Discussion Archive: November 2004

30 Nov 2004 - 8:43pm
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Elizabeth Bacon
2003

F2F in Los Angeles? take 2

(Repeated message due to my last email becoming a bizarre text attachment.)

Hi folks,

I'd like to gauge interest in having a Face to Face meeting of IxD
practitioners in the Los Angeles area.

I suppose that in this vast metropolis, Los Angeles area means something in
between Orange County & San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica & ??...I've only
been here a year and a half, and haven't wrapped my head around all the
local communities yet. :)

Please respond to me off-list, I think.

30 Nov 2004 - 8:32pm
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Elizabeth Bacon
2003

F2F in Los Angeles?

Hi folks,

I'd like to gauge interest in having a Face to Face meeting of IxD
practitioners in the Los Angeles area.

I suppose that in this vast metropolis, Los Angeles area means something in
between Orange County & San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica & ??...I've only
been here a year and a half, and haven't wrapped my head around all the
local communities yet. :)

Please respond to me off-list, I think. If there are enough voices, I'll get
in touch with Dave Heller, official sponsor of IxDG F2F activities, and see
what we can put together on an organized level.

30 Nov 2004 - 3:51pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

ADMIN: RE: What mobile service and device do you use, and why?

Gina, instead of making this about a service opinion service, can we focus
the discussion on what are the good and bad IxD features of the high-end
smartphone market? Seems asking the general question in the subject line is
way too off-topic for this list.

30 Nov 2004 - 3:41pm
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Gino Zahnd
2003

What mobile service and device do you use, and why?

I'm about to change phones, and possibly service providers, and I
figured I'd ask my opinionated colleagues what services and devices
they use, and why? I'm in America, by the way.

Devices I've been considering, although I'm not sold on, are the Treo
650, SonyEricsson p910a, and a few less feature-rich models such as a
Samsung SPH-A600. I haven't been able to be convinced that I need my
email on my phone, or the ability to chat with people, but I'm not
against those things either. What are your experiences with the newer
smart devices?

30 Nov 2004 - 2:17pm
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9 years ago
1 reply
Steven Streight
2004

RE: Ease-of-use: Efficiency vs. Intuitiveness

What is "intuitive" or "nearly automatic" or "reflex
action" to a geek is not the same as what is such to a
newbie.

If your boss complains about a web functionality you
designed being "not intuitive enough", does your boss
mean that neophytes may not understand how to use it?

If you think it is sufficiently "intuitive", does this
mean that you, with all your web experience and tech
savvy, can interact with it easily?

If a web site is by designers and for designers, wild
innovation and anti-conventional widgets may be
appropriate, even demand

29 Nov 2004 - 9:09pm
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9 years ago
1 reply
Steven Streight
2004

RE: Ease-of-use:Efficiency vs. Intuitiveness

I'm glad David Heller took the problem of
instinct/intuition vs. conscious/rational regarding
interaction design all the way to the real root
question of what is a human's first interactive
device.

I've never understood why if a non-human entity
(animal or insect) creates a complex object, it's
"just instinct"...but it a human entity creates a
complex object, it's due to "intelligence". Stupid
idea, based on anthropocentric arrogance.

29 Nov 2004 - 2:31pm
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jstanford
2003

Experience design contract opportunity

Hello all,

Here's a contracting opportunity...

- Julie

Experience design contract opportunity

Sliced Bread Design is looking for a talented, responsible, detail-oriented
individual to help us design the user experience for an exciting,
challenging online service that is well-known in the Bay Area and widely
used by both consumers and a core target audience.

29 Nov 2004 - 1:02pm
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9 years ago
8 replies
Terms:
Austin Govella
2004

HTML vs. text email: is HTML email bad practice?

I keep getting requests to create or facilitate dazzling HTML email
newsletters.

I reject the idea out of hand, insisting text email is the better route,
and for newsletters, having blurbs that link to articles as the best
practice. I realized today that my thinking is based on the environment
from at least two years ago.

Have things changed regarding HTML email? Or is it still considered bad
practice?

--
Austin

29 Nov 2004 - 10:01am
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9 years ago
23 replies
Elizabeth Buie
2004

RE: Ease-of-use: Efficiency vs Intuitiveness

Dan Saffer writes:

>As Lada pointed out, a
>system can be effective without being efficient.

And it *cannot* be efficient without being effective.

If you're doing the wrong thing, it doesn't matter how fast you're doing
it. You're not efficient.

Elizabeth, who maintains that the only intuitive interface is the nipple
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Elizabeth Buie
Computer Sciences Corporation
Rockville, Maryland, USA
+1.301.921.3326

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