Discussion Archive

31 Jan 2005 - 6:47pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Peter Picone

Exposing the Clipboard

Greetings all

In a discussion today, the topic came up as to whether a user with basic
Windows experience today would be familiar with the term "Clipboard".

The functionality we are trying to reveal to the user can be accomplished
using only the terms copy and paste. However, there is another level of
complexity regarding multiple levels of clipboard saves that we are trying
not to expose, even though they may help to clarify the underlying model
for the user. That is - in certain modes, the paste operation will paste
different items you saved in different locations.

16 May 2007 - 5:32pm
A.C.Roibas at b...

CALL FOR CHAPTERS (last call): new HCI design challenges in Space

(apologies for crossposting)

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2007

Designing the user experience of future peripatetic users: new HCI design challenges in Space

Travelling to the depths of Space is no longer a privilege of astronauts and scientists. Space Agencies are starting to allow those who have the means to afford it, provided that they fulfil a minimum set of physiological requirements to join the ventures into outer space.

23 Mar 2009 - 2:23pm
Adam Stout

Survey on Value of Usability Testing

We are looking to gather your thoughts on the value of usability
testing in your interfaces as well as what you currently use to
assess this and what you think of the current tools on the market.

If you have 10 minutes to spare to help out a team of graduate
students at Carnegie Mellon University, please take the survey at:


This research is an essential part of our teams Capstone Project. We
greatly appreciate your time and input.

4 Oct 2004 - 4:50pm
11 years ago
1 reply

Looking for good e.g. of x-ref info arch views

I'm designing a 'product' site and have major top level content 'buckets'; however, I also want to cross ref the content by audience type (another view to access the content that will 'live' in their appropriate buckets).

20 Aug 2010 - 8:29pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Jared M. Spool

Re: [IxDA] SXSW Panel: Digital Ethnography for Design Innovation

On Aug 20, 2010, at 10:42 AM, Paul Bryan wrote:

> Please consider voting for my proposed session at SXSW 2011
> entitled: "Digital Ethnography for Design Innovation."

I'd be interested in hearing more about this. I voted for it.


12 Jul 2008 - 4:29pm
8 years ago
9 replies

When is a hyperlink NOT?

Call me old school. Call me a dinosaur wandering the earth right before the
meteor hit and turned my sorry butt to ash, but I still think a hyperlink
should be a hyperlink. Further, I think a contextual link embedded in
content with a anchored link a proper noun should go to that place. The
Washington Post disagrees.

17 Nov 2010 - 10:39am
5 years ago
6 replies

Making technical terms more descriptive

How do you find the best name or title for a function in an application? For example, if creating software for sound editing - many traditional audio terms are very technical, such as "normalization", "amplitude envelope", "dynamic compression" etc. For a novice user, these terms don't say much about what will happen to the sound. Might it be desirable to come up with new, more descriptive terms for these things, despite the risk of confusing advanced users who already know the technical terms? How would one find a term that as many users as possible can understand?

21 Dec 2004 - 4:25pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Going on Vacation ????? ( was RE: Anthony Quinn is on leave )

Let me take this moment during the winter solstice holiday season to remind
people that it is very inappropriate to have your out-of-office setting set
on, and still have your subscriptions for email lists set to receive.

Most lists have a function that allow you to suspend delivery. For sure,
ours does have such a setting and it is called mail delivery. If you go to
http://discuss.ixdg.org/ you can see our guidelines and instructions
regarding this particular setting.

30 Nov 2012 - 7:29pm
3 years ago
4 replies
Charles Erdman

mobile .com VS mobile application

Brick and mortar companies have websites. Some have adapted those websites for mobile (m.com). Some are compelled to have both a m.com and a mobile application (m.app).

It raises the question of how unique the experience should be in each of those channels. Are there agreed "norms?" Should there be overlap in features/content in each experience?

Let's make this concrete. Take a restaurant chain. They sell food. They sell atmosphere where you eat that food. Simplistically, a restaurant's digital-self can offer: