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21 Feb 2008 - 11:56pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Dante Murphy

Means to an IxDA message? WAS: Where are all thedesigners?

What about a recruiting workshop or panel at the next Interaction conference? I think it could be very interesting to see a group of internal recruiters, headhunters, hiring managers, freelancers, and job seekers talk through these issues face-to-face in a moderated format.

2 Jul 2007 - 9:18am
7 years ago
6 replies

URLs without 'www' - having them work anyway


Just noticed on one of our major web properties (1 of our 2 most important
in fact) the site gives an IIS "under construction" notice instead of
resolving to the site proper at the www space. I sent this in as a problem,
that the site should still work correctly (and should not be hard with a
.Net site, I don't think). While not common, people do tend to key urls in
sometimes that way (especially geeks).

I have a feeling I may get some pushback on this, I'm wondering if anyone
has any statistics or articles or whatever that might help me back up the

29 Nov 2004 - 10:01am
10 years ago
23 replies
Elizabeth Buie

RE: Ease-of-use: Efficiency vs Intuitiveness

Dan Saffer writes:

>As Lada pointed out, a
>system can be effective without being efficient.

And it *cannot* be efficient without being effective.

If you're doing the wrong thing, it doesn't matter how fast you're doing
it. You're not efficient.

Elizabeth, who maintains that the only intuitive interface is the nipple
Elizabeth Buie
Computer Sciences Corporation
Rockville, Maryland, USA

This is a PRIVATE message.

14 Sep 2007 - 9:13am
11 years ago
25 replies
Phillip Hunter


That sort of artificial persona/personality design is a frequent component
of over-the-telephone speech recognition systems that occurs before the UI
design is created. It even gets done well sometimes. :)

And actually, even though vocal interaction leads to much more of the
perception, I think we've discussed before that personality traits are often
ascribed by users to visual interaction as well.

26 Jan 2009 - 8:20am
Rob Tannen

Ergonomics for Interaction Designers

I just completed writing a three-part series of postings on the topic of
ergonomics as it relates to interaction design - a topic of growing
relevance, I believe. It's primarily an introduction, focusing on
anthropometrics (fitting the design to the user).

3 Mar 2012 - 12:49pm

A quick survey for designers

Hi Everyone! I am a student in the Design MBA program at CCA. I am in the throes of my final project. The project is focused on the inspiration that designers and creators use as part of their process.  I would really appreciate your help by completing a quick (10 min) online survey.

2 Nov 2011 - 1:43pm

Assistance with Usability Guidelines for User Account Design


I was hoping for some assitance with usability guidelines when designing a user account section of a site. I work for an auction site that is a little like eBay but deals with much larger and expensive items.

I wasn't able to locate information or other resources on the subject but as a start to my research, I looking at sites such as eBay and Amazon.



17 Nov 2009 - 7:01am
5 years ago
14 replies
Dave Malouf

Work in groups or as individuals in your IxD work

I know that everything we do is collaborative in that we have to work with
biz & tech and often other roles of design like visual, copy, research, etc.

But my question is how often do you find yourself collaborating on group
work in your specific role as an IxD or UX designers?

I ask this question b/c when I look back on my work career there were very
few moments when I did work in a group.

20 Feb 2006 - 8:07am
9 years ago
18 replies

Dual search boxes

My state's web site


has two search boxes, one for the conventional search within the site, and another for their special keywords. For instance, if you enter DMV in the special keywords box, it goes right to Department of Motor Vehicles.

Shouldn't these just be one "Search" box?

23 May 2009 - 10:30pm
Jeremy Yuille

Adam Greenfield at HCSNet Workshop, 13/14 July, QUT Brisbane

This should be ain interesting workshop for those of you in Australia...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Marcus Foth <m.foth at qut.edu.au>
Date: Tue, May 19, 2009 at 7:38 AM
Subject: Adam Greenfield at HCSNet Workshop, 13/14 July, QUT Brisbane
To: Jeremy Yuille <overlobe at gmail.com>

Second Call for Papers

>From Social Butterfly to Urban Citizen -
A HCSNet Wor