Discussion Archive

19 Feb 2008 - 3:37pm
Jen Hocko

[EVENT] UPA Boston: Annual Conference Timeline and Details


Join us for the seventh annual Boston Mini UPA conference at Bentley
College in Waltham, MA on Wednesday, May 28th!

Hear and discuss critical topics in usability and user-centered design
with practitioners, students, and experts in the field.

10 Dec 2009 - 12:40am
Suzanne Ginsburg

Seeking 2x2 diagram featuring iPhone app

Hello IXDA folks,

I'm looking for an example of a 2x2 diagram that features an iPhone
app. For those of you unfamiliar with 2x2 diagrams, they are often
used to to illustrate the competitive landscape and identify high
level opportunities.

3 Feb 2005 - 9:21am
9 years ago
4 replies
Pradyot Rai

Corrupt Techniques in Evidence Presentations: New Chapter from Beautiful Evidence

Edward Tufte's writings on Evidence Presentations --


He is raising the point that we all should be guilty about, in our
conscious or subconscious attempts. Does he have a point or is it


29 Dec 2010 - 6:06pm
3 years ago
4 replies

Is the browsers back button our report card showing an F (most cases)?

To put it simply (and a bit overly simplified), if a user clicks on the browsers back button I think the website navigation has suffered a catastrophic failure (in most cases). Why? Apart from user preference/habit (most cases) the user was forced to end their engagement with the website and engage the browser. Is the browsers back button our report card showing an F (most cases)?

31 Aug 2007 - 3:09pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Marcus I

Job vs. Career


Over my time in 'the field,' I have always felt passionate about user experience design, i.e. the visual, the interactions, the architecture, and the interface. I chased my dream to the valley just in time for the end of the party and see the bubble bust. Not being one to want my own business, I have to proudly say, I have maintained gainful employment during this entire period of time.

22 Nov 2011 - 1:05am
2 years ago
1 reply

Online Card Sort PLUS architecture

Hi all! It's been a while since I've been active here. I'm jumping into the pool of online research tools. I'm looking for a tool that will allow card sort capability but also capture architecture suggestions. so, not just sorting shoes into flats and heels but also understanding the cognitive map of the larger site and how one might think about getting from a list of shoes to a list of purses and accessories, etc. 

Has anyone seen a tool like that? I've looked at websort.net and a few others, but they just allow categorization not architecture. 


6 Jul 2007 - 12:50pm
Daniel J. Wilson

iPhone punctuation typing tip

> Imagine how excruciating it is to type, for example, “a P.O. Box in
> the U.S.A.”! That’s 34 finger taps and 10 mode changes!
> And therefore imagine how thrilled I was to receive an email from
> reader Andrew McCallum, containing a method of typing a period or a
> comma with only a SINGLE finger gesture.


Daniel J.

14 Sep 2010 - 7:58pm
Fil Sapienza

Humor for IA and Usability People

For a brief break during the workday, I once posted some humor and satire about the field that was well received. Then the site ended and for awhile the humorous stuff was unavailable. I apologize for this outage. In response to ongoing requests by visitors, the humor has been restored and moved to http://www.filippsapienza.com/blog1/2010/02/02/humorous-writing/  



24 Jun 2010 - 6:55pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Anyone with Wordpress Experience


I'm looking for a UI Designer that is interested in bringing their design skills to the corporate world. I have a wordpress theme setup, but I would like to restructure it, add content and make it eyecatching. Anyone looking looking for opportunities, to gain some skills, build on their portfolio and work with a professional may apply with a link to their portfolio. If i'm happy with the work, you will be contacted for future employment opportunities. If your interested, please reply with a link to your portfolio.

Best Regards


19 Aug 2004 - 11:11am
Jef Raskin

Re: Morality and Windows UI Compliance


The Mac interface is hardly better than Windows. The differences are
mostly trivial. I have written a number of critiques of it.

You ask for alternative guidelines: Have you seen my book?

"Also, we're in business, our customers demand
> windows compliant stuff - and yes, this is exactly what they do demand
> however unfortunate that is."

I am in business, too.