Discussion Archive

15 Mar 2007 - 11:06am
Chris Bernard

Regarding Microsoft Expression: Clarity is on the way

So this note is more of an introduction than anything else. I've been reading this list for quite a long time and I've actually met or interacted with a good chunk of the regular posters here as well. In reviewing threads over the past few weeks it's clear there's a lot of questions, confusion, etc. about what Microsoft is up to. I'll try to be more visible here in addressing some of the issues that have been raised here that haven't been answered.

7 Sep 2007 - 11:44am
javier velasco

PLUG: Krug and Rosenfeld seminars--Chicago, Seattle, and Washington DC

Appologies for Cross-posting!

Announcing Steve Krug's and Lou Rosenfeld's fall seminars

23 Mar 2009 - 3:22pm
Tara Barrett

JOB - Information Architect - Susquehanna International Group - Full Time - Philadelphia, PA

Susquehanna is looking for an Information Architect to join our
trading technology organization. In this new role at SIG, you will
work with our trading and technology teams to synthesize user data
and technology requirements into a cohesive user-centered application
structure. We believe that improvements in our UX will provide
significant value to SIG’s businesses and you will have the
opportunity to strongly influence our direction.

5 Feb 2010 - 8:34am

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

This is pretty neat. But it's kind of simple. I'm sure they're working on
it...as well are, lol.

I'm using Acrobat Connect for presentations when I'm showing web sites, but
I can see how this would be useful for my wire frame presentations.

20 Feb 2007 - 9:56pm
Christine Bauer

IxDA F2F - Los Angeles, CA ~ Feb 21,

Just a reminder!

IxDA F2F - Los Angeles, CA

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM


The Sapphire


(818) 506-0777

11938 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604




The meeting will be hosted at The Sapphire, a cushy lounge in the valley.
The S

16 Jan 2008 - 11:38am
6 years ago
3 replies
Michele Marut

How do I send a Flash prototype to a small/non-pc screen?

We've been testing an interactive Flash prototype on a laptop.
This prototype uses the keyboard and some extra controls connected with USB.
We used foam core to block out the areas not used or seen.

Ideally, we would like to send the flash protoype to a small screen -
the size of many cell phone screens and test it in the plastic shell
of our hardware design.

How do I send a Flash prototype to a non-pc screen?
What type of screen and connections do I need?

Thanks very much!

Michele Marut

12 May 2005 - 2:17pm
Austin Govella

Improving task flows

I've been trying to add more context to task flows.

I think more context is better, and I'm also gearing up for
documenting asynchronous web apps (RIAs and Ajax).

To add more context to task flows, I've differentiated between active
and passive tasks.

6 Jul 2010 - 9:27am
Boston IxDA

[event] IxDA Boston UX Show & Tell

Do you have... - A nagging design problem? - An interesting new technique? - A crazy idea that needs validation?

Do you need... - A comfortable place to get friendly feedback? - Practice giving or receiving design critique? - Free pizza and drinks?

UX Show & Tell is a casual workshop that's all about the work. Show shortcuts. Ask what to annotate in a wireframe. Draft scenarios and user stories, and identify one from the other.

22 Oct 2008 - 5:02am
5 years ago
5 replies

Designing Installer for the Mac


I'm currently designing a Visio flow regarding a MPKG installer for Macs, and am wondering how I can make the experience more visually compelling and clearer for the user.

When I look at how to install Firefox on a Mac (http://tinyurl.com/4lt6cy), particularly the third image (http://tinyurl.com/5vp6ll), it looks really cool, simple and straightforward: drag icon 1 onto icon 2, following the instructions on the background graphics.

My installer works differently: you insert the disc, double-icon the disc

5 Jan 2010 - 12:17pm
4 years ago
3 replies
Audrey Crane

Indexing / storing usability study results

I am working in an organization that is focused on doing quick,
lightweight usability research, especially once the work has a good
foundation: bringing a design into a coffee shop, for example,
running 5 quick (15 minute) studies, making changes, showing 3 more
people the next day, etc.

In this model, I've seen things get revised and re-tested 10 or more

At the same time, there is a formal research organization that would
like to have all the results organized and indexed so they can find
them later.