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12 Sep 2007 - 7:16pm
7 years ago
2 replies

Top design title in your organization?

I was wondering if IxDA'ers would share their views on promotion
paths in software design.

(I believe this has been discussed to some degree before)

I see two:

1) Chief of Design or Chief Designer or ??
2) VP of Product Design and possibly Chief Design Officer

The first seems more along the creative, individual contributor
track -- similar to Chief Architect.

16 Jan 2007 - 7:43am
Mark Schraad

Affordances (was Re: iPhone Keynote)

In short, the brain stores and reassembles images, not words.

> On Jan 11, 2007, at 6:38 PM, Mark Schraad wrote:
>> I do not think you need formal (what ever that is) research, but
>> certainly insight does not come to the designer in a vacuum.

2 Jun 2010 - 9:29am
5 years ago
1 reply

Re: [IxDA] The Next Generation of Flash User Experience

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 9:19 AM, nixkuroi wrote: > Just so you all know, a project called "Smokescreen" has been created and > will, on the fly, convert SWF (even with Actionscript bytecode) into HTML > 5/SVG. > > Info here:  http://smokescreen.us/ [1]

That's an interesting proof-of-concept. Right now it's unusably slow, which I suppose is what you get for on-the-fly bytecode munging. I have doubts as to whether you'd ever be able to do the kind of high-speed real-time stuff that people write Flash/FLEX for, but possibly a cross-compiler would work.

15 Nov 2010 - 9:43am

Re: [IxDA] High-End Users in a Low-End Web.

I think you're seeing the combination of two factors, of which Jared has correctly identified one. Try this on for size:

"Most people in the world (and probably most people who use the Web) don't search but if they do, they use Google"

"Most people in the world don't use social network sites, but if they do they use Facebook." (of course these are exaggerations, but play along for a minute please)

What has happened is that a few monopolist-like(*) companies (google, apple, facebook, amazon, ebay) have dominated their particular segment of the Web space.

16 Dec 2012 - 5:57am
2 years ago
1 reply

Mobile devices in fieldwork context

Hello to all,
i'm looking for articles/papers about UX of mobile devices (tablets) in fieldwork context.

13 Aug 2007 - 6:08pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek

Event SF: Mastering information through the ages FRIDAY Aug 17

Thought some of you SF peeps might be interested:

Begin forwarded message:

From: Stewart Brand
Date: August 13, 2007 10:27:32 AM PDT
Subject: [SALT] Mastering information through the ages FRIDAY Aug 17
(for forwarding)

In a classic case of reperceiving the present via a very-long-now
perspective, Alex Wright invokes examples from evolutionary biology,
cultural anthropology, mythology, mysticism, the history of printing,
scientific method, 18th-century taxonomy, Victorian librarians, and
early computer history to get a fresh grip on what the hell is going
on with information thes

18 Jun 2010 - 1:27pm
5 years ago
2 replies

Help determine minimum viewing distance to small LCD display

Hi I have a user using a small 10.4" LCD display with a resolution of 1024x768 and has an aspect ratio of 16x10. Could you please help me find out what the minimum viewing distance (distance between the center of the screen and user's eye) is and what additional factors may be involved (like screen brightness, contrast, etc.) and how these factor into the equation.  Thanks a lot for your help! 

5 Mar 2007 - 6:41pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Jeff Axup

Overview and Examples of Visualization Methods

This site has a very nice overview of different visualization methods.
Ironically I don't think the periodic table metaphor actually aids
understanding of the content of the page at all, but the examples are really


Best Regards,
Jeff Axup Ph.D.

13 Jun 2007 - 8:12am
8 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

neat little JS app mocking an iPhone


The behavior needs some tweaking, but to me there are a few things in
there relevant to the "animation" threads.

Personally, I still think "designing transitions" is a lot more
palatable than talking about "animations" when it comes to IxD, but
that's me.

Anyway, the example is interesting, built using YUI components so it
is totally takeable.

-- dave

David Malouf

18 Mar 2010 - 8:16am
5 years ago
1 reply

Migrating customers to a new registration system

I am working on a B2C site that is centralizing multiple divisions into a single site. Need to migrate customers from old authentication systems to the new one. Can't auto-migrate credentials (not unique on an enterprise level). (1) Anyone have experience doing this? (2) Any POV on best practices vis a vis UX, customer satisfaction, (3) if a grace period is provided how long should it be (user vistation frequency = monthly.