Discussion Archive: December 2004

31 Dec 2004 - 1:24am
11 years ago
1 reply
Jeff Howard

iPod Scroll Wheel

I've been watching my younger brother play with his iPod for the first
time and it's got me thinking about Apple's move from a mechanical
scroll wheel to a solid-state touch wheel on the 2nd generation iPod,
and wondering whether they needed to start with the mechanical scroll
wheel to "teach" people the concept of the circular movement? Or was it
more likely a matter of technology/price not being where they needed to
be to go with a solid-state touch wheel from the beginning?

Anyone know of any links to analysis or interviews that speak to that

30 Dec 2004 - 1:22pm
11 years ago
14 replies
John Vaughan - ...

Browser = Portal

Firefox (and some other browsers) allow you to organize multiple pages
(browser instances) into a tabfolder metaphor. You can easily cycle thru
multiple pages - they're all displayed in the same browser window.

27 Dec 2004 - 1:07pm
11 years ago
10 replies
Pradyot Rai

HTML framework for target browser resolution!

I am seeking ideas, pointers, opinions on how to handle the new design
for enhanced target browsers? Here's the case -- the web based
application is investigated for re-design. One of the parameter that
can be enhanced is browser resolution (from 800x600 to 1024x786). That
will give us more room to play, more widgets to accomodate on the

But I have few concerns and want to validate my assumptions with your inputs --

1 How would you set your width?

27 Dec 2004 - 9:23am
11 years ago
16 replies
Dave Malouf

User Research takes Kodak higher

NY Times today had a great article about how user research was used to shore
up Kodak's marketshare from 5% to near 20% in 4 years. they called it
"anthropology" but we know what it really is.

23 Dec 2004 - 1:40pm
Nicole Maron

ID contract opp at WaveMarket

hello Al, my name in Nicole Maron, and I'm the new Sr. Interface and Product
Designer at Wavemarket. Inc. in Emeryville, CA. I've been lurking on this list
for a few weeks and have really been enjoying the discussions. As soon as I
have a non-work- or holdiay-related moment I'll be happy to jump in.

In the meantime, we are in need of a jr- to mid-level interaction designer for a
quick 1 month contract in Jan. We'd like to talk to someone ASAP. This would be
a good opp for someone who is relatively fresh out of school, or making the
move into UE from another discipline.

23 Dec 2004 - 12:06pm
richard ting

Job Opportunity: Information Architect, MTV Digital (Full-time staff)

i am posting this for a friend. please contact jason
marks @ jaymarks at gmail.com if you have any questions.

happy holidays.


Job Details:

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Job Description:

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22 Dec 2004 - 11:53am
Peter Boersma

simple shapes for redundant coding of coloredobjects in a diagram

Cluxmoore wrote:
> If my flow is time/process based I will often create a simple
> step diagram with only the high level steps (~4-8) and assign
> each step a color or shade and name.

22 Dec 2004 - 11:08am
11 years ago
7 replies
Alain D. M. G. ...

simple shapes for redundant coding of colored objects in a diagram


Could anybody suggest standards or practices, or just tips and tricks,
for redundant coding by shape of items in a large business analysis

This is a very large information flow diagram going through several
iterations. It is done on Visio and sections or the entire image are
output on huge sheets of paper with an HP designjet plotter. Right now
it has six "pastel" coding colors but it might pick up more.

21 Dec 2004 - 4:25pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Going on Vacation ????? ( was RE: Anthony Quinn is on leave )

Let me take this moment during the winter solstice holiday season to remind
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Most lists have a function that allow you to suspend delivery. For sure,
ours does have such a setting and it is called mail delivery. If you go to
http://discuss.ixdg.org/ you can see our guidelines and instructions
regarding this particular setting.

21 Dec 2004 - 3:53pm
aquinn at westp...

Anthony Quinn is on leave

I will be out of the office starting 21/12/2004 and will not return until

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