Discussion Archive

1 Jul 2004 - 9:26am
10 years ago
8 replies
Greg Petroff

Flex and the Halo model

Anyone on the list used Macromedia Flex and the "Halo experience model"?

I am working on a project where we are either going to build our own visual
gui toolkit / interface spec in flash or adopt the Halo model with some
changes. Our development group can handle the server client relationship
of things usining jsp's or the flex model. What I am trying to acertain is
if we can reduce the amount of custom "gui" design while preserving and
developing good interaction for the project we are working on.

5 Aug 2008 - 8:23am
Fredrik Matheson

Breadcrumb trail at the bottom of the browser window

Inspired by the recent Cuil discussion I've made a breadcrumb trail that's
always visible at the bottom of your browser window.
I'm testing it on an intranet where:

• users spend anywhere from five minutes to several hours every day

• there are thousands of pages in many folders, etc

• the built-in navigation scheme isn't always consistent, due to different
products/portals/systems being used

Lessons so far:

• with just one consistent navigation item at the bottom of the viewport,
it's easier to leave out all those top, left and right menus and concentrate
on maki

29 Sep 2006 - 9:17am
Scott Weiss

Web 2.0 UX Benchmark: Please Help

Usable Products Company is exploring doing a US-based quantitative user
experience benchmark of Web 2.0 properties. This benchmark will be limited
to three sites in the same category for its first release. Our goal is to
inform our community and to at least break even on the investment.
Benchmarks provide invaluable information to designers and marketers, and
a point of comparison to determine usability improvements.

30 Apr 2004 - 6:58am

Success Metrics (was: Visual aspects of interactiondesign...)

MessageHi Frank

Please see my responses below... ***

Pabini Gabriel-Petit

You wrote:
Yes, most of us are after better products from a usability and visual design perspective. However, don't you think that all designs should be evaluated based on unique, pre-identified success metrics?

***Certainly, this makes sense.

For example, an interactive design submitted to Comm Arts is probably going to have success metrics skewed toward innovation in the visual design realm. In that realm, text on gifs *could* be evaluated as good design if extensibility, download time, etc.

13 Nov 2007 - 11:28am
7 years ago
11 replies
Christopher Fahey

IxD Ethics: Business vs. User

In the "fundamental tenets of design" thread, I had written as my
third rule "Don't lie" (right after the similar "Show sleazebags the

3 Mar 2009 - 6:50pm
6 years ago
10 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Microsoft Office Labs 2019 Vision

My apologies if this got posted already... but I didn't see it.

I figure there'd be a lot of interest in this video:

Andrei Herasimchuk

Chief Design Officer, Involution Studios
innovating the digital world

e. andrei at involutionstudios.com
c. +1 408 306 6422

16 Mar 2009 - 9:17am
Danny Hope

[EVENT] [UK] UX Brighton: Mental Models, Service Design & Problems with Convergence

Cross Posted.

When: Tuesday April 14, 2009 at 6:45pm
Where: The Werks, 45 Church Road, Hove, UK, BN3 2BE
Info: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2137111

This looks like it's going to be a thought-provoking session with lots
of issues to discuss.

Speakers: Filip Healy & GiGi Demming from Amberlight

Filip and GiGi are both principals at Amberlight Partners. Amberlight
is a London based User Experience Consultancy.

9 Feb 2009 - 2:33pm
Bobby Morgan

JOB: Java Developer Mobile Devices, Seattle, FILTER, Contract

FILTER is currently working with a world-class downtown Seattle design
agency, seeking a Java developer with mobile or device experience. This
is a three month or longer contract, working closely with developers, UX
designers and PMs, on next-generation mobile products.

Hourly rate negotiable.

9 May 2006 - 12:12am
Vikram M. Rao

JOB: Senior UI Designer, Bangalore India

CoreObjects, a software product development company ( http://www.coreobjects.com) is looking for a Senior UI Designer / Visual Designer for their office at Bangalore India.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right designer with an outstanding consultancy. The position is as a full-time employee. The work is varied and has real design challenges with some of the newest technologies.