Discussion Archive: October 2004

6 Oct 2004 - 3:47pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Gunnar Langemark

Solved: forced select - NO preselected option

I think I just found my solution.
I combine a radiobutton and a set of selectboxes, and make one simple validation.

Here it comes:

[Lead text explaining why sharing information is good and important]

Do you want to share some of the information about you, with other users of
the portal? [Radio button select yes/no with yes preselected]


6 Oct 2004 - 2:45pm
11 years ago
1 reply
6 Oct 2004 - 12:57pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: trimming addresses

I know you have to hit "reply-all" to send messages to the list. But that
doesn't mean that you have to leave the list of addressees in tact. I mean,
if it is going to list do you have to send it directly to the respondant?
(the question is rhetorical).

Anyway, since people always ask, the reason for the request is that the
number of addressees tends to snowball on longer threads, and the mailman
software has a limit of the # of addressees that you are allowed to have in
a message sent to the list, to prevent people from spamming us.

6 Oct 2004 - 9:46am
Dave Malouf

Announcement: IA Summit Call for Proposals

Hi everyone,

I don't know if I posted this already, so just to make sure, here it is:


CROSSING BOUNDARIES: Information Architecture Summit '05
March 4-7, 2005
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Session Proposals Accepted: September 24 - October 25, 2004
Poster Proposals Accepted: September 24 - December 5, 2004
Submit Online: www.iasummit.org <http://www.iasummit.org/>

The 2005 Information Architecture (IA) Summit will cross boundar

6 Oct 2004 - 9:35am
11 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

The IxD of "Web 2.0" (was Bezos)

Hi everyone,

Very interesting thread, thanx Ziya!

I was going to add a related thread this morning about what is IxD's role if
any in helping to conceive, conceptualize, and design the behavior around
the semantic web. I was reading the interview with Tim Berners-Lee in the
MIT Technology Reivew (OK, I'm on the Delta Shuttle to Boston a lot and they
give these magazines away for free -- AND I'm a nerd) and he was talking
about building the Semantic Web. It was one a good introduction to it, but
also great to read a vision of it as opposed to techno-mumbo jumbo.

6 Oct 2004 - 4:44am
erin malone

Hong Kong UX Event October 8th

Hello all,

Yahoo!'s global experience design staff would like to encourage all those
active in the interactive design field (or similar areas) in the Hong
Kong area to come socialize
over a drink next Friday, 8 October at 7:00 pm.

What: a chance to meet your colleagues in a friendly social event with no
pre-set agenda.

Who: Yahoo!'s global design staff are meeting in Hong Kong and will be
closing their conference. We're using this occasion to meet and greet our
design colleagues in Hong Kong. Yahoo!

6 Oct 2004 - 12:33am
11 years ago
13 replies


Jeff Bezos says today's Amazon.com is Web 1.0, which is making the
"interface better for humans." Web 2.0, he says, "is about making the
Internet useful for computers."

Two examples he cites, as Amazon web services:



Are we over Web 1.0 already?

Nullius in Verba

5 Oct 2004 - 10:18pm
liam friedland

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction

Looks interesting, but with a "shock & awe" sticker price:

---Nice synopsis of the field from the home page-----------
Human-Computer Interaction--known as HCI--is a fast-growing field that draws
upon several branches of social, behavioral, and information science, as well
as medicine, computer science, and electrical engineering.

5 Oct 2004 - 7:16pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Clay Newton

Open source product requirements database

Hi there,

Is anyone using an open source requirements database out there? My
organization has its own home-grown system which we are quickly out
growing, and none of us really want to purchase a system if there is a
fully featured open source system lurking out there somewhere. I have
done a couple of searches on Freshmeat and Sourceforge, and haven't
really made any progress aside from finding that is designed for PDAs.

Please post to me off-list; I will compile and summarize.


5 Oct 2004 - 6:40pm
11 years ago
20 replies
Gunnar Langemark

forced select - NO preselected option

My client (a large labour union turning professional organization) wants to
give prospect members - applying for membership online - a choice to select
if they want to share some personal and other data with other portal community
My first idea was to have applicants click a set of checkboxes to select which
types of data they would allow others to see.
This was not what the client wanted.