Discussion Archive: November 2004

11 Nov 2004 - 11:02am
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Greg Petroff
2004

keypad interface guidelines

Anyone have any resources, links, examples on designing custom
keyboard/keypads as hot keys for ui navigation? I am working on some tools
for a datacenter where it might be faster to create a custom small form
factor key pad 16 or so keys to navigate and manage content on screen. But
I have never done it before.

Greg

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11 Nov 2004 - 10:00am
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10 years ago
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Greg Petroff
2004

ny times article on San Jose Police vehicle ui

If ever an article came along to describe why Ixd is important this is it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/11/technology/circuits/11cops.html

Scary part one of the officers hit a parked car trying to use the new
information system in their car while driving.

Gregory Petroff
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11 Nov 2004 - 9:48am
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10 years ago
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andrewconrad
2004

Summary: Communicating Permission levels...

(apologies again for cross-post)

Thanks to everyone who replied to my posting:
“Communicating Permission levels in the interface”.

Here’s the question I posted:

My team is working on a web-based application that will be used by several different people, in permission-based “roles”, to manage a financial services account. There will be the “owner” that can do everything, the “proxy” that can do nearly everything, and a “read-only” role.

10 Nov 2004 - 11:56pm
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Listera
2004

Spotlight: Centrality of search

Recently I mentioned here Apple's upcoming Spotlight as a precursor of
technologies that may fundamentally change how we interact with our PCs in
many different areas. Several people wrote me privately to inquire about the
ramifications. I'm tardy with my response, but, on the eve of Microsoft's
response to Google Desktop Search, I'll try to outline briefly here how
Spotlight is different:

1. Pervasive - Unlike third-party apps like GDS, Spotlight is part of the
OS. It's omnipresent as an icon on the OS menu bar.

2.

10 Nov 2004 - 7:48pm
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10 years ago
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Listera
2004

Squared Circle

What's wrong with this picture?

<http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/squaredcircle/show/>

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

10 Nov 2004 - 6:45pm
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10 years ago
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Listera
2004

Utterly priceless...

...when you need to convince others of the importance of design:

The New YorkTimes
Wanted by the Police: A Good Interface

Since June, the police department has been using a new mobile dispatch
system that includes a Windows-based touch-screen computer in every patrol
car. But officers have said the system is so complex and difficult to use
that it is jeopardizing their ability to do their jobs.

Officers complain that routine tasks are so difficult to perform that they
are discouraged from doing them.

10 Nov 2004 - 6:09pm
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10 years ago
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Listera
2004

An interesting interface to writing

Proof that stuff still happens in the U.K.:

<http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher/>

Useful? Usable? Attractive?

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

10 Nov 2004 - 3:32pm
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ji kim
2004

Re: Favorite projects // companies

I think my favorite project/company was working with small team of technologists, designers, and product marketing specialists. We designed some very innovating products (that dealth with video annotation/retrieval). Everybody in the team believed/practiced good product design process, but each one of us has our unique strength. This was more than 5 years ago, and the original team still keeps in touch (actually the whole company).

ji

10 Nov 2004 - 2:33pm
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10 years ago
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Dave Malouf
2005

Licensing ... Ew!!???!!! (RE: Experience design vs interaction design)

Maybe our freedom from accreditation is hurting us, Ziya?
I actually am shy of having "licensing". I think it commodifies us as a
discipline in a way that reduces our value, except to only the superstars
out there, like Architecture, but I also see that architecture is an
unquestioned value that civil engineers (their peers) never refute.

Besides saying, "be better", what ways can we as designers of digital
systems, products, and services gain implicit viability the same way that
licensed service industry people have it?

-- dave

10 Nov 2004 - 2:23pm
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Pradyot Rai
2004

First Principles? (Was - Tog says....)

Listera <listera at rcn.com> wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> Elizabeth Buie:
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> > You might well, if there are zillions of people doing it mega-times a day.
> >
> > (The exact values of "zillions" and "mega" will depend on your individual
> > situation.)
>
> Quite.