Discussion Archive: October 2006

27 Oct 2006 - 4:22pm
Wendy Fischer

Mobile gaming company looking for project manager

The company that I work at, AirPlay Network, is looking for a project manager. This is a great opportunity to get on the ground floor a mobile gaming startup and define the project manager role.
I don't have a job description yet, but this role is a combination project manager/producer. You'll create schedules for AirPlay projects and liasion with development, UX, product management, QA, engineering and operations.

27 Oct 2006 - 4:03pm
Josh Seiden

Call for Presenters: ProcessFARM, Nov 07: (NYC, USA)

Next month, IxDA NYC will host ProcessFARM, a night of
mini-presentations and conversations about the process
of Interaction Design. We invite you submit a proposal
to present at this event.

ProcessFARM is a unique event in which 4-6 presenters
will be selected from the local community (and
environs) to share 10 minutes of insight about the
design process. Last year’s event (WireFARM) focused
on the way we use wireframes as a tool. The event was
a terrific way to meet peers and learn best practices.

This is a great event for first-time presenters as
well as veterans.

27 Oct 2006 - 2:01pm
Lorne Trudeau

Snivelling about capitalism...wasPrimaryinterface

" Oh, great example of profit motivation, a company that already has
$50B cash on hand. Are you serious?"

Perhaps you should ask the question "WHY does Microsoft have $50B cash
on hand?"
Cash sitting in a bank account doesn't achieve anything. If a company
gains wealth, presumably they should reinvest it in the company or pay
it out to the shareholders.
Microsoft holds this cash to mitigate risk. They are constantly at risk
from legal attacks as well very aggressive competitors. Accumulating
profit is NOT an end goal ... it is a strategy.

27 Oct 2006 - 12:53pm
Robert Brown

Photo Analysis

Hello IXDA

I'm looking for examples of interfaces for analyzing hue, saturation,
and value of images

Anyone familiar with a utility for analyzing an image, and receiving
information on the general HSV. Maybe something similar to the algorithm
used by retrievr

Also if you know of any online resources for researching this topic it
would help thanks...

27 Oct 2006 - 12:36pm

**SL-JUNK** method for keeping track of employee UI suggestions?

Hi David-

There are some third-party tools that exist specific to collecting
user feedback on products - one that I have seen, but have no
knowledge of, is Ideascope. the marketing material makes it sound
great. :-)

We use a wiki for product requirements, and bugzilla for tracking

The way we have worked it out is that suggestions "out of the blue"
are assigned to a special "product management" product, with a
component that corresponds to the particular product in question.

27 Oct 2006 - 10:59am
9 years ago
3 replies
David VanEsselstyn

method for keeping track of employee UI suggestions?

Hi - I'm at a new organization, and am trying to develop a method for
allowing employees to make specific suggestions about how the usability of
our software products can be improved. We have about a dozen software
products that are either web-based or palm based.

I'm considering either a wiki, or a tracking system like fogBugz. I expect
that some users will want to post screenshots to explain their points, so
the system should allow for that.

Does anyone currently make use of such a system?

27 Oct 2006 - 7:57am
Greg Petroff

Give-A-Little-Back-06 Friday am update


We are within striking distance of making our goal. Thanks everyone for
making yesterday our best day in the drive yet. We raised $1405 from the
list. Many thanks to the list for helping us get all of the challenge
dollars pledged by Cooper!

Here is where we are:

Monday: $365
Tuesday: $501
Thursday: $1405
TOTAL as of Friday am $3301

The drive ends when we reach $5000 or Sunday evening which ever hapens
first. Lets see if we can get it done before Sunday!!

Today we have another Challenge today match from Lada Gorlenko.

27 Oct 2006 - 6:43am
9 years ago
21 replies
Soo Basu

email address as username

I'm reviewing a web based blogging service. Currently on sign up, the
user has to enter a username, a display name and an email address. I
suggest that that username be replaced by the user's email address.
(from any email, say yahoo, gmail, hotmail, rediffmail, etc)
How would this impact the security of the product?

27 Oct 2006 - 6:32am
9 years ago
1 reply

Fwd: Snivelling about capitalism... was Primaryinterface

Dave, answers below.
Thanks, Jack
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Chiu" <dave at d4v3.net>

> By implication, then, the designers involved in producing said ACMs are
> just as culpable in this charade.

There's no charade.

27 Oct 2006 - 1:06am
9 years ago
4 replies
Amnon Dekel

Phone Inbox UI: Dynamic Scroll or Paging

I am in the midst of an argument with my Engineering department about how to
implement an inbox in a cell phone based application. On the web version we
are implementing a page based inbox- (the standard i.e. see the first N
entries. To see more click on Next).