Discussion Archive: March 2005

22 Mar 2005 - 2:31pm
Josh Seiden

UI designer needed, Hong Kong


A client of mine is looking for a full-time UI designer who can
work site in their Hong Kong office.

This is a 2 month+ contract position starting immediately.

We're looking for someone with 2-5 years of experience working
with Windows desktop software. This is NOT a web design job. You
must be familiar with Windows conventions and the Windows User
Experience Guidelines, and must be able to demonstrate
proficiency in applying these guidelines.

22 Mar 2005 - 12:11pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Kyle Pero

Philly ACM Event, 4/21, 7-9pm, Speaker, Jared Spool!

PhiCHI, the Philadelphia region's chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, is hosting an event
that is open to anyone interested in attending.

When: Thursday, April 21; 7-9pm

Where: University of Pennsylvania - The Towne Building
220 S. 33rd Street Philadelphia, PA
Campus map - http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/view_map.php3?id=158

Registration Fee: FREE! (RSVP required.

22 Mar 2005 - 11:57am
Weston Thompson

George Lakoff lecture in LA area, March 31

I just saw that George Lakoff will deliver the keynote address at a
conference on empathy held at Scripps College here in Claremont, CA
(far east end of Los Angeles county), on March 31 at 7 PM. It appears
to be free and open to the public.

For information:


Weston Thompson
Claremont McKenna College

22 Mar 2005 - 11:35am
11 years ago
4 replies
Dan Saffer

Re: Metaphor

On Mar 22, 2005, at 10:59 AM, Adam Korman wrote:

> Although software isn't human it engages our human emotions but
> because it has complex behavior like humans. So, it's really too bad
> that it follows its own machine logic... wouldn't it be nice if
> sometimes computers followed human logic? That would be refreshing.

They can't. They aren't human. Thus they have to be designed to present
themselves as though they had human motivations and behaviors. One way
of doing this is via metaphor. "Dialog" boxes pop up to ask you

22 Mar 2005 - 9:17am
11 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer

Metaphor (was Re: Five Lenses: Towards a Toolkit for Interaction Design)

On Mar 22, 2005, at 12:53 AM, Adam Korman wrote:
>>> And the reason so much software is so bad is because people approach
>>> designing software as if they are designing artifacts.
>> I think there's a lot of reasons software is bad, but this isn't one
>> of them. Care to explain further?
> The evidence of this approach is everywhere. My computer has a
> desktop, folders, and files. I open windows with documents and forms.

22 Mar 2005 - 4:31am
11 years ago
5 replies
Tadej Maligoj

Any suggestion for a good example of TreeView


I work on a redesign of an application for digital evidence of paper
workflow process. It is one of the judiciary procedure, which is
normaly straight forward, but include documents on paper, from some to
a lot. Only a directory is stored digitaly, for statistic purposes.
The idea at redesign is to encourage users to use this tool also for

I confront the following problem: The customer is (also) represented
by their IT engineers and they see things in a particular way (we all
know that feeling, aren't we?

21 Mar 2005 - 1:08pm
11 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

CHI Anyone?

Hey there,

Who here is going to CHI in Portland?
I will be in Portland from 4/3-4/6 and would love to meet up with people
from the list then.

21 Mar 2005 - 1:08pm
11 years ago
18 replies
Angela Azzolino

testing navigation models

Looking for methods to test navigation models. With no time allotted
to testing in the schedule I'm looking for recommendations from the
community to test a navigation model designed for a non-transactional
information site with six user groups, one primary. What are some
non-html prototype fast and dirty methods out there?

**sorry for the double post folks

21 Mar 2005 - 12:28pm
Janet M. Six

F2F in Dallas ??


Is anyone interested in have a Face 2 Face Event in Dallas? Please
let me know if you are interested in attending or helping to organize
the event.

Janet Six

21 Mar 2005 - 11:01am
Welie, Martijn van

Five Lenses: Towards a Toolkit for Interaction Design

Ok, I'll be a bit more subtle then. I didn't mean that it was a bad article.
However, for years people doing research in the area of Task
Analysis/Contextual Inquiry/Ethnography/Semiotics/Activity Theory have been
saying the same sort of things and have been posing the same sort of
questions as Ted sums up.

So although the 5 lenses correctly re-iterate what has already been said for
years, I fail to see significant additional value in this model.