Discussion Archive: January 2005

6 Jan 2005 - 3:11pm
11 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: RE: RE: You decide

Chiming in here as Admin of the list ...

The below message is not acceptable for this list. I put up with a lot, but
demonizing design or designers in this way is not accessible.

6 Jan 2005 - 1:32pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Jonathan Grubb

You decide - Screen Size

>But they do, don't they? I'd like to see some data/charts myself, but,
>as an example, the original Macintosh from 1984 had a 9" screen (and
>before that, people worked with Osbornes and their stamp-sized 5"
>displays), the first iMac from 1998 had a 15-incher, and the current
>offerings sport 17" or 20" LCDs, without any obvious intentions to stop

Sorry for bringing up a pesky off-topic issue again, but...

These screen size discussions ignore mobile devices.

6 Jan 2005 - 11:40am
11 years ago
5 replies
Gerard Torenvliet

Freedom from slavery of individual site designs?

I've been mulling over the idea of why we would want to free people
from slavery to individual site designs. Many are having difficulty
with this statement, but I think there are concrete reasons why you
might want to do this.

(...and if you read to the end, you'll also find out that a better
restatement is that people need freedom from the constraints imposed
on them by technology most of all.)


5 Jan 2005 - 10:05am
Peter Bagnall

Software updates (was You decide)

On 5 Jan 2005, at 04:53, Listera wrote:
> There's no amount of contractual cover the OS vendor can have third
> parties
> sign that could mitigate the adverse reaction towards the OS vendor
> that
> users will inevitably have should problems arise as a result of
> auto-updates. As the sole conduit, the OS vendor will ultimately be
> seen as
> the responsible party (by users).

I'd argue that making sure that users understand that the updates come
from 3rd parties in some cases is a design problem ;-).

5 Jan 2005 - 9:49am
Dave Malouf

FW: NYC Face-to-Face: "Deep Dive" (IDEO on ABC Nightline) - Jan 13 @ 6:30pm -- Parsons Design Lab (55 W. 13th St.)

Through the generous support by Parsons School of Design, 36 Partners and
IntraLinks, Inc. the Interaction Design Group (IxDG) present the following

Video presentation of
"The Deep Dive"
- ABC Nightline
The IDEO design & innovation process caught live on tape

When: Thursday, January 13, 2005, 6:30p - 8:30p
Where: Parsons Design Lab
Parsons School of Design
55 W. 13th St., 9th Floor

5 Jan 2005 - 9:10am
Dave Malouf

JOB: User Experience Designer - IntraLinks - New York, NY (will relocate), Fulltime

Position: User Experience Designer, (Full-Time, Permanent)
Location: New York, NY
(will relocate for right candidate; no visa sponsorships)

We are looking for someone to join our growing Product Design group as a
user experience designer. Responsibilities include producing innovative,
visually appealing human interface designs; creating design prototypes;
planning and conducting usability testing; working with developers to make
designs a reality.

5 Jan 2005 - 2:33am
11 years ago
7 replies
Suresh JV

You decide - More browser buttons

IMHO, if the user is presented with a big red button for HOME, he will
definitely use it, irrespective of whether the Web site or web app has
a good/bad design. The point for the user would be to simply follow the
Fitt's Law.

I've been using Google toolbar's "Up One Level" button since last one year
on almost all the websites I visit including web apps. And its been an
invaluable shortcut for me. [I never observe/search if the site has a
Home link]

That said, I dont see any thing wrong in giving some more COMMONLY used
[not 100] buttons on the Browser bar.

4 Jan 2005 - 9:16pm
11 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

Training as a part of IxD (RE: You decide)

> Further, most web-apps have a limited, focused audience. They
> should have some training in the web-app before being put in
> front of it in the first place.

Daniel, thanx for bring up this issue. I struggle with it.

4 Jan 2005 - 5:25pm

Automotive design standards/guidelines


There are strict guidelines created by governments and safety
organizations that automobile designs and all types of designers in
this field must abide by.

3 Jan 2005 - 10:20pm
11 years ago
3 replies