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3 May 2007 - 8:51am
7 years ago
4 replies
Maral Haar

Incentives in medical domain

Hi everybody,

I work at a company who develops medical devices. There are strict
regulations concerning bribary in this domain. Becuase of that my boss
is very concerned about giving incentives to nurses or doctors who
participate in an usability test or a focus group or something

Does anybody here also work in the medical domain or a similar
regulated area? How do you handle incentives for users who participate
in evaluations of prototypes or requirement analysises?

Thanks in advance,


6 May 2008 - 9:18am
6 years ago
2 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Fixed v/s variable width web pages

This topic has been explored many times from a web design POV, but rarely
from an IxD one. When would you use each of the options? Fixed width seems
to have become the de-facto choice in content based websites, and variable
width in online tools. A great compromise is the combo method where its
fixed above and/or below a certain resolution/ window size and variable
inbetween. Thoughts?

10 Nov 2004 - 7:09pm
9 years ago
3 replies

An interesting interface to writing

Proof that stuff still happens in the U.K.:


Useful? Usable? Attractive?

Nullius in Verba

6 Sep 2006 - 9:54pm
Gabriel White

Design games

I've been running design games with my team over the last few months,
and wanted to share my experiences and find out what other things
people are doing.

The objectives of the games have been:

- Help better understand design process
- Improve design criticism skills
- Get better at designing under pressure
- Get better at designing collaboratively
- Mode switch - focus on something that's not related to our daily work
- Have fun!

The games are structured around a 20/20 rule - 20 minutes working in
pairs, then 20 minutes together as a group (six people total plus me).

The structure is a van

7 Jul 2008 - 1:44pm
6 years ago
3 replies
oliver green

Web based project management


Can you recommend a Web based project management software that we can
install on our internal Web server? Most Web based project management
tools that I have come across are service-based.


27 May 2005 - 4:18am
Lada Gorlenko

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19 Apr 2006 - 2:03pm
Tom Erickson

CFP: HCI Remixed - reflective essays on influential work (IxD)

The HCI Remixed Project -- Call for Participation

We are inviting you to contribute to a unique project for the HCI
community: HCI Remixed! Our aim is to produce a collection of essays
in which researchers and practitioners reflect on a paper or other
piece of work by someone else, that is at least 10 years old, and
that has had a personal impact on their view of or approach to HCI.

We intend the essays to be brief (up to about 1800 words), personal
in tone, and reflective in nature.

14 Mar 2007 - 10:49am
7 years ago
1 reply
Christine Boese

Thumbnail calendars and philosophical waxing

Hi y'all!

Please forgive me if this topic has come up in the past, but I'm wondering
if the group has any ideas about the persistence of thumbnail calendars
(often appearing in interstitial rollovers, with dates as potential live
links) as a reappearing trope in interface design.

I'm trying to discuss this interface feature with a client at the
requirements stage, and I'm encountering resistance to the very idea,
particularly on the development side.

This strikes me as odd, especially since I've used the relatively simple
code myself on personal projects (we've seen this all over on blog

2 May 2008 - 7:23am
6 years ago
32 replies
Mark Schraad

can we make it to easy?

I was reading about Microsoft having recruited Adobe's (think
photoshop UI and more) Mark Hamburg to work on user experience. I
don't find Adobe product o be particularly user friendly, but I do
find them to be consistent and remarkably efficient once you get over
a learning curve. I appreciate that approach a lot. I found my self
wondering if, for professional tools, there is greater adoption,
product loyalty and stickiness in leaving a certain amount of
difficulty in the UI? The thinking goes...

5 Mar 2006 - 3:21pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Beau Gould

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