Discussion Archive: February 2004

24 Feb 2004 - 9:56pm
id at ourbrisba...

HCI vs. Interaction Design (was Re: [ID Discuss] Looking within...)

Quoting "Todd R.Warfel" <lists at mk27.com>:
> Well said. I might add that HCI is more focused on the science side -
> sometimes that's qualitative and sometimes quantitative. There's a
> great deal of focus on social networks, mediated communication, data
> collection and analysis, etc. And lots of stats.

24 Feb 2004 - 12:33pm
Todd Warfel

IA Summit Dinner on Saturday...

Okay, one last update... I forgot to include the date.

Since most of us will be at the conference before hand, we can meet in
the hotel lobby of the conference. We'll meet there at 7:10pm.
Otherwise, see you at Manuel's.

So far we have a group of 25 people.

24 Feb 2004 - 12:26pm
Todd Warfel

IA Summit informal dinner on Saturday.

Just to clarify, the dinner is on Saturday night...


Todd R.

24 Feb 2004 - 9:49am
Todd Warfel

IA Summit informal dinner update

Just wanted to send an update to those of you who will be attending the
IA Summit informal dinner, as I know most of us will be traveling over
the next couple of days.

One of the attendees, thank you Richard, made a brilliant suggestion -
meet somewhere before the dinner. Since most of us will be at the
conference before hand, we can meet in the hotel lobby of the
conference. We'll meet there at 7:10pm. Otherwise, see you at Manuel's.

So far we have a group of 25 people.

24 Feb 2004 - 3:40am
11 years ago
1 reply
CD Evans

Natural Laws of Interaction (Was: About using Architecture as a model)

Hi there, sorry for the late subject drift.

I'm not sure about the qualitative / quantitative divide being the key
in determining the real stumbling block here. I do agree, however, that
our area is completely 'siloed' into specializations that are keeping
good design/architecture from happening. I like the qualitative and
quantitative assessment, but it proves, to me, to be more of a
perspective for strengthening the duality of the field and not
providing any real bridge amongst the various silos, never mind the
tech/art divide.

The main problem is the programming languages.

22 Feb 2004 - 11:36pm

interfaces and Gutenberg diagram

>Hello everyone,
>can anybody out there point me in the direction of any research
>linking Arnold's work on the Gutenberg diagram and page layout to
>interfaces? I am trying to establish whether the theory would still
>be valid for a hand held touchscreen operated device.
>Thea Blackler

Thea Blackler
PhD Candidate
P/T Lecturer in Industrial Design
School of Design and Built Environment
Queensland University of Technology
CRICOS No 00213J.

20 Feb 2004 - 1:37pm
11 years ago
14 replies

Undo selection convention

Users are often frustrated with situations where they
have selected numerous objects using Shift+click or
Ctrl+click, and they accidentally click somewhere,
which results in deselecting everything.

Now, the user would like to Undo that. I don't think
that it is conventional to use Undo for selection
since nothing changed by selection.

What UI should I provide to allow the user to return
to the previous state of selection?


20 Feb 2004 - 12:47pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Ok-Cancel hits another one out of the park!


Ok, What is so great about this one for me, is that I was wondering where
the AP people were in the first 2 strips.

-- dave
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20 Feb 2004 - 11:41am
Todd Warfel

Votes are in - IA Summit informal Dinner at...

Okay, the votes are in. Thanks for all who participated. Mark your
calendars. Looks like we'll be doing dinner at

Saturday, Feb 28th

I'll be making a reservation. So, if you know you're coming, let me

19 Feb 2004 - 2:53pm
11 years ago
5 replies

Drag-select convention

Anyone know what the convention or solution is for
allowing a user to select a bunch of objects in a
drawing application via box-select, where the start of
the drag is on an object that is not to be selected.


I have a map-based drawing application where many
thousands of zones are drawn by the user.

When manipulating these zones, using standard mouse
gestures, it is particularly difficult to deal with
performing a box-select operation, because there is no
background to click on...it is covered with zones.

The common result is that when the user does
box-select a set of zones, a