Discussion Archive

26 Mar 2009 - 9:42pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Jeremy Yuille

PhD Studentship - University of Cambridge

HI all,
did a cursory check but apols if this already made it here - though some of
you might be interested

NB - please reply to the addresses below, not to me..


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10 Sep 2004 - 2:42pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

The new Blackberry ... New keyboard style.

I haven't seen one close up and I know T-Mobile ain't the best service in
the world, but I just read the article on NY Times about the new blackberry
... http://www.blackberry.com/blackberry7100/index.shtml?CPID-ILC=nah7100t

It reduced its keyboard size, doubled up some letters and now there are only
20 keys (4 rows of 5), so that they reduced the width of the phone to be
less than that of a treo 600 by .1". The only place I see blackberry's are
at work.

10 Jul 2006 - 8:55am
9 years ago
5 replies

IxD for building a list

I'm looking for a mechanism to build a list through
user input. Basically, the user should be able to add
one item and stop, add multiple items in sequence, or

What we are considering is user input fields followed by
buttons with:

Add | Add & New | Cancel

Does this seem like the best solution? Is there something else to


Russell Wilson | Director of Product Design
NetQoS, Inc.

28 Mar 2012 - 5:59am
4 years ago
7 replies

How do you get fast?

Hi everyone, I have a simple question:

How do you get (and stay) fast?

I'm imagining many of us need to work under strict deadlines and budgets, and of course keeping within the boundaries of those budgets is an important quality of the work we do. So what are your tricks? How do you manage estimations, planning, and generally how do you get really fast at what you do? I'm interested in everything from tricks with the tools to how you go through the day, to how you plan your time in a project. 

Looking forward to awesome answers!

5 Feb 2004 - 6:15pm
Ted Booth

Scrolling studies (was - The Dock (what's good about it?))

On Thursday, February 5, 2004, at 02:29 PM, Jim Drew wrote:
> I wonder if there are any studies about targeting things with a mouse
> when moving horizontally vs. vertically. That is, do you sometimes
> click wrong because you are scrubbing right/left rather than up/down?
> (I note that with a vertical Dock, the app name that appears can be
> more readily connected to the icon because it "points" to it rather
> than sprawling above it.)

Has anyone seen studies about the relative merits of vertical vs.

27 Sep 2009 - 8:59pm
Jarod Tang

read, what a good interaction ( design ) should be ?


Most interesting were Westergren’s comments about advertising. As you can
see in the clip below, the show’s host, Scott McGrew, and my co-panelist,
NPR’s Laura Sydell, claim to be huge Pandora fans but couldn’t seem to
remember hearing many ads. Said Westergren: That means we’re doing it right.

He said when he talks to Pandora users they always say they don’t hear many
ads, and they don’t think they interact with the site much.

31 May 2011 - 3:29pm
4 years ago
10 replies

EITHER mail OR phone required in a form?

I have a client that is requiring EITHER a phone number OR email in exchange for some valuable whitepapers. Has anyone experimented with conditional validation that requires one of the two fields?

I wonder how to even inform users that we need one or the other. I could just as easily require email and make phone optional if this is a bad idea. My only thought is that users who would rather receive a phone call might not want to provide their email address and abandon the form.

6 Nov 2007 - 5:23pm
Aaron Louie

Seattle Monthly Meetup at the World Usability Day event (11/8)

Hey Seattleites, our November monthly meetup will take place at the
World Usability Day event on the University of Washington campus:

What: World Usability Day Seattle 2007
When: 5-11pm, November 8th, 2007
(3-5pm - usability lab tours)
Where: 4098 15th Ave NE
Electrical Engineering Building, Room 125
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, 98195

Join us in raising awareness of usability around the world in the
second annual World Usabil

21 Jan 2010 - 1:35pm

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

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9 Oct 2009 - 8:46pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Ted Kilian

Multicurrency basket scenario

Has anyone had any experience with a shopping experience that includes
purchasing items using different currencies in the same basket? We have a
situation where we may be constrained by the business to sell products this
way. It is a heavily compromised user experience and we are doing all we can
to fix things behind the scenes, but exploring options if we do need to
handle it as is.