Discussion Archive: October 2005

30 Oct 2005 - 11:18am
Stephanie Rosenbaum

Carpool to DUX 2005?

Hi people,

Is anyone commuting to the DUX 2005 conference from the SF Peninsula who
would like to carpool? I'll buy all gas if you drive.

I'm attending starting with the opening plenary Thursday, then all day

28 Oct 2005 - 10:05pm
Bernie Monette

Left Nav, Right Nav. What Nav, Should It Have? [signed]

> Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Left Nav, Right Nav. What Nav, Should It Have?
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
> At 07:57 PM 10/27/2005, David Hatch wrote:
>> What do you think?
>> In terms of overall user experience, what side do you like for
>> navigation?

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28 Oct 2005 - 3:57pm
David Hatch

Thank You on topic: Left Nav, Right Nav. What Nav, Should It Have?

I just joined this list recently and that was my first topic posting.
And wow! Lots of thoughtful input from folks.
Thanks so much for taking the time.


28 Oct 2005 - 12:02pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Doug Anderson

Touchscreen target size

Hi Norm, et al.,

I was browsing the contents of Ergonomics (I *must* get a life!) and was reminded of Norm Cox's inquiry on the above subject on 10Oct2005.

>From the list archives, his request was:
It's been a while since I've designed a touch screen interface, so... given a 15" LCD display and finger for stylus, what's the general consensus for the size of a discreet target? In the olden days on a CRT, it was typically about 20mm or 3/4". Given the reduction in paralax, improvements in touchscreen technologies, and such, what is a "standard" target size?

28 Oct 2005 - 7:59am
10 years ago
1 reply
Jared M. Spool

Left Nav, Right Nav. What Nav, Should It Have?

At 07:57 PM 10/27/2005, David Hatch wrote:
>What do you think?
>In terms of overall user experience, what side do you like for
>navigation? Do you share the concern of my inner voice saying: go with
>the standard?

Hi David,

In my opinion, you shouldn't care what *I* (or potentially most others on
this list) like for navigation.

27 Oct 2005 - 10:26pm
Cindy McCracken

World Usability Day events Nov. 3

World Usability Day is next Thursday - and Triangle groups in North Carolina are ready to celebrate! Here's how you can get involved:

a.. Enter the online usability contest! Is there a product that never works the way you expect? What about a product that always exceeds your expectations? Share your joys and frustrations by tagging the product with the usability ticket. Ticket the item, take a digital photo, and post it on flickr (details). Entries must be posted to flickr by 6 p.m. Wednesday to be considered for two $50 cash prizes.

27 Oct 2005 - 6:57pm
10 years ago
18 replies
David Hatch

Left Nav, Right Nav. What Nav, Should It Have?

Hi. My name is David and I like right navs (better than left navs).
Thank you for hearing my confession.

Why I like right nav...
Content in the main body of the page takes center stage. The body
content is the first thing you see when the page loads. Yes the nav is
always there but its not in your face. Its there when you need it but
doesn't seem to compete with the body content as much.

27 Oct 2005 - 5:05pm
Matthew Milan

Toronto - UX Irregulars Meetup - Nov 3rd WUD!

Hi All,

There's a Toronto UX Irregulars meetup next Thursday, Nov 3rd to celebrate
World Usability Day. We're going to meet at the Rhino (1249 Queen
West) at 6:30 and go until about 9:30.

There's Wifi, so bring your laptop/whatever and feel free to do a
little show and tell/whatever if you're so inclined. It's the typical
eclectic affair.