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9 Jun 2008 - 9:04am
7 years ago
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7 Jul 2011 - 2:02pm
4 years ago
4 replies
Hilary Bienstock

Advice for drive testing

Hello everyone,
I'm emailing this list asking for advice.  I have a client who makes cell phone-based navigation systems, and they want to do some drive testing -- that is, testing where I'd be in the car with the participant observing them as they navigate.  Has anyone on this list done this before?  If so, please let me pick your brain for some advice.

17 Mar 2008 - 4:26pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Dave Cortright

User experience designers wanted for early stage start-ups in Silicon Valley

I'm currently working at a venture capital firm (Venrock) on a small
incubation team focused on consumer-based experiences for the web, mobile,
and devices. We are continually working on new ideas; we toss out the ones
that don't work (while of course learning from the experience) and pull
together a team of entrepreneurs around the ones with promise.

Design is a key differentiator for all of our projects. There are 5 people
on the incubation team: a product manager, a designer (me), and three

1 Sep 2004 - 11:49am
Cheryl Garabet

Fw: Publicly available video resource?


Though I'm mindful of the fact that you're in the UK and downloading video
may be something of a chore, I'd suggest you give The Open Video Project (
http://www.open-video.org/) a look.

There's a lot there but you could start by riffling through the Collections
(especially, the stuff from the Uni of Maryland ...

22 Aug 2005 - 11:41am
Jeff Howard

Re: Usability on "The Fold"

"Chaniya Suebsanguan" wrote:
Does anyone have any thoughts or feedback on what the "new" fold is?

Back in 1999, webmonkey did some work on determining the fold size on common browsers.
They took screenshots of browser chrome from the Netscape 4 browsers all the way up to IE
6, and overlayed them to see how much real estate was left. Here's the article:

They came out with a "safe recommendation" of 983x578 for 1024 screens.

11 Jun 2010 - 7:56pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Examples of good multilingual sites?

I'm working on a redesign project for a site that's currently bilingual (English/Russian.) Eventually it's to be expanded to other languages. Does anyone know of any really good examples of sites in multiple languages? Any guidelines or best practices to consult?


23 Apr 2010 - 6:00am
William Hudson

Courses in Agile, Ajax and Web Usability + Book

(Apologies if you receive more than one of these.)

We have several courses coming up in May:
 - 10 May, Agile UCD (London) http://www.syntagm.co.uk/design/agileucd.shtml
 - 24 May, Ajax Design and Usability (UPA Conference, Munich - evening)
 - 25 May, Web Design for Usability (UPA Conference, Munich - full day)

5 Feb 2010 - 2:09am
Jarod Tang

Designers: Show Your Work Fast, Cross-Browser & Without Flash Using Black Tonic


Sent to you by jtang via Google Reader: Designers: Show Your Work Fast,
Cross-Browser & Without Flash Using Black Tonic via ReadWriteWeb by
Marshall Kirkpatrick on 2/3/10

If you're a creative design professional, you'll want to check out a
just-launched service called Black Tonic; it's a remarkably simple,
easy, fast and enjoyable way to share presentations remotely without
Flash or browser plug-ins and while maintaining full control over the
pace of the presentation to clients.

Using only HTML5 and Javascript, the service syncs your browser window
with the browsers of viewers whet

27 Mar 2006 - 3:37pm

Job: Oppty to join a growing UX team (locations nationwide)

Contact Steve Eisman directly about this opportunity - he can furnish a
detailed position description. I am not affiliated with UnitedHealth
UnitedHealth Group (http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com)
is building a User Experience & Design team for our Ingenix
organization (they produce a commercial software product line with
about 100 products in the healthcare market). We hired the CTO of
Overture Services/Yahoo!

16 Mar 2006 - 9:35am
9 years ago
6 replies


Hi All

I was just comparing. Microsoft windows Live image search provides more
result (in numbers )than other image search engines if user keeps setting
as small display by horizontal controller. At the same time web result shows
a range of 3-6 result per view and other search engines show around 10.

I wanted to know weather designing these type of information display
requires human eye information scanning studies if yes than please send me
some pointers.

I observed that the Live's smart scroll is so smooth that I keep doing
scroll and scroll.