Discussion Archive: January 2007

9 Jan 2007 - 4:17pm
9 years ago
5 replies
Mark Schraad

iPhone and Apple

The iPhone is obviously very cool and very sexy. But it is not so much a phone as a really good Newton that makes calls and emails. Not to be a buzz kill, but I can't fit it into my jeans pocket and I have no idea how to keep the screen from being scratched.

I can see how this could be a VERY handy device - particularly for business executives at the level that don't often sit at or carry a computer during the day.

I, however, and stll looking for a combo solution.

9 Jan 2007 - 3:49pm
Alan Hochman

"JOB:" UX Designer for RIA - Telecommute & NYC or Philly

POSITION: UX Designer for Rich Internet Application

LOCATION: Primarily Telecommute & NYC or Philadelphia

JOB DESCRIPTION: Social Networking startup looking for
an exceptional and motivated individual capable of
designing easy-to-use User-interaction/interfaces for
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Experience with Web 2.0 capabilities & online
Strong wireframing and layout skills, task flow
analysis and creation, web Interaction models
Working, hands on knowledge of Flash, CSS, DHTML &
Javascript (Adobe Flex exp.

9 Jan 2007 - 3:01pm
Nasir Barday

A great example of "un"-usability! :-)

Ah, a fellow Goldfrapp fan!

A quick band-aid solution might be to freeze the flying things and label
them with whatever they link to. Waaay too much hidden nav. A classic
"graphic design takes over" problem ...

Maybe more people would know this group by name if the site was better
designed? Ha.

- Nasir


9 Jan 2007 - 2:41pm

A great example of "un"-usability! :-)


(the navigation moves) -- had to share...

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9 Jan 2007 - 2:29pm
9 years ago
120 replies
Dan Saffer

iPhone Keynote

Drool-worthy. Nothing we haven't seen and discussed here, but to see
it all in one package and commercially available is pretty cool:


Macrumors has the minute-by-minute:


Thoughts? Reactions? Game changing or not?

9 Jan 2007 - 11:50am
9 years ago
2 replies
Leah Cunningham

swapping navs?

I'm working on a site where I've maxed out the left nav by the time I
get to the product level. Each product then has its own navigation
within it. The way I see it is that my options are pretty much swapping
out the left nav for the lower level nav, having a right hand nav for
the product, or finding some sort of innovative way to do it in the
whitespace.(the navs are too long to do as whitespace tabs). My
question is if anyone knows of any research done on whether users find
swapping out the left nav for lower level navs confusing.

9 Jan 2007 - 10:43am
Carlos Olguin

JOB: Product Designer GIS - Autodesk. Switzerland

Company: Autodesk

Location: Gümligen, Switzerland

Position Title: Product Designer GIS

Durantion: Full Time

General Summary:

As a Product Designer for the Geospatial Team, you will join a team of
highly experienced and creative designers to initiate, conceptualize, and
specify features for products targeted at the Geospatial market. . This is a
unique opportunity to join a dynamic, fast-paced design and engineering

The right candidate must possess a clear passion for solving customer

9 Jan 2007 - 9:40am
9 years ago
3 replies
Trit Mulligan

Customer Feedback Channels

Good morning,
After lurking for some time, I am certain you can provide insight and
innovative ways to collecting customer feedback. As a usability
engineer for software and web applications, I am looking for new and
efficient ways to collect feedback about our products. We are beginning
to explore a Design Website where our designers can engage directly with
customers about new designs. What ways do you capture feedback? Has
anyone (besides Microsoft) tied feedback channels directly into their

9 Jan 2007 - 5:01am
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9 Jan 2007 - 4:07am
9 years ago
1 reply
Arjan Geven

"carpet" of bookmarks and sessions ("inside" tabsand windows)


> This may be purely linguistical, but what are exactly
> sessions? This is one of the features in which Opera was
> unique. Each session is a group of web pages, it can be
> auto-saved (useful after a crash and for consistency of
> information) or it can be saved by users. But looking at it,
> why is a session different from a group of webpages inside a
> "carpet" of the bookmarks library? Isn't that redundant?

The difference lays in the history:

- A carpet is a list of URLs.