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22 Oct 2004 - 7:03pm
10 years ago
22 replies
Tom Hobbs

File systems.


Does anyone have any information (or know where I could some) —
research data etc. — how well the average user (consumer) understands
the hierarchal folder based filing systems implemented into OSs at

My suspicion (through observing people in various types of research) is
that while hierarchal files and folders are familiar and therefore easy
they relate to it, they're really 'understood'.

5 Jan 2006 - 10:02am
Lada Gorlenko

Industry trends for Web site development

Can anyone quickly point to good recent reports (preferebly, with
numbers) on the following:

1. Industry Trends for web site development
- ie more transaction orientated, more detailed tracking of user
activties while on a web site, web site personalization based
on user activities

2. Evaluating web site maturity
- ie moving from static content to dynamic content to
transaction orientated to portal to ....


12 Nov 2010 - 6:31am
4 years ago
1 reply
David Otton

Re: [IxDA] Retype password field error rates

On 11 November 2010 22:30, Dana Chisnell wrote:

> on pattern because IT says there must be a log on.

16 May 2010 - 9:49am
4 years ago
3 replies

Re: [IxDA] All microwave interfaces are COMPLETELY different

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 6:47 AM, elvenmuse wrote: > Why, why o why all microwave interfaces are different...

Agreed that the state of microwave control UIs is a joke. But missing from this discussion is the ecosystem aspect: companies creating products (microwavable food items) with instructions that don't map to the available capabilities.

For example, a frequently seen food preparation instruction is to heat the product at e.g. 50% power for 8 minutes.

2 Jun 2008 - 5:01pm
Erin Walsh

Mindset and SmartSort

Does anyone know where I can find information concerning the apparent
discontinuation of Yahoo's Mindset and SmartSort features?

We've referenced them in the past concerning the use of sliders,
but SmartSort appears to have switched to radio buttons (http://
tinyurl.com/6fyypk) and Mindset (http://mindset.research.yahoo.com/)
appears to be down.


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12 Jun 2008 - 9:03am
Megan Rye

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29 Oct 2007 - 2:08pm
Laura Keller

World Usability Day - Innovations in Healthcare in NJ

*World Usability Day – Innovations in Healthcare in New Jersey *

Celebrate 3rd Annual World Usability Day, Nov 8, The Conference Center at
NJHA, Princeton

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2007

Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Place: Conference Center at NJHA

760 Alexander Road

Princeton, NJ


Program: wud.usabilitynj.org

Demonstrations of innovations from Rutgers U. , Princeton U, Siemens Corp,
and others

Keynote speakers L. Keller (MISI), M. McConaghy (IMC2), Dr. J.

11 Jul 2007 - 9:31am
Maria Moratis

NYCCHI presents: What happens next? - TONITE plus sponsored Happy Hour

Tonite, NYCCHI is presenting a panel discussion on a
hot topic for our industry:

What happens next?

8 Sep 2010 - 9:42am
Jack L. Moffett

Re: [IxDA] IxDA State College Inaugural Meeting

Hey Brian,

Glad to see you were able to get Marc to speak. Best of luck on your first event!


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If there's anything more annoying than a machine that won't do what you want, it's a machine that won't do what you want and has been programmed to behave as though it likes you.

- Don Norman