Discussion Archive

19 Oct 2010 - 10:56am
4 years ago
4 replies
Robert Skrobe

Remote Working - Is there a 'tipping point'?

Hi all,

I've been doing remote work as a usability / IA professional consultant on and off for about four years now.  I have a home office here in Dallas, and have clients all over North America.  At the moment, business is pretty good.

12 Nov 2003 - 2:44am
11 years ago
8 replies
Jonas Löwgren

Survey result interpretation

39% in favor of creating a new org, 61% not in favor of creating a new
org. That is not exactly conclusive, is it? Or am I missing something?

My (quick) reading of the free-form comments suggests more than anything
else that the list participants who chose to elaborate on their answer
do not form a homogeneous group or a unified opinion. There is huge
variability in assessments of existing organizations, in the value of
practical tips vs.

13 Aug 2007 - 9:09pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Markus Grupp-TM

Top firms take on the impossible. Re-designing theBloomberg interface

Interesting makeovers... aesthetically, at least.

Functionally, however, I would expect it to be a different story.

It is difficult to tell who these designs are actually targetted at. The functionality displayed in these design concepts, and how they are visually executed, appear targeted at first-time or ocassional users of Bloomberg terminals, as well as individual investors (who would not be paying the $1800
per month subscription fee). For new or ocassional users, these interfaces would definitely seem more intuitive, less uncluttered and easier to learn.

2 Mar 2010 - 11:32pm
4 years ago
19 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

Known issues with IxDA Discussion

Hi folks,

We are indeed experiencing some major bumps in the transition to our new website, mainly around Discussion/email integration. Primarily, many people who had previously unsubscribed from emails were inadvertently given a subscription that delivers emails. Additionally, the "Daily" send interval that we thought would behave like the former website's "digest" option is not behaving as expected.

6 Apr 2007 - 3:57pm
W. Reid Cornwel...

Appeal for Participation

Dear IxDA colleagues,

Most educational software, websites and content modules suck.

20 Jan 2009 - 9:53am
6 years ago
4 replies

Corporate website redesign, where to put intranet access?

Perhaps call the employe login link: "Remote Employee Login", as
that sounds like what it does.

Instead of "Corporate Information", perhaps "About [companyname]"

I've seen the "graphics" section of many corporate web sites
called "Press Kit", "Media Kit", and "[companyname] In The
News", depending on what's really there, and for whom it's

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14 Sep 2004 - 9:36pm
Caryn Josephson

Usability Professionals Association 2005 Call for Participation now available

Mark your calendars! UPA 2005 will be held June 27-July 1, 2005 in
Montreal, Quebec.

Submissions for presentations, papers, panels, advanced topics, tutorials,
workshops, posters and idea market topics are now being accepted.

14 Feb 2005 - 6:08pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Ockler, Sarah

Recommend IxD or usability seminars/conferences (USA)

Hello all -

I just got approval to participate in an offsite seminar or two this
year. Do you have any recommendations for conferences or seminars
focused on general IxD, IA or usability? By general, I mean not overly
technical or graphic design-focused. I'm a content producer and have
recently been submerged in peripheral IA and usability roles and would
like to learn more. Any advice is appreciated. US only, please.

Thanks in advance!
Sarah L.

9 Oct 2009 - 5:29am
5 years ago
4 replies
Chris Bierbower

Advice for IxD Grad Student

Hi All,

I’m an American doing a graduate program in Interaction Design in Australia
and I was hoping to get some advice on what I should do with my American
winter (Australian summer) to be prepared for the “real world” of
Interaction Design.

Interaction design is obviously an incredibly broad discipline. The skills
I’m most interested in mastering are those related to designing new
interfaces or designing new user processes (like checking in at the airport
for example).

17 Jan 2006 - 1:32pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Warnke, Larisa

Call Center Application Research

I am about to embark on several call center application projects.

In most cases I have the ability to do research and interviews on legacy
applications and their reps. I am look for existing information on these
types of application re-designs. Case studies, white papers, user research,
best practices...I¹m not finding a lot on my own.

Any input will be appreciated...Thank you

Larisa Warnke | Sr. User Experience Architect | Carlson Marketing Group |
p. 763.212.6158 | c. 612.201.8877 | AIM: larisalw | YM: larisa_warnke