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Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - Just realized the link I posted was more geared towards dynamic and mobile, still some good relevant content, but if you want the more basic nuts and bolts stuff try Luke's presentation from Mix09: Keith F. Aug 20, 2010 2:20 PM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - Thanks Anna. I agree usability in forms go beyond. Exposing only relevant fields like Adwords is a great! It is the same approach for a survey. If you answer "yes", display these fields.else hide them. And the same concept would work for user 8. Aug 20, 2010 11:31 AM
Re: [ia-55] Re: Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - user 4. Aug 20, 2010 11:00 AM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - Totally agree with Keith - Luke W. is always an excellent resource when it comes to form design (his book from Rosenfeld Media "Web Form Design - Filling in the Blanks" is a good book to keep around. Andreas user 9. Aug 20, 2010 9:59 AM
Re: Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - We actively use the following: fivesecondtest.com - Good for really quick validation or feedback and for asking a single question. The drawback is that there is no way to target who wil user 3. Aug 20, 2010 7:05 AM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - Preview not available Keith F. Aug 19, 2010 10:54 PM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - Hi Suman, I wanted to share a couple of forms, which I found ve Anna Aug 19, 2010 4:37 PM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - Thanks for your input everybody! I agree with Christian? - who would want to enter optional fields! I am going to suggest this to my team and we could use jquery to dynamically add extra fields with "Add more" link. This may reduce the cl user 8. Aug 18, 2010 10:35 AM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - I've been using just the word (optional) next to the field, and it's worked pretty well in testing. For labeling purposes, the L Patrick N. Aug 18, 2010 10:08 AM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - It sounds like the tricky part is that on some pages most are required and some pages most are not re user 4. Aug 18, 2010 10:03 AM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - Hi Suman, I agree with Christian that users are used to asterisk meaning "required" - although I've been working with forms where only small portions of the forms where optional - so having most fields being required and askterisks next t user 9. Aug 18, 2010 9:52 AM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - Suman, If you are concerned at all with 508/accessibility guidelines, there are some things to keep user 4. Aug 17, 2010 9:58 PM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - I like the approach of getting rid of the optional fields all together. Cause after all, who WANTS to give more information. But after you've push Christian S. Aug 17, 2010 8:50 PM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - LOL. I use the red asterisk all the time. Sometimes, though, my clients user 1. Aug 17, 2010 6:09 PM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - Wh at happened to the red asterisk? Ben S. Aug 17, 2010 5:47 PM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - Suman, I have used asterisks, bold fonts, or a color that pops.&nb user 1. Aug 17, 2010 5:08 PM
Re: [ia-55] Required and optional fields - I would recommend you keep it consistent throughout the application and rule of thumb is that you make the required fields stand out as those are the important fields needed. You can try shading the requi Eduardo Favio A. Aug 17, 2010 4:58 PM
Re: [ia-55] iPad / iPhone FPS - Rick, Thanks for the response. So my understanding of this is that anima G Aug 17, 2010 3:27 PM
Required and optional fields - Hi all! How do you best represent required and optional fields in a form-based application. This is a backoffice application with lists, reports, various forms (short and lengthy) When a define a blank slate for a form, if a form has few user 8. Aug 17, 2010 1:57 PM
