Discussion Archive: March 2009

30 Mar 2009 - 2:12pm
6 years ago
3 replies

Listing a URL in a banner


I'm curious as to why the proponents of the "embed the url" want users to remember the url. I would have thought they'd want users to remember either the name of the site or what you represent.

To be honest, though, I wouldn't have a big issue with the suggestion but for one thing - what's suggested isn't memorable. It might have been okay if it was just /remembrance or /dor, but I don't think the two together are catchy.

Studies that support your case would be nice to have, but I don't believe there is a lot freely available.

30 Mar 2009 - 1:42pm
Séamus T. Byrne

[Event] IxDA Dublin, Ireland: March '09 Meeting

When: Tuesday, March 31st - Starting at 6:30pm Until 9pm

Where: Renards <http://www.renards.ie/>, Dublin.

What: A unique chance to view the best presentations and keynotes from
the 2009 IxDA conference <http://interaction09.ixda.org/>. Followed by a
presentation reviewing the hottest news coming out the states presented
by our very own Des Traynor <http://www.destraynor.com/>.

30 Mar 2009 - 11:50am
6 years ago
2 replies

New local group in Porto Alegre / Brazil

Is there anyone around living in Porto Alegre interested in joining a local group? The idea would be gathering people interested in learning together, sharing experiences and certainly meeting at some local pub from time to time J

André Rabelo

30 Mar 2009 - 11:38am
6 years ago
7 replies
Yann Allin

Expandable windows

Hi Everybody,

How would you call the widget used on the Sony home page :
http://www.sony.com/index.php ? Achorion, expansible Windows ?

And what about its usability ???



30 Mar 2009 - 10:46am

Why "vs."? Why not both? Command line vs. menu driven interface

Jared Spool wrote:
> If you really want to get Old School, in 1985, at Symbolics
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolics), we had a combined window-based
> and command line system. (You can see what a screen looked like here:
> http://is.gd/oE1s)

(I'll save my Symbolics fanboying for later... :-)

I still don't get why it has to be "cli VERSUS gui", when each has its

30 Mar 2009 - 10:34am
6 years ago
14 replies

Command line or GUI

hi all

I was wondering what could be the possible circumstances where a command line interface would be more suitable or better than a GUI.

I am working on redesign of a product having a command line interface and as of now it seems users are pretty comfortable with that.

any thoughts ?



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30 Mar 2009 - 8:52am
Sean Pook

JOB: iPhone Graphics Developer; LA; Recruiter; Full Time

£Senior + very good benefits

Ideal profile: Graphic design /visual art background, mobile UI development, iPhone application development

It's not often a chance comes along to develop visuals and graphical for one of the world's most fashionable devices - the iPhone.

30 Mar 2009 - 8:41am
6 years ago
5 replies
Jarod Tang

Wood gatherers, boat architects, or sailing experience designers?

Hi David,

IMHO, what Joshua request is also quite important . For a association like
IxDA, it at least should do more than coffee time talking ( while most guys
love the coffee time talks),

1. enable more creative case based discussing ( but if there's consciously
mediated case analyze and arrangement )

30 Mar 2009 - 7:49am

IxDA NYC &#8211; Tues, Mar. 31 &#8211; Marc Rettig - How to Change Complicated Stuff (e.g., the World)

In the midst of a global conversation about change, many designers are
pondering their own impact in the world. How does our experience in software
interfaces, web sites, and physical products prepare us to address the
profound issues humanity is facing? These issues involve many complex
systems, systems too big to fit into the scope of any single company or

30 Mar 2009 - 7:46am
6 years ago
4 replies
Mark Schraad

roles within a start up

This is just one person's perspective... specific to the narrow niche of
tech start ups, but the perception held is still valid (we tend towards deep
instances over aggregates don't we?). As an interaction designer, user
experience designer, information architect or just a designer... where do
you see your place in this picture?

The Hat List

- Visionary/Architect. Idea generation, shape features, repositioning,
market fit, competitive landscape, research.
- Lead Developer(s). AKA Hackers. A good place to have a pair of jelled