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10 Dec 2007 - 6:37pm
Nasir Barday

Reminder: NYC UX Holiday Party, Tue Dec-11, 6:30pm, IxDA Conf Registration Offer

A friendly reminder to NYC folks of all UX flavors and their collaborators
about our community holiday party Tuesday night.

28 Aug 2009 - 10:34am
4 years ago
1 reply
Adrian Howard

Contract requirements that ensure usability issues are addressed

On 28 Aug 2009, at 07:21, Karen Dee Davis wrote:

> I am hoping one of you has some legal speak you'd be willing to share
> on contract requirements for usability standards. We have a vendor
> whose product has serious experience issues and want to make sure
> they get addressed throughout the product lifecycle.

To be honest - I don't think I'd try that technique. Never seen
attempts to specify usability standards via contract to be effective
in any way.

26 Jul 2005 - 3:51am
9 years ago
2 replies
Ashish Tibrewal

Looking for studies done for homepage layout for a bank


I am looking for a research if its done or if people can share their
knowledge & experience supported by research from.

Its is about the layout of the the homepage for a commercial bank
which provides internet banking as well to its customers. My queries

a) Should there be one or more than one campaigns run at a time on the homepage?

b) What on the homepage could draw customers attention apart from
internet banking?

c) What could attract new customers to apply for a product?

d) Should the layout of homepage provide less information but more
white space and links?

1 Apr 2009 - 3:38pm
gretchen anderson

New Podcast: Game Design and Spore

I interviewed Art Director Mike Khoury of Maxxis/EA last month about his
experience and learnings while making Spore.

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28 Jun 2010 - 12:57pm
4 years ago
4 replies
Michele Marut

Are there key questions to ask when hiring a UX and/or IXD firm?

I've been providing a colleague with a few tips about hiring contractors and firms that do all of UX and/or specific IxD tasks. I have this list ((http://www.upassoc.org/usability_resources/jobs/key_questions.pdf ) but it is geared specifically towards hiring a usability professional.

5 Dec 2006 - 10:51am
7 years ago
21 replies
Valerie Gomez d...

online photo galleries

hello all -

i am curious as to your thoughts on online photo galleries.

when i say photo galleries i am speaking of both:
1. the management of personal galleries (eg. kodak gallery) and
2. viewing public galleries (eg. 'photos of the day' on any online publication)

good examples? bad examples? why? one technology vs another?

thanks for any ideas you all may have!

happy holidays,

31 Jan 2006 - 6:18pm
8 years ago
2 replies
leo.frishberg a...

Standards for power indication, LEDs?

Anyone know of a standard for power indications on equipment?

Specifically, I'm looking for any international standards that discuss
LED color, state, etc. for when a device is:

1) Connected to mains and ON

2) Connected to mains and OFF

3) Connected to mains and POWER SAVING

If there are standard iconography for these things, I'd like to know
about the references as well...

Leo Frishberg
Architect, User Experience
Advanced Development Group
Logic Analyzer Product Line
Tektronix, Inc.

30 Apr 2004 - 6:58am

Success Metrics (was: Visual aspects of interactiondesign...)

MessageHi Frank

Please see my responses below... ***

Pabini Gabriel-Petit

You wrote:
Yes, most of us are after better products from a usability and visual design perspective. However, don't you think that all designs should be evaluated based on unique, pre-identified success metrics?

***Certainly, this makes sense.

For example, an interactive design submitted to Comm Arts is probably going to have success metrics skewed toward innovation in the visual design realm. In that realm, text on gifs *could* be evaluated as good design if extensibility, download time, etc.

17 Aug 2006 - 5:16pm
7 years ago
22 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Hypotheses about tasks

OK - so after conversations with several people, all of whom I've been
talking with separately, here are some hypotheses that seem to be taking

1) "The difficulty of completing a task is a function of the number of steps
involved in the task and the time it takes to perform each step."

2) "The time it takes to perform each step in a task is a function of the
relative complexity of the step and a person's willingness and/or ability to
understand and complete the step."

3) "The more difficult a task, the less likely it is to be completed."

I think this is

2 May 2012 - 3:32am
2 years ago
6 replies

Starting IXDA Ahmedabad, India

Hi all,

Greetings to the awesome designers from city of Ahmedabad and around.

Starting a group where some great UX, UI and interaction designers can meet, discuss, teach and learn. Non-designers can join too.

Since we have institutes like NID and MICA in town, I think it'll be a great experience meeting each other.

So come, join, inspire and get inspied!

Ideas needed for the first meet up Dates, Venue and Agenda.

Start shooting! 



Kamaksh G