Re: [ia-55] Re: FW: The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup Mailing List Daily Digest - Great insight, thank you Carol. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 16, 2010, at 2:52 PM, Carol wrote: Hi Alexis, I've used UserTesting.com for unmoderated studies. It's a good way to get very quick feedback (session can be 20 mi user 4. Aug 16, 2010 6:59 PM
Re: FW: The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup Mailing List Daily Digest - Hi Alexis, I've used UserTesting.com for unmoderated studies. It's a good way to get very quick feedback (session can be 20 minutes max) if you want input from a few users and want to see them in action because you're sent a video of each person narrat Carol Aug 16, 2010 2:50 PM
Need contract IA/ Visual Designer-El Segundo - Laura Aug 16, 2010 8:11 AM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - Everyone, thank you so much for your input. Looking forward to seeing some more from folks. I am reading that remote testing book but it comes off as very biased towards remote testing for obviou user 4. Aug 15, 2010 2:26 PM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - Hi all, I've used,? Silverback to record during field interviews and Morae in a test lab. I prefer face-to-face for all the reaso Angel A. Aug 15, 2010 12:39 PM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - Alexis, I typically use both remote and in-person testing. I find that user 1. Aug 15, 2010 11:10 AM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - I've used Ethnio for remote and local studies. On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Monique Escamilla < [address removed] > wrote: Monique E. Aug 15, 2010 11:02 AM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - I like Ethnio for the following reasons: (1) Good way to recruit existing users, especially for sites that may not be very popular or notable. (2) Relatively easy to set-up, free for small-scale use. (3) Allows for partial screening o Monique E. Aug 15, 2010 10:56 AM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - Monique - how did you like Ethnio for recruiting? Was this just for the remote studies? Sent from my iPhone On Aug 14, 2010, at 9:07 PM, Monique Escamilla < user 4. Aug 15, 2010 7:08 AM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - Hi Alexis, Hilary summed up my preference for in-person moderated tests so well, I don't feel the need to go into details there ;)? I'm not a huge fan of remote testing as I don't feel as engaged with the participant In terms o Monique E. Aug 14, 2010 9:06 PM
Re: [ia-55] iPad / iPhone FPS - On 8/14/ Rick S. Aug 14, 2010 3:10 PM
iPad / iPhone FPS - Amigos, Would any one of you know how many frames per second does iPad / G Aug 14, 2010 2:47 PM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - Hilary, Thank you so much for your thoughts and insight, it is very helpful. As a user resear user 4. Aug 14, 2010 12:32 PM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - Alexis, Are you asking about in-person moderated tests as opposed to remote, or as opposed to voice Hilary B. Aug 14, 2010 12:23 PM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - Hilary, do you prefer in-person moderated testing over other methods? If so, how come? user 4. Aug 14, 2010 11:39 AM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - I do mainly in-person moderated testing. I know that Kelley Blue Book is also doing some testing usi Hilary B. Aug 14, 2010 11:19 AM
Re: [ia-55] Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - I can spend a day just talking about this topic. In a nutshell, we use Silverbacks, Moray, or Live Meeting to record remote participants. We also create a matrix to measure scope and severity. Sent from my iPhone Ha P. Aug 14, 2010 9:37 AM
Which usability testing methods and tools do you use? - Hello LA UX-ers, I am trying to get an understanding of what usability testing user 4. Aug 14, 2010 9:17 AM
User Experience and the Platform War - Hi Everyone, I thought I would share an article that provides some nice insight into user experience: "If there is one thing constant about the technology industry, it���s the fact that there is always a battle taking place. Whether it�� user 1. Aug 10, 2010 4:04 PM
Examples of Document Workflow - Hi,? Anyone have great examples of workflow user experiences? Specifically, great UI and process for ?approval, edit, and rejection of documents. -- -Tom Thomas Donehower, Dir UX at X. Aug 10, 2010 12:01 PM
