Discussion Archive: February 2007

25 Feb 2007 - 5:29pm
9 years ago
15 replies
oliver green

Should reducing number of clicks be of primary concern?


We are redesigning an interface with a goal to make it a "zero-trial"
learning experience. Some folks on our team insist that reducing the number
of clicks must be of utmost importance. I agree that it is an important
guideline, but not at a cost of confusing the user or the fact that the user
will get lost while using the interface. Any thoughts on this issue?

The software being designed is for a public access terminal. Any pointers
will be appreciated.


24 Feb 2007 - 9:54pm
Jared M. Spool

Informal Social Hour: San Francisco Bay Area

[Apologies for any duplication]


Josh Porter and I are visiting the San Francisco Bay area on Monday,
meeting with several clients. If you're in this area too, we'd love
to meet with you.

23 Feb 2007 - 6:29pm
Jaymie Staats

JOB: Associate Creative Director, Interaction Design, New York, Digitas, Full Time

Associate Creative Director, Interaction Design
The Associate Creative Director of Interaction Design (ACD) at Digitas
takes a dynamic role in leading the creation and direction of
interactive experiences, from interactive strategy to detailed
functional design to presentation specification. The ACD leads ensemble
creative teams, drawing together art directors, designers, copywriters,
interaction designers, and engineers to produce jaw-dropping creative
results and effective user centered design.

23 Feb 2007 - 6:27pm
Jaymie Staats

JOB: Lead Interaction Designer, New York, Digitas, Full Time

Lead Interaction Designer

Position Description:
The Lead Interaction Designer at Digitas takes a dynamic part in
creation of interactive experience design and advertising experiences
from a conceptual standpoint, working as part of a three-person creative
team with a Senior Copywriter and a Senior Art Director partner. This
person works closely with a Creative Director and peers of different
disciplines within the agency to produce jaw-dropping creative work that
bonds consumers to brands and gives them a voice in the brand

23 Feb 2007 - 6:08pm

IxDA Silicon Valley Event :: Life Beyond Embodiment :: Wednesday, March 21st

IxDA Silicon Valley Event: Life Beyond Embodiment
Presentation by Leandro Agrò

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Socializing and refreshments: 7-7:30 pm
Program: 7:30-9:30 pm
Place: Yahoo!, Sunnyvale
Directions: http://www.baychi.org/calendar/20070321a/directions/

Some years ago, Paul Dourish introduced the concept of embodiment, which
describes the distance between bytes and atoms.

23 Feb 2007 - 2:20pm
Dante Murphy

Anchoring similar data attributes during Searchacross multiple data types

If your dataset is not too large, you could probably have an interactive
result set using "OR" conditions within a structured vocabulary. For
example, you can set some parametric ranges for price, some literal
values for land type, and require that the user specify one or more
unique values in the set to display over a scoped map, much like Yahoo

If the dataset is too large, or if interactivity is not required, then
you could just use a standard query builder.

Maybe I'm missing some nuance, but the solution seems pretty

23 Feb 2007 - 2:03pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Pawson, Mark

Anchoring similar data attributes during Search across multiple data types

Apologies for the title. A picture would be so much easier to explain.
We have a rich GIS mapping application that serves the Oil and Gas
industry. One of its functions is the ability to query a vast array of
data types such as wells, batteries, fields, crown land, freehold land,
dominion land, indian lands etc. The data types, especially the land
data types, contain similar data attributes such as expiry date,
price/hectare, bonus price, issue date, Hydrocarbon substance licenced,

23 Feb 2007 - 10:42am
Thomas Vander Wal

[iai-members] Conference: FITC '07 (originally 'Flash In The Can')

If you are working with well structured information/data for use in
Ajax or building user modifiable interfaces FITC is well work the

23 Feb 2007 - 2:44am
Soo Basu

[IxDA] Ensuring confidentiality during User Testing

I'm conducting User Testing on a site that's still in production. How do I
convince users to not talk about it until it's launched? Are Non Declaration
Amendments effective? Are there any other ways in which I can ensure

22 Feb 2007 - 11:43pm
Wendy Tam

Creative Tool Preference - New Mobile Media Project

Dear designer friends,

We're working on a New Media project on Mobile Devices that enables
designers to create high quality animation & interaction experience on
mobile devices.