Discussion Archive: January 2011

5 Jan 2011 - 11:42am
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Konrad
2008

Smart-phones: Portrait vs Horizontal orientation

Hello Everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone has done or is aware of any research on the use of smart-phones in portrait vs landscape orientation?

Let's take a theory, that since portrait orientation is a natural "phone" orientation, anyone who changes to landscape switches to a non-phone use mode.

If someone is using an app, switching orientation would be a proof of an increased engagement and a form of commitment to use the device as a platform for the app, not a phone.

5 Jan 2011 - 4:17am
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William Hudson
2009
4 Jan 2011 - 9:11am
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Erin Lynn Young
2009

[EVENT] IxDA Austin // Tuesday, Jan 18 // Using Online Communities to Harvest Ideas, Decrease Support Costs and Kick-Start Loyalty

National Instruments has won awards for the way it has built user feedback into the development process for its flagship product.

3 Jan 2011 - 3:21pm
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3 years ago
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Eva Miller
2009

Innies: field study safety

I'm looking for strategies to quiet legal nerves about doing design research in people's homes or cars (contextual inquiry, field studies, etc). Their main worry is safety: is someone going to go nuts and hurt you if you visit their home? And then what?

1 Jan 2011 - 3:13pm
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3 years ago
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interactive fiction
2010

Any thoughts on Storytron the interactive storytelling engine?

The other day I came across Storytron by Chris Crawford a games industry legend. I was eager to check it out because I'm currently reading "The Art of Interactive Design", which he wrote. Unfortunately, I have mixed feelings about it, and was wondering if anyone from the community had any experience with it as well so we could compare notes.