Discussion Archive: April 2005

27 Apr 2005 - 6:05pm
11 years ago
4 replies
Nathan Vincent

(offtopic) Most people think it was the snooze, butno, no snooze

My mobile phone does not wake me up. Ever. I can sleep thru it's loudest
setting indefinitely (ok, like 2+ hours).

I have an old school alarm clock with physical bells on top that scares
me out of bed in the mornings. I hide it behind a fan in the corner of
my room so that I have to get up to reach it. Interestingly, the
difficulty of finding the tiny (badly designed, really) switch on the
back helps wakes me up.

As far as setting it goes, it has a single hand that you line up; kinda
like another hour hand. The accuracy is terrible, but near enough is
good enough.

27 Apr 2005 - 6:05am
11 years ago
17 replies
Donna Fritzsche

(offtopic) Most people think it was the snooze, but no, no snooze

This has been bugging me for awhile - I couldn't remember why
Trinidadian Jean-Paul overslept for the Olympics Marathon. (excerpt
below from http://www.stanthecaddy.com/the-hot-tub-script.html )
- Donna

>[Setting: Jerry's apartment]
>JERRY: He overslept and missed the whole race. Isn't that amazing?
>GEORGE: I'll tell you what happened - I bet he got the AM/PM mixed-up.
>JERRY: My money's on the snooze.

25 Apr 2005 - 8:15pm
David Polinchock

MiT4: the work of stories

Just ran across this upcoming event and it looks like a very cool agenda.

25 Apr 2005 - 6:02pm
Carol_Golsch at...

Carol Golsch/CA/US/LOGITECH is out of the office.

I will be out of the office starting 04/25/2005 and will not return until

I will respond to your message when I return.

25 Apr 2005 - 5:26pm

Re: Presenter selection for the 'New Challenges' Retreat

The previous posting about the April 27th deadline for submitting
presentation submissions was incorrect. We will continue to accept
submissions after that date, and expect to set a deadline closer to
the date of the retreat.

We apologize for the confusion, and look forward to your presentation

To learn more about the retreat and about presenting, please go to

The 2005 East Coast IA Retreat Planning Committee

25 Apr 2005 - 2:54am
11 years ago
3 replies

advanced search


I am currently working on a product for searching a specific type of
database that has a nice small set of commonly used search fields that lend
themselves well to a neat basic search and a very long set of infrequently
used (but necessary) search fields that I am relegating to the "advanced
search" page. Now, the question is how to design advanced search. This
database can have up 150 search fields and it's obviously a mess to have one
giant (even well organized) form.

Have others faced this problem?

23 Apr 2005 - 11:14pm
Adi Tedjasaputra

Mobile RFID interaction style

The Nokia Mobile RFID Kit allows the user to easily launch services and
conveniently access phone functions simply by touching the phone to an
RFID tag. Applications can be targeted to individual needs and business

22 Apr 2005 - 2:01pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Wendy Fischer

Mobile phones, use buttons or hyperlinks


I am wondering if anybody know if there is any research regarding the use of hyperlinks over buttons in order to perform an action.

I've seen the use of both buttons and hyperlinks for WAP 2.0, but am seeing more hyperlinks as opposed to buttons. I am creating an xhtml page.


21 Apr 2005 - 8:44pm
Matthew Milan

Toronto - UX/IA/IxD- F2F - April 29, 2005

(apologies for the cross-posts)

Please join us for yet another casual get-together of people doing
user-experience, information architecture, interaction design, and related
work in the Toronto and surrounding areas.

Date: Friday, April, 2005
Time: From 6:30 pm

Place: Rhino Bar & Grill
Address: 1249 Queen St West
(South side of Queen a few blocks west of Dufferin)

For more information please contact:

Avi Soudack avi at brightroom.ca
Matthew Milan

21 Apr 2005 - 3:07pm
11 years ago
9 replies
sajid saiyed

ID workflow

I am looking for information on what is the workflow pattern people
follow for ID projects which require final handoff to implimentation
teams which are say mostly programmers.

Are there any standards?

I am also looking for some good reading material on ID and ID process.