Discussion Archive: September 2007

5 Sep 2007 - 8:40pm
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Douglas Brashear
2007

iPod Touch, staying realistic.

Hello all,

Actually, the iPod Touch does seem to have have some PIM functionality. There are Calendar & Contacts icons on the main screen.

Regarding the "nail in the coffin" comment, though, I hate to rain on the Apple fanboy parade but there are scads of things the iPhone can't do that many other phones can...for example, my phone can:

- send and receive text and MMS messages, POP/IMAP/etc.

5 Sep 2007 - 6:02pm
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Shaun Bergmann
2007

iPod Touch, keeping in touch.

Today I learned that sometimes, when working with your head down and 'nose
to the grindstone', it's a good idea to look up every now and then and take
a look around.

Apple launched the iPod Touch today.
I find it somewhat humorous that I've spent a good part of the last few
weeks re-designing the interface/interaction of the existing iPod to work
with the limitations / added functionality of a touchpanel, only to wake up
today and find out this has happened.

There are certainly some interesting factors introduced when you take away
the 'scroll wheel', and force the user to rely on touching t

5 Sep 2007 - 5:50pm
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ldebett
2004

the new iPod

I'm amazed that no one has mentioned the new iPod today on the list...
www.apple.com

and that the iPhone dropped $200.

5 Sep 2007 - 4:08pm
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Mark Schraad
2006

Anti Read: Want to build the next ?hot? technology?

So in simple and existing terms, we're are talking about designing things or designing systems right?

Mark

On Wednesday, September 05, 2007, at 05:03PM, "James Leftwich, IDSA" <jleft at orbitnet.com> wrote:
>Faith's take on Roger Costello's short blog entry is completely and
>100% spot on. It's exactly what he's trying to get at, but
>unfortunately doesn't take the time or amount of words to clarify.

5 Sep 2007 - 4:02pm
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Jim Leftwich
2004

Anti Read: Want to build the next &#8220;hot&#8221; technology?

Faith's take on Roger Costello's short blog entry is completely and
100% spot on. It's exactly what he's trying to get at, but
unfortunately doesn't take the time or amount of words to clarify.

5 Sep 2007 - 3:29pm
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Janna DeVylder
2006

Chicago IxDA Social Event: Wednesday, September 12th

After some behind-the-scenes planning with some great local IxDA-ers, we can
now say Chicago has a local IxDA group!

While we plan on having topic-driven, interactive monthly events starting
Wednesday, October 10th (more to come on that, stay tuned!), we wanted a
chance to meet each other before then.

Details:

Wednesday, September 12th
6:30 pm

Rock Bottom Brewery<ht

5 Sep 2007 - 2:13pm
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DrWex
2006

"What they're looking for is a great user experience" - Engadget takes Palm out to the woodshed

and gives it a few whacks upside the head for forgetting what made
Palms great back in the day. It was, and still is, the user
experience. Sure, great product design helps. But Palms were a
fabulous product with mediocre physical design at a time when nobody
else could make heads or tails of handhelds. Why? Good user
experience.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/21/dear-palm-its-time-for-an-intervention/

--
--Alan Wexelblat

5 Sep 2007 - 7:07am
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Jarod Tang
2007

Anti Read: Want to build the next &#8220;hot&#8221; technology? Design it so that it enables complexity.

Want to build the next "hot" technology? Design it so that it enables
complexity.<http://rogercostello.wordpress.com/2007/09/01/want-to-build-the-next-hot-technology-design-it-so-that-it-enables-complexity/>
should say, this article is quite a anti experience to read, too abstract
but you'll see some real example of it.

4 Sep 2007 - 11:43pm
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Matt Attaway
2004

Methods for prototyping thick applications

Hello all,

I'm in the process of designing my first major "thick" application( yay! ),
and have run into something of a brick wall in figuring out how to prototype
it. It's a fairly smart client that is less for creating content and more
for managing it, with a database backend. I'm comfortable with paper
prototypes, but I know at some point I'm going to need to go beyond that.

The problem is I don't know how far beyond paper prototypes I need to go.

4 Sep 2007 - 6:05pm
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Michelle Frenchgrove
2007

New at CMU

Hi!

I'm just starting the hci masters program at Carnegie Mellon.

Are there opportunities to get together with veteran interaction designers
and their ilk around Pittsburg?

Frankly, I've never lived in a city before and at 22 I'm finding this town
more than a little intimidating -- but the other students seem very young
somehow! Well, just an impression.

Michelle Frenchgrove