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12 Oct 2012 - 4:13pm
2 years ago
1 reply
Amanda Nance

animation patterns for things moving

I'm looking for good examples of an item moving from one place to another and how to make that clear to the user. The specific example is a selected line within a grid; the user will click an "accept" button on that line, and then the item will leave the grid of items to be reviewed and appear in a grid of approved items. Has anyone seen a nice animation that could help make it clear what is happening? 

16 Feb 2009 - 6:43pm
6 years ago
12 replies
Anthony Hempell

Using qualifying questions to create a semi-walled garden?

Working on a marketing site for a consumer electronics service.

Some customers can get product A; some can get product B; some can get
both (due to geographic and technical limitations).

There is no clear-cut single qualifying question, but probably 95%
accuracy by postal code (zip code).

Marketing is pushing for a qualifying question up front that will
determine which product you are shown (i.e, you will not be shown the
other product).

We are pushing for an open site that will promote both products, and
give the users the ability to choose, and do qualifying as the first

30 Aug 2007 - 9:11pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Dan Saffer

Wanted: VPs of Design

From BusinessWeek:


"Today more companies are welcoming designers to the executive level.
"There's been a big change in the number of VPs of design compared
with just three years ago," says Peter Lawrence, director of the
Boston-based Corporate Design Foundation.

21 Jun 2005 - 7:48pm
9 years ago
4 replies
Omri Eliav


As an ignorant I'll ask it broad:

What do people have to say about us as a discipline/professionals and UML?
Is it something to do with as?
Do we integrate?


31 Aug 2006 - 5:52pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

What makes an RSS reader good ...

> Regarding comment #5 below, what *does* make a good RSS reader?
> (just curious for opinions on this)

As soon as I find one, I'll let you know. ;)

But seriously ...

I'd like to be able to take notes about a post and save them with post
snippets and a link back to the post. I'd like navigation that doesn't
involve a treeview control (gasp!).

27 Aug 2010 - 3:48pm

Looking for research on automated, temporary passwords for new users

Hey all, have any of you had successful experiences with automated, temporary passwords being generated during the user sign up process?

I didn't read anything about this in  Luke Wroblewski's work and am looking for some insight. Our demographic is composed of many people in their 50's and 60's. I am looking to increase the ease of the signup process.

20 Mar 2007 - 3:27pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Valerie Gomez d...

comments on comments on comments...

I am working with a client who would like to provide nested comments - about
6 levels deep.
Thoughts on nested comment threads?


15 Jan 2004 - 11:05am
11 years ago
5 replies
Robert Reimann

Where Does User Advocacy Belong in the Company S tructure?

Given this choice, and without specific knowledge of
each organization, I would tend to pick an association
with Marketing over IT.

Theoretically, Marketing should understand the importance
of customer/user relations, and from there it's usually
an easy sell that a product's behavior constitutes an
important piece of that relationship.

11 Jul 2006 - 10:41am
Peter Boersma

IxD and related roles - is it about naming or

Adler said:
> I would like to see a comparison and relation between all the roles
> that do user studies, elicit requirements and then the different
> approaches in the design.


As far as I can see the "other" job titles
> (e.g., business analyst, functional analyst) look at cases instead of
> interactions...

7 Jul 2008 - 11:06am
5 years ago
12 replies
Dan Saffer

Pencil Project

Anyone played with this?


"The Pencil Project's unique mission is to build a free and opensource
tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping that everyone can use."