Discussion Archive: October 2004

22 Oct 2004 - 4:03pm
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Julian_Orr at p...
2004

Form Field & Error Assistance Models

Hi,

I am currently working on an information layer for web-based forms.

Wanted to see if people had seen examples of where field asstance or error
messages sit atop the form (in a layer) vs. showing the errors inline?

That or just good examples of inline errors and a statement of preference.

Trying to avoid page layout issues that would arise when long technial
error and
correction details thrown into the page, but also wanting to ensure
visibility
regardless of page position and when large grids vs.

22 Oct 2004 - 3:49pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Interaction Design, should it be a part of Product Management orDevelopment? (Was should interaction designers produce code...)

Hi Navneet,

First, I think that many companies make this split very differently. For
Example, in my organization Product Management is a group within Devleopment
(but that's niether here nor there).

22 Oct 2004 - 10:32am
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dmitryn
2004

UIST (was Re: Pen zooming)

> By the way, the 3-day UIST 2004 conference is filled with presentations
> on research on gestural interfaces of all types.

Speaking of which, is anyone else planning to attend it?

Cheers,

Dmitry

--
Dmitry Nekrasovski
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~dmitry

22 Oct 2004 - 3:43am
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10 years ago
3 replies
Listera
2004

Mindball

If you thought the TV turn-off device I posted was clever, this has to be
the interactive plaything of the year:

<http://www.mindball.se/index.aspx?page=mindball>

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

21 Oct 2004 - 1:57pm
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Tom Hobbs
2004

Re: Discuss-interactiondesigners.com Digest, Vol 13, Issue 21

I thought that this could possibly be the case. I'm sure I'm not
voicing something new, but consistency with Quark is a ridiculous
suggestion. The biggest problem with Quark is that it doesn't work well
with or like anything else — particularly Illustrator and Photoshop.
Graphic designers use Quark not because it was a particularly good
solution, but it was the only solution. Pagemaker never cut it.
Indesign, among my graphic peers certainly, was the potential saviour
to resolving those inconsistencies and incompatibilities...

21 Oct 2004 - 12:36pm
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Pradyot Rai
2004

User reseach and data collection

Hi folks,

I encountered this problem recently while planning the work to conduct
feild study for our web based products. This is about developing user
reseach methodology and data collecetion tools, and involving user in
upfront requirement gathering.

I have following questions --

1.) What are different ways you can involve user in early phase of the
project? I am looking for information which can tell me what different
kind of methodologies are there, and when do you apply what? For
example, user observations, interviews/contextual inquiry, web
matrices, online surveys, etc.

21 Oct 2004 - 8:58am
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Pete Gordon - U...
2004

Slashdot and Portable User Research

Thought people here might have interest in the Slashdot discussion.

Portable Usability Labs As User Research Tools
http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/20/1253240&tid=189

[Sent this to two lists--ixdg and agile-usability, sorry for the cross
post]

Take care!
Pete Gordon
usersfirst.com

21 Oct 2004 - 7:24am
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Alain D. M. G. ...
2003

no but the pictures are clear Re: Pen zooming

--- Listera <listera at rcn.com> a écrit :
> Speaking of working with small screens:
Researchers from Microsoft Research, Microsoft Research Asia, and
Tsinghua University in China have devised an interface that goes a step
> further by allowing a user to zoom in on relevant content and
collapse
> irrelevant content with a single pen stroke.
> Anyone seen it in action?

Next Monday afternoon Yes.

20 Oct 2004 - 11:34pm
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Listera
2004

Pen zooming

Speaking of working with small screens:

Researchers from Microsoft Research, Microsoft Research Asia, and Tsinghua
University in China have devised an interface that goes a step further by
allowing a user to zoom in on relevant content and collapse irrelevant
content with a single pen stroke. The interface could eventually be included
as an extension to small-screen Web browsers.

<http://snipurl.com/9y2a>

Anyone seen it in action?

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

20 Oct 2004 - 11:22pm
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Henry
2004

Should interaction designer produce code...(Formally: Open Position: Sr. Interaction Designer @ MITRE)

Interaction design is not developing HTML, Forms,

It is about understanding

Ø Who are users?

Ø What they really want (goals, tasks)?

Ø Where application will be used (application context)?

One of our clients wanted to develop a Sales Management System,

analyzing the context helped us to develop trimmed down version for Sales
People who are in move.

Actually this is not in his original proposal.

Ø How the application should interact.