Discussion Archive: June 2007

6 Jun 2007 - 11:04am
Mark Schraad

Importance of conferences and professionaldevelopment

Hi Cecily,

I go to confernece for a variety of reasons and encourage others I work with for basically the same reasons.

1) It helps to keep in touch with any new language and method patterns that may be emerging.

6 Jun 2007 - 10:12am
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6 Jun 2007 - 9:40am
8 years ago
9 replies
Vishal Subraman...

International UIs

This is a great topic..interactions/ experiences are far from globalized.
Google released a new version for Korea-
http://www.google.co.kr/ig?sp=korea&hl=ko. This is so unlike something they
would ever release in the U.S.

East Asia, we all know has a very different standard from say the U.S. What
about Europe (esp the Scandinavian countries), South America etc? Can folks
from there provide some insights?

Also, culture is an obvious reason they are so different..what other

5 Jun 2007 - 9:50pm
8 years ago
8 replies
Dave Malouf

HTC touch

Check out this product: http://www.htctouch.com/
It is by HTC.

Here's the dealio. it is an only touch interface device
It has similar specs as the iPhone (just no iPoding).
It concentrates more on video and photo than music.
touch-gestures for navigation.

It is built on top of Windows Mobile 6 but with significant customization.

Further they show the UI in their commercial on their web site.

The hardware is not nearly as compelling as the iPhone, but still not bad.


5 Jun 2007 - 6:35pm
Cecily Walker

Importance of conferences and professional development

I've been thinking of writing something about the importance of
conferences and workshops in professional development for people in
the IxD discipline.

5 Jun 2007 - 4:02pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Jeff Howard

Touchscreen Examples

I'm looking for environmental touchscreen examples along the lines of the
Accenture Interactive Network installed at O'Hare last year:

Anyone familiar with other touchscreen examples that are somewhere
in-between your typical Walgreens kiosk and Jeff Han's multitouch demo (in
terms of complexity)? There was a nice IxDA thread about this a few years
ago, but I'm looking for more recent projects.

5 Jun 2007 - 2:41pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Chris Bernard

Expression Training Options (Online and Free)

A few folks have asked me off list for some training guidance on Expression Products. I thought I'd share it here to catch some of the lurkers too.

Lynda.com is offering their Expression Blend v1 (6 hours) and Expression Design v1 (6 hours) *FREE* for everyone.

Lee Brimelow (www.thewpfblog.com) is the presenter for Blend and Ted LoCascio for Design.

Expression Blend
3 hrs Blend RTM (WPF) training ...

5 Jun 2007 - 11:44am
Kurt Morris

User customization of web pages

Can anyone point me to recent research regarding percentages of users
who actually customize a web page when given the opportunity to do so,
e.g. move/show/hide page modules around on a page and save their
settings in some sort of preference pane?

It seems to me that I read recently of exceedingly small percentages of
users doing so. I'm wresting with how to flexibly design for a
user-defined page and trying to determine whether the effort is worth it
in certain contexts; that is, maybe it makes sense for a "My" type page,
but not so much for a home page.

5 Jun 2007 - 3:20am
8 years ago
26 replies
Morten Hjerde

iPhone - its not about the UI

I think we need to realize that iPhone-lust is not about the UI or the
features. Look at the ads. The calamari add message is about fun,
spontaneity, movies, restaurants, leisure time. It is a lifestyle device, a
contraption you use to signal to yourself and your surroundings who you are.
Its about having the newest, most shiny gadget for people that can afford a
$2000 phone.

As one of the most expensive feature phones on the market, it has to match
the basic features of its competitors like camera and email. Not having
basic features is not an option.

4 Jun 2007 - 6:48pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

Looking for reference (Google not helping)

I'm looking for an article which was an interview with one of the
designers responsible for OS X and the other being responsible for

Any help would be appreciated to find the link.


-- dave

David Malouf