Discussion Archive: January 2004

14 Jan 2004 - 4:04pm
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vutpakdi
2003

Agile Methods and Design article in the latest Interactions

This topic came up a while back, but there is a good article on working
with agile development methods (Extreme Programming aka XP being the most
famous) as a designer in the February 2004 issue of _Interactions_ (SIG CHI
magazine).

14 Jan 2004 - 12:17pm
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10 years ago
1 reply
nyckiep at yahoo.com
2004

Help Application Usability

Hi All

I am looking for any information regarding the usability of Help
applications? Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks!
Nyckie

Nichole Pineau
Interaction Architect
Taliant Software

13 Jan 2004 - 11:41pm
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Naznin Rao
2004

RE: redhat designer

hi Seth,
please tell me more about this job...I am currently studying New Media at
NID- National Institute Of Design, Ahmedabad, INDIA...doing a four months
internship with HP Labs as part of my 4th semester.

13 Jan 2004 - 5:48pm
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10 years ago
1 reply
cfmdesigns
2004

Table data entry, dialog win, and widget focus;"

Sandeep Jain <sandeepblues at yahoo.com> writes:

>Basically, suppose that you have a dialog box, with a
>spreadsheet equivalent as one of the widgets in the
>dialog box. The user will use Tab and Enter to
>navigate from one cell to another, and row to another,
>respectively.

13 Jan 2004 - 3:13pm
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Gerard Torenvliet
2004

Possibly OT: Feedforward and Control Theory

Naznin:

The most frequently cited books for applying control theory to human
perception are by J.T. Powers:

Powers, J.T. (1973). Behavior: The control of perception. Chicago: Aldine.
Powers, J.T. (1973). Feedback: Beyond behaviorism. Science, 179, 351-379.

More general references on control theory and control engineering go back at
least 100 years, and you should be able to find good textbook references in
any university bookshop.

I am not familiar with feedforward interviews.

13 Jan 2004 - 1:17pm
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ben hyde
2004

getting your discussion list password - but no archive

--- Jim Jarrett <Jim at JarrettInteractionDesign.com>
wrote: > If you go to this link:
>
http://lists.interactiondesigners.com/listinfo.cgi/discuss-interactiondesigners.com
>
>
> You can manage your subscription, including having
> your password sent to you (you need to know what
> e-mail you are subscribed to).

13 Jan 2004 - 12:02am
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10 years ago
1 reply
Christian Simon
2003

discussion archives, YES!

> Just a thought - but why isn't the archive of messages available for this
> list?

Archives are available. At the end of each post is a link to list options
page: http://discuss.interactiondesigners.com

with a link to a login access to archives for registered users:
http://lists.interactiondesigners.com/private.cgi/discuss-interactiondesigne
rs.com/

Good luck,
xtian

12 Jan 2004 - 11:58pm
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Naznin Rao
2004

RE: Discuss-interactiondesigners.com Digest, Vol 4, Issue 7

hi,
this word "feed forward which i have just read in one of the mails by Gerard
has been bothering me since quite some time... Please give me some more
references or explanations about what it is and is there a process to it.
e.g.

12 Jan 2004 - 10:55pm
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liam friedland
2004

Wizards

Jerry,

The Windows User Experience Guide has a section on Wizard design. It covers
general guidelines and is structured at a high level.

If you want to get a sense of wizards for complex tasks in action, take a look
at MS SQL Server. There you'll find wizards for things like indexing tables,
and synchronizing database servers. MS Access also used to have some decent
wizard designs for table creation, etc., but these were much simpler than
SQL's.

12 Jan 2004 - 8:08pm
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sandeepblues
2003

Table data entry, dialog win, and widget focus;

If I have a dialog box, with a multi-column table in
it, where the user can enter data directly into each
column, then...

the tab key should move the user from column to the
next column, and maybe, wrapped around, and Enter key
should go to the next row etc. (like a spreadsheet).
Correct?

However, when the user is done entering, a "natural"
instinct after using the keyboard to do data entry, is
to press Tab to hop to the OK button, and press Enter,
instead of using the mouse.

What is a conventional alternative to saying "OK" in
the dialog via keyboard?

Sandeep