Am I just retarded or is the canvases window in the new OmniGraffle
really confusing? The icons next to each layer only tell you which
ones are NOT active, not the ones that are (i.e., visible icons
indicate a negative, not a positive). And when you mouse over, a bunch
of icons come up that are hidden under the cursor. I'm constantly
selecting the wrong layers to show and hide because I can't tell
what's going on, which makes me feel very dumb indeed.
> Paper! ... Good for drafting out, materialising and visualising the > ideas I have > in mind, before moving on the the standards like Visio, Omni Graffe
Paper is not a prototyping tool. It's a design tool. It's a sketching
tool. It's a way to get ideas directly from one's brain into the
world with as little information loss as possible. But it's not a
>> The answer has to do with level of detail. A "business >> goal" is sometimes very general, e.g. to "increase >> revenue, or it can be more specific but not quite >> design-granular, e.g. "make it easier for users to set >> up seller accounts". A "design goal" might be inspired >> by or based on a business goal, but is a little more >> granular. It's a child of a business goal.
note: this is a draft sour/sober personal opinion. it's not directed to
anyone in particular, really. don't take it too seriously if you don't want.
It doesn't have to do with IxD (wtf is IxD? really? is it
ProductDesign+HCI+Psychology+ScienceOfMind? who cares, IxD is a brand to
have more cash)... w/e
I "hate" to do this, talk in first person about this issues. but enough is
There was something on my mind for a whiIe and now I decided to ask: Has
anyone any ideea what in the world determined the makers of Firefox to
display all stored passwords on a user's computer just at 3-4 clicks away?
To me, it makes the feature of storing passwords almost useless.
I like to have things as simple as possible, so I generally choose to stay
'logged in' and have passwords remember and things like that.
I have been an avid user of google groups for a few years now (and was using
deja news before that). The first version of google groups was a bit clunky
but once you worked out how to use it you could find and read messages very
quickly. To keep track you could search for someone and track your posts
just click on your name. Sure the way to find groups meant sometimes groups
where hard to get to. Gradual improvements where that - improvements but
there was some room for a few changes.
> I would expect someone with a Ph.D. in HCI to have excellent research > skills, extensive knowledge of methodologies and theories, and the > ability > to write papers, but I would never assume or expect any more > interactive > design skill than someone without a degree.
That just seems wrong to me. I realize this may be the reality, but it
still seems wrong to me.
Why spend all that time getting a PhD if you end up only being an
academic? How useful is that? I mean...