Discussion Archive: March 2005

14 Mar 2005 - 11:22am
10 years ago
2 replies
Pradyot Rai

Examples of success/Failure of products/services!


This is for acedemic purposes, that I need examples of successful &
failed new product/service introduction, I need examples of the
software/hardware product (or service) indroductions which failed or
became successful because of design strategy and/or usability/UX
issues. Example should not be very old, and if they are as recent as
last year, even better.

14 Mar 2005 - 7:29am
10 years ago
21 replies
Chris Kelly


Hi All,

I have a question for all you IxD experts that could really help me. I have just qualified from a degree in HCI, and am aiming to start a job in Interaction Design. I have a good grounding in general usability, but would like to find out more about good, practical IxD that would help me prepare for a career in this field. I know a book alone isn't enough, and experience is the most vital thing, but everyone has to start somewhere.

Are there any good books people can recommend?

Is there an IxD bible?
Is there a good book that describes practical methodologies?

14 Mar 2005 - 5:41am
Sharad Solanki

Update- IxDG Meeting in Pune, India 4:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday 12th March

On Saturday our meeting ended for @ 2.15 hrs. There were 22 participants from Pune and Mumbai, India.

14 Mar 2005 - 3:07am
10 years ago
8 replies

View page Vs. Edit Page

Well, actually it is like this... There is an edit icon on clicking of which
a page opens where comments can be entered/edited. When the user has to just
see it and not really edit it, is it advisable to give another icon on
clicking of which a page opens only for "viewing" and not for editing ??

Not only in this context but for many admin sections as well, such as a
profile page, where data can be entered/edited and also if the user wishes
to only see them and not really edit them, is it advisable to give two
different links - one for view and another for edit???

14 Mar 2005 - 2:14am
10 years ago
1 reply

View field Vs. Edit field

Hi there everyone,

Is it better to use a edit page as also the view page? Or is it more usable
to provide a different view page so that a user clicks on two different
links to access Edit and View page differently?? Any ideas??


10 Mar 2005 - 7:02pm
Austin Govella

How to get an industrial design job

I came across this and recall a couple people mentioning an interest
in this subject at the Summit this last weekend.

The link is to a 420k PDF, so right-click to download to your desjktop
before opening (so you're not staring at a hanging browser while it
* http://www.ritasue.com/downloads/get_industrial_design_jobs.pdf

Austin Govella
Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD

10 Mar 2005 - 8:50am
Lada Gorlenko

Forrester First Look at Convergence Fact and Fallacy

Some recent thoughts from the guys I keep an eye on.

Research & Event Highlights From Forrester
07 March 2005


Convergent Technologies, Divergent Devices

Convergence has been a popular topic for years. The term has scared
executives into bad mergers (anyone remember the $2 BILLION that
Disney lost after buying Infoseek?). We hear about the convergence of
TVs and PCs, voice and data, media and distribution, marketing and
customer service, content and advertising -- and more.

10 Mar 2005 - 8:38am
Lada Gorlenko

TDA, not PDA?

If anyone had some first-hand experience with TDAs (Tactile Digital
Assistant), please share your impressions:



9 Mar 2005 - 9:18am
10 years ago
12 replies
Narey, Kevin

Digital product novelty

I noticed this morning that the interest that I'm showing in my recently
acquired IPAQ has waned somewhat. I think this is due to quite a few
reasons. Whilst it's a very useful product in many ways and the UI isn't
that inhibiting, I feel like there's a whole bunch of features that I can't
use i.e. 'Nevo' - the ability to use the product as a remote control for
other IR enabled devices in the home.

9 Mar 2005 - 8:25am
10 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer

How much can humans process?

Of some interest to interaction designers:

In a new study, cognitive scientists show that humans can usually track
just four mental variables when trying to solve a problem. In the
journal Psychological Science, cognitive scientists from the University
of Queensland and Griffith University report on a study where they
tested these limits of processing capacity.