Discussion Archive

30 Nov 2009 - 11:24am
5 years ago
6 replies

Selling Interaction 10 to Management

Howdy folks... looks like there's a potential light at the end of the
tunnel, and my company may pay once again for a conference trip. So, in
order to do that I kind of have to provide a written "sales" pitch to my
management. Yuck. Anyone have anything "templatized" that I could borrow?


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2 Apr 2007 - 6:17am
Scott Weiss

International Visits: Meet Susan Dray

Pam Migliore wrote to the ixdg list with a query (below) about international
customer visits. I've had the pleasure of knowing Susan Dray and David
Siegel of Dray & Associates for nearly twenty years. They are incredibly
experienced with international usability research and have been teaching
about it at CHI and UPA for as long as I know them.

5 Jun 2007 - 8:50pm
7 years ago
8 replies
Dave Malouf

HTC touch

Check out this product: http://www.htctouch.com/
It is by HTC.

Here's the dealio. it is an only touch interface device
It has similar specs as the iPhone (just no iPoding).
It concentrates more on video and photo than music.
touch-gestures for navigation.

It is built on top of Windows Mobile 6 but with significant customization.

Further they show the UI in their commercial on their web site.

The hardware is not nearly as compelling as the iPhone, but still not bad.


17 Dec 2004 - 6:57pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Robert Cornejo

Multi-Mode Software

In most cases a tool or function is unexpectedly no longer available to the user when an application switches modes. The AP has a story on the accidental F-16 strafing of a NJ children's school due to pilot error and confusing software. The pilot had over 2,000 hours of logged flight time, nearly half of that in the same type of Jet. There are other scattered reports of defense-related mishaps due to poor design.

Aside from PLGR and the Blue Force System are there examples of stand-out successes in defense, security or law enforcement?

"Pilot Error Blamed in N.J.

28 Nov 2006 - 2:57pm

(RSVP by 11/30) UX Talk, NY Avenue A | Razorfish (Wed, Dec. 6th, 6:30pm)

(Apologies for duplicate postings)

Hi All,

We're taking RSVPs until the 30th...

There will be a raffle in addition to cocktails, snacks and a jazz band.

We're really looking forward to this!

Hope you can make it.



To celebrate the opening of our new office in Times Square, Avenue A |
Razorfish is sponsoring a UX talk followed by cocktails. We would love
to see you all there! Please RSVP quickly as space is limited and we
want to make sure there are enough cocktails to go around!

3 Aug 2007 - 7:10am
7 years ago
2 replies
Jonathan Arnowitz

CHI2008 Call for Content and Reviewers

CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
April 5-10, 2008 in Florence, Italy


CHI 2008 can be only as good as the quality of content you submit and the
reviews they get. We are looking for contributions from ALL our HCI
communities, including Design, Education, Engineering, Management, Research,
and Usability. Submissions to CHI fall into two general categories: HCI
Archival content and Contemporary Trends. Archival content will be published
in the CHI conference proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:38pm

Search History

I have recently noticed that more sites and search engines (notably, Bing) are exposing Recent Searches - that is, the most recent keyword phrases used are presented on Results pages.  It would seem to me that a best practice should be that users should have the ability to clear the history, or opt-out of having that information saved and presented by default.

Is there a general consensus out there about this?  Thoughts?



23 May 2008 - 8:45am
6 years ago
3 replies
Alexander Baxevanis

Designing Visual Interfaces

Hi all,

many of you may have read or just come across the book "Designing
Visual Interfaces" by Mullet & Sano
(http://www.librarything.com/work/5737/book/29957655). I think it's a
very interesting book and many of the principles described in the book
still hold today. However, most of the examples are very outdated and
also the technology has moved on in some areas (e.g.

14 Apr 2010 - 1:57am
4 years ago
3 replies

UI Standards within the organization

Hi All,

I've been reading this post on UI Trends about questioning the use of UI standards with the organization. http://uitrends.com/2010/04/13/are-user-interface-standards-any-good/

Personally I do believe that UI standards are needed within a company but they need to leave room for creativity and change.

What's your feeling?


20 Mar 2008 - 7:06am
6 years ago
3 replies
John Gibbard

Digital patina

Had a look at this Flickr set today:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/desire_paths [*]
It shows examples of when humans have eschewed the predefined path to take a
shortcut instead. Really nice visualisation of the path of least resistance.

How have you observed this happening online?