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20 Feb 2007 - 4:04pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Jeff Axup

Resizing of Application Windows and Data, OK or not?

Hi all,

Question concerning standards for resizing of application windows:

I'm working on a Java application which has a variety of graphs shown in a
main application window. The widgets are fairly complex and spatial
arrangement of their features, and the graphs relative to each other are
necessary for rapid comprehension of the data.

5 Nov 2007 - 9:47am
Parth Upadhye

sliders & sparklines combined

Nice use of AJAX. I like this except that it is very low on the page,
and the page scrolls down thus you can't change parameters and see
the change dynamically. Flash/Flex would allow you to do this very
easily. Without instructions (unless it's clear in Swedish) of some
sort - verbal or visual - it can be a tad confusing. I like the bars
(available results) above the slider.

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16 Aug 2010 - 11:32am

RE: [IxDA] Pro bono work for SF non-profit needed ASAP

Thanks for the idea. I have received several possible responses to date.

> To: kmillersf@hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: [IxDA] Pro bono work for SF non-profit needed ASAP
> From: johnzurowski@hotmail.com
> Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 05:43:32 -0500
> Not sure if you have had a response to this. If not I would recommend you

28 May 2007 - 4:17pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Pawson, Mark

My History, My Profile, My Reports, My I'm confused

I looked at a wireframe I created on Friday in confusion this morning.
What was I thinking with all those "My" tabs and what is the difference
between them? Has anyone else got comments or user research on such
Names in a web application?
In my case the app's main functions are to allow the user to search a
Engineering Parts and Specification document database, list parts found,
compare parts and export information. The idea of My Profile was to be
where the user could customize the Home page to only see content of
interest based on their industry, i.e.

19 Sep 2006 - 6:41am
Dave Malouf

Sea-sickness (was RE: XGL Linux Desktop GUI)

> Most of our usability metrics (laws, etc) are based on the
> constraints of 2D, what are the 3D analogues? Why are some users
> totally intimidated by 3D representations? Why do some 3D
> simulations
> make some people feel seasick?

I think about this topic often, and to me it is b/c the I/O devices we have
available to us were not intended to work in 3D environment and the "hacks"
we have created to make them work, are not as approachable as they should

As for seasick ...

15 Sep 2005 - 8:47am
9 years ago
1 reply
Tom V

Using Flash for UI prototyping

Hi all, I am relatively new to Flash, but I am very interested in using it
as a tool for creating interactive prototypes for desktop apps. What are
some of your experiences using Flash for prototyping? I have a grasp of the
Flash fundamentals, but are there any sites that provide good tutorials on
UI prototyping in particular? TIA.

28 Jun 2010 - 9:58am
4 years ago
3 replies
claudia borges

design of help files


I am looking for and thinking about what would a online help file need as interaction to be good help files.

Obviously in an ideal world, a system would not need help files if it is 'well design'. But experience tells even though a system is well designed, there is always people that of want to know more or would like to have more support to use the system.

What would you consider a good interaction for online help files? Do you have examples of good practices?

Thank you!


22 Jul 2007 - 11:27pm
7 years ago
14 replies
Christina Li

A quick question to iPhone users

I read a piece on a Chinese website saying that iPhone doesn't support
searching contacts in its phone book. Could any of you who have used it tell
me if it's true?

Being a sort of i..Fan who's working in England and China, I haven't been
lucky enough to touch iPhone, - it's not on the European market yet and is
the most expensive MP3 player in Chinese market.



Christina Li
Founder, uiGarden.net (http://www.uigarden.net)
Weaving Usability and Cultures

+44 (0) 7845269566

7 Nov 2011 - 7:49pm

Large scale survey: SUS, NPS or ...?

I have an opportunity to survery a very large number of users before the release of a new version in January. I was considering using the net promoter survey but then read some articles that were critical of NPS. The release is on a particular page of a web app and will grab the users while using that specific tool. I've used SUS in the past but typically with internal users that are not critical enough.

26 Jan 2010 - 6:45am
5 years ago
2 replies
sreeramen ramaswamy

request for pointers to usability opportunities in Germany

hello folks,

How are you doing today? I would like to request your help in pointing
to usability opportunities and companies in Germany. I would like to
live, understand the culture, and work in Germany for a while. Any
leads and pointers welcome.

thank you in advance,