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16 Feb 2010 - 2:14pm
5 years ago
1 reply

[Event] IxDA Seattle Happy Hour, Today, Feb 16

Time for the next 3rd Tuesday IxDA Happy Hour. I just got back from
the Interaction 10 conference in Savannah and all I can say is, if
you weren't there you missed out. But you can still come out to our
happy hour next week, catch up with some of the people who were
there, and discuss the future of interaction design.

5 Aug 2010 - 4:39am
Caroline Jarrett

Event: Workshop on Survey Design, Dundee, Scotland, 7 September

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28 Aug 2009 - 12:08pm

Interaction ´09 South America: Deadlines for submission extended

Dear, excuse any duplication.

Interaction South America '09


26.27 and November 28, 2009

Sao Paulo - Brazil


First Regional Conference on Interaction Design - Interaction South America


Paper Submission: September 20, 2009

Author notification: 15 October 2009

Paper Due: November 05 of 2009

The event: 26, 27 and November 28, 2009


The Interaction is in its fifth edition International (

11 Apr 2007 - 8:44pm
7 years ago
6 replies
Dave Malouf

Quote from Ziya's sig

At the bottom of Ziya Oz's email signature is the following quote, "In
design, interaction is the last resort." I'll assume since he doens't
attribute it to anyone else, it is his.

For people unaware of Ziya, he is a former list member here, but is
more active on the SIGIA-L where he is a pundit for DESIGN.

4 Aug 2009 - 1:01pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Recommended user recruiting agencies / facilities in Phoenix, AZ and Denver, CO

Hi All,
I'm wondering if list members have a favorite user research recruiting
agency and facility for hosting usability studies . . . we need one that is
located in Phoenix, AZ (US) and Denver, CO (US).

22 Mar 2005 - 10:35am
9 years ago
4 replies
Dan Saffer

Re: Metaphor

On Mar 22, 2005, at 10:59 AM, Adam Korman wrote:

> Although software isn't human it engages our human emotions but
> because it has complex behavior like humans. So, it's really too bad
> that it follows its own machine logic... wouldn't it be nice if
> sometimes computers followed human logic? That would be refreshing.

They can't. They aren't human. Thus they have to be designed to present
themselves as though they had human motivations and behaviors. One way
of doing this is via metaphor. "Dialog" boxes pop up to ask you

23 Jan 2007 - 9:57am
8 years ago
1 reply
Jay Morgan

check-out and trust (was...Google Checkout's credit card widget)

to bring a new flavor to an older thread...

I work in ecommerce and get motion sickness everytime we work on checkout.
It's such a dinosaur to me. So many parts of it are vestigial. No one can
make a clear case for the features or path, and since they don't understand
them they're not going to change them. You can see so many places to
improve it, and encounter so much inertia when you try.

24 Mar 2009 - 8:50pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Guillermo Torres

the little pointy hand

If you are on a mac and press command-Tab to switch apps, you will see your
cursor will change from the arrow to a pointing hand. We know this cursor is
good for pointing out links or buttons, particularly for the web. At first I
blamed the inconsistency on an oversight, which is common on web apps (Gmail
only changes the cursor for underlined text, Reader doesn't). But this
cursor is rarely used at the OS level; someone had to make the decision to
make the switch. Do you know why? I can't.

2 Oct 2009 - 8:55am
5 years ago
12 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Leaving Las Vegas...I mean the website site.

> [...] and I have learned that when you have a link that is
> internal you have that link open within the same window. On the other
> hand, I was taught that any link that you have that is a reference to
> an external website you should have the link open in an external
> window or tab if the user has that set up.

This practice has been debated for years. There are pros and cons to either
solution, and like every "rule", there are exceptions even if the practice
works well for you. The context, as usual, matters most.

18 Jan 2010 - 7:39am

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