Discussion Archive

29 Mar 2006 - 2:59pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

UXCampNE (note, it is now North East and not NYC) following up

Just coming back from the IA Summit, I did a bit of talking up of
BarCamp (see barcamp.org) and more specifically my idea for a barCamp
styled event this year on the NE side of the the Continental US.

I got some great energy and enthusiasm from people, and wanted to make
sure that some basic information about BarCamping was out there for
folks. As noted above the real details are on the BarCamp Wiki.

Ok, here's the dealio ...

BarCamp - Think of this as open source conference.
* no financial commitments to attend
* everyone who attends presents or helps out in another way.

8 Nov 2004 - 5:40am
10 years ago
1 reply
Narey, Kevin

Keely's(sp?) Model (was Experience design vs interac tion design)

Any takers on a Keely's(sp?) model discussion?

For those not familiar with it and on the basis that my ASCII art skills are
strictly limited, I'll attempt to explain what it is....

Keely's model is a triangle representing a hypothetical 'product'.
Each side of the triangle is labelled with the following:

Capability (Engineering)
Viability (Business)
Desirability (Design)

I interpreted the hypothesis to be "a successful product comprises the
following..." The model is further used to show the relative maturity
present of the above three components in major organisations (FTSE 100

25 Nov 2005 - 7:41am
9 years ago
6 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

Crash course in Flash?


It looks like I should use Flash to create mock-ups/wireframes/demos
for some of my future projects, but I haven't used Flash before. Can
anyone recommend a good tutorial, either a website or a book, for
this purpose?


Petteri Hiisilä
Senior Interaction Designer
IX Design / +358505050123 / petteri.hiisila at ixdesign.fi

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

28 Feb 2008 - 4:46pm
6 years ago
2 replies

Interaction design of appliances

> > Does anybody has an experience of designing interactions for
> > appliances? Does anybody HIRE such people? I would like to be the
> > first candidate ;)

Yes, there are a lot of people who think about appliance design. If you're
looking to get hired, IDEO immediately comes to mind (

Additionally, there is a LOT of literature about object design.

28 Feb 2007 - 10:56am
7 years ago
10 replies
Angela Azzolino

Flash Usability Metrics

Hello all,
My colleague posed this question to me the other day.

Do you know where I might be able to get stats on Flash Usability (ex:
advantages or disadvantages of have a website totally in flash)?

I thought the best answers would come from this group. Any suggestions,
resources, etc. are greatly appreciated.


15 Jun 2011 - 9:25am
3 years ago
1 reply
Mads Soegaard

A list of conferences/deadlines with relevance to our community


Dear all,

[apologies for cross-postings]

Here is my list of conferences/deadlines with relevance to our community, which I aim to send out every quarter (or so).

There's a printerfriendly version (for hanging on your wall) at 



The conference calendar

All dates can be edited at




18 Oct 2006 - 10:07am
8 years ago
1 reply

testing customers vs. internal... people...

Hi there,

I work for a fortune 500 company that owns many brands. For this one
particular one, we are building a consumer portal that will allow them to
pay for their services online and see their next scheduled service time. At
first release they can't do much more than that. Getting any usability
testing done here is like pulling teeth - nobody ever wants to pay a dime
for it and deadlines never are allowed to have much time for it.

6 Jun 2005 - 9:11pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Anjali Arora, NYU

Re: [Sigia-l] Lynch Mob Wanted: Flight Booking Interface Behaviour

> Last year I signed an NDA to look into some of the interface/architecture
> aspects of a top travel site for a potential overhaul. It wasn't a pretty
> sight. As I mentioned earlier, I've been looking into this industry for a
> few years now, and I'm thoroughly under whelmed.

14 Jul 2004 - 2:41am
Frank Elley

Job: Information Architect & Web Editor; San Jose, Calif.

Hello all ...

This is a full-time, permanent position. It is highly collaborative, and
thus cannot be done remotely. If you live in the SF Bay Area and are a
highly skilled editor/writer with superb IA skills and a portfolio to
demonstrate it, this is your perfect job.

4 Sep 2007 - 1:00pm
7 years ago
14 replies

The biggest usability problem with Windows

It seems that a part of human nature is to accept things as they are and
adapt accordingly. This can be both a strength and a weakness. With
regard to tools and products, we use what we have, most often accepting
the shortcomings, until someone comes along and invents something better
or makes an improvement. And then we examine the new product or
improvement in awe, wondering why we didn't think of it, surprised at
how obvious it is in hindsight.