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10 Feb 2006 - 9:45am
9 years ago
3 replies

The Amazon of Usability

In a recent thread, Oleh referenced the Amazon page for Cooper's book:
http://tinyurl.com/8x5xq. I know that Nielsen has already observed that Amazon doesn't have to play by the rules anymore, but I'm curious what the consensus is on the usability/UI/graphics/interaction of this page... and if there's possibly a bigger message.

Just causing trouble,

www.jackbellis.com, www.usabilityInstitute.com

31 Oct 2006 - 4:51pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Valerie Gomez d...

Classes from Cooper


Has anyone taken any of the classes offered by Cooper in San Francisco?

Classes offered: http://www.cooper.com/content/cooperu/classes.asp



30 Oct 2007 - 3:21pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Josh Seiden

IA Summit 2008 %u2013 Call for Papers Deadline Reminder

[ Moderator's note: Posted on behalf of Richard Dalton.]

To give submitters a little more time over the weekend we've
extended the deadline for all types of papers (except research
papers, which remains 11/30) to midnight (EST) on Sunday 11/4.

2008 IA Summit Chair

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Posted from the new ixda.org

18 Jul 2011 - 11:24am
3 years ago
7 replies
Marjorie Kaye

Searching nested/hierarchical data sets

Hi Folks,

I'm working on a web-based business tool for which we need to be able to search for destination folders in a tangled labrynthine mess of data with many duplicate folder and file names.  Because of legacy issues, the relevance of similarly named folders will depend on their parent(s). Seeing names of Parent folders on multiple levels should also help some users refine their search terms to locate the desired destination folder.

Any suggestions for elegant examples of this, other than OS finder/explorer interfaces?  



9 Aug 2009 - 2:58pm
USID Foundation

Forum Nokia-USID Design Challenge 2009

Dear All,
As per the original plan, August 10th, 2009 is the last date for
registration for the Forum Nokia-USID Design Challenge 2009 and we have
received a very good response for the same from all of you. More than 175
participants has registered for the same till now.

We have received request from many of you to extend the registration date
for few more days.

21 Dec 2012 - 8:26pm

IxDA Silicon Valley Event at Yahoo! :: Jan 23 2013 :: Steven Hoober on Designing for Ecosystems Instead of Screens and Pages

Too often, we design systems for boxes—whether big, metal boxes that it would take a forklift to move or little plastic boxes that we carry around in our pockets—rather than thinking about how they are connected and how people can share and use them to do work. When it’s all about the computer or device, we design systems, tasks, and content that fit into those little boxes.

William Hudson

Reminder: Human Error, Messages and Feedback this Thursday

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

Human Error, Messages and Feedback Webinar on 2 August at 16:30 London Time

The Webinars are useful because they give great value and are convenient in bite size chunks. I can pass the most relevant information onto the team without everyone having to take a day off to go to a class presentation…
- George Harris, IT Director, Paperstone

21 Jan 2010 - 1:35pm

Early Bird Pricing for Adaptive Path Events Ends 1/31 Use your 15% IxDA Discount

Hi IxDA,

Early bird registration ends January 31st, and IxDA members get an
additional 15% off current pricing:

*MX 2010* <http://mxconference.com/>* *
*Managing Experiences Across the Web and Beyond*
*A conference for people who take a leadership role in guiding better
experiences into the world.
*March 7-8*
The Intercontinental San Francisco
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10 May 2013 - 1:05pm
Louis Rosenfeld

ANN: Steve Portigal's "Interviewing Users" is now on sale

Hi folks, just a note that we recently published Steve Portigal's new book, Interviewing Users: How To Uncover Compelling Insights. Given that many of you already know Steve and his work, I thought you'd like to know about his book.  

7 Jul 2008 - 1:11pm
Danny Hope

Next UX Brighton Event: Objects & Play

[apologies for cross-posting]

Incase you weren't aware, the next UX Brighton talk—A serious talk about
"the importance of being playful" by Thomas Forsyth—has been announced:

How can it help you?
Find out how being 'playful' can help you develop creative products,
companies and relationships whoever you are online, or offline.

Come along and explore your inner child (sensibly) and go away with fresh
creative ideas for building products, business and creative strategies.