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28 Oct 2008 - 1:05pm
5 years ago
13 replies

How long should you run each instance in an introductory Flash piece

What¹s the recommended time to run a Flash movie introducing a site, its
content and available tools to a new user on arrival.

Example, see http://www.smilebooks.com/

I think this one runs for 8-9 seconds end to end.


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17 Mar 2005 - 3:38pm
Dave Malouf

UXnet NYC summary and call for others to comment (i.e. Memory help)


The above link is to my pretty weak blog entry about the UXnet event I
organized earlier this week.

I was talkin' a lot and not takin' good notes as I should have been if I
wanted to blog about it, so I put up some cursory notes, and would love for
people to fill in the blanks with their own thoughts and summaries in the
comments area.

-- dave

David Heller

5 Aug 2009 - 8:46am
4 years ago
4 replies
Sam Menter

video sharing / hosting


I'm about to start work on a concept for a video sharing site to sit
behind a corporate firewall and I'm looking for examples of best
practice. I'm currently looking at what works well / not so well in
YouTube, Vimeo, iPlayer, Ted.

What advice would you give me? Has anyone carried out research into
video sites and how people use them?

In an ideal world we'd carry out extensive research ourselves, but in
this case there isn't time / budget unfortunately.

What do you think works well in the current video sites?

20 Aug 2007 - 5:36pm
6 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.

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

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

11 Feb 2010 - 6:27pm
Theresa Murphy

Contract Information Architect Position in Los Angeles.

This is a six month contract in Glendale.

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?