Discussion Archive: August 2004

13 Aug 2004 - 8:57am
Amit Deshpande

Movable Type Category listings, anybody?

Hello Everybody,

I have a blog at http://www.mblog.com/cyblog. I am new to movable type
and would be very glad if you could shed a little light on how to add
categories on main page, also how these categories are archived.

Thanks in advance,

Amit Deshpande

12 Aug 2004 - 9:54pm
Jim Leftwich

Re: The Future of Information Architecture, A Retreat

I'm signed up to attend. I'm not planning on presenting anything,

My domain is in the tiny/mobile UX space and its considerations and
issues. More and more information architecture in the future will have
some embodiments represented within these small and constrained
domains, even if represented more fully elsewhere.

I think this will be a great place to network, discuss IA/ID/UX issues
and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.


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James Leftwich, IDSA
Director, Design and User Experience
PalmSource, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA

12 Aug 2004 - 5:03pm
12 years ago
10 replies
Schomer, Todd

User Interface Guidelines

Hello All,

Anyone have a UI Guidelines spec/doc/site they could share with me? I need
to start documenting guidelines for our apps and could use some help finding
a good template to use as a starting point.

I understand this is usually an internal-type document, but if you guys know
of anything that could be shared, I would appreciate it.


12 Aug 2004 - 4:39pm
Mike Combs

JOB OP: Avenue A | Razorfish Chicago (2 Positions)

There are 2 positions open in the Chicago office of Avenue A | Razorfish.
Please use the contact information at the bottom of this e-mail.

Position 1 - Senior Information Architect/Interaction Designer

The Chicago office of Avenue A | Razorfish has immediate openings for
senior information architect/interaction designers.

12 Aug 2004 - 2:00pm
12 years ago
15 replies

"Intuitive" designs can be cumbersome

I am transitioning from one thread re. "Hierarchical
gui and multiselection" to this one.

There are so many cases in IxD where a certain design
would be
(a) far more easy to use in the long run,
(b) require far less interaction and work on the part
of the user, and
(c)be far less "in the face"

but that design is either non-intuitive or

As a very geeky but pertinent example, consider the
process of finding out the IP address on your client
machine on Windows.

12 Aug 2004 - 11:40am
Challis Hodge

JOB: Contract IA position in Atlanta, GA USA


4 to 5 week contract assignment (web site redesign) on client site in
Atlanta Georgia. To begin immediately.

12 Aug 2004 - 7:57am
adamya ashk

JOB: Contract IA position at Staples

We have an immediate need for an IA to work on browser-based interfaces.

This is a short-term contract position (3-4 weeks) with the
possibility to convert to long-term (~6 months).

The scope of the work will comprise creating process flows based on
understanding gleaned from existing systems, prototypes, requirement
sessions and ongoing ethnographic user research.

11 Aug 2004 - 11:22pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Frank Ramirez

The Future of Information Architecture, A Retreat

any other IxDers coming to this?


The Future of Information Architecture, A Retreat

Where: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA
When: October 1-3, 2004

This weekend retreat is an opportunity for IAs from around the globe to
come together in an informal and beautiful setting to discuss and share
ideas about the future of Information Architecture. Where are we
heading? What is the career path for an IA?

10 Aug 2004 - 4:50pm
12 years ago
13 replies

Hierarchical gui and multiselection

What would be a reasonable web-based design for the
problem below, that doesn't assume Flash?

(1)Suppose that there is an N-level hierarchical set
of items, and you want the user to navigate through
the hierarchy till there are a set of children items
that the user wants.

(2)At this point, the user would like to multi-select
items at that level.

10 Aug 2004 - 3:28pm
Svoboda, Eric

[Possible Spam] RE: Displaying Status on a Button

Thanks for the screen shot.

The hack was a step forward, but what you've done in essence is to
create a dropdown of sorts by placing the status (Gaussian) next to the
button (which is essentially all a dropdown is in its closed state).

I really like your third idea: pairing a dropdown with a 'settings'
button to open the 'settings' dialog. This is a pretty standard
implementation I think, and should be easily understood.

Another idea: you could reclaim a lot of space by reducing the length of
the numeric fields. They should be just long enough to contain the
maximum allowed value.