Discussion Archive

20 Jul 2004 - 9:38am

Interaction design vs. Usability -> differencesincompetency

I beg to differ. Usability engineers are not de facto interaction
designers and vice versa.

User research such as usability testing (or user engineers, or whatever
other name we can think of...) is, without a doubt, imperative, but it
certainly is not (interaction) design. It identifies problems, but does
not, except maybe at the most detailed level, suggest adequate

25 Jan 2012 - 7:14pm

Good examples of business goals

Hi All,


I need some good examples of distinct and measurable business goals.  I'm trying to make a case to my team what a real businesss goal is and how it positvely impacts the design process.  thanks. 

18 Jul 2008 - 1:24pm

[Iai-Members] Retention of URLs in offline media


I don't think people bother remembering URLs at all any more.

9 Feb 2006 - 10:21am
Joy Zigo

FW: NYC-UPA Meeting Feb. 21: Paper Prototyping

>NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:
>Paper Prototyping: Why, When and How-To
>Speaker: Todd Warfel, Partner with MessageFirst, a Philadelphia based
>design and usability firm.
>Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com
> Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006
>Registration: 6:00pm (refreshments served)
>Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)
>Networking: 8:00pm to 8:30pm
>Dinner at a nearby restaurant: 8:30p

13 Dec 2007 - 12:56pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Greg Petroff

Board Positions

As a current board member and our treasurer I want to encourage everyone
to consider joining the board, especially colleagues from outside the
US. Board membership is a great experience.

With the help of this growing community we are trying to build a home
for the development of the discipline and a place for each of us to
grow, network and learn.

21 Oct 2004 - 8:58am
Pete Gordon - U...

Slashdot and Portable User Research

Thought people here might have interest in the Slashdot discussion.

Portable Usability Labs As User Research Tools

[Sent this to two lists--ixdg and agile-usability, sorry for the cross

Take care!
Pete Gordon

4 Apr 2006 - 3:38pm
8 years ago
9 replies

Smart Filtering for Usability Requests


This is a very interesting problem that I was asked to find a solution for
from my usability team lead.

Problem: We have a web form on our intranet which different teams can fill
out to request usability work. Currently the form is primarily textfields
asking for information about the project. The different project teams fill
these out without restriction.The team lead is receiving some forms that
have not much of a usability nature to them.

29 Aug 2008 - 7:49am
6 years ago
1 reply
Chicago IxDA4

[Event] Chicago IxDA --Topic: Cultural Probes --Wed Sep 10th

Hello fellow Chicagoans,

Please join us on Wednesday, Sep 10th for our next Chicago IxDA gathering!

Polly Greathouse will be presenting a talk on remote research titled
Cultural Probes. Here is a summary below:

Remote research techniques to empower people to share what really matters,
just in time

When we need to understand real-time, deeply personal experiences observing
from a distance adds value to research. Businesses, design planners and
product designers hunger for revelations about what people really do and why
they do it.

5 Apr 2009 - 10:23pm
Jack L. Moffett

[Event] Recap: IxDA Pittsburgh April Event at the ETC

On Wednesday, April 1st, IxDA Pittsburgh was hosted by CMU's
Entertainment Technology Center (ETC). Betsy McIver, a second year
masters student, met us in the lobby and introduced us to Quasi, a
conversational robot who tried to convince us that he was a little
boy. Quasi was the result of a student project that has since spun off
as the company Interbots ( http://www.interbots.com/ ).

15 Feb 2008 - 4:44pm
Quyen T

Scrolling the global navigation?


I am working on the global navigation design for web applications for IT users. The current behavior of navigation structure is like Classic Yahoo Mail in which navigation, tools, buttons are scrolled with the content as the users scroll the browser's scrolling bar. I consider the design pattern like the New Mail Yahoo where users only scroll the content or workspace. Navigation, buttons and tools are in fix location. So it works more like desktop application.

Do you know books, research or any other resource that I can look into about this topic, pros and cons?