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17 Oct 2006 - 7:45pm
Gonzalez Monter...

JOB: Senior Visual UE Designers at eBay, Full time/Contract

eBay's User Experience and Design department is looking for seasoned Senior Visual Designers to work on the next generation of eBay products.

6 May 2005 - 3:09pm

Main menu convention on Windows

True or false?

In any Windows GUI application (non-web), the menu bar
at the top should provide access to *all* user
commands of that application, despite other
alternatives to user commands (short-cuts,
toolbuttons, pop-up menus).

I have seen many applications that don't follow this.
E.g. the Microsoft Paint does not have menus for the
tools on the tool palette on the right hand side.
What is the correct guideline for this? The MS
Windows UI Experience book doesn't say.


9 Dec 2008 - 3:45pm
5 years ago
21 replies
Rob Tannen


I recommend taking a look at http://thoughtpile.org/ , Herman Miller's web site, for a visually remarkable interface. It's a crowd-sourcing/idea generation type of site.

Best Regards,

Rob Tannen, PhD
Director of Research

23 Sep 2004 - 10:57am
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: RE: Proposal for DC chapter for Interaction Designers

> I am proposing to folks on this forum to initiate a local chapter in
> DC Metro area.

Just to clarify, there are no formal local chapters of IxDG at this point.
There have only been a few and inconsistent at that local face to face
gatherings. The Steering Committee of the IxDG are still in the process of
formalizing both our centralized and decentralized organization. Until such
time as that happens, we do not want to use the term "chapter" as there is a
level of formality we are not prepared to support or engage with.


-- dave


13 Jan 2010 - 7:29pm
Mark Gilliland

JOB: Web Design Project Lead, Atlanta GA, SBC Systems, Full Time

Please respond to TechCareers at sbcsystems.com.

We are currently looking for a full time Web Design Project Lead to join our

The individual to fulfill this position must be a self-assured independent
worker who
can clearly understand complex requirements and create great designs that
can be
implemented within project scope.

14 Oct 2007 - 6:50pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Joe Lanman

BBC iPlayer interface


I was just reading PC Pro's review of the BBC iPlayer:


It reminded me how awful the interface was. I don't know if there have been
any discussions so far about iPlayer, or similar services (4oD is not much
better) - but it seems to me these content providers are shooting themselves
in the foot.

11 Jan 2005 - 9:54am
9 years ago
7 replies
Jared M. Spool

What Makes a Design Seem 'Intuitive'?

Hi everyone,

A while back on this list, there was a fascinating discussion about what
makes a design seem intuitive to a user.

I finally had a chance to get my thoughts down on the subject and I've put
it into this article:

Basically, our research has shown that there are two conditions where users
will tell you an interface seems intuitive:

#1: Current Knowledge (the knowledge the user comes to the design with) and
Target Knowledge (the knowledge they need to complete their objective) are

3 Jan 2008 - 3:49am
6 years ago
2 replies
majid dadgar

Interactive design at U of Minnesota?

*Greetings forum members,*

*+* I do apologize in advance if my post is considered irrelevant a bit, I
mean if it is Academic question not some Scientific one.
*+* I Hold BA in Industrial Design and I'm about to apply for Master level
in Design. My tendencies in design are towards Products, but I do like
studying how technology is merged with products and how Interactive Design
is helpful in this way. I got some questions:

*1.? *I am intending to apply for Minnesota Interactive Design to study in
Master Level(www.umn.edu) .

24 Jan 2008 - 5:24pm
6 years ago
2 replies

Tufte Discusses iPhone

Has anyone else seen, watched this presentation - Tufte on the iPhone?
Interface design and the iPhone

The iPhone platform elegantly solves the design problem of small screens by
intensifying the information resolution of each displayed page.

12 Sep 2007 - 11:12am
Janna DeVylder