Discussion Archive: April 2005

30 Apr 2005 - 3:25pm
Sanchez, Mario

merged topics: "Concordance" + "Usability analytics tools"

Jared wrote:
> According to Amazon's concordance, you get more words for
> your dollar with
> Jim's book (8,142) than with Eric's (1,946). Maybe Eric is just more
> selective about the words he chooses?

Too bad Amazon doesn't publish the syllables/information ratio. But that would require a human being to actually read something.

Sounds like someone at Amazon had a hammer and decided that something else looked like a nail ;^)

Mario Sanchez

30 Apr 2005 - 1:34am
Kevin Cheng

Lotus Notes S*cks! ... I know that is almostubiquitous, but here is definitive proof!

I submit http://www.ok-cancel.com/comic/11.html

At CHI2004, Tom ran into some people who work on Notes and they told
him what a huge fan of OK/Cancel they were. Tom's response,

"hey, that's cool ... ... uh, sorry we implied you guys don't do

David Heller wrote:
> I hope you all find it as funny as me and if anyone on this list
> for the Notes Client design team ...

29 Apr 2005 - 4:39pm
11 years ago
1 reply

refreshing alternatives?

Just to share in a little musing. Sorry if you've seen/commented on them
This navigational mapping paradigm may well become more prevalent in high
volume data displays.


....and whilst the following is completely different in the majority of
aspects it's an interesting use of flash...


I'm fond of the 3D plane usage in this, although I felt like I lost the
narrative and content context as a result.

29 Apr 2005 - 3:46pm
11 years ago
3 replies

Concordance... for the love of words and stats

This is interesting... Amazon has this new feature:


Concordance is an alphabetized list of the most frequently occurring words
in a book, excluding common words such as "of" and "it." The font size of a
word is proportional to the number of times it occurs in the book. Hover
your mouse over a word to see how many times it occurs, or click on a word
to see a list of book excerpts containing that word.

I discovered it when I moused over the front cover image on the book page.

29 Apr 2005 - 3:14pm
11 years ago
2 replies
aelman.861302 a...

Usability analytics tools?

So my role on our design team has recently been tending towards data-mining
and analytics. I've been able to get a *lot* of interesting answers to questions
using a combination of direct SQL queries, Perl, and Excel.

29 Apr 2005 - 11:44am
11 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Lotus Notes S*cks! ... I know that is almost ubiquitous, but here is definitive proof!

Sorry, I really don't mean this as blogvertising, but I just posted
something that is just too funny.


The subject matter is about 2 hellish usability issues in Lotus Notes. The
first isn't too funny, except as a good example of why Notes 5UX, but the
2nd one is just too damn funny!

I hope you all find it as funny as me and if anyone on this list works for
the Notes Client design team ...

29 Apr 2005 - 11:06am
Peter Merholz

SF Bay IA Summit Redux - May 6

To everyone in the San Francisco Bay Area:

The IA Summit Redux in San Francisco is set for Friday, May 6th at
12:30 pm

For those who attended the summit, come see the presentations you
missed! And for those who couldn't make it to Montreal, here's your
chance to see some great topics presented and catch up with other IA's
in the area!

When: Friday, May 6th. Start time: 12:30
Where: Offices of Adaptive Path, 363 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA
Who: You!

29 Apr 2005 - 10:37am
Dave Malouf

Fwd: JOB: Interaction Architect, Blast Radius Vancouiver BC

Forwarding this b/c it happens to be relevant to the person who asked
a question about US hiring ...

28 Apr 2005 - 6:33pm
11 years ago
9 replies
Anjali Arora, NYU

Interaction Design jobs


I was wondering if you could point me to good sources to look for interaction design jobs, now that I am almost through with my program. Any pointers / advice is highly appreciated.

Many thanks.
Anjali Arora,
Interactive Telecommunications Program,
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
aa917 at nyu.edu

28 Apr 2005 - 4:16pm
11 years ago
2 replies
Wendy Fischer

guidelines for icon design/mobile devices

Are there any guidelines out there pertaining to the production of graphics/suggested color palettes, etc for icons on mobile phones?

I've looked and can't find anything. I've noticed that the Yahoo and MSN icons look specifically formatted and designed for the mobile browser - aka they look brighter and a little rougher around the edges as opposed to the normal Yahoo icons.