Discussion Archive: August 2007

13 Aug 2007 - 6:08pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek

Event SF: Mastering information through the ages FRIDAY Aug 17

Thought some of you SF peeps might be interested:

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From: Stewart Brand
Date: August 13, 2007 10:27:32 AM PDT
Subject: [SALT] Mastering information through the ages FRIDAY Aug 17
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In a classic case of reperceiving the present via a very-long-now
perspective, Alex Wright invokes examples from evolutionary biology,
cultural anthropology, mythology, mysticism, the history of printing,
scientific method, 18th-century taxonomy, Victorian librarians, and
early computer history to get a fresh grip on what the hell is going
on with information thes

13 Aug 2007 - 3:27pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Jack L. Moffett

Req: Reference on readability of centered vsleft-justified text


Not exactly, but here is a reference to a website for a book that
does discuss text alignment.



On Aug 13, 2007, at 3:54 PM, Paul Schreiber wrote:

> Does anyone have a reference showing that left-justified text is more
> readable than centered text?
> Something like:
> (a) an academic study or paper
> (b) a textbook
> (c) a well-known graphic design book

13 Aug 2007 - 2:05pm
Andrei Herasimchuk

The Politics of Design

I read this essay every three or four years. I find it to be the most
accurate expression of what I feel day to day in my chosen
profession. I'm sure many of you will figure out who wrote it very
early on, but try to not skip to the end if you can.

Please forgive the transcription errors. I still am a terrible typist
even after all this time.


The Politics of Design

It is no secret that the real world in which the designer functions
is not the world of art, but the world of buying and selling.

13 Aug 2007 - 1:09pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Natalie Buda

[JOB]: Information Architect at NavigationArts in Washington DC Metro


Information Architect, Washington D.C. Metro Area, Permanent Hire

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who enjoys creating high-end
design for business benefit. This person must be able to collaborate
with art directors and engineers to create effective and intuitive user
experiences using a variety of web technologies.

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00pm
9 years ago
1 reply
oliver green

CMaptools or Mind Manager

I am looking for a tool that will help me extract patterns/trends from user
interviews..Which tool would you recommend for such qualitative data

Should I go for a concept mapping tool like CMaptools or Mind Manager - if
yes, which one would you recommend? If not, what strategies do you follow?


13 Aug 2007 - 11:43am
9 years ago
2 replies
mary keitelman

Seeking reports/data/studies showing user reaction to no content

We have a customer who wants to go live with a website that has links that go to non-existent content. Target audience is very busy, highly educated professionals. Can anyone point me to reports or studies that would show what happens when a site promises content but does not deliver, and does not even have a reference telling those users content will go live in some expected timeframe?thanks in advance,Mary Keitelman
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13 Aug 2007 - 9:39am
Todd Roberts

Organizational design (was: Big D versus little d ??)

> If so, can a professional working in organizational behavior be a
> designer if they spend most of their time designing the relationships
> as represented in an org chart.

13 Aug 2007 - 9:26am
9 years ago
7 replies
Gustavo Gawry

What to do when linking to documents?

Hello IxDers,

I would like to know from you what you use to do in these situations

The option I thought were opening in a new window or to force the download
of the file.
Opening in new windows are almost a standard but what about big files?
Many times happened to me to click on a pdf file and my browser stop
responding because of that.
Someone said that maybe I should offer both options...

something like "name of the document [PDF - 345kb] save | open "

But that still have problems with accessibility ( link's should have meaning
even without being in a context)

I have been try

13 Aug 2007 - 8:17am
9 years ago
10 replies
Dave Malouf

Studio experience and the state of job market for IxD.

So recently I have posted a job description for an interaction
designer to work with me here at Motorola Enterprise Mobility.

2 surprises:

1. In the past i had been inundated with resumes on posting.
Is it really that bad out there for hiring right now?
I have gotten 5x's more resumes from out of the US than from in and
this job is squarely in the US. While we are not eliminating the
possibility of sponsorship or even relocation (not promising it
either), I'm amazed that there aren't more USers applying to work in
such a position.

2. This is the more important point ...