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2 Feb 2012 - 12:56pm

How might we design an accessible election experience for everyone?

We are calling on everyone, including voters, non-voters, election officials, people with disabilities, designers, engineers, and students, to help us make elections more accessible for everyone.

4 Jun 2006 - 7:20am
lourdes cueva ...

IxDA RDU/Chapel Hill Event: Getting Started With Personas

Hi Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill IxDA and UPA members and friends,

Robert Barlow-Busch from Quarry Integrated Communications Inc., will meet
with us on June 7th at 6pm to share his experience on creating personas.
(Details here: http://www.triux.org/2006/05/personas-by-robert-barlow-busch/

If you're not going to be able to attend his one-day workshop or not sure if
this personas approach is the right for your company, this is the perfect
event for you.

Lulu Press Inc
800 Aviation Pkwy
Suite 300

25 Mar 2008 - 8:34am
6 years ago
21 replies
sreeramen ramaswamy

can you please discuss the effect of the US recession

Hello all,
Can you please discuss the effect of the US economic recession and its
impacts for usability contractors. If you guys choose contractors for your
company what are the things that would be critical to the decision? Do you
guys think the prices would go down and by how much? I know it is going to
vary across the US geography (east coast, west coast, and so on). It would
be useful to get as much as details as possible.

Please add other relevant topics in context of the discussion if I have
missed out.


7 Aug 2009 - 8:57am
4 years ago
8 replies

Documentation requirements

I understand creating the following different deliverable documents in

1. Creating user personas
2. Scenarios
3. High level use cases document
4. Requirements specifications document
5. Low-level use cases document
6. Design draft documents
7. Wireframes creation
8. Task flow diagrams
9. UI specification document
10. Help manual, user documents

I would like to know where or which from the above includes the
following documents/ document parts:
1. Typography specifications
2. Color palettes info

8 Jun 2006 - 12:02pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Simon Asselbergs

recent breadcrum navigation studies

Hi All,

How users curently regard breadcrum navigation compared to other popular ways, for example the backbutton?

I am looking for usability studies about breadcrum navigation, just like the ones as mentioned below (only more recent versions).

11 May 2010 - 7:17am
4 years ago
8 replies
Brett Christenson

Easy to use vs. feature packed

I am looking for any studies that compare software applications in the same market space in regards to user purchase decisions. Specifically I am looking to understand the impact of adding features vs. making a product easy to use. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


1 May 2006 - 9:00pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Oleh Kovalchuke

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2 May 2009 - 7:39am
IxDA Board of D...

Last call: Call for applications for IxDA Board of Directors vacancy

Applications for our IxDA Board of Directors vacancy are due in no later
than Sunday, May 3rd, at 11:59 pm EDT.


See the original call for participation below:


The invitation is now open for inspired, creative and active leaders in our
community to apply for an open position on our IxDA Board of Directors. With
much regret, one of our current IxDA Board members, Jim Leftwich, has
decided to step down.

5 Jan 2010 - 12:17pm
4 years ago
3 replies
Audrey Crane

Indexing / storing usability study results

I am working in an organization that is focused on doing quick,
lightweight usability research, especially once the work has a good
foundation: bringing a design into a coffee shop, for example,
running 5 quick (15 minute) studies, making changes, showing 3 more
people the next day, etc.

In this model, I've seen things get revised and re-tested 10 or more

At the same time, there is a formal research organization that would
like to have all the results organized and indexed so they can find
them later.

17 Aug 2009 - 1:15pm
4 years ago
4 replies
Den Serras


Has anyone developed on this? The license for the software alone is
$20k, so clearly this is not for low-end sites. However, for
mid-range sites with budgets between $50k-$100k, does anyone know if
that $20k is worth it relative to an open-source CMS?