Discussion Archive: June 2004

24 Jun 2004 - 11:50am
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Robert Reimann
2003

Searching for Boundaries (was Intelligence and A wareness)

> the "interaction" part of interaction
> design isn't about interacting with products;
> it's about people interacting, mediated by products

I really can't agree. When I interact with my VCR,
dishwasher, smart toaster, PDA, game of computer
chess, etc. I am not engaging in a mediated
communication with another human (unless you really
stretch the meaning of that phrase). I am most certainly
engaging in a communication (interacting) with a machine.

24 Jun 2004 - 11:43am
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Adlin, Tamara
2004

random job info

Just FYI, I got a call from a recruiter looking for an experienced HCI person in Santa Monica. If you know of anyone looking for work, I'm happy to put you in touch with her.

(if there's some other place to post this kind of info, just let me know)

--Tamara

tamara adlin . usability specialist . amazon.com . tamara at amazon.com .

23 Jun 2004 - 10:12pm
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pabini
2004

Fw: [CHI-CONSULTANTS] Open source usability (Was: Peoplesoft UI Standards)

Hello All

Dave suggested I send this on to the list.

23 Jun 2004 - 3:04pm
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Christian Simon
2003

[Discuss] tree structure

> on 6/23/04 12:01, wrote:
> okay. i will get a bit more concrete. in the cms im working on i'm going
> to have a list of pages. its possible that pages have subpages, which
> again have subpages and so on.

>From a programming standpoint, I would be inclined to agree with others here
who feel that the best solution is the simplest, a list with tabbed
sub-categories and checkboxes.

23 Jun 2004 - 9:09am
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10 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf
2005

nexted lists

HI Florian,

<admin>
Plaese add subject lines to your messages in the future
</admin>

<designer>
It is hard to get a sense of what you need ... But if you don't need the
list to be interactive (that's what I understood you to mean when you said
you didn't need "folding", just use intentation of one of your columns to
show the heirarchical relationships that it sounds like you require. Why do
you need any convention here other than the list itself?

22 Jun 2004 - 10:06pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

ADMIN: RE: Searching for Boundaries (was Intelligence andAwareness)

OK, this discussion needs to either be pushed into the workgroup list (where
it belongs); and where I would love to glove it out, or it has to stop
entirely.

Please do not respond to any messages in this or the related threads.

This definition (at least the short version towards the end) is the
definition that the workgroup came up with as a basis for this organization.
This took weeks of collaborative work.

22 Jun 2004 - 9:46pm
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Dan Saffer
2003

Searching for Boundaries (was Intelligence and Awareness)

On Jun 22, 2004, at 5:13 PM, H Taylor wrote:

> The t-shirt is *not* interaction design, because that which is
> designed (the t-shirt itself) does not interact with anyone; that is,
> no one gives it any sort of input, and its state does not change.
>

I think we can all agree that feedback is a good thing. But is it a
defining characteristic of interaction design?

22 Jun 2004 - 4:13pm
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H Taylor
2004

Searching for Boundaries (was Intelligence and Awareness (was Signal Orange))

Dan wrote:

> Intelligence and awareness are interesting places to draw
> distinctions, I'll
> grant you that, Dave. But they do have their own problems. What is
> intelligence? Or awareness? How do we measure them in products? Is a
> light
> switch waiting for a human to flick it an example of interaction
> design? Or,
> if variety is added into the mix, a thermostat? And if we talk about
> designing systems, how do we define intelligence and awareness in
> those?

21 Jun 2004 - 1:17pm
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10 years ago
3 replies
Dan Saffer
2003

Intelligence and Awareness (was Signal Orange)

Intelligence and awareness are interesting places to draw distinctions,
I'll grant you that, Dave. But they do have their own problems. What is
intelligence? Or awareness? How do we measure them in products? Is a
light switch waiting for a human to flick it an example of interaction
design? Or, if variety is added into the mix, a thermostat? And if we
talk about designing systems, how do we define intelligence and
awareness in those? A level of complexity?

We're getting into a weird area here that's probably pretty academic...

Dan

21 Jun 2004 - 11:25am
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Adlin, Tamara
2004

Contacts at Ideo Seattle?

Hi!
Anyone got the scoop on Ideo's plans for the new seattle office that's opening? Got any contacts I could ask?
Thanks,

--Tamara

tamara adlin . usability specialist . amazon.com . tamara at amazon.com .