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5 Feb 2004 - 6:15pm
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Ted Booth
2004

Scrolling studies (was - The Dock (what's good about it?))

On Thursday, February 5, 2004, at 02:29 PM, Jim Drew wrote:
> I wonder if there are any studies about targeting things with a mouse
> when moving horizontally vs. vertically. That is, do you sometimes
> click wrong because you are scrubbing right/left rather than up/down?
> (I note that with a vertical Dock, the app name that appears can be
> more readily connected to the icon because it "points" to it rather
> than sprawling above it.)

Has anyone seen studies about the relative merits of vertical vs.

5 Feb 2004 - 5:29pm
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cfmdesigns
2004

: The Dock (what's good about it?)

From: Andrei Herasimchuk <andrei at adobe.com>

At 2:56 PM -0800 2/4/04, Andrei Herasimchuk wrote:
>On Feb 4, 2004, at 12:23 PM, Jim Drew wrote:
>
>>The tight packing of items. To get that tight of packing on the
>>desktop or in a folder, I have to turn off the grid, which means I
>>lose the consistency of location I get with a grid.
>
>This is actually one of my gripes about the dock.

5 Feb 2004 - 7:33am
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10 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf
2005

FW: Interaction Design Director position at Nike

I got this one off the SIGCHI Job Posting list.
It is not often that an Interaction Design title pops up and is so
clearly more than just a web design/software design role.

Shoot! I wish I could apply!
Please no discussion about the politics of Nike ...

5 Feb 2004 - 6:53am
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jaubin
2004

en fran&#231;ais

Bonjour,

J'aimerais savoir si il y a des participants(es) qui discutent en français
dans ce forum de discussion?
Si oui, je suis à la recherche d'articles ou de sites de référence récents
en matière de compétences, rôles, responsabilités qui "définissent" les
concepteurs d'intéraction (en français).

Merci

Julie L.

4 Feb 2004 - 2:26pm
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10 years ago
6 replies
Anirudha Joshi
2003

Dont fall in the cracks, was: Mind the Gap!

Hi. I come from a design background, and the field of Interaction Design
in India (small though it is) is full of product and visual design
professionals who crossed over some time during the past 15 years and
are largely self-taught.

Personally, I taught my first course on user interface design back in
1994, and have been a teaching Interaction Design professionally since
1998 in a design school.

When I teach a course on HCI / Interaction Design / Usability, I sorely
miss teachers / courses from the backgrounds of cognitive psychology,
instructional design and written communication.

4 Feb 2004 - 5:34am
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Narey, Kevin
2004

Web Form Control Positioning

Happy Wednesday.

If a web form is necessarily long and screen real estate determines that
scrolling is necessary, would you include controls at the top *and* bottom
of the form for all stages of a linear ordering process?

3 Feb 2004 - 9:33pm
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10 years ago
1 reply
mYamamoto at jp...
2004

User-interface/Interaction v.s. Ergonomics

Dear all,
I would like to hear about your thoughts how much the field of
user-interface design and interaction design related to "Ergonomics."
And how much we can learn from "Ergonomics" about the interaction design?
Then, why?

This, I have been thinking of for long time.
Looking back in 1990s, I learnt the user-interface design partially
applying the discipline of human factors study in a university, and I
realize there are any thing I can take from the field of Ergonomics.
Nowadays, Ergonomics people think everybody have to come to them to ask
about user-interface and us

3 Feb 2004 - 3:35pm
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vutpakdi
2003

Magnetic Elements Toolkit Epilogue

On the 24th of December 2003, I ordered the Magnetic Elements toolkit from
www.magments.com. As you may remember, I hadn't received the toolkit or
received a response to emails sent to the addresses on the website.

Though PayPal indicated that they would not intervene to resolve the
missing toolkit because 30 days had elapsed since purchase, they did
forward my complaint on to Benjamin Speaks, who receives the payments made
on PayPal.

3 Feb 2004 - 10:44am
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10 years ago
4 replies
Andrei Sedelnikov
2004

Ideal Software-Engineers? Was: RE: Mind the Gap!

>> "Software engineers live in their own world. With few exceptions,
>> they only focus on computers and themselves. A problem is seen
>> as solved as soon as the algorithm is correct and the compiler
> >does not come back with any syntax errors."
>
> That might be how it's done in undergraduate programming classes.

2 Feb 2004 - 5:56pm
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10 years ago
5 replies
mprove
2004

visual cues for thumbnails

Dear ID/As,

in his wonderful book "Tog on Software Design" Tog wrote:

"Thumbnails will replace generic-looking document icons, providing users with visual cues as to the nature of the material inside a container. Their appearance will go beyond today's thumbnails to reflect the amount of material they contain." [p. 196]

This is exactly what I like to do for OpenOffice.org/StarOffice thumbnails representing documents.

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