Re: [ia-55] Online Card Sorting - I have used both Optimal Workshop's OptimalSort and TreeJack products, albeit some time ago. Dena S. Aug 6, 2010 3:16 PM
Re: [ia-55] Online Card Sorting - Hilary, Thank you for the card sorting feedback.? Very helpful. --Crystal ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::­:::: Crystal Ehrlich Cell:?[masked] http://www.crystal-ehrlich Crystal Ehrlich, UX D. Aug 6, 2010 10:08 AM
VISUAL UI DESIGNER NEEDED - Hi everyone, I'm looking for a VISUAL UI designer for about 30hrs for a project I'm working on. I just need user 7. Aug 6, 2010 8:36 AM
Re: [ia-55] Online Card Sorting - Crystal, I've used WebSort and thought it was OK. My biggest problem with it is that it is v Hilary B. Aug 5, 2010 9:43 PM
Online Card Sorting - Are there any online card sorting tools that you have tried and could recommend?? I'm looking at OptimalSort and WebSort. http://www.optimalworkshop.com­/ http:// Crystal Ehrlich, UX D. Aug 5, 2010 11:41 AM
Interaction Designer / UX / IA needed - Hi All, My company, FOX Audience Network, is looking to hire an Interaction Designer/UX/IA in our Santa Monica office. The Interaction Designer will help design, develop and refine all aspects of the user interface including work flows, wiref Dena S. Aug 4, 2010 10:14 AM
Information architech - user 1. Aug 3, 2010 8:56 AM
Re: [ia-55] Interactive Designer Looking For Full-Time Employment - Hi Chris, My company is looking too. ? http://www.applicantstack.com/­client/alelo/x/openings Cheers, user 7. Aug 1, 2010 8:05 AM
Interactive Designer Looking For Full-Time Employment - Hey folks, I emailed you all last week looking for employment opportunities for a buddy of mine who's a developer. Turns out I may be needing some assistance in this area as well. If anyone out there is looking for an interactive designe Chris C. Jul 30, 2010 2:58 PM
Re: [ia-55] iphone ipad wireframing - Thanks Samiq - that motivated me to give Keynote a try. Do you think the Amazon.com version is ligid? Also, do you happen to know, if - like Omnigraffle - the version created for iPad supports all the basic interactions needed for wireframing/prototyping, user 9. Jul 28, 2010 8:13 PM
Re: [ia-55] Need for Visual Designer / Animator ASAP... - I have a recruiter calling me about a mid-to-senior level IA position in the valley. Short term project a few months. If you're looking for something to tide you over until fall, this might be it. Email me for details, I'll forward along. Also, if a Patrick N. Jul 28, 2010 2:49 PM
Need for Visual Designer / Animator ASAP... - PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES.... POSITION TITLE: Visual Designer / Animator ABOUT THE COMPANY: Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking. Cisco products address the broadest range of networking soluti Mike M. Jul 27, 2010 12:15 PM
Re: The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup Mailing List Daily Digest - Preview not available user 7. Jul 27, 2010 8:00 AM
Post-it Pads for Prototyping iPhone Apps - user 7. Jul 26, 2010 11:10 PM
Re: [ia-55] Lack of payment by a client (going past net 45) - I've got two clients who haven't paid yet (november 2009 and may 2010), and another who hasn't yet figured out the contract, even though we're 8 weeks into the project. ?it all depends on how confident you are in their intent to pay, and h lynn Jul 26, 2010 9:18 PM
Re: [ia-55] iphone ipad wireframing - nono u. Jul 26, 2010 5:04 PM
Re: [ia-55] Lack of payment by a client (going past net 45) - Patrick, If you think the late fees won't work in terms of getting them to pay you the full am user 4. Jul 26, 2010 3:51 PM
RE: [ia-55] Lack of payment by a client (going past net 45) - Laura Jul 26, 2010 2:09 PM
Re: [ia-55] Lack of payment by a client (going past net 45) - Hey Patrick, Clients like that will drive me to stop doing freelance type projects and get a full time job. I have to keep reminding myself that its the "price I have to pay" for being able to work at home, set my own schedule, and most i user 6. Jul 26, 2010 2:07 PM
Re: [ia-55] Lack of payment by a client (going past net 45) - I've thought about having different rates (giving a decent discount), but that's hard to enforce. And this is a cl Patrick N. Jul 26, 2010 1:58 PM
