Discussion Archive

22 Aug 2011 - 2:02pm
3 years ago
4 replies
Brian Mila

Using remote desktop instead of onsite visit for persona creation

Has anyone tried using remote desktop sharing tools to gather user data for the purposes of persona creation and user scenario definitions? I'd like to fully understand the pros and cons before I put a proposal on the table. My initial thoughts are that it would be less successful for the following reasons, in order of importance:

17 Jan 2005 - 6:03am
Simon Winter

Re: The non-Americans

I'm from Sweden (not Switzerland ***joke***) another country fighting
for their language. The main influences come from English, and since
many Swedes are good at English, some areas of our language begin to
lack Swedish words...

The positive side of it is that it is often easy to work in
international (i.e.

25 Oct 2007 - 1:54am

WebKit HTML5 wrapper for Google Gears

Folks here were wondering about compatibility of client-side data storage
implementations between (Apple) WebKit and (Google) Gears. It turns out be
extremely simple:

WebKit HTML5 wrapper for Google Gears


6 Nov 2003 - 4:51pm
Jon-Eric Steinbomer

RE: Best/Common Practice Sites

I think this is a great resource. I'd be interested to see how the
practices have changed over the years, perhaps with the aid of the
Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org).

I'd think it to be extremely useful to produce an analogous collection
of metrics for GUI design. Further down the wish list, I can imagine
this being broken down into practices for different OS's, types of
software apps, etc.

9 Feb 2009 - 1:33pm

Balsamiq Mockups XWiki Plugin

I was wondering if anybody is using Balsamiq Mockups for XWiki as a
collaborative sketching tool. Would love to get any feedback you may have,
as I am looking into trying it out.


17 Nov 2003 - 11:07am
Bennett, Louise

To hide or not to hide - resolution

Hi everyone

Thanks for all of the notes and suggestions. Its great to be able to put these questions out there and get such thoughtful responses! I thought I'd let you know the outcome of this one.

We're at the stage now where final decisions are being made on how to proceed with this, and we're going to go with a fairly informative and interactive approach. We'll have information about the advanced product available via splash screens during the standard installation process, and we'll have a link to upgrade information and purchase procedure (via a HTML page) under the help menu.

19 Jan 2012 - 9:26am
3 years ago
4 replies

Does it make sense for me to go back to school for Cognitive Psychology?

I majored in Industrial Design and HCI but am interested in Cognitive Psychology, but after reading Don Norman's article about the flaw in design education, I think what he says makes sense in that a lot of designers end up as pixel pushers because they don't really know much about people and how they behave to be designing for them, so they end up focusing on visuals only, which further causes companies to think designers are there to make things "pretty" rather than solve problems.

22 Mar 2004 - 8:42am
10 years ago
1 reply
Narey, Kevin

Project tasks - estimating


Perhaps it would be helpful to all if we all agreed on a standard task list
that we could all use for estimating on jobs. Obviously each project has
it's variables, but broadly speaking, our tasks are the same. So - here's a
short generic list to be added to with your help, so that we can all use it
as a reference in the future.

26 Nov 2008 - 4:36am
Chris Wright

Interesting article about finding new music

Thought provoking piece.. my first article so be kind, and please excuse the
self promotion.


12 Oct 2007 - 9:13am
richard_dalton ...

IA Summit 2008 – Call for Papers Deadline Reminder

A reminder that the submission deadline for the 2008 IA Summit in Miami is
October 31st. The summit is a great opportunity to share your ideas on IA
and UX, meet old friends, make new ones, network and generally have a fun
and thought provoking time. See the summit site for full details,

2008 IA Summit Chair

> The Information Architecture Summit is the premier gathering place
> for those interested in information architecture.