Discussion Archive

22 Jan 2011 - 4:44pm
jason zietz

Coming to Interaction '11? Thinking about going to graduate school?

If so, I'd highly recommend checking out the University of Colorado at Boulder while you're here.  If you let me know your background and what you're interested in studying, I can point you in the right direction of who to see/where to look on campus, but for starters there's some great work interaction-related work being done in both the CS (http://www.cs.colorado.edu/) and ATLAS (http://www.colorado.edu/atlas/) departments.

22 Feb 2008 - 7:18pm
Etkin Ciftci

Extending the Keyboard

A Russian design firm, namely Art Lebedev Studio is designing input devices
with OLED screens.
(see: http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/)

Well, I get idea of replacing the standard keyboard with the one that has
customizable look and functions.

1 Feb 2007 - 8:05am
7 years ago
1 reply

Current Research on Redundant Links

Has anyone seen fairly current research analyzing the trade-offs redundant
links (e.g., in-line links with text, as well as, the same links in lists
along the margins of a page)? I'm really looking for research instead of
recommendations from non-researchers.

The trade-off revolves around making it easier to FIND a link when it's
located in multiple places versus making it easier to OVERLOOK a link
surrounded by visual clutter (Hick-Hyman Law,

26 Sep 2004 - 12:57am
9 years ago
2 replies

"Narcissism of small difference"

So what's the idea behind ''Massive Change'' [1]?

Bruce Mau: There's a design revolution coming out of North America. It dares
to imagine the welfare of the entire human race.

You mean, like the iPod?

Bruce Mau: No. It's not interesting to me. One of the most important things
we did was take the visual out of design.


Let's hear it from the Canadians, anyone seen it yet? Posturing?

16 Dec 2010 - 10:35am
3 years ago
3 replies

Embedding Interaction Technology

Hi Everyone,


what do you think about interaction design / technology embedded in everyday objects? Touchscreens in tables, pillows, walls.

I believe that for a technology to be adapted by larger masses you first need to go the way of integrating it into something that people already know and are confortable with - in a way that you don't disturb the usage of the (host) object itself.

2 Dec 2008 - 5:02am
Maria De Monte

1st reminder: CALL FOR PAPER: aaate 2009 conference

Hello there,

I already posted this last month, but there could probably be someone new in the Forum who could be interested, so I'm re-posting this call for paper.

I also take the chance to launch a proposal: It'd be cool to meet if some of you is working in Italy. Just come up in some way and we'll try to arrange something.

24 Mar 2006 - 3:18pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Jeremy Wood

Uncontrollable Errors

I have a question... I wonder if any research has been put into this

Suppose we have a software application that interacts with a scanner, a
camera, FTP server, etc. Some external agent beyond our control.
Now suppose there's a problem, such as:
1. Their scanner is broken
2. Their FTP server is down
3. Their proxy server is failing
4. Their camera is not turned on
... etc.

The user then contacts us, and after several emails/calls we eventually
get an idea what the real problem is. It turns out it's completely
beyond our realm of control.

9 Aug 2013 - 10:38am

Mobile app design softwares

Besides Adobe illustrator, what other softwares are used to create app design? I just downloaded dreamweaver 5 tutorial but before I start, I wanna know if it's gonna be useful. Thank you.

12 Apr 2009 - 7:31pm
Cindy Lu

[Training] Web Accessibility Evaluation Training


If you and your company have the vision of making web accessible to all
people, you may want to register the 2-day Access U training program.

1 Jul 2011 - 5:34am
3 years ago
4 replies
Ali Naqvi

Diary studies as an indirect obervation


have any of you experience with diary studies? I would like to know whether the users of a fully functional product, are honest and whether they forget/omit information.