Re: [IxDA] Why Left Search Buttons Perform Faster Than Right

21 Dec 2010 - 5:17pm
3 years ago
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Rhonda Ranney
2010

I come in piece with a twist of humor...

Innovation is key and nowhere have I read in this string anyone frowning on it. Actually just the opposite.

However.... When someone portrays an article as fact, refers to their own site for reference and starts an email off with "Research has shown....", its logical for readers simply ask, what research? Show us, inquiring minds want to know.

And if you have NONE, ZIPPO, ZERO... that by far exceeds tapping on the glass for a response. That's pretty much sticking your hand in the cage...OUCH!

There is nothing wrong with having an opinion, soliciting feedback, challanging status quo and even poking the darn bear... Its the exciting part of progression. Yet, there is still something discrediting about portaying ones opinions and ideas as fact, argueing them as such with no basis at all.

I didn't see any sharks looking to discredit the guy, but in my opinion...he did that on his own with his inconsistancies.

After stating...research shows...... I found it to be misleading.  and though I personally disagree with his theory, I don't even think it was his actual idea, that evoked such a response.

For me, it was his digression of " Reasearch shows....it's just my blog...I can't do everything for you...do your own research" and all the inconsistancies that followed (including the ones on his own website).

In this arena if you're going to poke the bear, for goodness sake, at least have a stick in your hand! 
  
I wish everyone a Happy Healthy Holiday Season!
Cheers...Rhonda :)

On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Dave Malouf <dave.ixd@gmail.com> wrote:

Kunal, that is not an answer. Some would call Participatory design just a specific method within UCD.

What's worse is that it has a strict limitation on #'s which totally counters your initial point. 

Comments

21 Dec 2010 - 6:30pm
Jared M. Spool
2003

Have we run out of horses to beat to death? This one is getting quite the workout.

21 Dec 2010 - 9:05pm
hassan.schroede...
2009

On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Jared M. Spool wrote: > Have we run out of horses to beat to death? This one is getting quite the > workout.

If you've been really good, Santa may bring you another :-)

22 Dec 2010 - 2:05pm
msweeny
2006

This has been a good one (except for what I consider to be a flawed premise in the inciting research) for many reasons. We are finally talking about search + experience. While it took too long, the initiation of the discussion is better late than never. Up until now (and despite what Marisa Mayer may think), the search experience has been dictated by engineers and not interaction designers/information architects/user experience architects.

Now, if only we could move off the slight topic of where to put text next to the button and on topics of more critical need around designing success search experiences.

I'm sending another letter to Santa and asking for that this Christmas.

Or, we could talk about defining what Information Architecture really is?

-----Original Message----- From: ixdaor@host.ixda.org [mailto:ixdaor@host.ixda.org] On Behalf Of Hassan Schroeder Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6:22 PM To: msweeny@speakeasy.net Subject: Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Why Left Search Buttons Perform Faster Than Right

On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Jared M. Spool wrote: > Have we run out of horses to beat to death? This one is getting quite the > workout.

If you've been really good, Santa may bring you another :-)

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