Discussion Archive: December 2006

8 Dec 2006 - 4:20pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

ADMIN: Apologies to the list (was Re: (no subject))

I'm sorry folks, I hit the wrong radio button while I was trying to
multi-task. I'm sorry:

Just so people know to post a job to this list we request that people
follow our guidelines @ http://listguide.ixda.org/

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5. Contract or Permanent position.

8 Dec 2006 - 12:39pm
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Jeff Gothelf
2006

JOB: Product-focused Art Director at WebTrends in Portland, OR

Greetings!

WebTrends, the leading web analytics solution provider, has an opening in its small (but growing) User Experience Group for a product-focused Art Director. The position is full-time, on site in our Portland, OR headquarters. Feel free to email me with any questions but resumes should be submitted to recruiting at webtrends.com with the ref# mentioned in the job description in the subject line.

8 Dec 2006 - 2:36am
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Brian Forte
2004

Complexity verus simplicity

Gentlefolk,

Josh Evnin wrote:
>I'm assuming "software like that" means software that you can buy
>that offers the simplest needed funtionality, but that you can also
>extend to have more personalized features.

7 Dec 2006 - 11:17pm
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7 years ago
3 replies
theomandel
2003

Prototyping with WPF and XAML vs. HTML

I've been creating high-fidelity prototypes using HTML and CSS for a client
PC application. The system architect says they are moving toward using
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and XAML (Extensible Application
Markup Language). We are discussing how this will affect how we prototype
and build the application in the future.

Prototyping with HTML has been quick and easy for turnaround time and for
remotely reviewing with user groups. I'm concerned about the learning curve
and programing aspects of prototyping using WPF and XAML.

7 Dec 2006 - 11:17pm
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6 years ago
3 replies
theomandel
2003

[agile-usability] Prototyping with WPF and XAML vs. HTML

I've been creating high-fidelity prototypes using HTML and CSS for a client
PC application. The system architect says they are moving toward using
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and XAML (Extensible Application
Markup Language). We are discussing how this will affect how we prototype
and build the application in the future.

Prototyping with HTML has been quick and easy for turnaround time and for
remotely reviewing with user groups. I'm concerned about the learning curve
and programing aspects of prototyping using WPF and XAML.

7 Dec 2006 - 2:13pm
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Mark Schraad
2006

Complexity verus simplicity ( WAS: Motorola MotofoneUser Experience)

Early reports of the apple phone technology eludes to additional future funtionality being a possibility. That requires an extremely flexible hardware architecture and the additional componentry being software only. Not always whatt is demanded by customers of the industry infrastructure. Additionally - product czars like Steve Jobs have a passion for designing product that can not be upgraded (pre-planned obsolesence?).

>From a business perspective, every industry will nearly eventually become commoditized.

7 Dec 2006 - 12:31pm
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7 years ago
7 replies
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John Schrag
2005

Complexity verus simplicity ( WAS: Motorola Motofone User Experience)

I wrote:
> ...I'd love to be able to find a
> cell phone that isn't burdened down (and made too complex) by hosts of

> features I neither want nor need nor use.

Josh Viney replied:
>...why build a phone that has to be a pure phone and can never be more
> than that? Why not build a phone that starts off as a simple phone,
but
> can grow with users as they demand more functionality?...

I love that idea. One thing I've always hated about software is the
unending feature creep.

7 Dec 2006 - 8:06am
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stauciuc
2006

Going to Sweden for a week-end, hoping to meet local IxD-ers

Hello to everyone in and around Stockholm,

I am coming to Sweden (Uppsala) next weekend (15-17 December) and I was
thinking it would be great if I could meet at least some of you in
Stockholm during my stay. As I am working in Helsinki right now, I couldn't
possibly make it to a Thursday meeting, so I would really appreciate it if
you could find some time to meet me during the weekend.

Please let me know (reply only to me) if you think something could be
arranged!

Best Regards,
Sebi

--
Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/

6 Dec 2006 - 10:00pm
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7 years ago
7 replies
Adler
2006

[Local IxDA] Announcing IxDA Hong Kong

Hello All,

This is a very exciting moment! Yesterday we had our kick off F2F
meeting in Hong Kong in the roof top of the Fringe Club. There were
people coming from Philips, Yahoo, HSBC, Apogee HK, Kaizor and Hong
Kong Jockey Club, and also from the Poly University of HK.

6 Dec 2006 - 6:44pm
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Wendy Fischer
2004

books on trivia game design

Does anybody know of a good book that does a theoretical analysis of trivia/question & answer type games?

-wendy