Discussion Archive: November 2007

19 Nov 2007 - 1:53pm
8 years ago
2 replies
oliver green

prototype voice and sensor driven UI

Hi All,

What methods/tools do you use to prototype UIs that are voice and
sensor (motion detection) driven?


19 Nov 2007 - 1:37pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Meredith Noble

[Event F2F Correction] Toronto hosted by UsabilityMatters

Hey all,

I'm sorry to throw another wrench in the works here, but Parth, I think
we originally discussed Monday the 26th!

We hope you'll all still be able to join us!


Meredith Noble
Information Architect, Usability Matters Inc.
416-598-7770, ext.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:26pm
8 years ago
29 replies
Jack L. Moffett


Amazon has released the Kindle, their electronic book device. This is
a very interesting product. My initial reactions:

It's the right size/weight. I didn't like the industrial design of it
at first (too antiseptic?), but it's growing on me.

19 Nov 2007 - 9:05am
Onur Orhon

Online Engagement Models

Hi everybody,

I'm researching Online Engagement/Experience Models, specifically
methodologies and interaction modes based on segmentation and emotional
triggers. Any reference to a document/diagram/example, or your personal
input would be appreciated.

Onur Orhon

Blog: www.tuningslide.com

19 Nov 2007 - 2:23am
8 years ago
3 replies
Peter Boersma

Are required field notations really necessarywith radio button selections?

Well, since we're reviving this discussion... ;-)

Alan wrote:
> With respect to radio buttons, there should always be a selected item.
> The reason for this is that if a person makes a selection, then
> changes her mind, there is no other way to un-set it.

For situations we're talking about here (required field) that may be the desired situation.

I remember when we designed forms for the UK Inland Revenue (tax) we choose to have all radio buttons in an initial blank state and make them required.

18 Nov 2007 - 11:59pm
8 years ago
2 replies

Estimation Methodologies

Hi All,

I am looking for estimation methodologies for various tasks/deliverables in different phases of UCD lifecycle. Basically a scientific way of estimating the tasks similar to function points or use case estimations in SDLC.

Any pointers would be gretly appreciated.


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16 Nov 2007 - 11:52pm

IxDA NYC Design Studio Event Recap

Hi IxDers,

This is a delayed recap. On October 25th we hosted a new kind of event in
NYC in a design studio format rather than our normal presentation style. The
event was a success and we wanted to share with you in case you want to do
something similar in your area.

A short recap of the event:
A group of 30 designers came together one night and worked together for 3
hours in a studio setting.

16 Nov 2007 - 3:46pm
8 years ago
5 replies
beril guvendik

How to help a new employee to get started

I am looking for insight and best practices to how to help a new designer
get started with the team, company and the product. I haven't been in a
situation where I was responsible for this so I am slightly at a loss.

How do you approach getting a new designer familiar with everything. What is
a good way to spend the first day? What is a good day to spend the first
week? Is there anything you ask them to do specifically to benefit from
their fresh status?

16 Nov 2007 - 1:37pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Rob Nero

CPH/Malmo F2F?

I plan on visiting Copenhagen and Malmo in the beginning of January, 1st
to the 14th. Is anyone interested in having a F2F in that time frame, in
either (or both) city?

I am currently an interface designer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, but
looking to attend graduate school or find work in that area. I would
really enjoy talking with those on the IXDA that are from the area.

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16 Nov 2007 - 11:06am
8 years ago
4 replies

Mobile device testing

I'm planning out our product strategy over the next several months (we
provide a social networking web app to connect high school athletes to
college coaches) and we anticipate providing usable access to our site &
features via handheld devices.