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9 May 2008 - 4:57am
7 years ago
4 replies
Jose E.

Login / Lougout from a Usability perspective

Hi all,

In our new site we implemented the Login / Logout process ala Amazon, that
means, the user keep logged in for browsing the site and we always display a
"Hi John Doe" message on top even when the user logout from the secure part
of the site (where users upload the books).

The paradox is: now you get at the home page a "Hi John Doe, Loging". And I
think this is confusing.

What you think?

Thanks in advanced

Jose E.

3 Dec 2008 - 3:15pm
Dave VanEsselstyn

[JOB] User Experience Designer / Product Designer - Brooklyn, NY - Wireless Generation - Full Time

*User Experience Designer / Product Designer *

About Us:

Wireless Generation is a pioneer in adapting technologies to support
improved teaching and learning in PreK-12 education. The company's mCLASS(R)
system helps educators to effectively differentiate instruction with
handheld computer-based formative assessments; Web-based reporting, data
analysis and instructional planning tools; and in-person professional

18 Aug 2009 - 8:05pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Dante Murphy

Video of User Testing with an Interactive Prototype

Hey everybody...
I am looking for a very specific video to help illustrate the value
of early-stage interactive prototype testing with a client.

What I need is a video that shows user testing with a prototype that
is not "finished" looking...something akin to an interactive
wireframe, or a mixture of wireframe and video clips.

Let me know if you have anything close to this...a couple hours on
Google and YouTube hasn't led me to the promised land.

Thanks in advance,

8 Mar 2012 - 6:51am
3 years ago
1 reply

Login/register during checkout

There are a number of models for login/register during checkout. Some sites insist that you do one or the other. Some have an additional 'continue without doing either' option. Some signpost the 'do nothing' option as 'register later' , and provide the capability to do so.

I'd be interested to hear of practical examples as to the relative merits of the various models, and what the issues are. Has anyone implemented this type of process into an existing checkout process?



21 Jan 2005 - 11:11pm
10 years ago
4 replies
Navneet Nair

Portal View Usability

Is there any study on the usability of Portalized views?

Basically we are looking at collating information from a number of
sources and providing a single view of all actionable items to the

17 Jan 2005 - 8:16am

Fwd: The non-Americans

I'm Panamanian. I can assure you there's interesting stuff happening
beyond the borders of the US. Like that Pink Floyd song says, "All we
need to do is make sure we keep talking." As someone else pointed out,
the conversation is inevitably going to happen in English, at least
until a real working babelfish is produced.

The questions I asked in my blog (and one of the Spanish lists) yesterday:

- Do I lose my identity as an "hispanic" IA because I write / research
in English?
- What exactly does it mean to be an "hispanic" IA anyways?

11 Jul 2011 - 4:33pm
4 years ago
5 replies
Bill Bernstein

Mysterious time zone issue on IxDA.org?

I'm writing to advise all members to hop over to their user profile on IxDA.org, click 'Edit', and scroll all the way down to 'Locale Settings' to verify that their time zone is set correctly.

If you haven't disturbed that part of your profile, there is a chance the time zone is mysteriously set to something that it shouldn't be. Several IxDA Pittsburgh members had this curious issue (it was set to Chicago), and it causes upcoming events to be shown with the wrong time of day, from your perspective.

2 Feb 2007 - 2:30am
8 years ago
1 reply


Hi All:

Interesting stuff ... Try the voice search - http://www.midomi.com/index.php


Daniel Szuc
Principal Usability Consultant
Apogee Usability Asia Ltd
'Usability in Asia'

The Usability Toolkit - http://www.sitepoint.com/books/usability1/

8 Oct 2007 - 1:00pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Marijke Rijsberman

surfacing scattered bits of information

I'm working on a health-related project in which users will see information
about a set of conditions/diseases. For each condition, different kinds of
information is provided, including preventive information. The preventive
info itself will consist of a set of recommendations, each consisting of a
header and then a paragraph or more of explanatory text. The recommendations
themselves are grouped into different categories (clinically proven,
promising, early diagnosis, etc.).

Now, I want to enable the user to select any one recommendation and add it
to an action tracker elsewhere.