usability

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
14 replies
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
2 replies
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.

1.

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
5 replies
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
38 replies
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.

22 Sep 2009 - 2:18pm
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4 years ago
11 replies
Sachin Ghodke
2008

Shop or Buy?

What is the appropriate button to use on the product detail page when
the website navigation asks the user to either Shop or Buy?

Of course, can we get a little more interesting and personal? For
example: instead of Shop or Buy can we use buttons that say - 'Go
and Pamper' (for a gifts e-commerce website) or 'Educate Yourself'
(while buying education books) or 'Push Limits' (while e-shopping
for BASE jumping equipment).

21 Sep 2009 - 12:52pm
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4 years ago
9 replies
Sachin Ghodke
2008

E-commerce websites for mobile

What rules should one follow while designing e-commerce websites for
the mobile? I understand that usability on mobile is extremely
primitive and very difficult. In such a case what are the usability
rules and GUI guidelines one needs to adhere to?

As far as I know that using assisted technologies (Javascript, AJAX,
jQuery, Flash, Flex, etc) would make the experience even more
cumbersome and confusing only because the Mobile has not evolved.

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