Discussion Archive

16 May 2010 - 8:49am
5 years ago
3 replies

Re: [IxDA] All microwave interfaces are COMPLETELY different

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 6:47 AM, elvenmuse wrote: > Why, why o why all microwave interfaces are different...

Agreed that the state of microwave control UIs is a joke. But missing from this discussion is the ecosystem aspect: companies creating products (microwavable food items) with instructions that don't map to the available capabilities.

For example, a frequently seen food preparation instruction is to heat the product at e.g. 50% power for 8 minutes.

19 Mar 2007 - 1:47pm

EVENT: PhillyCHI March Meeting - Kip Voytek - Thursday, March 29, 2007

* Apologies for cross posting *

Kip Voytek will present 'Knowing Smirks & Grins of Delight' - a
presentation discussing great interaction design. Please join us.

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: MBC - 229 South 18th Street, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Map: http://mbcnet.com/directions.html
RSVP: phillychi at gmail.com

For our March meeting, PhillyCHI is pleased to have Kip Voytek from
R/GA presenting.

8 Oct 2008 - 12:19pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Exploratree "thinking guides"

If I can figure out what a "thinking guide" is and how it benefits me, this
app might be really interesting.



18 Jan 2007 - 8:00pm
8 years ago
1 reply

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[deep and heartfelt apologies for cross posting, which I almost never do]

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4 Sep 2012 - 1:18pm
Neil Lee

Usability of bezel gesture actions for mobile?

This is a bit of a Hail Mary, but has anyone come across user testing or studies on the use of bezel gestures (i.e. swiping in from the left bezel onto the screen, or Microsoft's Edge UI)? I'm guessing MS must have done some testing but my Googling has proven useless in finding anything of use.

I'm trying to determine just how discoverable these types of gestures are, and trying to make a case for adding some kind of on-screen UI to surface functionality relegated to a bezel menu.

5 Feb 2010 - 7:34am

Designers: Show Your Work Fast, Cross-Browser & Without Flash Using Black Tonic

This is pretty neat. But it's kind of simple. I'm sure they're working on
it...as well are, lol.

I'm using Acrobat Connect for presentations when I'm showing web sites, but
I can see how this would be useful for my wire frame presentations.

14 Mar 2007 - 9:49am
8 years ago
1 reply
Christine Boese

Thumbnail calendars and philosophical waxing

Hi y'all!

Please forgive me if this topic has come up in the past, but I'm wondering
if the group has any ideas about the persistence of thumbnail calendars
(often appearing in interstitial rollovers, with dates as potential live
links) as a reappearing trope in interface design.

I'm trying to discuss this interface feature with a client at the
requirements stage, and I'm encountering resistance to the very idea,
particularly on the development side.

This strikes me as odd, especially since I've used the relatively simple
code myself on personal projects (we've seen this all over on blog

12 Mar 2008 - 2:41pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Todd Warfel

What do you want to hear—prototyping panel at the IA Summit

We're doing a panel on practical prototyping at the IA Summit (http://tinyurl.com/2ak2nu
) and want to know what attendees are most interested in.

Here's what we're planning to debate:
1. Why you should be prototyping
2. How to prototype better
3. Common pitfalls/mistakes made when prototyping
4. Common toolkits used when prototyping (it's not a my toolkit is
better than yours discussion)

What else do you guys want to hear us debate on?

6 Feb 2010 - 9:46am
Boston IxDA

[Job] InContext Design is hiring User Researchers in Boston and Chicago

User Researcher/Work Practice Designer – Boston MA and Chicago IL

Since 1992 InContext has used its Contextual Design methodology to design
innovative solutions. InContext delivers strategic market characterizations,
personas, new product concepts and design for consumer and business
software, devices and consumer products.

7 May 2008 - 1:28pm
Angel Anderson

[EVENT] Podcast & Recap of the 1st Los Angeles IxDA meeting in over 2 years (April 23, 2008)

Hello Everyone,

A week or so back saw the first IxDA LA event in over 2 years and the first
one I've had the pleasure of instigating. I received a lot of support from
the event sponsor, HUGE, as wall as the other local leaders and the IxDA
board, so it wasn't too scary ;-)

The topic was "Methodology Madness" which featured 3 terrific local speakers
who talked about the methodologies they use and how their process has been
shaped by their environment:

- **Jaime Levy Russell - Experience Design Lead at HUGE
- Jens Jonason - Interaction Designer at Yahoo!