Discussion Archive: June 2007

11 Jun 2007 - 12:51pm
8 years ago
1 reply
John Schrag

Anybody interested in an Agile UCD best practicesharing session in the SF Area in July?

If you were at CHI earlier this year, an informal SIG on just this topic
was hosted by my colleague Desiree Sy. (Andrew, I think you were
there). I like the idea of a separate event for this.

For those interested in the topic, next week at the UPA conference in
Austin our boss Lynn Miller is hosting another SIG on this topic
(Wednesday, 5:30, location TBA). I'll be at that one.

-John Schrag
Interaction Designer

11 Jun 2007 - 10:21am
8 years ago
2 replies
Vishal Subraman...

ajax or not (for content)?

I realize this has been beaten to death, but I just came off a discussion
where the dev folks implemented ajax for

1. filters, pagination, larger image view, sort, change # of products (like
the ones in http://tinyurl.com/ythdmx)
2. content tabs

They claimed faster page load time as the biggest reason for doing it (and
most other people in the room were sold). I didn't agree and these are the
reasons I gave and they countered each of it:


11 Jun 2007 - 8:51am
8 years ago
3 replies
Richard Bye

Anybody interested in an Agile UCD best practice sharing session in the SF Area in July?

Really interested in this, but I too am based across the pond.

Perhaps you could let us know how it goes?


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11 Jun 2007 - 8:45am
Kyle Pero

REMINDER: NH UX Gathering! - Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 6:30 PM

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once**


This is a reminder that the NH UX Gathering is next Tuesday! Details on the
venue location have been added below.

10 Jun 2007 - 7:11pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Andrew Sandler

Anybody interested in an Agile+UCD best practice sharing session in the SF Area in July?

Hi everyone -
My name is Andrew Sandler, and I manage the User Interface Design team
at Salesforce.com. Last October we made an organizational-wide switch to
Agile Development Methodologies, based mainly on Scrum. We did two small
releases that were "finished" under ADM, and we're wrapping up our first
end-to-end Agile release very soon. As part of my education, I've had a
number of interesting conversations with people on and off this list.

10 Jun 2007 - 4:19pm
Dan Zlotnikov

[Humour] Some suggestions on keyboard and mouse improvement

Lore Sjöberg of Alt Text proposes a few interesting (and only slightly
insane) improvements for the world's most common desk ornaments.


Dan Zlotnikov

9 Jun 2007 - 5:09pm
8 years ago
9 replies
Jeff Axup

The problem with the iPhone

Hi all,

A while back there were some threads on IXDA pertaining to the iPhone which
I browsed, but never fully engaged with because I was thinking about writing
a blog article on the topic.

My main argument is that Apple doesn't understand the need for serious text
entry, integration with community, or designing an overall mobile

9 Jun 2007 - 3:07pm
8 years ago
1 reply

Survey on user-centered design processes

The user-centered design process includes common elements such as
gathering user requirements, developing user profiles, performing task
analyses, logical design, prototyping, usability testing, and design
iteration. We teach these to students and read and write about them in
papers and textbooks. I’m curious to know how regularly each of the
process elements is currently performed in industry and who in the
organization performs each of these. This is probably a good thesis or
dissertation topic (any grad students who want to work on this?).

8 Jun 2007 - 7:28pm
Nancy Falkenburg

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8 Jun 2007 - 6:24pm
Tina Kim1

JOB; Interaction Designer; San Mateo, California; AGIS Network; Full-time

Job Summary:

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