Discussion Archive: October 2004

5 Oct 2004 - 9:03am
11 years ago
6 replies
Dave Malouf

Great product, eh? (I'm pretty sure it isn't real ... Yet!)


The idea is a wardrobe watcher. Similar to the internet based
refrigerators, but this one is a lot better.

I guess you can take the idea of the internet fridge and add in
nutritional information and when you try to take someting out AGAINST your
diet it will beep at you or electrocute or something like that. hmm? Now
where is that WeightWatcher's contact?

4 Oct 2004 - 4:50pm
11 years ago
1 reply

Looking for good e.g. of x-ref info arch views

I'm designing a 'product' site and have major top level content 'buckets'; however, I also want to cross ref the content by audience type (another view to access the content that will 'live' in their appropriate buckets).

4 Oct 2004 - 11:21am
11 years ago
34 replies

Discarding Prototypes


Realise this is a fairly subjective topic but was wondering what the group's
take on discarding prototypes is.

At my company we tend to prototype web-applications using
HTML/JavaScript/Hard-Coded data (hi-fi I guess?) during the design phase of
a project. This mark-up is generally written using UI and front-end coding
standards and is therefore of around 75%-90% application grade quality.

I've read/heard much about discarding prototypes, but never been able to see
a good reason for throwing away this reasonably good quality code.

Can anyone assist in this regard?

Kind regards


3 Oct 2004 - 4:31pm
Dave Malouf

NYC IxDG Meeting on Thurs Oct 14th

What is Interaction Design (IxD)? Why is it important?
Placing IxD in teh context of Product Design and User Experience (UX) Design
(an open event to the UX and PD NYC community: free to all)

Members of the IxD community in New York will meet to discuss in a
structured presentation the practice of interaction design and how they have
found it useful in their own work and how it ahs integrated with the other
UX disciplines.

14-Oct-2004; 7p-9p

Parsons Design Lab
Parsons School of Design
55 W. 13th St., 9th Floor

2 Oct 2004 - 7:18pm
cebax at earthl...

Human Factors Survey

Hello everyone,

I am a masters student at California State University Northridge (CSUN) --
studying Human Factors.

2 Oct 2004 - 9:57am
Ana Belén Ramón


Hello everybody!

I'm making a little study about tooltips as graphic interface elements.

I have searched a lot, but I havent found anything interesting on the Internet.

I wonder:

- Who invented them?
- Which application first impplemented them?
- Are them a good interface elements?
- Your opinion? ;)

P.S. Great list!

Ana Belen Ramon Castillo // avidos web factory

inc. http://www.avidos.net
blog. http://www.avidos.net/blogold
css. http://www.ovillo.org

1 Oct 2004 - 11:09am
Dave Malouf

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1 Oct 2004 - 8:17am
Dan Brown

Best Practices for Customer Service

Our client has asked us to redesign the customer service section of
their Web site. Contained therein are FAQs, contact information, and
product-specific help.

Is anyone aware of any published best practices for Web-based help
areas or customer service areas?

-- Dan

Dan Brown ~ brownorama at gmail.com ~ (301) 801-4850

1 Oct 2004 - 7:36am
Dave Malouf

FW: NYC First Friday Reminder! TONIGHT!

Just a reminder of this event happening TONIGHT!
courtesy of AIfIA, AIGA, IxDG, NYC CHI, STC and UPA...

You're invited to the first monthly social meeting of
First Fridays in NYC for the User Experience Design

It should be a good evening of simply meeting with
peers to talk, network, relax, and engage.

Fri, Oct 1st, 6:30p till 8:30 at
59 Gansevoort St at Washington St (Meatpacking
(Between 12th & 13th Streets, West of 9th
Avenue/Hudson Street)
Subway: A,C,E and 1239 to 14th Street