Discussion Archive

3 Nov 2005 - 8:54pm
Janet M. Six

Announcing the launch of UXmatters


We are proud to announce the launch of UXmatters.

Please spread the word and also contact us if you would like write
or volunteer for the magazine.

Janet M. Six
Managing Editor -- UXmatters


Announcing the launch of UXmatters: A User Experience Design Web Magazine

For Immediate Release

November 3, 2005 ::: UXmatters, a user experience (UX) design Web
magazine, is proud to announce its launch today on World Usability Day
at www.uxmatters.com.

13 Feb 2008 - 9:16pm
Charlie Kreitzberg

Agile & UCD (was Thoughts on Alan Cooper's Keynote)

Hi Ambrose:

That is wonderful! We need many more software architects and
developers with passion for UX.

I think that what you are saying is on-target. I would only add a
couple of points:

1. Some aspects of product development are, and probably always will
be, "waterfall." I was trying to make that point in another thread.
For example, you have fund --> design/build -->release in almost any
business. There are Ux elements in all of them. So I think that we
will always be dealing with some form of hybrid models with waterfall
elements and agile elements.


2 Jul 2004 - 9:15am
Larry Tesler

Menu bar on Macintoshes

Apple's menu bar first appeared on the Lisa.

The mechanics of the Lisa menu bar are described, without design
justification, in an Apple internal memo by Bill Atkinson dated
September 20, 1980. Visit
http://www.applefritter.com/lisa/texts.html. Find "Lisa User
Interface Standards Document". Download the PDF (27 pages, 2.6 MB).

12 Mar 2007 - 9:46pm
8 years ago
2 replies

iPhone Pinch Interaction - useful?

Dear All,

When the pinch interaction was demo-ed with iPhone, I had a pretty
positive response, but as I thought more about it and discussed with a
few colleagues around, I am not sure if that kind of interaction would
be very useful in a small device, or any other device where only one
hand is used.

I see interactions like sliders, scrollbars, light switches, joysticks
etc.. where people control the "degree" of something.. These are what
people are used to, where one end is fixed and other can be dragged to
control the value.

4 Apr 2006 - 4:32pm
9 years ago
4 replies
Bailey, Jack

How Many Users Suffer In Silence?

Does anybody have a reliable stat on the ratio of the number of users who complain about something to the number who just suffer in silence?

I'm looking for some way to say "for these 5 complaints there are probably xx many more people out there annoyed but not bothering to complain."

Thanks in advance.

2 Apr 2006 - 11:35am

touch and gesture activated screen

This is quite impressive example of modern touch screen applications:

(short link: http://ma.gnolia.com/jezothag )

(by http://www.merl.com/projects/DiamondTouch/)

Is this the future of interaction design?

Baldo -

11 Feb 2009 - 4:28am
Mike Padgett

Is using JavaScript to submit a form WCAG 2.0compliant?

Hi Marcus,

You're on the right track! What I think is happening here is that you're looking at that silly WCAG wording and thinking there's something else in there you haven't seen. It reads like a standard pre-nuptial agreement for Donald Trump, doesn't it?

The statement: "any information or functionality that is implemented in technologies that are not accessibility supported are also be available via technologies that are accessibility supported" means in practical terms that you cannot do anything in JS that you can't be done when JS is disabled or unavailable.

11 Aug 2010 - 9:17am
Arun Martin

[IxDA] [EVENT] Bangalore - HCI research methods - August 28

The STC India User Research and Usability SIG is pleased to announce three sessions on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Misys Software Solutions (India) Private Limited, Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Bangalore. 
1) HCI research methods by Sanjay Tripathi, ABB2) Usability heuristics for documentation by Anupama Gummaraju3) Web analytics in technical documentation by Jigesh T.V, Cisco


28 Nov 2007 - 10:23pm
7 years ago
21 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Some form fun, to lighten the mood

This one cracks me up.


Choose Yes for all the three radio button options, then check each of the
checkboxes that appear as a result. (No need to type anything.) Have fun!

-Robert Hoekman, Jr.-
CEO / Principal Experience Designer
Miskeeto, LLC — www.miskeeto.com

23 Nov 2011 - 7:13am
3 years ago
2 replies
Raelynn OLeary

Seeking speakers [designers, urban planners, architects] who are working in community design...

During the Interaction 12 Local Leaders workshop in Dublin we are going to explore how we can design richer interaction design communities in our localities. It is the aim of many local groups to be more than event planning organizations. We hope to foster community and dialogue outside of events and serve as hubs for knowledge around our discipline. As such, we are looking for urban planners, Design Council members or other designers applying design thinking and methodologies in their communities to speak to the group about their approach to communitybuilding.