Discussion Archive: June 2007

8 Jun 2007 - 11:56am
Trip O'Dell

Some UX Humor

This was the comic today at Penny Arcade, a webcomic on games and gamer culture. The Comic is a send-up of often obscenely complex controls on many games. My favorite : <press start> pause <hold start> super pause!




8 Jun 2007 - 10:00am
Anthony Armendariz

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Senior Design Technologist - Client-Side Web Developer

We are looking for a senior-level client-side web developer who has
experience writing clean, high-level HTML, CSS and JavaScript for
large, high-visibility clients.

8 Jun 2007 - 9:14am
9 years ago
13 replies
Fred Beecher

UI as a sales pitch - Animated interfaces?

Hi all,

I just caught this article on Wired, entitled "Kiss Boring Interfaces
Goodbye With Apple's New Animated OS"


The discussion in the article, which is largely about the UI advances
the Core Animation feature of Leopard will make possible, reminded me
of the discussion we've been having about how the iPhone ads are
touting the UI as a feature and how novel that is.

My general attitude towards this article is one of cautious
skepticism, like

8 Jun 2007 - 9:04am
9 years ago
24 replies
Dave Malouf

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


Can someone who is a cult of Mac person be so kind as to explain the
reality behind this hyped up article on "Core Animation" in the new
version of Mac OS X.

One person is quoted as saying its the best thing since Mac OS
delivered in 1984.

Just a little guy looking for a reality check.

-- dave

David Malouf

7 Jun 2007 - 6:22pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Stats on Back buttons usage

Anyone know of any stats on Back button usage (how often it's used)?

I heard somewhere once that something like 80% of clicks in a browser
were the Back button, but who knows how true that was. I'm more
interested in seeing how often a person clicks the Back button during
an average session in a web app or something.

And yes, I realize half of your response will be "It depends". :)

Any info would be great. Thanks very much!


7 Jun 2007 - 4:23pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Valerie Gomez d...

UIE Reports and Virtual Seminars

Anyone have any experience with UIE's Reports and Virtual Seminars.



There are many that seem applicable to my work but before I try to get
funding to start our 'company library' I wanted to get feedback.


7 Jun 2007 - 1:00pm
Brooke Mackay

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7 Jun 2007 - 11:35am
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA 6/19 Event: Morae & UserVue: Demo/Case Studies for UX Research Software

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Morae & UserVue: Demo & Case Studies for User Experience Research Software

Newbies and Experienced researchers alike will benefit from learning about
Morae, the “usability lab in a box” and its online sister product, UserVue.
It’s creator is here from Michigan for a special demo.

7 Jun 2007 - 11:08am
9 years ago
5 replies
Manish Govind P...

A MS Photosynth possibility


A lot of WOW factor for sure!

Interesting: Microsoft says:

"a new technology from Microsoft Live Labs that takes
a large collection of photos of a place or an object,
analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a
reconstructed three-dimensional space"

What i wonder is:
If there is an algorithm that can analyze photographs
for its similarities and display them, how far we from
seeing a search engine for images - by images?

7 Jun 2007 - 9:27am
Lim, Nam Ee

Sr. User Interface Designer Opportunity-Full time

Title: Senior User Interface Designer

Salary: $90-110K base, depending on experience

Location: Texas

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is making the computer personal again!

HP works to understand the world and make ideas happen. Its innovative
and exciting Corporate Design organization is responsible for the
conceptualization and development of customer-focused new products. HP's
Personal Systems Group (PSG) is a fast-growing business unit, with 200%
revenue growth year over year for Notebooks alone.