Discussion Archive

18 Apr 2009 - 6:06pm
5 years ago
5 replies
Barbara Ballard

Mobile security vs. ease-of-use

2009/4/16 Erik Wingren <ixda at interactivism.com>:
> 1. What is your thinking/point-of-view on application-level security requirements for a mobile app, where one of its' features is to store personal, potentially sensitive data, when the app runs on a mobile device that already has built-in security layers at the OS-level?

It depends.

14 Jun 2008 - 4:01pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

Tablet PC & annotation system

Hi folks,

I can't for the life of me locate the details about a tablet PC (I
think!) that has an annotation system for taking notes & recording
audio at the same time...does that ring any bells? I searched the
Discuss archives to no avail. I mentioned it to a friend who needs to
find some technology to facilitate her field interviews but now it's
feeling more like a figment of my imagination.

27 Feb 2008 - 10:58am
6 years ago
7 replies
Michael Micheletti

Career tips for a high-schooler

List friends,

A high-school sophomore with an interest in a software design career will be
job-shadowing me Friday as part of a career day assignment. Any tips I
should pass along about education or breaking into the business would be
welcomed. I'm especially curious to hear from designers or design students
on this list who are just now starting out about what is working (or not)
for you. Thank you on behalf of my visitor,

Michael Micheletti

16 Jan 2007 - 11:58pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Esteban Barahona

ease of use & interfaces for "power" user

Thanks... concepts are weird, they're not "standarized on minds". Words
aren't that useful (maybe words are overrated). And they are circular
according to Minsky<http://web.media.mit.edu/%7Eminsky/papers/ComputersCantThink.txt>.
I don't know, simple is more in the zen-simple way...

19 Jul 2010 - 5:15am
4 years ago
11 replies

Why people still think that it is necessary to name links "click here"?


I am a graphic and interactive designer and I just started a blog about usability with a webdeveloper. So, I would really like to hear from you guys. Suggestions, comments, constructive criticisms, are very welcome.


I hope you like and find it useful. :)

Many thanks,
Mariana Mota


8 Aug 2006 - 5:51pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Mark Kirkland

Online Survey Software

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14 Nov 2007 - 7:30pm
Mark Schraad

paper prototype: the return of

Just came across a nice example of paper prototype use in mobile


24 Nov 2003 - 10:34am
10 years ago
1 reply
Narey, Kevin

Managing Change (Was: Iterative Change Manageme nt / Patriarchs of the Design Family)

I apologise for provoking any infuriation. It is merely what I perceive to
be reality.
However, surely global market forces are creating the environment within
which we can design and create. The global adoption of the design of the
automobile is a good example of this?


-----Original Message-----
From: CD Evans [mailto:clifton at infostyling.com]
Sent: 24 November 2003 14:30
To: Narey, Kevin; 'molly w.

24 Mar 2008 - 3:43pm
6 years ago
9 replies
Lada Gorlenko

Scenarios and Task in usability testing

> I do not have a particular
> strategy to make scenarios, and scenarios and tasks are the same for me.

Typically, SCENARIOS are treated as end-to-end user activities that lead
to achieving a specific user goals and TASKS are individual actions
within these activities. For example:

Goal: Feed myself before going to work

Scenario: Make a breakfast
Task 1: Pour water into a kettle
Task 2: Put the kettle on
Task 3: Put cereal in a bowl
Task 4: Get milk from a fridge


12 Feb 2010 - 3:54pm
4 years ago
3 replies
Kayan Ng

Flash Rotators

Flash Rotators, should we have users activate them? Should we have a
pause, stop button? Should they be rotating at all? I saw that Yahoo
Lifestyle recently added command buttons to their pages
http://ca.lifestyle.yahoo.com/. I personally have never believed in
their efficiency in conveying multiple messages but it looks like I am
stuck with them. I want to at least make the user's experience as easy
as possible. I have looked for articles and research to prove my point
but have not found much. I hope you guys can help, Thoughts?