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13 May 2009 - 8:27am
5 years ago
5 replies

Confirm Email field

Does anyone have or know of any research on whether a "confirm email
address" field is helpful or increases the number of valid email
addresses? I am suggesting to my client that they drop it, on the
assumption that most people would copy and paste the same email
address. (But I don't know if that's true, I only know that's what
I do!)

This is in the context of a checkout, where the email address is good
to have but not mission-critical to the task.


17 Jan 2008 - 10:25am
Kyle Pero Soucy

REMINDER: NH UPA January Meeting - Jared Spool: "What Makes a Design Seem Intuitive?" - Thursday, January 24, 2008, 6:00 PM

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once**


This is a reminder that the January NH UPA meeting is next Thursday, the

2 Apr 2009 - 10:14am
Gabby Hon

[Event] Chicago UX Book Club April Meeting

Here are the details!

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Argo Tea, 1 North Dearborn

Book: Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion

As always, the blog is the best source of up-to-date info:


And, we're on Twitter!


9 Aug 2011 - 5:09am
3 years ago
1 reply
15 Jul 2009 - 4:46pm
5 years ago
1 reply
8 Oct 2008 - 1:16pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Scott Berkun

Why do designers fail? A survey (with prizes!)

As part of research I'm doing on how designers work, I'm exploring
situations and reasons for why designers fail in work and group situations.
Through a conversation on my blog we've identified over 40 specific
situations, or patterns, that contribute to failure. Now I'd like some help
in ranking their significance.

The survey is open to both designers (of all kinds) and non-designers - part
of the goal is to compare how designers view reasons for failure, compared
to how non-designer's do.

16 Aug 2008 - 3:30pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Brad Ford

The World's First Open Source Circular and Spiral Dock

Circle Dock is a free open source dock-style applications launchers
for Windows that appear where your mouse is instead of you having to
move your mouse to the dock like with other programs. This is
accomplished by making the dock a circular or spiral shape so that it
can be placed anywhere, even near the edge of the screen. The
offscreen portions of the dock are easily reached by just scrolling
with your mouse wheel or arrow keys.

Its Windows only But i would like to see..if anyone has tried this App.


13 Apr 2005 - 5:54am
Dave Malouf

EVENT: NYC Face2Face Tomorrow (April 14): Pizza - Movie - IxD - "The Powers of Ten" by Charles Eames

Join us for an informal discussion on the work of Charles and Ray Eames in
the context of ixd. We will watch their famous short film "Powers of
Ten" and talk about the impact of their work on design in general and IxD.
Architect and IxDer Gregory Petroff will lead the discussion.

Pizza - Movie - IxD

Thursday - April 14 - 7p

Brand Experience Lab - 520 Broadway - 5th Floor
http://www.brandexperiencelab.org/contact.html - directions - map

I'd really like to thank the folks at Brand Experience Lab for lending us
their space

14 Jun 2005 - 1:15pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Vishal Subraman...

usability study methodology

I'm conducting a usability study of a U.S army corps of engineers website.
The most important component is a task analysis. In this case we sit along
with the subject and have a dialogue with them as they go along with the
task (talk to them about what they are thinking, try getting their thoughts
out), and give them hints if they are stuck etc, until they get to the
result (all info is captured in the coding sheets).

Another research I recently noticed used a diametrically different approach.
They just give the task to the subjects and left them on their own.

29 Sep 2004 - 10:00am
Dave Malouf

FW: TiddlyWiki

(ADMIN: Posted on behalf of Sarah Brodwall [mailto:sjbrodwall at gmail.com])

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