Discussion Archive: October 2006

19 Oct 2006 - 8:05am

IxDA Sweden - Event 2 - Update!

Do you see solutions where others see complications?

19 Oct 2006 - 4:32am
9 years ago
7 replies

Mozilla Firefox - showing passwords

Hi, all

There was something on my mind for a whiIe and now I decided to ask: Has
anyone any ideea what in the world determined the makers of Firefox to
display all stored passwords on a user's computer just at 3-4 clicks away?
To me, it makes the feature of storing passwords almost useless.
I like to have things as simple as possible, so I generally choose to stay
'logged in' and have passwords remember and things like that.

18 Oct 2006 - 7:37pm

JOB: Interaction Designer - DesignMap Inc, of San Francisco SoMA

DesignMap Inc. is looking for a very talented and motivated
interaction designer for help on a range of projects.

We are a small design studio with over 8 years of experience in web-
based design. We have fantastic clients, from Fortune 50 to fully
funded startups. Our goal is to provide very a high level of design
expertise, cost-effectively for our clients. We do not aspire to be a
Frog Design or IDEO, but employ similar user-centered design process.
Our studio is small to retain a high level of design and project

18 Oct 2006 - 5:42pm
9 years ago
5 replies
Jim Leftwich

Expert/Rapid/Special Forces Design (was: Yet Another iPod Birth Story)

On Oct 18, 2006, at 11:59 AM, Dan Saffer wrote:

> On Oct 18, 2006, at 7:24 AM, James Leftwich, IDSA wrote:
> > Hmmmm... I guess I don't know why you're so skeptical about what
> > Leander Kahney's reported here, Dan. It matches everything I've
> > heard from people who've talked to the same group of people
> > in the article.
> I'm skeptical mostly because of the click wheel, which wasn't (and
> still isn't) a very standard component in devices.

18 Oct 2006 - 4:32pm
9 years ago
6 replies

designing interfaces for mobile

hi all!

just wondering if anyone has book recommendations on designing
interfaces for mobile devices?

even though i've been doing ia for 9 years, it seems that i can't get
a job in mobile until i've done mobile (nice.) so i thought i'd do
some design work on my own to put in my book.

any suggestion would be most appreciated (i'll post all to the list)


18 Oct 2006 - 11:07am
9 years ago
1 reply

testing customers vs. internal... people...

Hi there,

I work for a fortune 500 company that owns many brands. For this one
particular one, we are building a consumer portal that will allow them to
pay for their services online and see their next scheduled service time. At
first release they can't do much more than that. Getting any usability
testing done here is like pulling teeth - nobody ever wants to pay a dime
for it and deadlines never are allowed to have much time for it.

18 Oct 2006 - 9:28am
9 years ago
6 replies
Dan Saffer

No Ideas But In Things

I'd been waiting until I had a fuller library of stuff, but since
Core 77 outed it yesterday, I should announce it here.

Inspired by Andy Clarke's talk at Web Directions about drawing
inspiration from the physical world, I've started a collection of
control panels, buttons, dials, handles, animations, icons, etc. It's
meant to be a source of new/old ideas for interaction designers.

17 Oct 2006 - 11:38pm
Dante Murphy

FW: New guy in corner over there smells funny...Toomuch cologne, probably.

Hmmm..."a bell is a cup...until it is struck". Now where have I heard
that before?


-----Original Message-----

And sometimes you should take your cup, dash the porcelain on the
ground, poke the shards with your big toe, and look for something else
to fill.

(Like maybe a bell?)

Austin Govella

17 Oct 2006 - 7:45pm
Gonzalez Monter...

JOB: Senior Visual UE Designers at eBay, Full time/Contract

eBay's User Experience and Design department is looking for seasoned Senior Visual Designers to work on the next generation of eBay products.

17 Oct 2006 - 7:08pm
9 years ago
5 replies

categories, sections, tags

As some of you know, I've been working with a developer to make a
light-weight CMS/publishing tool. We've focused on magazines and other
small publications, and we've run into an interesting conundrum.

Picture a webzine. You've got your stories, and you've got pages about
writers guidelines, and how to advertise, and all that.

We will have both tagging and categories on any article/story. So far
we've had "stories", which are time based, more or less, and scroll down
the front page, and "pages" that are fixed in time, and are just in the
"about" section.