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3 May 2013 - 10:41am

Switching through multiple "primary" phones for testing

Hi All,

I'm a User Experience Designer. While my primary phone is an iPhone 5, I'm curious to really understand the user behaviors consistent with some android devices (perhaps even extend to windows and blackberry as well). I've been able to test various apps on these devices through my company but I know to truly understand what the user goes through, I should adopt an adroid phone as my primary phone for a month and treat it as real users do.

16 Aug 2008 - 2:41pm
Joanne Weaver

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18 Aug 2004 - 10:33am
10 years ago
4 replies
Jef Raskin

Re: I need some advice

Some workers in a situation similar to yours have briefly called in
well-known (and highly paid, to impress management) experts to back
them up.

A "big name" whose work in HCI has resulted in millions or billions of
dollars in sales can often speak directly to top management and make a
case that a lower level employee cannot.

25 Mar 2010 - 10:06pm
5 years ago
9 replies

Does User Experience Save/Make Money?

So, try as I might, being a new UX developer, I'm trying to find reputable data about reputable companies who saved/made [insert actual dollar figure], and how usability testing was responsible. I was actually told at work today that "there is no way you can prove that usability testing makes money." It's a personal challenge now. Smile

17 May 2005 - 8:33am
Carrie Ritch

Interaction Design Group Launches Resource Library

Interaction Design Group Launches Resource Library

For Immediate Release

May 17, 2005 ::: The Interaction Design Group (IxDG)--an association
that serves the needs of the international community of practitioners,
teachers, and students of interaction design--today launched the IxDG
Resource Library at http://resources.ixdg.org.

The IxDG Resource Library is a repository of information about
interaction design (IxD) that the IxDG community has created.

7 May 2010 - 7:14am
5 years ago
5 replies
Prashant Dixit

Google's New Design

By now, I’m sure we all must have noticed the new design that Google recently rolled out. I somehow feel that the left hand sidebar filters can be designed better.  Even the transition from more search tools to fewer search tools does not seem to be very smooth. Google has been experimenting with this sidebar for many months now. I wish if there was an option to “turn off” this new sidebar. Though I really like the way more filters are given in search categories such as Images, Books etc.  Especially the color and type search in images is absolutely fundu.

25 Sep 2006 - 9:46am
Karin Kawamoto

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8 Nov 2005 - 1:24am
Amnon Dekel

Physical Interaction Design

I was interested in Lisa deBettencourt's comments about their (Bose's)
design's being rendered in steel plastic etc.
Here's a thought: how about trying to design a generic physical "front end"
that can be dynamically updated. Such a system would enable you to make
changes as and if needed, plus enable your users to customize (and
personalize) their physical interfaces if they like. This issue is obviously
fraught with many problems, but can also be an interesting, maybe even an
exciting innovation for the physical interface world.

6 Feb 2008 - 8:18pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Luis de la Orde...

Know of a good Wiki for dictionaries?

Hi everyone,

After some research I am still to find a wiki which I could adapt to become
a dictionary. I have been trying to find something like a Wikitionary,
preferably without the ugliness but since this kind of tool seems to be
scarce I will accept any suggestions please.

Many thanks in advance!