Discussion Archive

30 Jun 2008 - 10:34am
Eva Kaniasty

Statistics on browser toolbar usage?

Is anybody aware of any statistics on what percentage of web users install
browser toolbars, and on average how many?

A google search did not yield any useful info.


Eva Kaniasty

4 Jan 2006 - 11:46pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Luis Silva

FW: FW: Computers in Things (was Re: Ecommerce web sitebook recommendations [signed]

Skot Nelson said:

>He was taught that knowing something's name meant
>only that you had memorized a name, not that you understood what the
>thing was.
>You can call a black hole a black hole all you want, we still don't understand what it is.

Well if you think like that I wouldn't wanna work in your team....

Why make it harder, when it can be so simple...


Luis Silva

-----Original Message-----
From: Skot Nelson [mailto:skot at penguinstorm.com]

5 Mar 2007 - 6:41pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Jeff Axup

Overview and Examples of Visualization Methods

This site has a very nice overview of different visualization methods.
Ironically I don't think the periodic table metaphor actually aids
understanding of the content of the page at all, but the examples are really


Best Regards,
Jeff Axup Ph.D.

6 Apr 2009 - 1:25am
6 years ago
3 replies
Michelle Duve

[JOBS] Come live and work in sunny Sydney, Australia! Senior User Experience Designer wanted.

[JOBS] Come live and work in sunny Sydney, Australia! Senior User
Experience Designer wanted.

Not only is Sydney famous for its world class beaches, relaxed lifestyle
and outstanding multicultural restaurant scene, it is also one of the
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Different Solutions has attracted senior consultants from around the
world adding specialists with skills not found locally. We are now
looking for a Senior User Experience Designer to join our team and grow
with our company.

3 Mar 2011 - 2:23pm
4 years ago
2 replies

Product Category Pages


I have been noticing a trend on many ecommerce sites recently away from providing category pages - that is, instead of providing top-level categories, a number of subcategories, some subsequent categories, and finally listing pages, sites are skipping some levels of category pages and going straight from top-level or subcategory pages to listing pages with hundreds of items.

Example: Men -> Shirts -> Polos (Listing 20 items) vs. Men -> Shirts (Listing 300 items)

28 Jun 2010 - 12:57pm
5 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.

15 Mar 2004 - 12:51pm
George Olsen

ID jobs at Yahoo!

Hi all,

Yahoo! is looking for a senior interaction designer for Search, and we've
got ID openings on other properties. Below is the description for the
Search position.

Please contact me if you're interested in this or other ID openings.


Unique opportunity for an experienced Interaction Designer with a passion
for creating compelling and satisfying user experiences to join the Yahoo!
Search User Experience Design team. The Interaction Designer will lead
design efforts on a variety of projects in a collaborative, fast-paced

2 Feb 2004 - 5:56pm
11 years ago
5 replies

visual cues for thumbnails

Dear ID/As,

in his wonderful book "Tog on Software Design" Tog wrote:

"Thumbnails will replace generic-looking document icons, providing users with visual cues as to the nature of the material inside a container. Their appearance will go beyond today's thumbnails to reflect the amount of material they contain." [p. 196]

This is exactly what I like to do for OpenOffice.org/StarOffice thumbnails representing documents.

30 Sep 2009 - 3:54pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Noreen Whysel

2009 IA Salary and Benefits Survey is now open - Please participate

The 2009 IA Institute Salary and Benefits Survey is now open at:


The survey takes only a minute or two to complete, so we hope you'll
stop by and contribute.

We have made slight edits from last year including a much simpler
matrix of responses for IA related tasks, a more normalized breakdown
of salary ranges and a further refinement of job titles and experience

11 Jun 2009 - 4:19am
5 years ago
6 replies

Usability analytics tools

Hi everyone. Anyone know of any good usability analytics tools out
there? I've had a look a crazyegg.com but not sure about its
effectiveness. I basically want to start proving the ROI of usability
testing. Any help will be really appreciated.