I have a new client who wants me to sign an NDA. The issue is, what I
would be working on has to do with consumer experience. There is a
line in the NDA she sent me that says "all information or material
that has or could have commercial value or other utility in the
business in which Disclosing Party is engaged." That to me seems way
too broad and could negate my ability to work on other projects
related to user experience. Obviously, I am in no way willing to do
I'm looking for some advice, examples or even recommendations of who might
be good at solving this particular problem for us.
In the context of a longish multi-page web form we have a need for the user
to tell us at a fairly granular level what their occupation is. the total
length of the list is long, more than 1,000 choices. The accuracy of the
answer is pretty important to our business as is our desire not to stop the
users flow through the application because of either the difficulty or
perceived intrusiveness of the question.
Often, when dealing with clients, they love to discuss subjective
topics that have no validity, because they have no empirical
evidence. These could easily be obviated with usability studies, but
very often, clients do not want to these studies. Also, time with
clients is limited, so meetings are wasted on useless discussion and
not important decisions.
These topics can often include: colors, toolbar/button placement,
logo placement, transitions, etc.
Does anyone know of good "best practice" methods to avoid this
waste of time.