Recent Discussions

13 Jul 2004 - 9:12am
Dan Saffer

DIS Dinner

The Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference ( ) is in two weeks and since this is
probably THE interaction design conference, some of us thought it might
be good to have an IxD List dinner on Sunday night August 1 before the
conference starts.

If you are attending (or are simply in the Boston area) and care to
join us, please send me an email so I can coordinate a time and place
to meet.


Dan Saffer

12 Jul 2004 - 5:57pm
12 years ago
12 replies

Remote Control

I have been testing a touch screen remote (Marantz/Phillips) as part of my
research. Of the 100+ people that have done my experiments, only about 10
of them did not find divided attention an issue. They get very absrobed in
the small touch screen and have to be prompted to look at the TV screen to
do part of the task (setting VCR clock via on-screen menu).

However, the remote is very versatile if you have a lot of devices (eg home
theatre), especially high end devices with a lot of options.

8 Jul 2004 - 11:53am
Cheryl Garabet

Fw: IxD design spaces

The toys, music, sticky notes, coloured markers, whiteboards etc. are all
absolutely necessary. Myself, I've found foam toys indispensable ...
wonderful projectiles that can help you get the attention of those in the
workspaces around you without permanently injuring them ...

But seriously, having said that, I wish I had more time to contribute to
this discussion. In brief, I've mentioned some resources below that are
proving useful for our MIS group as we try to make case for mobile

8 Jul 2004 - 10:01am
12 years ago
26 replies
zayera at

Microsoft TV Remote Control

Hey folks,

I have some questions which I would like to discuss about the Microsoft Media
Center Remote Control (see the attached picture, also in the article).

Personally I find this Remote Control not optimal for a TV/Web experience,
and think it could definately be better designed from a Interaction design
aspect, but also improved ergonomics/usability.
Has anyone used this remote control?

8 Jul 2004 - 10:00am
12 years ago
11 replies
Robert Reimann

IxD design spaces

Skipped content of type multipart/alternative

7 Jul 2004 - 5:46pm
12 years ago
12 replies
Dave Collins

conferencing software - interactive prototyping

Cross-posting apologies.

What would be a good solution for lo-fi prototyping while in a phone

I'd like something that
- those at the other end of the phone can see changes as I make
- simply draws boxes and text, nothing hugely fancy - fast, simple
is key
- allows easy hyperlinking objects
- could export to some sort of flat document that explicitly
itemizes all the implicit linking (i.e.

6 Jul 2004 - 3:47pm
Jim Hoekema

address books & calendars

This might be considered off topic, but let me phrase it this way:

>From an IxD perspective, what is the best PC-based address book?
Particularly if you want to share between 2 or 3 people, on computers at
home and work, and on a Palm or two... and you want to be able to generate
mailing lists as well as send emails.

(Background: I'm finally resolving to find a systematic solution, after
maintaining a Mac almost exclusively to keep a program called InTouch
running for names & addresses etc, and another one called CalendarMaker for
making simple printable calendars.

5 Jul 2004 - 3:31pm
7 years ago
12 replies
Audrey Carr

Ideo Method Cards

Has anyone ever used Ideo Method Cards and found them useful? Under
what circumstances? If not, have you used anything similar?

Audrey Carr

5 Jul 2004 - 7:44am

Zoomable UIs (Was Search vs. browse from an IxD perspective)

Alain D. M. G. Vaillancourt wrote
> Yes, I have seen several proposed designd which would be better for
> browsing, and they are all variations of ZUIs or Zooming User
> Interfaces. Some of them even integrate (in different ways depending
> on the prototype) certain aspects of the current files/folder/windows
> arrangments .

3 Jul 2004 - 6:24pm
Bruce Lieberman

Re: Browse/Sort vs Index/Retrieve

>the above article is about Steve Jobs' ascertion that browse/sort is old hat
>and the future is search.
>I'd like to get other people's thoughts on this.
>I do think that sorting might be old hat, but there are other forms of
>browse, or maybe I'm limiting my definition of search a bit.
>What comes to mind for me is that I like GM

Syndicate content Get the feed