usability

1 Dec 2009 - 7:15am
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Sohel Kapasi
2008

How would you prefer to keep the screen elements which are rarely useful in the modules/applications/screens?

Most of the time while working with heavy data intensive application I
have encountered that there is 20 to 30% of the
modules/webparts/portlates/functionality are rarely useful for the
end-users in most of the applications for example elements like News,
Article, Record Summery, Archive Records, User Summery, Report
Summery, etc..

12 Nov 2009 - 11:16am
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Andrea Richeson
2008

Cost-justifying Usability

My name is Andrea Richeson. I have worked in web design and
development for Texas state government for several years and am
currently a graduate student at the University of Texas School of
Information.

I am working with Dr. Randolph Bias, Dr. Eugenie Bertus, and graduate
student Jana Tate to co-author a book chapter on the use of return on
investment (ROI) methods.

3 Nov 2009 - 4:49am
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Queen Catherine
2009

unusability (continued)

OK - irritation of the nation.... cannot seemingly post to own
previous thread on here... unless I'm mentally challenged (which
could well and truly be the case).

Anyhoo, this is a continuation of the post
http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=46113#46113

I've set up a blog to start a Blacklist / rant / irrtation session.

http://the--catherne.blogspot.com/

I find it's quite cathartic to vent ;)

30 Oct 2009 - 6:25am
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4 years ago
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Paul Bryan
2008

Distinguishing between UCD, UX, and usability

A friend and sometimes client told me over lunch this week, "I think
of you as the usability guy." I didn't much care for this, because
I think of usability in terms of activities rather than an identity
to aspire to. It got me thinking about related terms, like "user
experience" (UX), and its cousin, user-centered design (UCD).

28 Oct 2009 - 11:37am
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4 years ago
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Benjamin Davies
2009

Success criteria for accessability testing

Hello. I am about to begin designing a usability study on a government
website and evaluating the accessability of the site will be a big
component. I'm looking for advice on comparing data from the
visually disabled participants (using screen readers and magnifieers)
to participants with typical vision.

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21 Oct 2009 - 7:27am
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Nikhil paul
2009

Static or dynamic behaviour modalities for Itsme OS

We recently opened a discussion on itsme website to discuss the
possibility of having a static or dynamic behaviour for the frame
panels in itsme OS (find the discussion here
http://itsme.it/news/2009/10/20/static-or-dynamic-interaction/).

Vidli
2009

Looking for great User Experience talent

We at Vidli are trying to find a well rounded User Experience
contractor for our new video licensing system.

In short, what we are looking for is someone who knows how AJAX
works, can build some intuitive wireframes that designers and
developers can understand and take lead from.

We have a far more in depth job posting on our site at
http://jobs.vidli.com/apply/df5c/7671

Please do take a look and even if you don't have all the
qualifications, we may in the end find you are perfect for the gig.

Thanks!

Nathaniel Brown

14 Oct 2009 - 6:36am
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4 years ago
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Paul Bryan
2008

Single-Page Checkout

In a meeting today, a client said they wanted a single-page checkout
process. The checkout tunnel is an area that I prefer to have as
vanilla as possible so that customers have no surprises, but I am
open to change.

I've never done any testing on one-page vs. staged checkout, and I
haven't been able to find any data, only opinions. Does anyone have
any non-proprietary data they'd care to share about one-page
checkout vs.

28 Sep 2009 - 7:15am
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3 years ago
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Queen Catherine
2009

Unusable things

OK - so we work in the world of digital. Here the affordance is a
perceived one. But what about our real lives?

Here's the thing - I want to start a list of unusable real life
things....

1. Elevator buttons: when I press the wrong floor (which is quite the
frequent occasion in my uncaffienated state before 12pm) why can't I
"unpress" my mistake?

2. Toilet doors: why does one open in and the next out. Furthermore -
why wash your hands when you must touch germ-ridden door handles after
the fact? If there is ever a need to have automatic doors - here it
is.

3.

25 Sep 2009 - 2:27am
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4 years ago
9 replies
Harikrishna VP
2008

Usability in software products aimed for kids

Hello IXDA,

Can you share experiences, standards, guidelines or any sort of
literature which talks about attaining usability in software
products aimed for kids.

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