Discussion Archive: April 2006

6 Apr 2006 - 3:20pm

: Inaugural Vancouver User Experience Cocktail Hour

What: Inaugural Vancouver User Experience Cocktail Hour
When: Thursday, April 13, 7:00pm (immediately after the VanUE session)
Where: Relish Restaurant & Lounge, 888 Nelson St.

You're invited to attend the first ever Vancouver User Experience Cocktail
Hour. This will be an informal gathering for local UX aficionados to come
together and get to know each other in a relaxing atmosphere.

6 Apr 2006 - 3:03pm
Rashmi Sinha

Come to DCamp! (Palo Alto, May 12th-13th)

Hi all,

DCamp, an unconference focused on design and user experience, is open
to everyone interested in the topic: designers, usability
practitioners, developers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and others.

Unlike traditional conferences, there is no program created by
conference organizers. What happens at DCamp depends on you. Come
share your work and ideas.

6 Apr 2006 - 1:53pm
10 years ago
2 replies
jay hilwig

what's the obessions with Visio?/Prototyping tools

In my experience it seems the more a group has the resources/headcount, the
higher the fidelity of a prototype is possible. If it's a small company, or
more developer/non-designer oriented, prototyping tools seem to fall along
the lines of Visio, PowerPoint, MS Paint, and paper napkin ;) Visio is a bit
of a standard as it has a large install base, people are comfortable with
Office products, and no coding required.

In usability testing I have seen valuable data coming from both highly
interactive applications as well as paper prototyping.

6 Apr 2006 - 10:39am
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA talk, 4/18, Corporate Evolution of User-Centered Design

Scroll down for special offer (bring your boss or other management colleague
for free).
NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Establishing User-Centered Design: The 5 Phases of Corporate Evolution
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6 Apr 2006 - 8:49am
John Vaughan - ...
6 Apr 2006 - 2:00am
10 years ago
8 replies

picture recogition

hello people

I'm doing my research on the possibilities of being able to use your
mobile phone to capture an image or a specific colour, which will then
be sent in to an online database. By using a picture recognition
software the picture sent in will be analysed until a similar match is
found on the database displaying more information about the picture.
I'm not yet sure how possible it is for a picture recognition software
and will like to get some help if anyone else is working on a similar
concept. Please any ideas on site or paper on the technical aspects of
this idea. thanks

6 Apr 2006 - 12:25am
10 years ago
3 replies
Brian Williams

Prototyping tools Re:obessions with Visio?

I'll chime in on my experience with various prototyping / diagraming

I mostly create screen mockups for our implementers to work from. I
have tried Visio, Illustrator, Concept Draw and OmniGraffle. I found
Visio mostly functional but it was too clunky for me and it did not
easly provide the level of detail that I required. One fantastic
thing about Visio that I haven't found elsewhere is the smart
resizing behavior. Illustrator was just too slow and frustrating to
produce screens very quickly. It's really a drawing tool, duh :) .

5 Apr 2006 - 7:50pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Lada Gorlenko

The spirit of Canada: IxDA at CHI'06 in Montreal


If you are attending CHI'06 or simply in and around Montreal in the
last week of April (23-29), would you like to meet for an IxDA dinner?

The IA Summit in Vancouver proved that there is something special
about Canadian air/food/attitude that fuels interaction designers for
hot, engaging and friendly debates. If you are interested in getting
together during CHI, please reply to me personally. Indicate if you
have any evening clashes with other engagements during week 23-29

5 Apr 2006 - 7:18pm
Steve L Eisman

UX Career Opp with UnitedHealth Group - MA or MN

Ingenix is one of the largest health care information and research companies in
the industry. No one competitor offers the same breadth of products and services
as Ingenix. In fact, our competitors strive to copy what we have done. We offer
the most comprehensive set of data, technology and analytic capabilities. The
power of our products and services help customers leverage information assets,
enhance clinical and financial insight, increase the quality of health care
delivery and administration and improve cost management. It is a part of the
UnitedHealth Group organization.

5 Apr 2006 - 3:23pm
10 years ago
7 replies
Oleh Kovalchuke

Scale of time perception

Indeed, interaction design is design of *perceived* time. "Perceived"
qualifier is superfluous if you happen to be an experientialist (good book
on experientialism and on prototype theory of classification is "Women,
Fire, and Dangerous Things" by Lakoff). Incidentally we perceive gravity too
and can design to modify that perception.

Notice that attention is drawn to time intervals listed below when the time
intervals are violated. Hence design of attention is related but narrower
category than design of time.

To design time one needs to be aware of time properties.