Discussion Archive: January 2006

5 Jan 2006 - 12:14pm
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Austin Govella
2004

Washington DC event tonight: "User interfaces for physical spaces" recap by DCIA

IxDers in the Washington, DC area:

Tonight I'll be attending the a recap of the recent "User interfaces
for physical spaces" seminar by Maya Design in Pittsburgh. Several
other are IxDers will be there, as well, so you're encouraged to come
out and visit.

The event is being sponsored by DCIA in conjunction with their holdiay
party.

5 Jan 2006 - 12:10pm
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8 years ago
11 replies
Dan Saffer
2003

Proposed IxDA New Year's Resolution

I've got a New Year's Resolution for this list: find different examples
other than the iPod. There must be other products out there we can point to
as excellent examples of interaction design.

I'll start us off:

Augmented Reality Kitchen

http://web.media.mit.edu/~jackylee/kitchen.htm

Thanks in advance,

Dan

5 Jan 2006 - 9:02am
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Lada Gorlenko
2004

Industry trends for Web site development

Can anyone quickly point to good recent reports (preferebly, with
numbers) on the following:

1. Industry Trends for web site development
- ie more transaction orientated, more detailed tracking of user
activties while on a web site, web site personalization based
on user activities

2. Evaluating web site maturity
- ie moving from static content to dynamic content to
transaction orientated to portal to ....

Thanks,
Lada

5 Jan 2006 - 7:16am
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8 years ago
1 reply
Scott Weiss
2005

Mobile Phone UIs: Vodafone, Verizon, and more

At Usable Products Company, we had the good fortune to work on the
Vodafone Simply's design in collaboration with Vodafone's excellent
internal UE team.

The Vodafone Simply is the world's first phone designed completely by an
operator ('carrier' in US parlance). The UI and industrial design came
from Vodafone. The phone has been a tremendous success. This phone is a
basic voice and SMS phone, though it has an animated color user interface
and has integrated context-sensitive help. It does NOT provide Vodafone
Live! access, nor does it feature a camera.

4 Jan 2006 - 10:46pm
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8 years ago
1 reply
Luis Silva
2005

FW: FW: Computers in Things (was Re: Ecommerce web sitebook recommendations [signed]

Skot Nelson said:

>He was taught that knowing something's name meant
>only that you had memorized a name, not that you understood what the
>thing was.
>You can call a black hole a black hole all you want, we still don't understand what it is.

Well if you think like that I wouldn't wanna work in your team....

Why make it harder, when it can be so simple...

Regards

Luis Silva

-----Original Message-----
From: Skot Nelson [mailto:skot at penguinstorm.com]

4 Jan 2006 - 9:41pm
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8 years ago
22 replies
ldebett
2004

Verizon Wireless - standardizing a UI?

Hi all-

This has been on my mind for a couple of weeks and I wanted to put it out to
the brilliant minds on this list and see what you all thought.

I recently went to Verizon Wireless to get a new mobile phone (mine = 3
years old, cracked, killed battery, etc.) and I left with the cool new RAZR
phone. After 4 days with it, I returned it to the store. It had so many
crucial UI and software problems with it that I couldn't use it (didn't show
the phone number I was calling, called the wrong numbers, etc.).

4 Jan 2006 - 8:29pm
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8 years ago
1 reply
mariaromera
2005

discuss Digest, Vol 28, Issue 4

wow, lots of email in the digest today!

on Soft/Hard buttons: another consideration is cognitive load. When you have a soft key, at least on mobile phones, this means you have a changing label which requires attention and processing. Sometimes the label changes consistently based on the context, but you can get errors from 1. poor labeling, or 2. a user trying to overcome a learned behavior from an old device that is different on their new device.

4 Jan 2006 - 2:42pm
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Lynn Miller
2005

JOB: Interaction Designer at Alias (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Interaction Designer, User Experience Team (Full time)
Alias -- Toronto, Canada

JOB DESCRIPTION:
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Design award-winning 3D graphics software (such as Maya, Alias
SketchBook Pro, and Alias ImageStudio) for creative professionals who
work in film, video games, and industrial design.

4 Jan 2006 - 1:50pm
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Peter Merholz
2004

[Plug] Adaptive Path Workshops in L.A., Jan 25-26

Adaptive Path is putting on two workshops in Los Angeles at the end
of this month.

The Elements of User Experience
January 25
http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/2006/jan/

Designing and Building with Ajax
January 26
http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/2006/jan2/

Both are taking place at UCLA.

The first is Jesse's signature workshop, an excellent entree to
issues of user experience.

4 Jan 2006 - 11:14am
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Nasir Barday
2006

Resources on search for financial symbols?

Hello,

Do you know of any work on search interfaces for financial symbols (e.g. stocks, bonds, economic indicators)? I'm doing a literature review to help inform my design ideas.

Most the work I have found so far relates specifically to searching for content, but our users are looking for specific mappings with an industry-standard structure, e.g. "What's the ticker symbol for Coca-Cola?" (KO); "What about the Yearly Employment Rate for Bolivia?" (21867RF).

Thanks,
- Nasir

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