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30 May 2007 - 6:53am
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4 years ago
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Håkan Reis
2006

What do you think of Microsoft Surface

http://www.microsoft.com/surface/

I find there are quite a few interesting concepts here, especially the
interaction with "real" objects. The clips in the third video is the most
interesting:
- Placing a camera on top of the desk and move images to you portable
player.
- Browsing your media files and drop them on the media player.
- Pay for things by dropping the items on the physical credit cards.

/ Håkan

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21 May 2007 - 9:28pm
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7 years ago
4 replies
Trip O'Dell
2007

If you've got some time to kill.

Hello All:

I recently changed the format of my portfolio to a Wordpress blog
(from a cool, but difficult to maintain Flash site). I've also
updated the content in the portfolio and would like to get some
feedback (off list to avoid a crush of email in everyone's inboxes).
The majority of my work for the last year has been outside the more
normative forms of IxD such as interface design or IA, and I would
like some more seasoned opinions on the work.

9 Apr 2007 - 10:51pm
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7 years ago
26 replies
Anonymous

ATM interaction design

ATMs are a pretty common device, and they've been around a long time.
I would have hoped we would have this optimized by now, but it seems
interfaces are still (a) wildly inconsistent and (b) inefficient.

Most ATMs appear to (still) be designed for the first-time user,
which is frustrating for most people.

Here are two good things I've noticed recently:
* PC Financial (Canada): when depositing checks, you are presented
with a small ledger, where you can enter check amounts one at a time,
and let the ATM do the adding.

26 Jan 2007 - 3:24am
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7 years ago
17 replies
Minkó Misi
2007

Google Image search list new feature

Hi everyone, have you noticed, that Google renewed it's image searching
feature?
you can take a look at it for example here:

http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=hu&q=flowers&btnG=Keres%C3%A9s

i used to look after images here, and a bit frustrating to me that they
have hidden information about the images such as size, width, height,
format... I don't know, I couldn't say i like it a lot.

11 Jan 2007 - 6:49am
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7 years ago
21 replies
Anton T
2007

Drag n Drop Files to Webpage Form Area

Dear friends,

I got fairly simple idea that could greatly heighten the usability of
many web based applications.

It's about dragging and dropping files to webpage form areas for
uploading files to a server. -A feature I believe is greatly needed. It
is posted on:

http://www.whynot.net/ideas/3102

I'd like your opinion on it, since I believe I haven't fully realized
the full ramification of this feature.

Thank you for your time,

-Anton Tandiono

15 Dec 2006 - 10:52am
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7 years ago
9 replies
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Tom Ollar
2005

Best Retail Self-Checkout UI and Why

I've tried several of these at the supermarket and Wal-Mart but have yet to
be impressed.

Anyone seen one that really rocked?

And if so, what made it good?

Tom Ollar
Datron, Inc.

28 Nov 2006 - 12:48pm
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7 years ago
9 replies
Dave Malouf
2005

Critiquing the Office 2007 (was Re: Microsoft to license Office 2007 UI system)

Todd Zaki Warfel wrote:

> Whereas web-based apps are starting to look and perform more and more
> like desktop applications, this is going the other direction - a
> desktop app looking like and operating like a web-app.

4 Sep 2006 - 12:07am
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8 years ago
4 replies
Nicholas Hausman
2006

Usability and meaningfulness of our mailing list

Hi all,

I was wondering what others thought about our mailing list, is it not hard
to read and scroll through posts? On the one hand, I could conform to the
current standards of the format (which humans are very good at,
thankfully?), but isn't design about making things easier to use, and in
terms of present trends, full of beauty and goodness?

>From a young designer to experienced designers,

Nick Hausman

PS.

25 Aug 2005 - 2:29pm
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8 years ago
24 replies
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Chad Thornton
2005

Google Talk, continued

> The mail wasnt meant as an commercial advertisement, it was meant as
> news/ raw-material for creating food for thought.. Any inconvenience
> caused is regretted.

With the same disclaimer in mind, I'll pitch in. I'm the designer for
Google Talk. I always like it when you can actually pester the designer
about some of the decisions they made, so if anyone has any comments,
questions, or suggestions, fire away. Can't promise I'll answer
everything -- tons and tons to do on Talk -- but I'll do what I can.

- Chad

21 Jul 2005 - 7:38am
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9 years ago
8 replies
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Diego Moya
2005

Crossing-based interfaces

There's a recent interaction technique called Fold'n'drop for
accessing hidden windows without the use of the click button:

http://liihs.irit.fr/dragice/foldndrop/

The main interest in this technique is that's an application of an
abstract principle that could be applied elsewhere: the "crossing the
t's" manipulation technique.

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