Discussion Archive

6 Jul 2007 - 11:27am

How useful is this - HFI-Certified UsabilityAnalyst?

I direct several seasoned UCD practitioners, none of whom are HFI-certified.
Elsewhere in my company, another UCD group focuses on specific types of
apps, and they are almost all HFI-certified.

The biggest difference I have seen in comparing their work to ours is
consistency in deliverables, methods and terminology (theirs, not ours =]).
As far as end results (are things more usable after engagements?), we both
perform about the same (see reasons below).

Aside from the cost of certification, I haven't seen any big negatives to

9 Aug 2007 - 11:24am
7 years ago
1 reply
Cecily Walker

Nielsen on Social Media and Corporate Blogging

I came across this article featuring Jakob Nielsen and his opinions on
the value of blogs and social media (videos, etc.) on B2B websites:


On the one hand, I can understand how encountering unwanted content
when you're trying to get something done can be a barrier, but this
article (and Nielsen's most recent piece on blogging -

15 Sep 2004 - 3:43pm
Clay Newton

User Acceptance Testing

Normally I would not post a question so specific to the QA process,
but I have been tasked with helping to define the QA process for User
Acceptance Testing at my company.

Does anyone on the list have experience with putting procedures such
as this in place?

I have found next to no UAT resources on the web. Most of them are
links to QA courses. Is anyone aware of resources that describe
standard UAT methods? I would love to find a couple of really useful
books or URLs w/ information on this topic.


12 Jan 2007 - 10:56am
Stan Drozdetski

JOB: Human Factors Engineer, MITRE, Bedford, MA

The User-Centered Design Team at MITRE's Center for Information and
Technology is seeking a well-rounded interaction designer to
participate in a wide range of projects. Most of our work deals with
internal clients, so you will have a unique opportunity to be close to
your user community.

24 May 2010 - 10:21am
4 years ago
2 replies
9 Jan 2012 - 5:22pm
2 years ago
2 replies
Rob Nero

CES 2012 Attendees?

Any interaction designers attending CES 2012 in Las Vegas this week?

Any recommendations of booths to view? Products to touch?

13 Dec 2007 - 1:56pm
6 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.

5 Nov 2008 - 7:29am
5 years ago
3 replies
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Refiltering search results - immediate vs manual reload

We are working on some usability guidelines for an online shop, namely - for
filtering search results in this shop.

On the results page user gets list of products passing criteria, and the
filter box on the top.

Filter box consists of currently selected criteria's list and sub-boxes -
there is list of available selections with checkboxes in every one.

1 Nov 2004 - 10:46am
9 years ago
2 replies
ji kim

Don't forget to vote

Ok, not interaction design related. Just wanted to remind everybody in U.S. - don't forget to vote tomorrow. :)


28 Mar 2006 - 10:56am
8 years ago
3 replies
Ashley LaFrenais

Podcast Available from our Event with Adam Greenfield

For those of you who missed our NYC IxDA event last month with Adam
Greenfield who discussed Ubiquitous Computing, you can download the
podcast at: