Discussion Archive: April 2007

10 Apr 2007 - 8:27am
8 years ago
1 reply

jetBlue kiosk

As an example of what I feel is absolutely *perfect* interaction design,
I'd like to nominate the jetBlue kiosk for self check-in.

10 Apr 2007 - 8:16am
8 years ago
3 replies
Chris Bernard

"non-object" (What magazines do we like)

I think this article just points to the shabby state of design journalism in general in the mainstream press. I get much more stimulating insights from this list and the blogs of IxD practitioners and designers than I do from magazines like I.D., Metropolis or the like. Although I'm still a sucker for subscribing to them.

Ironically I had a chance to interview Rob Forbes (founder of Design Within Reach www.dwr.com) a few years ago for an article in I.D.

10 Apr 2007 - 7:16am
8 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf



In today's wired.com the above article is published which is an
interview with Industrial Designer, Branko Lukic who is heading a new
design studio called Non-Object (www.nonobject.com).

It talks about the "space" between you and the product. I'm reading
this and I have to say, isn't it just "experience design"?

Am I missing something? Is ID that far behind UX that it feels it
needs to create ED from scratch and give it a much cooler name?

10 Apr 2007 - 5:48am
Arleen Buchanan

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10 Apr 2007 - 2:54am
AmAn Sagar

When Interfaces kill: what happen to John Denver

I came across this interesting article by Bruce Tognazzini (
http://www.asktog.com/tog.html) while browsing the net. It's title is "When
Interfaces kill: what happen to John Denver"...

Link: http://www.asktog.com/columns/027InterfacesThatKill.html

Below is a snippet from the article....

"Making things worse

*The fuel:* Denver had three ways to ensure he had enough fuel. Evidence
suggests he made use of two of them:


10 Apr 2007 - 1:03am
8 years ago
48 replies

Gas pump interaction design

Kate's comments on my ATM email got me thinking about gas stations.
The pay-at-the-pump systems most gas stations use suffer from the
same types of problems:

(1) The machine asks you for your zip code. Then it says "press enter
to continue." But the "enter" button is tiny. Why can't I press the
"yes" button? Why does there need to two buttons which perform the
same function?

(2) Some machines ask you to swipe the loyalty card first, then the
payment card. Some machines ask you to swipe the payment card first,
then the loyalty card.

9 Apr 2007 - 9:57pm

Possible speaking opportunity at Apple developer conference

Every year, Apple puts on a Worldwide Developer Conference in San
Francisco. As part of that conference, Apple awards scholarships to
500 students. Each receives a free pass to the conference (valued at
US$1600). In addition, there is Student Sunday, a student-only day of
conference content, networking, a career fair and better food than
they get the rest of the week. This year's conference is June 11-15,
2007. Student Sunday is thus June 10.

I'm helping organize the student events, and we're looking for
interesting speakers.

9 Apr 2007 - 9:51pm
8 years ago
26 replies

ATM interaction design

ATMs are a pretty common device, and they've been around a long time.
I would have hoped we would have this optimized by now, but it seems
interfaces are still (a) wildly inconsistent and (b) inefficient.

Most ATMs appear to (still) be designed for the first-time user,
which is frustrating for most people.

Here are two good things I've noticed recently:
* PC Financial (Canada): when depositing checks, you are presented
with a small ledger, where you can enter check amounts one at a time,
and let the ATM do the adding.

9 Apr 2007 - 9:01pm
8 years ago
1 reply
mary keitelman

Calibri for ecommerce website?

(re-post)Does anyone know of any statistics out there of how common it is for users to have the free Microsoft type face, Calibri, downloaded?

9 Apr 2007 - 7:51pm
Arleen Buchanan

"JOB" - Senior Information Architect - NYC - Recruiter: UserEdge Technical Personnel - Full time Permanent Position

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