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29 Sep 2006 - 9:17am
Scott Weiss

Web 2.0 UX Benchmark: Please Help

Usable Products Company is exploring doing a US-based quantitative user
experience benchmark of Web 2.0 properties. This benchmark will be limited
to three sites in the same category for its first release. Our goal is to
inform our community and to at least break even on the investment.
Benchmarks provide invaluable information to designers and marketers, and
a point of comparison to determine usability improvements.

6 Jan 2008 - 2:31pm
6 years ago
3 replies

WAS: Embedded Interaction Design? NOW: Bad Recruiters


Amen brotha! I'm right there with you on the disservice of certain
recruiters. I just went through a period that I was looking for
something, and was inundated with "opportunities" from these
"recruiters". Needless to say, 85% of all emails to me were of this
type. And, one of the the things that really made me angry was the
fact that they saw one skill on my resume that made me a "great" fit
for something such as a Java developer position. Um, hello, did you
NOT look at my resume?

22 Jun 2007 - 2:26pm
7 years ago
5 replies

One sheeter help with persona

Hi folks,

I'm working on a one-sheeter (http://www.iaonesheeters.com/iaonesheeters.asp)
for Personas. I having a bit of trouble writing the "who uses them" section.
Personas can be pretty much used by everyone, from business owners to
marketers to testers. I need a couple of concise paragraphs to suggest that
in an informative way but I keep striking out (must be Friday)! Maybe a
couple of specific examples would help. Anyone have any ideas?


9 Feb 2011 - 11:56am
Amanda Nance

how to design collaboratively in an interview

This is an off-shoot of the earlier topic on giving a design exercise in an interview. Several people mentioned making this as realistic as possible; for example, if the design process is collaborative on the hiring team, it should be collaborative during the interview.

That makes sense, but I'm not sure how to go about it. (Maybe this is why Jared said it is hard to do this effectively.) Let's say that I am interviewing the candidate. It might be hard for me to be a collaborator on the design exercise since I'm trying to evaluate the candidate.

20 Aug 2007 - 5:36pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Jim Hoekema

IxD as architect

Well, some interactive designs are mission-critical (airplane cockpit
controls, etc.), though most of us admittedly work on websites that may
fall apart but do not fall on people's heads.

Still, the point in common between architecture and interactive design
is that, unlike a conductor or filmmaker, both design an arrangement of
conditions that will affect, but not fully dictate, a set of future
events. How people behave in relation to what has been designed may
largely follow the signposts created, but users of both buildings and
interactive programs are unpredictable.

18 May 2007 - 6:22pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

Microsoft Pays $6B for Online Ad Company

I'd love to hear people's thoughts, especially from the fishies among
us about this deal.
I was speaking w/ a microsofty today about this and he is convinced
this is the new beginning of advertising. My take on it was more
personal. Razorfish has been a major organ (can't quite say it is the
heart) of the NYC/Silicon Alley UX scene for close to 10 years if not
10 years. It is hard to imagine that this organization is falling under
the umbrella of Microsoft. Will it still maintain it's brand? And
worse, will it still keep its NYC edge and connections?

29 Aug 2011 - 4:19pm
3 years ago
1 reply
Robert Cockburn
5 Dec 2006 - 10:51am
7 years ago
21 replies
Valerie Gomez d...

online photo galleries

hello all -

i am curious as to your thoughts on online photo galleries.

when i say photo galleries i am speaking of both:
1. the management of personal galleries (eg. kodak gallery) and
2. viewing public galleries (eg. 'photos of the day' on any online publication)

good examples? bad examples? why? one technology vs another?

thanks for any ideas you all may have!

happy holidays,

19 Oct 2010 - 1:58pm
Noreen Whysel

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4 Sep 2008 - 5:08am
5 years ago
14 replies

Disability Discrimination Act and AJAX

Hi All,Can anyone shed some light on whether using AJAX makes a website non
compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act? I know there would be
violations using some controls of Ajax and not in others, but is there some
study/information on this somewhere (about which controls are non compliant
etc)? Would appreciate any help on this topic..

Sudhindra V.