Discussion Archive

13 Jan 2009 - 11:07am
7 years ago
6 replies
Jennifer Vignone

question about data loads


I have a question regarding your experience with the loading of a local
database (saved to a user's own drive or a shared drive) and current data
that is accessed from the server.

14 Mar 2008 - 5:40pm
8 years ago
6 replies
Bryan J Busch

what are we calling this inertia thing?

So, when you scroll down (or up) on the iPhone screens, the screen keeps
scrolling for a bit even after you've removed your finger, in essence you
stopped telling it to scroll.

I've seen some computer mouses have a similar effect.

What are we calling this property? So far I've just been using the term
"inertia," as in "the screen scrolls with inertia."

Is there a more widely-used term?

26 Aug 2008 - 6:28pm
Matthew Scott

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3 Oct 2008 - 10:11am
7 years ago
7 replies

Need user data on iPhone adoption by age

I know, a really general request, but here goes:

An assertion was made to me that teens (specifically both genders age
12-18) are not adopting iPhones because they're used to being able to
text without looking at the phone - essentially typing by feel and
relying on the predictive typing software in the phone to get it

18 Aug 2004 - 1:32pm
11 years ago
5 replies
Jef Raskin

Windows UI Compliance ; "intuitive"

The Windows UI guidelines are self-contradictory at points (e.g.
recommending noun-verb interaction but going the other way at times),
and lead to the kind of interfaces we all hate. To be an HCI expert and
to adhere to the Windows guidelines is, in my opinion, unethical.

Also, there is no such thing as "intuition" and interfaces are not
"intuitive". What they can be are familiar from previous experience.

For the whole argument see:

Raskin, Jef “Intuitive Equals Familiar,” Communications of the ACM
37:9, September 1994, p. 17

19 Mar 2008 - 5:52pm
Andrew Croll

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Senior Interaction Designer

Interaction design attempts to improve the usability and experience of
the object or system, by first researching and understanding certain
users' needs and then designing to meet and exceed these needs. In this
role, you will create visual and behavioral characteristics for Nike's
digital products that meet business objectives and achieve the highest
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As our Senior Interaction Designer, you'll drive the decision-making
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24 Nov 2003 - 12:05pm

Managing Change

: Challis Hodge asked:
: An interesting side note: The V8 engine is one of the most ineeficient
: to turn fossil fuels into motion yet it dominates the automobile industry
: this day.

2 Sep 2008 - 1:05pm
Victor Lombardi

Develop your sketching skills in NYC

In Bill Buxton's landmark book 'Sketching User Experiences,' he not only
teaches us about sketching, he argues that sketching is the archetypal
activity of design -- an action central to design thinking and learning.
By illustrating the nuances of sketches, he illustrates how "it takes the
same kind of learning to acquire the skills to converse fluently with a
sketch as it takes to learn to speak in any other foreign language."

Dave Malouf and I agree, and to help others acquire this skill we decided
to hold a workshop in New York called 'Sketching for Interaction Design.'
Taught by

25 Feb 2009 - 10:16am
6 years ago
15 replies

IxDA Special Offer: interactions magazine discount


This was announced at IxDA in Vancouver, but many of you weren't there or
were too busy enjoying Will Evans' tweets to notice, so I thought I would

interactions magazine is proud to offer a discount just for IxDA members,
and you are officially a "member" if you are on this mailing list.

6 Jul 2007 - 4:13pm
Petteri Hiisilä

Opera desktop team reveals browser usage findings

These may interest some people.

Originally found from http://www.osnews.com/story.php/18219/Opera-

The article: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/2007/07/06/reality-

"Back in January we added the ability to report usage of different
features and preferences so we could learn more about how the browser
is used in general.