Online tools (Possibly free ware) that we can use to create a knowledge base of glossary

Hi All

Merry Christmas ! I am currently working on a project that involves compiling glossary and acronyms used extensively across our company. I am looking for inputs from similar projects that you may be doing or have done in the past and that enables us to use a search engine that can help anyone locate a particular acronym or glossary term.

The challenge is to collaborate with various teams that can be part of the database and contribute to as a team.

Any information will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


24 Jun 2009 - 2:09pm
Louis Rosenfeld

ANN: Design for Care (UX + healthcare) book underway

(apologies for duplicate postings)

Hi all; I'm very excited to announce that Rosenfeld Media is developing a
new title, *Designing for
The design disciplines as critical healthcare professions.* Informatics
designer *Peter Jones <http://designdialogues.com/>* of Redesign Research,
author of *Team Design,* and an expert on the intersection of design and
healthcare, is writing this book.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:28pm

[EVENT] Mental Models with Indi Young

BayCHI and IxDA of Silicon Valley invite you to join us Wednesday for an evening on Mental Model Diagrams: Sparking Creativity Through Empathy. In this presentation, Indi Young, author of Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior discusses how to make sure this model truly represents the root of what is driving your users' natural behavior.

What: Mental Model Diagrams: Sparking Creativity Through Empathy

9 Nov 2009 - 1:13pm
Peter Merholz

Adaptive Path seeks contract UX Generalists, IxDs, Visual Designers

When it rains, it pours, and Adaptive Path has opportunities for
contract contributors across a range of projects and a range of time
frames (from 2 weeks to 24 weeks).

So, if you are a great
- UX Generalist (research/strategy/design)
- Interaction designer
- Visual designer
- Design engineer (front-end web dev, DHTML, Flash)

Please email us at jobs at adaptivepath.com.

You need to be able to work in the San Francisco Bay Area or Austin,

Please point us to a portfolio of w

11 Oct 2007 - 3:27pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Billie Mandel

Examples of excellent interaction design NOT on the web

OK - slight diversion, since it's not design for the web, but I had to
share this. Was just catching up with a friend with whom I've worked in
the past, and she shared the most exciting project her team has finished


How cool is *that*?


* * * * * * *
Billie Mandel | Manager, User Experience Design & Research | OPENWAVE |
billie.mandel at openwave.com

31 Jan 2006 - 6:48am
8 years ago
3 replies

Why all game consoles have joystick on the leftside?

I guess it is just based on the left-hand and right-hand users ration across
the world?

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16 Aug 2004 - 2:12pm
Svoboda, Eric

[Possible Spam] RE: Re: "Intuitive" designs can be cumbersome

Not to sidetrack this interesting conversation, but are any of you
familiar with the system described at www.muse.com? The description is
pretty vague I think, but they seem to be describing an adaptive
(andragogical I'd call it. Does this term apply?) UI for a collaborative
music app of some kind. I guess they've shown it off in some San
Francisco clubs. Just wondering if anyone's seen it in action.