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2 Oct 2008 - 9:20am
5 years ago
2 replies

Mobile phone - environment interactions?

I'm looking for clever example of mobile phones interacting with the
environment, like in a museum or a retail space. I'm thinking of
interactions like pushing information to phones while the person is on-
site, or having them use their phone to make queries or send text
messages to an on-site system. I feel like this has come up on the
list before, but I didn't find anything in the archives.

I'm not sure if this technology would just be a gimmick, or something
that could be made useful and/or fun.

17 Jul 2007 - 3:03pm
7 years ago
4 replies
visual hokie

Question about display of date select functionality

I need some help.

I am working on an application that requires the user to select a
start and stop date. This function is similar to a travel sites'
Depart Date and Return Date fields. The main difference is that we
want to constrain the dates that can be select to only those dates
that the user receives service.

I immediately wanted a calendar display because it provides context
to service periods and days of the week.

22 Dec 2006 - 3:38pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Dan Saffer

One Final Controversy for 2006!

One last one before the end of the year:

Donna Mauer's OzCHI Keynote: User-Centered Design: Is it working?


Some quotes:

"We have to stop selling usability. It doesn’t have a value
proposition. Usability is a quality aspect of something – it is not a
process, an artefact, a deliverable or anything that anyone cares
about what you are going to give them.

4 Jul 2008 - 1:11am
6 years ago
3 replies
Jeremy Yuille

Anyone attending the IOForum conference in NYC on the 15th?

HI all,
A month or so ago I noticed the Information Overload Research Group
announced their formation..

15 Feb 2007 - 2:09am
7 years ago
1 reply
Omri Eliav

Nice Input Device - I/O Brush


Scroll for videos

"Most drawing tools/pens we use today allow only a one-way flow of
ink, and we are oblivious to how the content of the tool came to
exist inside. What if we could not only have control over the outflow
of the ink, but also have influence on what goes inside? Indeed, old
fountain pens served as both tools to pick up and release the ink,
and paintbrushes still preserve that function.

6 Oct 2009 - 10:22pm
4 years ago
2 replies



21 May 2008 - 12:16pm
6 years ago
8 replies
Brooke Baldwin

Need Suggestions for 2-D Display of 3-D Quantitive Data

Hi folks, I need a little help here.

I'm trying to design a grid display (table of numerical data) that really
has a dataset more appropriate for a three-dimensional display. But I'm
constrained to two axis. This is a web application were the user's
preference is to see whole numbers indicating quantity.

I've been pouring over Tufte and not found anything that really meets my
needs yet. Help!


27 Apr 2010 - 12:42pm
4 years ago
5 replies
Elana Glazer

Mobile User Experience

Looking for some recent resources on mobile user experience.

Anyone have links or research to share?

Here's one.. http://www.adaptivepath.com/blog/2009/01/07/three-mobile-user-experience-trends-to-watch-in-2009/


17 Jun 2008 - 1:28am
Itamar Medeiros

worth reading: "Shades of Use: The Dynamics of Interaction Design for Sociable Use"

Computers are used in sociable situations, for example during customer
meetings. This is seldom recognized in design, which means that
computers often become a hindrance in the meeting. Based on empirical
studies and socio-cultural theory, this thesis provides perspectives
on sociable use and identifies appropriate units of analysis that
serve as critical tools for understanding and solving interaction
design problems.

18 Sep 2006 - 6:35pm
7 years ago
3 replies
oliver green

Feature control on user interfaces

Hi All,

As applications grow, so does the demand for new features. I am curious
about two things. In the industry:

[1] What methods are used to determine the most "used" features as opposed
to the most "wanted" features?
[2] How often is this process repeated?

Any pointers will be appreciated.