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16 Nov 2007 - 3:46pm
6 years ago
5 replies
beril guvendik

How to help a new employee to get started

I am looking for insight and best practices to how to help a new designer
get started with the team, company and the product. I haven't been in a
situation where I was responsible for this so I am slightly at a loss.

How do you approach getting a new designer familiar with everything. What is
a good way to spend the first day? What is a good day to spend the first
week? Is there anything you ask them to do specifically to benefit from
their fresh status?

8 Sep 2004 - 10:38am
9 years ago
2 replies

Agile Software Engineering & User Centered Design

Hi All,
I been looking for Input: If anyone of you have worked with
organizations that follow the Agile Software Engineering Methodology,
especially the Scrum process. I was specifically looking for inputs,
insights on
1. Involvement of UCD in Agile SE
2. Typical Deliverables

Feel free to email me off the list too
'satyam.kantamneni at WildCardSystems.com'. I will post a summary to the

6 Oct 2006 - 2:54am
7 years ago
5 replies
johan.dermaut a...

Question related to "IKEA-manual".

Hi All,

I was asked to create a user manual based on the "IKEA-manuals" (all
pictograms and drawings and NO text).

* Where do I start and who has any experience (good or bad) with
* Do you recommend this type of manual or not?
* Do you know any good web sites related to the subject?

Thanks in advance.


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15 Sep 2010 - 8:10pm
3 years ago
3 replies

Scholarships/Grants for Grad School

I'm in the process of applying for grad school, looking to learn about and study the usability of public transit systems. This is cross-disciplinary, but a big component of it is masters-level training in UX/Interaction Design. Would anyone happen to know of good scholarships/grants to chase for work in this area?

19 May 2006 - 3:02pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: CSS2 books & Pen-based tools (summary request)

Admin request:

This is a great thread!

I was wondering if someone would be willing to summarize this thread and
the thread about pen-based tools, and enter them into the IxDA Library.

I think threads like these are great opportunities for us to collect
some knowledge and the Resource Library is a great area for us to not
only do referencing, but also engage in conversations about those
references in the standard blog like way.

No need to chime in here, but just do it.

24 Jul 2009 - 2:45pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Phillip Hunter

Usability of pre-filled versus empty in content capture software

(No semantic or grammar debates, I promise)

I'm researching a number of health care software packages. Many of
them have some way of short-cutting data entry, such as pre-selection
indicating the absence of unlikely conditions.

One tool, however, leans heavily on progressively, and supposedly
intelligently, filling in data based on answers given as the user
moves through the queries for content.

19 Oct 2007 - 3:47am
6 years ago
3 replies
Séamus T. Byrne

Microsoft's "mind reading" patent

Heres a scary thought!

Microsoft is applying for a patent to monitor user's brain waves in
order to determine the effectiveness of user interfaces. Could this be
the end of user testing as we know it?

Here is the url at BoingBoing where I read about it:


Seamus Byrne

28 Oct 2008 - 1:05pm
5 years ago
13 replies

How long should you run each instance in an introductory Flash piece

What¹s the recommended time to run a Flash movie introducing a site, its
content and available tools to a new user on arrival.

Example, see http://www.smilebooks.com/

I think this one runs for 8-9 seconds end to end.


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29 Jan 2009 - 12:12am
5 years ago
1 reply

Help me categorize UX-related conferences/workshops

I've been asked numerous times to recommend conferences and workshops to
and usability professionals.

I've decided to create a matrix to categorize the various events on two axis
1) practical to theoretical
2) non-visual to visual

If you have 5min, please take the following survey and help me create an


*I will of course publish the results as soon as I have a reasonable set of

Best regards,


15 Jun 2009 - 6:40pm
Jay Ambler

Job: Senior Interaction Design Opportunity - Web 2.0 Experience - San Jose, CA - Must be Onsite


We are looking for a candidate to join our clients team for the below
referenced role and I'm wondering if you might be available / interested or
know of anyone in your network who might be interested?

If you could reply and let me know either way, I'd very much appreciate it.

We are open to straight contractors or contract-to-perm candidates for this
on W2, 1099 or C2C basis.

Rates are open at this point and dependant on experience.

If you could attach your resume with your response, I'll review it and give
you a call to discuss.

Role: Sr.