RE: [ia-55] Lack of payment by a client (going past net 45) - Laura Jul 26, 2010 1:10 PM
Lack of payment by a client (going past net 45) - So i have a client that we're doing a fair amount of work for, and they've generally paid late all the time. They're past net 45 as o Patrick N. Jul 26, 2010 1:05 PM
Re: [ia-55] iphone ipad wireframing - great stencils! I also have found more and more than just doing plain wireframes is not enough these days, specially when we are working on mobile projects... sometimes motion and interaction is also needed, specially for testing Gilbert C. Jul 26, 2010 12:14 AM
iphone ipad wireframing - i haven't touch omni or visio for the longest time. they're wasted movements. i just use the stencils. Towards the bottom they have the hand gesture images. nono u. Jul 23, 2010 10:56 PM
UX Documentation / Spce work for iPad Apps... - Amigos, I working on Omni Graffle and am curious if you or anyone you kn G Jul 23, 2010 6:00 PM
Recruiting research participants software - Preview not available Crystal Ehrlich, UX D. Jul 23, 2010 3:38 PM
Re: [ia-55] Re: The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup Mailing List Daily Digest - I agree with Carol on getting a professional recruiter unless you really want to make an investment f user 4. Jul 23, 2010 2:38 PM
ClickTale - Jumping in the conversation as well. On the flip side, there is also a service by ClickTale (http://clicktale.com) that does unmoderated user testing. It takes a different approach by providing the ability to record movies of any visitors��� e user 1. Jul 23, 2010 2:32 PM
Re: The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup Mailing List Daily Digest - Preview not available Carol Jul 23, 2010 2:21 PM
Re: [ia-55] Re: Recruiting research participants software - Preview not available Crystal Ehrlich, UX D. Jul 21, 2010 4:56 PM
Re: The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup Mailing List Daily Digest - Preview not available user 7. Jul 21, 2010 8:12 AM
Re: [ia-55] Re: Recruiting research participants software - Preview not available Kejun X. Jul 20, 2010 6:20 PM
Re: [ia-55] Recruiting research participants software - Correction: it was 6 years ago. OK, I feel younger ; ) user 4. Jul 20, 2010 4:39 PM
Re: [ia-55] Recruiting research participants software - Hi Crystal, From time to time over the years I've posed the same question! The responses I usually user 4. Jul 20, 2010 4:35 PM
Re: Recruiting research participants software - Has anyone tried Ethnio? Thoughts? http://ethnio.com/ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::­:::: Crystal Ehrlich Cell:?[masked] http://www.crystal-e Crystal Ehrlich, UX D. Jul 20, 2010 2:07 PM
Re: [ia-55] Recruiting research participants software - http://www.usertesting.com/ On Jul 20, 2010, at 1:13 PM, Crystal E. wrote Patrick N. Jul 20, 2010 1:33 PM
Recruiting research participants software - I'm looking for software to help in the recruiting of research participants.? Any recommendations?? I would need to screen the participants, select recruits and manage the recruits. Thanks in advance. :::::::::::::::::::: Crystal Ehrlich, UX D. Jul 20, 2010 1:13 PM
Killer Dev Here - Hey, I have a team of 8 developers in San Francisco (Architects and Project Managers) and 19 (Programmers) in Mumbai. We build web apps and mobile apps on iPhone, Blackberry and Android. Check me out on www.Artyllect.com Amit G. Jul 20, 2010 5:16 AM
I am looking for a killer dev - I know there are some devs on this group. Pls. point me to some apps you've made. I developing a web/mobile app right now and I need a really good dev who has made killer apps before. -- Facebook UI Visual desi nono u. Jul 20, 2010 3:04 AM
RE: [ia-55] Anyone looking for developers? - Jad M. Jul 19, 2010 2:43 PM
Re: [ia-55] Anyone looking for developers? - Preview not available robert n. Jul 19, 2010 2:42 PM
Anyone looking for developers? - Hi folks, I know this is a UX meetup group, and I always see UX job postings flying around the email list here, but I'm wondering if any of you currently have a need for a developer (not me) who's extremely well versed in PHP & MySQL, a Chris C. Jul 19, 2010 2:39 PM
