Discussion Archive

10 Sep 2007 - 1:17pm
Leonardo Vernazza

Airplane Entertainment System

Hi, I want to share a usability problem I faced in the airplane
entertainment system.

I think it is a very common problem in this kind of user interfaces.

Read the full article here
entertainment.html> .

30 Sep 2010 - 7:17am
Adrian Howard

Re: [IxDA] Show more options, but not fewer

Hey m,

On 30 Sep 2010, at 13:33, minimalist wrote:

> Looking for info on the following pattern: > > User opts to show more options, which switches modes to show more controls (or progressively discloses some more), but the option to go back to the fewer options is not given. [snip] > Anyone know of any field testing data that may add more color to the actual usability of this pattern (as opposed to merely my or others' gut)?

I can think of one instance of this in some user testing I did some years ago.

29 Dec 2006 - 8:11pm
Jennifer Boral

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7 Apr 2009 - 6:42pm

[JOB] Morae Users and Usability Testing in LatAm/Mexico City

I'm working on a project using Morae and I need to hire a local Morae
task logger/notetaker in Bogota, Colombia and Mexico City for some
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Does anyone have someone they can recommend?
The task logger does not need to speak Spanish, but it would be
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18 Sep 2006 - 9:02pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Mark Schraad


nice... 'bout time sombody really noticed these guys.


8 Feb 2009 - 11:39am
5 years ago
2 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Different actions on multiple data types

I have a list containing two types of data elements (say A & B). Some
actions (say 1 & 2) can be performed on Type A only, some (say 3 & 4) on
Type B only and some (say 5 & 6) on both Type A & Type B. What would be the
best UI to display these interactions? It would be awkward if only the
allowed actions are enabled based on the items selected. Its not possible to
separate the two types of data elements.


22 Dec 2006 - 2:38pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Dan Saffer

One Final Controversy for 2006!

One last one before the end of the year:

Donna Mauer's OzCHI Keynote: User-Centered Design: Is it working?


Some quotes:

"We have to stop selling usability. It doesn’t have a value
proposition. Usability is a quality aspect of something – it is not a
process, an artefact, a deliverable or anything that anyone cares
about what you are going to give them.

19 Jul 2007 - 10:32am
gretchen anderson

designing mobile interfaces for semi literateandilliterate people

I remember Gabriel White (isn't he on this list?) presenting work he did
for a phone in China that addressed this issue I think. But I can't seem
to find the actual product name. I'm sure he can expound...

> >> but what could be the possibility of designing mobile user
> for semi literate and illiterate people.
> >> is using regional language a solution?

13 Aug 2010 - 2:23pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Pro bono work for SF non-profit needed ASAP

I am a Board member of SF Suicide Prevention Agency and we need design help from individuals or an agency. Please contact me directly at kmillersf@hotmail.com or 415-377-7500. Thanks!

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28 Jun 2010 - 11:07am
4 years ago
2 replies

Question about full 1024 width of SmashingMagazine web site

Anyone have any thoughts on Smashing's expanded 1024 layout for higher res monitors?

Noticed they collapse to 990 at 1024, but go to the full 1024 as you expand out.

Who is making this move now? What's the standard or best practice? Client is looking for inspiration on HuffPo and other newsy sites. Sees the 960 grid, but wants to ascertain what the current thinking is on expanding out to 1024.


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