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28 Jan 2004 - 6:37pm
12 years ago
36 replies
Jim Hoekema

: How to Get Into ... Best Job Title

++ Andrei Herasimchuk wrote:

On Jan 27, 2004, at 5:59 PM, Jim Hoekema wrote:

> Keep in mind that IxD did not exist a few short years ago. That means,
> by
> definition, that everyone in the field came here from some "other"
> background!

I have to take exception to the first part of this statement. I've been
working in interface design for some 14 years now, and interaction was
always a component of it.

28 Jan 2004 - 11:04am
Peter Merholz

IA Summit Early Reg Deadline Extended

ID-ers --

Infomation Architecture Summit 2004
Breaking New Ground
February 27-29, Austin TX

The early registration deadline for the IA summit has been extended to=20=


About the Summit:

Things kick off with Brenda Laurel, HCI visionary and editor of the=20
recently published "Design Research: Methods and Perspectives," who=20
brings her unique perspective to information architecture in her=20
conference keynote, "Achieving a State of Trans".

28 Jan 2004 - 10:39am
12 years ago
4 replies

Menu caption design

I have a map application, where a user can
add/modify/delete geometric zones. Zones have names
(A, B, C etc).

I am adding the Undo functionality, and need to decide
the right design for the Undo menu item, under Edit.

If I delete a zone, should the Edit->undo menu say:
"Undo Move Zone A" or just "Undo Move"

If I delete multiple zones, should the Undo menu say:
"Undo Move Zone A, Zone B, Zone C", or just "Undo


27 Jan 2004 - 8:59pm
12 years ago
10 replies
Jim Hoekema

: How to Get Into Interaction Design?

Christian asked about getting into interactive design...

David Heller wrote:
"I hope others share in their path's to the glory of IxD w/ the rest of
us. I think sometimes we oft feel we are under credentialed b/c many of
us came from related fields or are grassroots such as myself."

I can't resist joining in on this thread.

Keep in mind that IxD did not exist a few short years ago.

27 Jan 2004 - 7:02pm
Brad Lauster

The cocktail hour lives!

Hello Everyone,
Those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area may be interested to know
about the rebirth of the User Experience Cocktail Hour list.

We're bringin' it back to the turn of the century!

Ahhh, how you long for the days when the best place to learn
Interaction Design was over a beer at a friend's firm.

The list, hosted by the fine folks at Boxes and Arrows, will be used
for announcements about Bay Area User Experience events.

27 Jan 2004 - 1:14pm
12 years ago
11 replies
Ashu Thakur

Study of Mobile Interfaces

I am a student speciallizing in the field of User Interface Design. I am doing a user study on mobile interface. Can someone guide me on some matter on the above topic or works that have already been done in the above area, which will help me in doing the above user study.

I haven't been able to find much information on how these studies have been done, case studies etc. I would like to know about any papers that have been publised in this field.

27 Jan 2004 - 1:09pm
12 years ago
14 replies
Christian Simon

RE: How to Get Into Interaction Design?

Or, How DID u get into interaction design?
For many programmers HCI is a relevant career move. My background is in
graphic design. I¹ve worked print graphics and corporate communication
design. I believe there are relevant comparisons between this and HCI. I¹m
self-taught in HCI principals and have applied these to an assortment of
related projects.

I started with print layout and in the corporate setting. So, I was doing
brochures, trade show signage, logos or posters.

27 Jan 2004 - 6:28am
12 years ago
1 reply
Gautam Ghosh
27 Jan 2004 - 6:16am
Anders Bertram Eibye

advise wanted

Hi Everybody
I have been a passive member of this mailing list for a while - I
really enjoy the seriousness and high level of content. So thanks for

I have a question that I would like to get some feedback on, I hope
that im not violating the purpose of the list.

Im studying Interaction Design at the Danish Designschool, im currently
at my 8th. semester. I want to apply for an internship somewhere in USA
(preferably in San Francisco).

26 Jan 2004 - 4:50pm
Joan Linskey

Tab Order in Web Apps using Tags and Tiles

Hopefully a quick question.

We're working on a web application using Tiles and Custom Tags (JSP). Has anyone had any luck explicitely setting tab order with these technologies?

One of the requirements is to offer all the same functionality from the keyboard, (so tab order becomes important). I can't think of any way to ensure that there will not be tab order conflicts if the same tabIndex value is set in two different elements in two different custom tags or tiles (short of preprocessing the page to generate unique tab indicies on the fly).

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