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13 Aug 2004 - 4:55pm
10 years ago
12 replies

Re: "Intuitive" designs can be cumbersome

This is a great comment and it is funny that I just wrote about something
very similar on my (new) blog this morning (see
http://dubfuture.blogspot.com/). I was complaining about how Microsoft chose
not to put a pen-centric UI on the TabletPC and instead chose a very
incremental change over the standard desktop GUI.

17 Dec 2009 - 8:25am
4 years ago
16 replies
Don Habas

Long Online Application and Chunking with Several Pages

Hi All.

I'm designing a very long online application for a financial product which spans across several pages. There are some sections which may possibly show a great deal of additional (reflexive) questions for certain scenarios.

For instance, on a page with 10 questions, the way questions 2, 3, 6, and 7 are answered may then show an additional 10-15 questions for each. Originally, I was going to display the reflexive questions under each parent question. However, I think it may intimidate the user and cause them to abandon.

6 Nov 2009 - 4:25am
William Hudson

E-Commerce Terminology Survey

Last week I asked list members to take part in a short survey regarding
terms I found while benchmarking e-commerce clothing sites.

The two terms (both used without explanation on www.nordstrom.com) were
'French front shirt' and 'placket shirt'.

The survey had 287 respondents, 40% male and 60% female. Exactly 5 women
(1.7% of respondents), all over 40 years of age, knew for sure what a
French front shirt was, 31 respondents (10.8%, predominantly women) had
a vague idea, while the balance of respondents (87.5%) had no idea.

Plackets faired a little better.

18 Mar 2010 - 1:41pm
Nathan at Bestica

HOW Design Conference Denver June 6-9th

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3 Dec 2009 - 12:07pm
4 years ago
2 replies
cristine baumgarten

Getting familiar witih Adobe AIR

I have about a week to figure out if Adobe AIR is a potential tool for
a new web portal I'm developing. I'm hoping it is, I'm looking
forward to using it.

For those of you who are familiar with it, do you think the best way
to get to know it is to set it up (I have no project funding yet but
I could do this at home), to read some of the "bibles" or are there
any good urls you know of? Being that I don't have a lot of time to
figure it out and then sell it, I'm looking for a good overview type
understanding but one with some depth.

10 Aug 2009 - 9:06am

REMINDER: [EVENT] IxDA NYC - Thurs, August 13 - Prototyping for UX Practitioners

One last reminder for Thursday's event. If you haven't gotten a chance
to sign up, you'll want to do so soon. Look forward to seeing everyone

Ever had a moment when you’re presenting your detailed design work and
you get an unenthusiastic "Is that it?" from your audience?

This can sometimes happen when a project has been in design
development without conceptual feedback or consensus-building. We
often move forward rapidly with our detailed design work due to time

5 Mar 2009 - 5:45am
5 years ago
9 replies
Mattias Konradsson

The war on widgets

Hi all,

One thing occured to me the other day, are we going towards a future where
we will have less visible widgets and controls in our applications?

14 Nov 2007 - 6:30pm
Mark Schraad

paper prototype: the return of

Just came across a nice example of paper prototype use in mobile


6 Sep 2008 - 3:15am
6 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

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5 Apr 2008 - 3:38am

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