Discussion Archive

12 Oct 2006 - 2:28pm
Zhonghai Li

Product usability research with cogntive-impaired people

I wonder whether there are people on this list have experience in
conducting information gathering and/or usability evaluation on products
designed for people with cognitive impairment, such as people with
dementia. One challenge here is that some traditional usability methods
can not applied to this population appropriately, for example, cognitive
walkthrough, interview, survey, focus group etc., although this depends
on different development stages of the disease, and the caregiver can
used as a substitute.

3 Feb 2008 - 2:27pm

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23 Jan 2012 - 3:45pm
3 years ago
7 replies

Audio mapping: "too near" and "too far"

Does anyone know of a good natural audio mapping for "too close" and "too far away"?

Users are using a laser scanning device to capture a 3D shape. The device functions well within a certain range distance from the shape, less so when getting closer or further away from it. The software should provides audio feedback to indicate where the user is in relation to the ideal distance.

18 Mar 2005 - 6:39am
Dave Malouf

Cultural change is the first job of most design managers ...

I received the below message. I bet Jakob Nielsen gets a gazillion of such
e-mails every day. Anyway, the gist of it is ... "How dare you claim to lead
us if your site looks like such crap?" Like I said, I bet Jakob gets a
gazillion of these every day.

So after my message is my response tot his person. The gist of that is to
say ...

18 Aug 2004 - 9:46pm
10 years ago
1 reply
carl myhill

RE: Windows UI Compliance ; "intuitive"

Hi Jef

Would be interested in any alternatives you can suggest. Here's the

- 5 development sites in 5 different countries
- 10 developers per project, most thinking they know better than follow the
Microsoft style and setting out to prove it
- 40+ projects

How do you produce software that looks consistent in that context, if you
adopt the 'unethical' stance you suggest?

I'm no great fan of microsoft style but I'd rather strictly follow one
standard than none. Microsoft seems to have the most comprehensive style
guide, though even that misses out more than it describes.

27 Sep 2010 - 10:21am
4 years ago
2 replies

protocol for testing domain/brand recall

We think our client's proposed name for their application is hard to remember. 
How do we prove it?
Looking for a simple testing protocol or article on same... any suggestions most welcome, thanks!

(for detail: their proposed name is both a new verb form based on an adjective (eg "surprisify") and a spelling variant of what you'd expect the spelling to be (eg "surprizify") (those aren't the real words, but it gives you an idea).


19 Dec 2008 - 5:56pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: freelance: Sr IA/UX Lead *and* Content Strategist, agency

Hi all---hope you're gearing up for massive amounts of festive merriment and
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I'm looking for a freelance Sr IA/UX Lead, as well as a freelance Content
Strategist, for a 2-3 month gig starting in early January, for a massive
international website build in NYC.

20 May 2010 - 6:46am
4 years ago
8 replies
4 Oct 2008 - 12:38pm
Catriona Lohan-...

Design / IA opportunities in Asia/EUROPE

is there one of these for Europe too please?
Catríona Lohan-Conway
User Experience Architect
917 405 5127
clohanconway at mac.com

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20 Nov 2009 - 10:12am
5 years ago
1 reply
William Hudson

EXTREMELY interesting e-commerce site (sort of)

Apologies if you've already seen this, but if you have a minute spare
(or need cheering up) have a look at

(I have no interests in this site other than it is interesting<g>.)


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