Discussion Archive: October 2008

23 Oct 2008 - 4:29pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Charlie Kreitzberg

Brilliant Viral Video

I was blown away by the recent MoveOn.org customized video. Whether you are
for Obama or McCain, it seemed like a new level of sophistication in viral
marketing that is worth a serious look.

For those not in the US, MoveOn is a liberal organization that is supporting
Obama in the election.

In case you have not seen it yet, this is a video that is customized with
your name in the content of the video.

23 Oct 2008 - 2:45pm
Elsa Gentry Kant

My Boss needs proof that interactiondesign makes a different!


I have been working to get the role Interaction designer into the
webprojects at my office.
I know it´s importance and effects, but my boss and coworkers don´t.

They want to keep on working as they always have. With a visual
designer and a HTML CSS people.
They want me to give them some proof that a web project with an ID is
better than a webproject whithout. (dah)
I´m getting tired in convincing them and started to give up the

23 Oct 2008 - 1:03pm
7 years ago
1 reply

Bad interaction experiences, blogged nationally

In the blog entry titled "A fine wensleydale?"
(http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/10/fine-wensleydale.html) Neil
Gaiman relates his experiences attemping to buy a G1 phone from
T-Mobile. I'm tempted to give this as a sample case to my first-year
students and ask them to enumerate all the things wrong with it. Not
least of them seems to be the left hand not knowing what the right is

At UI13 Jared talked about how many usability problems are rooted in
lack of foreknowledge.

23 Oct 2008 - 10:47am

[EVENT] First ever IxDA Helsinki F2F on Nov 13th

Hello all,

the first ever IxDA Helsinki get-together is happening!

We will start off light - the first evening will include no
formalities or presentations. Instead we'll have an relaxing evening
of meet & greet, some drinks and socializing with like-minded people.

23 Oct 2008 - 10:41am
7 years ago
2 replies
Torey Maerz

Human Factors International Persuasion, Emotion, and Trust (PET) design class?

Has anyone been to the PET design class offered through Human Factors
International? http://www.humanfactors.com/training/PET.asp

Is it any good? What do you think about the topic?

23 Oct 2008 - 9:55am
7 years ago
2 replies
Itamar Medeiros

Multi-touch: Helsinki's "CityWall"

CityWall is a large multi-touch display installed in central down town
Helsinki which acts as a collaborative and playful interface for its
urban surroundings.

23 Oct 2008 - 9:05am
4 years ago
2 replies

3 (not 6) Metrics for Managing UI Design

This is the follow up to the original post on metrics for managing UI design
(what we
finally chose to use based on feedback from IxDA members and team members):


I received some fantastic comments on that post and I want to thank everyone
taking the time to provide their input.

Best regards,

Russell Wilson
Vice President of Product Design, NetQoS
Blog: http://www.dexodesign.com

23 Oct 2008 - 5:03am
7 years ago
8 replies
R. Groot

Create a password: how to assist the user in complying with the rules you set

Hi all,

I'm breaking my head on the following for some time now and I hope you have
a fresh look or good experience to share.

- A user needs to create password (for a new account)
- The password has to comply to two out of three certain rules (certain
length, upper- and/or lowercase letter, and number)

*My solution so far*
At this moment I use an explanatory text which tells the user what rules the
password has to comply to. But since people don't read...

Looking forward to your visions, links, experiences!

Kind regards,

23 Oct 2008 - 4:45am
7 years ago
11 replies
AJ Kock

Country from or to in Travel

I am in the Travel industry and we have found that people completing
an online form has problems understanding when a field means "their
country of origin" or the "country they want to travel too."

We have the country field under the "personal details" section, but
some people still tend to complete it with their country of

Does anybody here have a suggestion on how to solve this? Should we
change the wording for country to something like "Home Country", Your
Country" or Country of Origin" or is there another way?

23 Oct 2008 - 3:50am
Rohit Keluskar

Last Dates (Mumbai, India)- Weekend Workshop on User Experience Design

Hi friends,
Kindly take note of some important upcoming dates for Design Incubator's
Weekend Workshops on User Experience Design, Winter 2008 given below:

18th Nov 08 - Last date to register for UXD01 Introduction to User
Experience Design
Fees For Self Sponsored = 3,000 INR
Fees For Corporate Sponsored = 4,000 INR

18th Nov 08 - Last Date to register to avail Discount on Full Course (if all
five Modules booked together)
Fees For Self Sponsored = 32,000 INR
Fees For Corporate Sponsored = 36,000 INR

2nd Dec 08 - Last Date to register to avail Discount on Core Design Modules
(UXD02 + UXD03+UXD