Discussion Archive: June 2007

8 Jun 2007 - 4:46pm
Matt Attaway

Leopard & Core animation ... Wired says it will change the desktop foreve

I'm all for gratuitous shiny things, as long as they don't get in the way.
Sure, that smoke may not be the most useful effect ever, but it might help
kill a couple minutes while I'm waiting for my burn to finish. Simple things
to fiddle with can be wonderful time killers. Plus, it makes being a
computing fun and there's nothing wrong with that in my book.

It could be useful to look at how game UIs work, especially heads up
displays and real time strategy game interfaces. These folks have had access
to similar tools for years and use them to great effect; both to delight and


8 Jun 2007 - 3:54pm
8 years ago
1 reply
erin malone

JOB: Interaction Designers needed for Platform Design Team at Yahoo! - Sunnyvale CA

Hi all -

my team keeps growing and I keep getting new headcount to fill (which is not a bad problem to have) =. I am doubling the size of my team and need to find qualified, talented interaction and visual designers who really jazz on developing platforms, system wide designs and solutions that will be used all over Yahoo! products and by 3rd party developers all over the internet.

I have written briefs for each role I am looking to fill. In most of the cases there is a specific URL to click to apply for the position.

8 Jun 2007 - 3:48pm
8 years ago
7 replies

Core animation

Fred Beecher <fbeecher at gmail.com> wrote:

>My general attitude towards this article is one of cautious
>skepticism, likely due to my being a cranky UXP consultant. It's also
>likely due to the terms "animation" and "UI" being used in the
>same paragraph (or sentence even). It makes me... twitchy.

And with good reason, I'm sure.

8 Jun 2007 - 3:44pm

content alignment in tables

I was wondering if anyone has seen an on or offline resource that presents
guidelines for vertical alignments of different content that people put in
tables (i.e. dates, currency, text, etc...). We are putting together a set
of standards for a client and didn't want to rediscover the wheel if it
already exists.


Julie Stanford
Principal, Sliced Bread Design
650-969-0400 / 800-969-0434 x706

8 Jun 2007 - 3:18pm
8 years ago
24 replies
Billie Mandel

Confirmation dialogs - the devil himself, or a necessary evil?

Hi all -

So our esteemed colleagues Messrs. Cooper and Reimann have told us that
confirmation dialogs are insulting and stupid, to be avoided at all
costs -- and in general, I agree with them.

The question, though, is whether there are any cases where it makes
sense to use them.

8 Jun 2007 - 2:45pm
Brook Wyant

JOB: Interaction Designer / Boston / Recruiter / Contract

Title: Interaction Designer
Location: Boston
Client: Financial
Status: Contractor 3 or 6 months
Rate: $70 hourly DOE

An innovative, global financial institution is seeking an Interaction
Designer with experience in Web-application interaction design,
presentation of creative concepts, product development and usability.
There is no graphic design or programming involved in this role.

This is a unique opportunity to join a small creative group with
enormous influence in shaping one of the most well-used financial
sites globally.

8 Jun 2007 - 1:44pm
Robert Reimann

Shameless Plug: About Face 3 on shelves now!

Hi all,

In the tradition of IxD authors posting plugs for their latest work
here on IxDA, I'm pleased to announce the latest edition of About
Face, About Face 3 started shipping last month!


Dave Cronin of Cooper has done a terrific job of bringing this edit

8 Jun 2007 - 12:23pm

New example of a persona available

Hey folks, if you're interested in personas and are looking to collect
examples of them, FYI that I've posted a new example on my blog at:


I've included a bit of background on the context in which the persona was

8 Jun 2007 - 12:01pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Jack L. Moffett

Leopard & Core animation ... Wired says it willchange the desktop forever

On Jun 8, 2007, at 12:55 PM, pauric wrote:

> And on the upper fringe as time goes on they
> get increasingly frustrated with their singing/dancing windows.

I think a large part of the power here is that it makes available
more possibilities. We are no longer limited to the standard widget
set that we have been since the advent of the GUI.

8 Jun 2007 - 11:37am
8 years ago
33 replies
Allison Beckwith


I have read several design patterns for pagination, and they all say
to format page links like so:

previous link, page links, next link

I am wondering if this is really the best way to organize this. I
have always thought that page links and previous/next links should be
kept separate. Like so:

page links (left aligned) previous link, next link (right

When I am moving through pages, I an either I am looking for
something in a certain page range or I just want to move through
pages in order.