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10 Jan 2008 - 11:17am
6 years ago
2 replies
Ferran Alvarez

Cultural variations in how consumers interact withhealthcare websites

Hello from Spain. The same happens here, the user sequence is something like

a) go and have a quick the official product 'website'
b) search at google to see what other users are talking about athe product
c) contact the manufacturer through a website form

This is what I could experience from two projects for chemical and
healthcare-related companies, six and two years ago.

Ferran Alvarez

20 Mar 2012 - 1:59pm
2 years ago
1 reply

Some advice for a newcomer to IxD

Hello all!   From what I can tell, this board is full of seasoned vets and experts, so I was hoping you could give me some advice.

14 Sep 2010 - 2:49am

Could you rate those usability metrics?

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30 Oct 2005 - 1:08pm
Stacy Surla

IA Summit Deadline Extended 11-15

The IA Summit Call for Papers has been extended to November 15.

We are seeking proposals for presentations, case studies, panels,
posters, and pre-conference workshops for the 2006 Information
Architecture Summit. For the first time we have added a peer-reviewed
research session type, and we encourage submissions highlighting IA
research or theory. Go to http://www.iasummit.org/2006/call.htm for
information and to submit.

We welcome submissions from practitioners, academics, and students.

12 Feb 2007 - 5:30pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Cri mi

usability,a calendar and fun

Hi all,

I remember visiting a site that showed usability principles on a calendar (one a month). If I remember corrently it was designed by a company in Europe. Can anyone send me the link?

It seemed like a fun way to show to your peers what it means to follow (or actually not to follow) usability guidelines. If you know of other examples that can serve this purpose , please share them as well.

Thanks in advance.


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13 Mar 2009 - 8:59am
5 years ago
1 reply

UI Design Review Methodologies: The Rubber Duck

Introducing the Rubber Duck method of reviewing designs.

7 Nov 2007 - 5:46pm
6 years ago
1 reply

Haptikos tactile touch screen technology

Some of you may have already seen this:


I wonder if this "0.1mm movement" follows the graphical shape behind
it? Use shades of grey to tell the 'height' of a button maybe? Would
that be of any help at these levels?

In any case interesting stuff.

Niklas Wolkert

1 Apr 2011 - 6:34pm
Cynthia McWilliams

WebVisions Portland May 25-27, IXDA discount code

With only a few days left for early registration, I was looking for the IXDA discount code that WebVisions accepts for a further discount off early bird pricing. Is there anyone here who can help me and other interested attendees find this information?

Many thanks for your help.

27 Nov 2009 - 3:26pm
4 years ago
1 reply

PLUG: Taxonomy Validation Workshop, Gilbane Boston

Hey, everyone.

If you're heading up to Gilbane Boston next week, you might be
interested in a half-day workshop on taxonomy validation that Joseph
Busch of Taxonomy Strategies and I are giving. We'll cover various
validation methods, perform some hands-on exercises, and present a few
case studies.

The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 1-4PM. A
description of the workshop is below.

Hope to see you there,

Dave Cooksey
Founder & Principal
saturdave UX Consulting

How to Validate a Taxonomy: Pre-Conference Workshop
Joseph A.

24 Mar 2008 - 3:43pm
6 years ago
9 replies
Lada Gorlenko

Scenarios and Task in usability testing

> I do not have a particular
> strategy to make scenarios, and scenarios and tasks are the same for me.

Typically, SCENARIOS are treated as end-to-end user activities that lead
to achieving a specific user goals and TASKS are individual actions
within these activities. For example:

Goal: Feed myself before going to work

Scenario: Make a breakfast
Task 1: Pour water into a kettle
Task 2: Put the kettle on
Task 3: Put cereal in a bowl
Task 4: Get milk from a fridge