Discussion Archive: May 2009

18 May 2009 - 9:04pm
7 years ago
1 reply

Silicon Valley IxDA Event :: Fostering Innovation Through Innovation Workshops :: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 :: at Yahoo!

Please join us at the next Silicon Valley IxDA event! Jim Nieters of
Yahoo! will speak about "Fostering Innovation Through Innovation

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Socializing: 7:00-7:30 pm

Program: 7:30-9:30 pm

Where: Yahoo! Sunnyvale Campus

Building C, Classroom 5
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Fostering Innovation Through Innovation Workshops
Jim Nieters

As user experience (UX) researchers and designers, we want to design
products that change the world—to engage in strategic design.

18 May 2009 - 8:07pm
Joel Flom

[EVENT] Next IxDA Brisbane F2F, Tuesday, 26 May

Come join us for Matt Morphett's presentation, "User Interface Design as a
Facilitator of IT Project Communication - a Case Study".

DESCRIPTION: Driving the importance of User Experience in large
organisations by selectively positioning activities and deliverables so that
you can achieve >80% compliance with your designs.

A BIT ON MATT: Matt Morphett (http://mattmorphett.blogspot.com) is a user
experience consultant and interaction designer with strong management
consulting experience.

18 May 2009 - 3:31pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Sarah Kampman

Visual alerts on tabular data

Folks, I'm looking for ideas and inspiration on conditional

I've got a large table containing numbers. Numbers that exceed a
threshold (set elsewhere) must be visually obvious.

18 May 2009 - 9:51am
7 years ago
2 replies

Windows mobile 7 non-touch user interface

Whoops - the article is at http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=2787, with a
link to the relevant slides at http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=2787.

2009/5/18 Francis Norton <francis.norton at gmail.com>

> According to a leaked slide deck, Windows mobile 7 supports using a
> hand-held device's camera to recognise user gestures even when it is not
> being

18 May 2009 - 9:26am
7 years ago
1 reply

Interview with 9 kids, 12-years-old, Sweden - results

I used iMindMap (available for both Mac and Windows). It's not free, though
- I had to pay for it - and it's not too cheap, either (but not extremely
expensive). For me it's worth it though, despite some things that could be
improved (and the new version they just got out seems promissing)

Overall, the best on the market, I think.

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 8:10 AM, Brendon <bcornwell at captechventures.com>wrote:

> I like the Mind Map.

18 May 2009 - 9:22am
Tori Breitling

[EVENT] Reminder: IxDA Austin // Tues, May 19 // Thinking Visually

EVENT: Thinking Visually: Just Show Me a Freaking Picture

To “think visually” is to transform complex, text-based knowledge or verbal
language into engaging and memorable visuals so the information can be
better represented, understood and remembered.Visual thinking is relevant
today because the density of information we deal with is the equivalent of
being soaked with a firehose of data - and it’s not showing any signs of

Unfortunately, research indicates that when our brains find themselves in
situations of great complexity, they start to shut down.

18 May 2009 - 7:49am
Caroline Jarrett

EVENT: Two day accessibility conference, Cambridge UK, 13-14 June 2009

Hi all
(apologies if you receive more than one of this notice)

The STC UK and Ireland chapter is having a two-day conference on
accessibility in Cambridge, UK on 13th and 14th June.

They have assembled a variety of top speakers on different aspects of
accessibility, including designing for all, learning about signing, meeting
the needs of Deaf people, and what's happening in the world of standards and

The full conference is a bargain at only £235 for both days, with generous
discounts for members of STC and affiliated organisations.

Maria De Monte

[Conan Team to IXDA members]: Paying job posts to fund IXDA activities&other issues

Hello IxDA members,

IxDA is considering undertaking a partnership with Coroflot (http://www.coroflot.com/) to handle the job-related posts that now come through our discussion list. We need your input on this question!

has hosted the Job Board at both Interaction conferences, and they’re
eager to work with us.

18 May 2009 - 2:22am
7 years ago
4 replies
Angel Marquez

Copenhagen UE Windows Concept


The song made we want to jump up and down on my bed.
Check this out:

18 May 2009 - 12:05am
7 years ago
44 replies
Joshua Muskovitz

Who am I?

What do you call someone who sits squarely on the fence between interaction
design and implementation?

I am trying to new employment or consulting opportunities. I can find
opportunities for people skilled solely in wireframing and prototyping. I
can also find opportunities for people with nothing but implementation
skills. Neither of these is what I am looking for. I've been wearing both
hats for over two decades now.

Is the entire market focused on separating these two skills?