Discussion Archive: August 2004

17 Aug 2004 - 11:03am
12 years ago
1 reply
Rick Cecil

ADMIN: Switch in Admin roles for next 2 weeks

Hi everyone,

Dave is going on vacation for 2 weeks, and I'll be filling in as
moderator during that time. Be afraid. Be very afraid. ;-) I'll do my
best to respond to admin requests and questions, but some things may
need to wait until Dave get back.

Thanks everyone for their patience.


PS For a reminder of the guidelines and help files you can go to our wonderful
new web site at http://ixdg.org/ and everything is there under "Join Us".

16 Aug 2004 - 11:58pm
12 years ago
4 replies
carl myhill

Windows UI Compliance Checklist?

Hi All,

Does anyone know of a checklist for assessing whether a UI has conformed to
Microsoft Windows style guidelines? For example, whether dialog text conform
to capitalisation standards, etc.



16 Aug 2004 - 4:37pm
12 years ago
25 replies
Kendra Parker

Reset Button Icon

I need some suggestions on icons for a reset button. The button
de-selects all selected items located on a map. The problem, though, is
that the button must contain a 16x16 px image due to constraints on the
toolbar control itself, otherwise we would simply use a text button that
says "Reset." We need something that will be fairly recognizable since
our general user will have limited computer experience and rarely more
than a High school level education. We've been racking our brains over
here, so any help will be greatly appreciated.


Kendra Parker

16 Aug 2004 - 2:12pm
Svoboda, Eric

[Possible Spam] RE: Re: "Intuitive" designs can be cumbersome

Not to sidetrack this interesting conversation, but are any of you
familiar with the system described at www.muse.com? The description is
pretty vague I think, but they seem to be describing an adaptive
(andragogical I'd call it. Does this term apply?) UI for a collaborative
music app of some kind. I guess they've shown it off in some San
Francisco clubs. Just wondering if anyone's seen it in action.

16 Aug 2004 - 12:21pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Serious reqest re: limiting quoted


What I'm about to say is one of those things that those of us who don't do
digests never consider. (I'm as guilty as the rest of you; though I try.)

It is VERY important that people create a personal practice of limiting the
quoted material in their responses to ONLY those elements that are required.
It is seldom that you need the whole piece to give context to.

13 Aug 2004 - 5:55pm
12 years ago
12 replies

Re: "Intuitive" designs can be cumbersome

This is a great comment and it is funny that I just wrote about something
very similar on my (new) blog this morning (see
http://dubfuture.blogspot.com/). I was complaining about how Microsoft chose
not to put a pen-centric UI on the TabletPC and instead chose a very
incremental change over the standard desktop GUI.

13 Aug 2004 - 2:16pm
Peter Merholz

Search Results Best Practices Re: [aifia-members] IA & Findability Seminar (early bird deadline)

On Aug 10, 2004, at 9:33 AM, David Heller wrote:

> 1. best practices for designing full-text search systems
> a. use of meta-data
> b. expressions allowed, not allowed
> c. use of fuzzy-logic, relevance, etc.
> 2. best practices for designing search results
> a. how to and when to deploy flat results vs. faceted results
> b.

13 Aug 2004 - 2:03pm
Steve Portigal

trim your posts?

Just a quick request for those of us reading in digest format -
please trim down the quoted text in your posts to something relevant
- the last digest was a high percentage of nested-quoted postings. It
makes things SO much easier to read in digest format if there's some
considerate trimming going on....


Steve Portigal

13 Aug 2004 - 1:46pm
Peter Merholz

August 25, BayCHI East: It's More Than ROI

[forgive the extreme cross-posting]

BayCHI East presents:

It's More Than ROI: Defining the business value of user-centered design


Wednesday, 25 August 2004

6:30 to 7:00
Tea, Coffee, Networking

7:00 to 8:30
Panel Discussion and Q&A

South Hall, room 110
U. C. Berkeley campus

There has been a lot of discussion about the ROI of usability and
user-centered design.