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11 Dec 2009 - 7:41am
5 years ago
1 reply
Gino Rodrigues

[anthrodesign] Don Norman: Technology First, Needs Last

Great reflexions, but I strongly disagree with the basic assertion.
What gave birth to that "Technology first"? Airplane for what? Radio
for what?

A miracle? Or an accident? Well, accidents did give rise to
technologies in the past, but none of those mentioned in the article.
The biggest missing thing here is that no technology comes up in a

17 Apr 2009 - 3:26pm
6 years ago
12 replies

Sixth sense from MIT labs

Just wanted to share this talk from Pattie Maes @ MIT. She takes
interaction with our environment to a whole new level. A fantastic
watch and certainly game-changing technology.

17 Sep 2007 - 6:18pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Jim Scarola4

Modular/contextual interaction design

I'm doing some research into sites that use a modular/contextual design
approach, and was wondering if anybody knew of any examples. I'll use the
concept of iGoogle to illustrate exactly what I mean…

Say I'd like to add more content to my personalized homepage. To do so, I
click "Add Stuff" and this takes me to a separate area that contains a
catalog of available widgets. Even though I mentally recall that I'm adding
content to my homepage, this area is visually independent of the homepage

Now, consider another approach.

1 Sep 2004 - 11:49am
Cheryl Garabet

Fw: Publicly available video resource?


Though I'm mindful of the fact that you're in the UK and downloading video
may be something of a chore, I'd suggest you give The Open Video Project (
http://www.open-video.org/) a look.

There's a lot there but you could start by riffling through the Collections
(especially, the stuff from the Uni of Maryland ...

23 Jun 2009 - 2:54pm
5 years ago
7 replies
Rob Tannen

Interfaces for Getting Attention of Infants

Does anyone have recommendations or references for how to design an
interface so that it draws the attention of infants and young
children (they just need to look at it, not interact).

30 Apr 2012 - 12:16pm
3 years ago
1 reply

Examples of Contextual Access to a Ubiquitous System

Looking for examples of a large enterprise-like system that has specific UX for contexual access.

Heres an example called "Ubranflow" which is like a Metro-wide Opertating System that is accessible via a browser from home, a user's mobile device, large touchscreen kiosks.  http://vimeo.com/26030147

Its a nice example of a single far-reaching system that has multiple interfaces, each one specifically desgined for the tasks of the context.

5 Dec 2003 - 12:44pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Moser, Craig

XP: Extreme Programming & Product Usability

I'm interested in hearing from anyone here who has experience (good or bad)
with the Scrum/XP (eXtreme Programming) process for software development and
how Interaction Design, Human Factors and Usability fit in.

Background info: http://www.xprogramming.com/what_is_xp.htm

3 Feb 2004 - 9:33pm
11 years ago
1 reply
mYamamoto at jp...

User-interface/Interaction v.s. Ergonomics

Dear all,
I would like to hear about your thoughts how much the field of
user-interface design and interaction design related to "Ergonomics."
And how much we can learn from "Ergonomics" about the interaction design?
Then, why?

This, I have been thinking of for long time.
Looking back in 1990s, I learnt the user-interface design partially
applying the discipline of human factors study in a university, and I
realize there are any thing I can take from the field of Ergonomics.
Nowadays, Ergonomics people think everybody have to come to them to ask
about user-interface and us

1 Jun 2005 - 11:56am
Ted Boren

Looking for a pledge, or ideas for same,

Anybody interested in this topic should check out BJ Fogg's website & book
called Persuasive Technology.


Ted Boren

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8 Jan 2010 - 3:18am
5 years ago
2 replies
R. Groot

How real and valuable is "above the fold" real estate?

First off: all the best wishes for this new year. Lets make it a usable one.

-- Situation sketch --
Some clients (as well as some graphic designers) I work with still talk
about "above the fold" real estate. They seem to see this as a somewhat
measurable space (in pixels) and tribute a lot of value to it.