Discussion Archive

12 Apr 2006 - 10:13am
9 years ago
2 replies

'R&D' vs. 'mainline' design & usability

Hello -

Do you have similar experience you can share? I'm a solo usability practitioner
responsible for both analysis and design for a small software company. I'm
getting mixed signals about what my priorities should be, especially because we
are simultaneously dedicating lots of resources to pure selling, and to
improving what customers already use. So, my time is being divided between the
needs of our pre-sales team and development.

My question is - how common is this?

2 May 2006 - 11:59am
Peter Merholz

[PLUG] Adaptive Path Workshop, May 17-18, Chicago


There are still seats available for Adaptive Path's newest workshop,
"Beyond Usability 2.0: The Four Cornerstones of Successful Digital
Product Design," May 17-18 in Chicago, IL.


You can get a 15% discount by using the promotional code FOPM.

This workshop is has the "2.0" moniker because it's markedly
different from our past "Beyond Usability" workshops.

2 Mar 2012 - 1:20pm
3 years ago
6 replies

Design Changing/Influencing Technology

Hey guys... I'm trying to do a little research on designs that have significantly influenced or changed technology.  So far I can think of the following:

Motorola Razr
iPhone/iPod (obviously, but would like non Apple examples if possbile)
Palm PDA

Love to hear what others people think and why/how it changed technology thinking.

Thanks in advance,

20 Jul 2011 - 12:12pm

Compound Column Sorting

Does anyone know any good examples of interfaces that use sorting with compound data?

Are there standards of sorting ?

29 Mar 2007 - 10:10am
Michele Marut

IXDA Pittsburgh: CFP workshop on tools for creating wireframes and prototypes

CFP – Call for presenters

IXDA Pittsburgh is organizing a workshop on tools for creating wireframes
and semi interactive prototypes.

30 Apr 2006 - 1:00pm
Ryan Nichols

Designer/Developers in San Francisco Bay Area


We are conducting a field study to gather information about how
designers (of any type) use web metrics to make decisions on product
design and development. We are looking for both designers working on
client work, or designer/developers working inside a company on a
single product. We would like to visit your place of business and
interview you for approximately 90 minutes. We are offering $100 to
anyone who participates in the study.

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!

14 Mar 2012 - 5:11pm
3 years ago
5 replies
Jennifer Wolfgang

User Product Reviews: Showing only positive ones - good or bad?

We sell software where I work. We're looking to integrate user reviews that we get through a third party service (Zueberance, I think) into our product pages.

The business stakeholder wants us to only show positive/glowing reviews.

I have an ehtical problem with that as I feel it's misleading. I also think it looks odd when scanning a list of only 4 and 5 star reviews... As a user, I think, "Sooo... where are some of the more 'negative' reviews?"

29 Jul 2013 - 10:12am

Where to post visual design position?

I am going to be recruiting for a junior visual design position and am wondering what the recommended job board to post for finding a visual designer in Northern California is?

I doing the recruiting myself, have a limited budget on which to post ads (maybe like $1000). Where would you recommend I post to get the biggest bang out of my budget?

9 Dec 2008 - 6:17pm
Simon Reisman

Supporting material for the importance of UX/UI/Visual Design disciplines/departments in consumer electronics/software companies?

I'm searching for any solid information about the importance of UX/UI/Visual
Design disciplines.
I'm especially interested in information about:
• The ROI it generates (I think Cooper and Nielsen referred to this kind of
• Its strategic role (as innovation generator, as strategic guide)
• Its important position in the organization, as represented in the
organization hierarchy (i.e.