Re: [ia-55] What do I need to be a UX professional/information architect - Great question. There are lots of books and web sites, and several good classes in the area. But l think your email is a very good place to start, and I love to know more about what you already think -- please don't be shy!! Most of the Chris Jul 15, 2010 6:41 PM
Re: [ia-55] What do I need to be a UX professional/information architect - Preview not available user 4. Jul 15, 2010 4:32 PM
Re: [ia-55] What do I need to be a UX professional/information architect - Yeah that is a tricky question. There isn't a recipe for becoming a UX designer quite yet. USC, UCLA, Art Institute of California and Art Center College of Design have some individual courses. We're working on compiling a l Christian S. Jul 15, 2010 3:23 PM
Re: [ia-55] What do I need to be a UX professional/information architect - The book by Steve Krug is very informative and fun to read. I would recommend that one too! I have also checked out - Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns for Rich Interactions.? This book has?many practical detai user 8. Jul 15, 2010 2:17 PM
RE: [ia-55] What do I need to be a UX professional/information architect - There are some great books out there. I gave a presentation at UCLA a while back that you may find useful on usability tips. http://cwp.ucla.edu/presentati­ons/2008/20080220/cwp-web-usab­ility-tips.pdf I would also recommend two great books for you user 1. Jul 15, 2010 2:04 PM
RE: [ia-55] What do I need to be a UX professional/information architect - I am also interested in the answer, but from a business process and executive management perspective. Best, Mary. user 1. Jul 15, 2010 1:05 PM
Re: [ia-55] What do I need to be a UX professional/information architect - This is interesting, as i had been part of this group since ages, but never asked this question .... would be looking for answers myself too ..... ?BTW i am developer too... and this area fascinates me too... On Thu, Jul Manpreet S. Jul 15, 2010 12:23 PM
What do I need to be a UX professional/information architect - I am a developer using open source technologies and have wriiten code for front end user interfaces in Javascript, html, css etc but I am new to UX wo Zakia A. Jul 15, 2010 12:04 PM
Job opportunity in South Bay... - A recruiter called me a Patrick N. Jul 15, 2010 9:08 AM
Vagabonding for a week... - I've been working from cafes awhile now.?i like it. i setup an office. hated it. went back to cafes. nothing beats a cafe for creativity especially if you are cafe-hopping all the time. i think i've been to nono u. Jul 7, 2010 10:59 AM
Re: [ia-55] Vagabonding for a week - Agreed - I was working between SF & LA. By far it was much easier to find GOOD coffee shops in the Bay Area to work - http://bit.ly/johnslist ..but, John Jul 7, 2010 12:17 AM
Re: [ia-55] Vagabonding for a week - 3 things: 1) my personal experience: working remote is great, specially from cofee shops with free HE Jul 6, 2010 5:41 PM
Re: [ia-55] Vagabonding for a week - I think that the closest thing to an app for this would be Twitter location? John John Jul 6, 2010 4:21 PM
Re: [ia-55] Vagabonding for a week - I did this for a summer a couple years back. My wife and I were subletting an apartment in SF without Internet access, so I was working mostly from coffee shops. The hardest part was partic user 1. Jul 6, 2010 10:40 AM
Vagabonding for a week - This is an experiment. It's something I've wanted to do for awhile. nono u. Jul 5, 2010 8:06 PM
Re: [ia-55] Best Practices for Alerts - 1. What are the goals of having alerts? ?Is it error messages handlers or is it warnings? ?I find if you organize all the possible alerts that you will get in an excel sheet, and also they type of UI display (modal/non-modal/lightbox), and it's associ user 7. Jul 1, 2010 10:31 AM
Re: [ia-55] Best Practices for Alerts - I think this is related to user 4. Jul 1, 2010 8:12 AM
Re: [ia-55] Best Practices for Alerts - Let me add another two bullet points: Keep it consistent : the Kejun X. Jun 30, 2010 10:22 PM
Re: [ia-55] Best Practices for Alerts - These are alerts that would take place within an application.? They could be modal windows or other types.? At this point I'm just looking for best practices for a draft of a style guide. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::­:::: Cr Crystal Ehrlich, UX D. Jun 30, 2010 4:42 PM

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