Discussion Archive: April 2008

9 Apr 2008 - 10:27am
Mikael Lindh

[EVENT] From Business to Buttons 2008, 12-13 June in Malmö, Sweden.

'Bad design is bad business,' says usability guru Don Norman before his European visit.
Don Norman will be a keynote speaker at Business to Buttons 2008, Europe's meeting place for interaction designers and business managers in Malmö in June.

The conference focuses on interactivity regardless of the technical platform and how to combine design with business benefits. Here you can get inspired, learn from others, and develop within your area of competence.

Workshops and sessions are filling up.

9 Apr 2008 - 6:37am
9 Apr 2008 - 5:47am
8 years ago
7 replies
Morten Hjerde

Spatial reasoning and spatial memory

I'm currently thinking a lot about spatial reasoning and spatial memory
related to small screens.

There is a lot of work done on spatial reasoning by the Gestalt
psychologists. I'm familiar with the "gestalt principles" (the little
education I have is in typography). But I haven't found much on spatial

8 Apr 2008 - 6:04pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Pedro Neves

His this an Interaction Design issue?


I'm involved in a organisation of a meeting to promote a urban historic
centre renewal trough the participation of the highest number of actors that
use the respective space.

Due to my designer / architect profile and the interest about the issues of
interaction design in its more broad usages, I wold like to have a sense of
receptivity of the implementation of Interaction design work process in this
kind of initiatives.

At the end, if using the interaction design designation it's suitable, after
all we wish to give conditions for the citizens to design the interactions
of the use

8 Apr 2008 - 4:06pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Becky R

information comparison formats, width/presentation ideal for comparison

I'm working on a project that requires the user to compare different medical
procedures (not low content, even with tight writing). Our initial testing
very strongly supports side-by-side comparison (of course), but we've been
pretty constrained by a very narrow minimum width and I'm looking for better

Does anyone have insights on existing research on presenting comparative
information (ideal width for retention/learning, formats if side-by-side
comparison is not possible)?


8 Apr 2008 - 3:17pm
8 years ago
3 replies
stephanie walker

what to name the social networking area of a huge retail site

Hi all,

Today I'm struggling with an issue I'm hoping you can help with. We are
trying to rename the section of a very large, multi-language, retail site
that contains user-generated content (blogs, wikis, forums, etc.) because an
executive does not like that it is currently called "Community". Yes, I know
this is not why you should mess with site nomenclature but welcome to my

8 Apr 2008 - 2:15pm
Peter Merholz

Reminder - April 9 (Tomorrow), Jan Chipchase/Nokia at Adaptive Path

On April 9, come to Adaptive Path's offices (363 Brannan Street) for
not one, but TWO glorious presentations.

The information is also on Upcoming.org, and if you do plan on coming,
please say you are "attending" or "watching" there.

The headliners are Jan Chipchase and Duncan Burns from Nokia Design,
Title: Street Hacks: From Design Research to Prototype to

How long have you been using your current cell phone? And what
happened to your previous model?

8 Apr 2008 - 1:00pm
Shannon Caddigan

JOB: User Experience Researcher/Designer, 30 minutes south of SF, Jessie Stehle, full time

User Experience Researcher/ Designer - Mobile-Technology Company

Title: User Experience Researcher/ Designer
Location: SF Bay Area - 30 minutes from SF
Compensation: To low 100's DOE + stock

A progressive mobile-technology company is searching for a User
Experience Researcher/ Designer to join its creative team and focus on
user interface design and usability.

8 Apr 2008 - 9:53am
8 years ago
1 reply
Pascal Guinchard

Bay Area Schools


I am curious if you can recommend top schools in the San Francisco or the
Bay Area that offer programs in Interactive or UI Design. After receiving a
BA in Industrial Design from the Academy of Art University, and working in
the field for 4 years, I have not been impressed by the job market or the
salary range. I would really appreciate input for my new direction.

Kind regards,

Pascal Guinchard