Discussion Archive

20 Apr 2005 - 3:09pm
ji kim

re: chart/table design reference

Like in other post, Show me the number by Stephen Few is ok - little more practical and easier to read than Tufte's books. But very few examples and tips for integrating it with an interactive applicatons.....Another good resource is "chart/table" section in SAP's design guild website.

good luck.


4 Jan 2012 - 6:25pm

Visually comparing two versions of a 3D shape

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for examples of UI that lets users visually compare two versions of a 3D shape. They should be able to easily tell (preferably without further interaction):

- Where do the two shapes differ?
- By how much?

The shapes are parts of human anatomy (a foot, a leg stump, a cranium). The users have little experience with 3D modeling tools.

Any ideas where I might find usable examples?

Many thanks in advance!

18 Aug 2004 - 10:33am
12 years ago
4 replies
Jef Raskin

Re: I need some advice

Some workers in a situation similar to yours have briefly called in
well-known (and highly paid, to impress management) experts to back
them up.

A "big name" whose work in HCI has resulted in millions or billions of
dollars in sales can often speak directly to top management and make a
case that a lower level employee cannot.

7 Jan 2004 - 3:15pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Rick is taking over for 2 weeks ... Be gentle!

Hey there folks,

I'm going on vacation ... well I'm getting married and going on my honeymoon
for the next two weeks ... Yea! that's great! ... Anyway, while I'm gone
you're new moderator will be on duty, Rick Hesketh is your man!

For most of us since this list is basically unmoderated it will be no
problem. For first time posters, your posts might take a tad longer to get
approved and it might not only be for your first post, so be patient.

5 Mar 2006 - 1:05pm
Vishal Subraman...

Whats in your inspirational toolkit?

Taneem's gift Q made me wonder what toys/artifacts/games/methods do
folks use for inspiring design concepts?

7 Feb 2006 - 9:34am
10 years ago
1 reply
Solveig Engbakk

Accessibility issues regarding tree view

Hello everyone,

Are any of you familiar with accessibility issues regarding using tree
views on the Internet? I know that not everyone on this list are big
fans of tree views at all, and that tree views have some usability
problems that affect both those who suffer from disabilities and those
who do not alike. However, I am at the moment only interested in any
issues that affect only users with some kind of disability or affect the
disabled significantly more than people who do not have any

17 Feb 2012 - 10:14am
Sophie Tsai
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.



30 Apr 2005 - 3:25pm
Sanchez, Mario

merged topics: "Concordance" + "Usability analytics tools"

Jared wrote:
> According to Amazon's concordance, you get more words for
> your dollar with
> Jim's book (8,142) than with Eric's (1,946). Maybe Eric is just more
> selective about the words he chooses?

Too bad Amazon doesn't publish the syllables/information ratio. But that would require a human being to actually read something.

Sounds like someone at Amazon had a hammer and decided that something else looked like a nail ;^)

Mario Sanchez

16 Jul 2008 - 4:54pm
Erin St. Pierre

JOB: UI Designer; Seattle; Erin St. Pierre (Recruiter); Contract - 6-12months


Face it, you like bragging about your work. Maybe not in-your-face
bragging, but being able to say "hey, I did that" feels pretty darn
good. We are seeking a candidate who's confident enough to take on a
project that will touch millions (yes millions) of users. The client is
pushing the limits and looking for an inspired design that breaks
through the product's current branded-interface.