Discussion Archive: November 2005

2 Nov 2005 - 5:32pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Rajesh Sidharthan

Mobile collaboration applications

Does anyone have any interesting/innovative mobile based collaboration
applications to share?
(Email, calendar, address book etc...)
Both browser based and client based.


2 Nov 2005 - 5:30pm
10 years ago
4 replies
Jostein Magnussen

Guide to very complicated dialogue


We are working on a web-based solution that triggers a windows dialogue
which is very complicated and impossible to change. The user then have
to finish this dialogue to download and install a Key so that they can
access certain services later on. So, as usual we have to come up with
the best possible solution knowing that it will not be very usable.

To guide the users through the dialogue, they need help. We want to give
them the possibility to print out an instruction, open a demo etc. But
context specific help is best.

2 Nov 2005 - 2:11pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer

Interaction Design at Disney

Cool Wired article about how Disney R&D is adding more interactivity
to their theme parks via the web and handheld devices:

"Vincent-Phoenix said she has also seen test products that allow
guests to interact with existing attractions. Earlier this year,
Disney tested handheld products that could help ambitious park-goers
find Injun Joe's treasure on Tom Sawyer Island or capture ghosts at
the Haunted Mansion, she said."


Dan Saffer

2 Nov 2005 - 1:26pm
Bruce, Aaron

Senior UI Designer- Seattle - Amazon.com -Full-Time

> Senior UI Designer - Amazon.com - Seattle
> Amazon.com is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative designer skilled in the areas of visual, user-interface, and web-specific design to join the Retail Design Team. The Retail Design Team is responsible for the customer experience on the web site, specifically as it relates to our various product offerings. You will be responsible for designing the usability and aesthetics of new product lines on our Website, as well as enhancing existing features and developing new features.

1 Nov 2005 - 12:59pm
Narey, Kevin

In the news...

On the BBC website in the UK.


And an interesting POV from Tom Stewart - Usability expert (He's actually an
Ergonomics Consultant).


And a short bio of Tom for your perusal.





1 Nov 2005 - 12:41pm
10 years ago
1 reply

applets and windows

I'm wondering if anyone knows of established guidelines for when a
window (dialog,etc) opened by an applet should be bound to the applet
(does not draw outside the applet area), and when the window should
be drawn as a normal window.

As many are nowadays, we are working on some hosted applications that
straddle the space between desktop app and web app. My initial
reaction to this problem is to restrict the dialogs that interact
only with the data on the web, and float dialogs that interact with
the filesystem, like import, export and so on.

1 Nov 2005 - 10:16am
10 years ago
3 replies
Danna Hudson

Canvas Size

RE: Web site canvas area

I'm working with a client that we have always designed their site with a
canvas area of 720 px X 442 px (800 X 600 sans browser chrome).

We're ready to move into the 1024 X 768 realm but we don't want to assume
that the canvas area should utilize this entire space; many users do not
browse the web with their browser at full screen... So I'm looking for a
canvas area in between 800 X 600 & 1024 X 768...