Discussion Archive: February 2009

20 Feb 2009 - 9:42am
5 years ago
4 replies
Brad Ty Nunnally

Instant Messaging UIs and Annoyances

If I have an IM open in the background and someone sends me a message,
I should get a preview of the message. Aidum and Digsby do this by
showing you the message in a popup window in a the corner of your
screen that disappears after a couple of seconds.

Digsby has taken it an extra step by letting you respond to the
person directly in the preview popup, so I don't even need to switch
screens if it is a quick response.

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20 Feb 2009 - 7:19am
5 years ago
5 replies
Danny Hope

Wireframes, supporting documentation, and software choices

2009/2/20 Adrian Howard <adrianh at quietstars.com>:
> Paper. Pens. Whiteboards. Sticky notes. Being in the same room as the
> developers. Talking.

I completely agree with this.

Also, if it's an existing app, you might find it useful to start a
pattern library wiki.

20 Feb 2009 - 5:36am
Danny Hope

Events iCalendar/Goocal?

Can anybody point to a feed of UX events (worldwide) to which one can
subscribe using Google Calendar?

Danny Hope
07595 226 792

19 Feb 2009 - 6:04pm
Barbara Ballard

Design For Mobile conference, April 20-22, Early Bird ends March 7

In late 2007, we got tired of all the conferences focusing on mobile
user experience being in Europe. Usually London. Since more and more
there's really great mobile design work going on in North America, we
decided to make a new conference. And in 2008 it was terrific.

The 2009 conference is approaching, with topics ranging from academic
to theoretical to incredibly practical, from user research to

19 Feb 2009 - 4:56pm

Embeddable fonts for PowerPoint

In trying to avoid a fiat from management against non-Microsoft fonts
in my PowerPoint presentations, I've been learning more about how to
embed fonts within a PowerPoint 2007 presentation.

Microsoft's reference on the subject was my first destination:

This site actually included the technical details of PP font embedding
that I was looking for:

I instaled this Windo

19 Feb 2009 - 4:17pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Job: Technical Writer/Product Communication Specialist

Hi -

I'm posting this here because
1. I consider documentation to be an inseparable part of any product
that people have to learn, and I would argue as such it's part of user
2. I have hopes that once the main documentation has been brought up
to speed, this position will involve more work on the product side as
we IxD'ers typically think of it, producing deliverables like
requirements, wireframes, user stories, personas and so on (see dan
brown's communicating design book).

19 Feb 2009 - 3:28pm
Angel Marquez

Thanks for the stickers gmail team!

I just received my gmail
the mail.
Talk about user experience, getting a self addressed envelope with no return
address in the mail with your own hand writing is odd.

I didn't get a unicorn or a flying robot. What a jip.

The glittery M is r*ckin.

19 Feb 2009 - 2:49pm
5 years ago
16 replies

Wireframes, supporting documentation, and software choices

What software do you use to do the documentation to support your
wireframes? (eg, the tables that list out each interface item,
description, system response, error states, etc.) The same software
that you use to create the wireframes? (and if so, what software is

At my last company, we did wireframes in Visio and the element tables
in Word. So we had to paste the Visio wireframes into Word and update
two documents, which I hated. But Visio can't handle tables well, in
terms of wrapping the text, tabbing through them, etc.

19 Feb 2009 - 1:37pm
Lori Pennica Hedrick

[JOB] Interactive Art Director Cleveland, Ohio, Marcus Thomas - full-time

I've attached a job opportunity in a Word document.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:55pm