Discussion Archive

25 Jul 2007 - 12:34pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Dan Saffer

Prototyping Touch Screens

I'm working on a tiny touch screen device right now. Anyone
experimented with using the iPhone for prototyping touch interaction?

On a similar note, what have people been using to prototype large
(kiosk-screen sized) touch interactions? I've used Acer tablets in
the past, but are there any other options?


15 Sep 2012 - 5:20pm
2 years ago
1 reply
Steve Portigal

Looking for an older quote from Gillian Crampton-Smith

I came across this quote in 1998 or so, from Gillian Crampton-Smith, then of RCA. I used it in a magazine, Turn Signals, that I was working on at the time, but don't have that particular issue any longer, and I can't remember the quote.

It had something to do with creativity in design (I think) and being prompted by "sand in the emollient flow" - I most definitely remember the use of "emollient."

My Google-fu has totally failed me; I've scanned my hard drive, etc. I'm going to reach out to IUAV but my hopes are low.

31 Dec 2007 - 10:27am
7 years ago
4 replies
Daniel Williams

Poorly designed product detail pages


I have recently been reviewing the product information pages of a number of
different sites and come up with a list of themes which I consider
problematic to the design.

6 Jun 2008 - 6:56am

What do I want from ‘Local Search’ on your mobile

'Local Search' on mobiles is a space "begging" for attention.

16 Oct 2007 - 11:28am
andrew_hinton a...

Results of Openness of Design Environments query

Hi, everyone.

Thanks again to the many of you (45!!) who responded to my
query a few weeks ago, asking about the openness of your work

I did, indeed, compile everything into something. I have
no idea how accurate or useful it is, but I did my best.

Rather than sending around documents to the whole list,
I've published the info via Google Docs at the links
below (the urltea link is shorter, but the other one
is the 'official' published spreadsheet key).

19 Aug 2009 - 9:23am
5 years ago
2 replies
Traci Lepore

Social media and potentially offensive material....how/do you mediate?

Yesterday I was reading this post in NY Magazine.....about Disney hiring David Mamet to help write a new movie version of The Diary of Anne Frank. Now I don't know how anyone who is familiar with Mamet's work doesn't have a moment of what that could sound like flashing in their head. I certainly did before I even read the post. What stunned me though was the comments about it. Many people found it offensive and "not funny".

This brought up the question for me about social media these days and the good use of freedom of speech it seems to allow.

24 Jun 2009 - 3:00pm
5 years ago
18 replies

Password Masking research

Hi all,

In light of Nielsen's new article seen here:
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/passwords.html along with other user
frustration feedback, my team and I started looking at other
solutions to masking passwords on creation. Although I know the
simplest and best answer is probably not to mask the password at all,
it is highly doubtful that that answer will fly with our client.

18 May 2009 - 9:22am
Tori Breitling

[EVENT] Reminder: IxDA Austin // Tues, May 19 // Thinking Visually

EVENT: Thinking Visually: Just Show Me a Freaking Picture

To “think visually” is to transform complex, text-based knowledge or verbal
language into engaging and memorable visuals so the information can be
better represented, understood and remembered.Visual thinking is relevant
today because the density of information we deal with is the equivalent of
being soaked with a firehose of data - and it’s not showing any signs of

Unfortunately, research indicates that when our brains find themselves in
situations of great complexity, they start to shut down.

5 Sep 2004 - 10:38am
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Technical Difficulties

Hello there folks,

I must apologize as there have been some technical difficulties this past
week (Aug 30th till Sept 5) regarding the list. Many might have noticed that
some e-mails they had sent did not come back or they were expecting
responses from others that didn't come through.

What occured was that moderation requests from the list were not coming to
me and thus not being dealt with.

28 Jun 2010 - 2:08pm
4 years ago
2 replies

question about pricing and standard markup

Hello, I have a question I'm hoping a few can answer.