Discussion Archive: April 2005

13 Apr 2005 - 8:19am
Chris Whelan

Need Help with Data Collection

Hi Folks.

I'll be conducting a study to analyze the impact of
ego, caffeine, work load, and Daylight Savings Time on
the social dynamics of email discussion groups, as I'd
like to better understand which of these factors most
directly fuel indulgent sniping.

If you'd like to help me with this project or you too
think we need much more petty bickering, please
contact me immediately.

Thanks in advance!

Do you Yahoo!?

13 Apr 2005 - 8:05am
Lada Gorlenko

Fwd: Call for papers for Cognitive Engineering and Decision-Making

This appeared on CHI-Announcements list and may be of interest to some
IxDG members, as it stresses innovative design processes and products.


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Invitation for Submissions to the
Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making Journal
Regular Track on "Design of Complex and Joint Systems"

Cognitive Engineering & Decision Making is a new, peer-reviewed, journal
devoted to research that seeks to understand how people engage in cognitive
work in real world settings and the development of systems that support that

13 Apr 2005 - 5:54am
Dave Malouf

EVENT: NYC Face2Face Tomorrow (April 14): Pizza - Movie - IxD - "The Powers of Ten" by Charles Eames

Join us for an informal discussion on the work of Charles and Ray Eames in
the context of ixd. We will watch their famous short film "Powers of
Ten" and talk about the impact of their work on design in general and IxD.
Architect and IxDer Gregory Petroff will lead the discussion.

Pizza - Movie - IxD

Thursday - April 14 - 7p

Brand Experience Lab - 520 Broadway - 5th Floor
http://www.brandexperiencelab.org/contact.html - directions - map

I'd really like to thank the folks at Brand Experience Lab for lending us
their space

13 Apr 2005 - 2:57am

3rd Face to Face IxDG meeting in Pune, India


This is to announce the 3rd Face to Face IxDG meeting that is to be held at Mahindra British Telecom, Pune, India.

12 Apr 2005 - 8:14pm
Tom Hobbs

latency and expectation

Hi all,

I know this is a subject that has been addressed to different degrees
on this list and elsewhere, but I have some specific problems I need
solid data regarding refresh expectation and response times.

12 Apr 2005 - 4:15pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

IxD groups in RTP, NC?


I just moved to Durham, NC to design mobile interfaces and am wondering if if there are any IxD/usability people in RTP. Do you know of any active usability groups that get together in the area? Or perhaps people would just be interested in having a social and meeting other people?

If you are interested, send me an email.

I recently moved to Durham from Oakland CA. I have 7 years plus experience working as an interaction designer for Excite at Home, Actuate, among others.

12 Apr 2005 - 2:32pm
Jared M. Spool

Informal Cocktail Hour -- DC 4/13/05

[ Sorry if you received more than one of these -- Jared ]


If you find yourself in the Washington, DC area Wednesday evening,
April 13, I want to invite you to an informal cocktail hour. A bunch of us
will be gathering just to talk about usability, information architecture,
interaction design, user experience, and whatever else is on our

12 Apr 2005 - 12:53pm
11 years ago
8 replies
Dave Malouf

Bio/emotional feedback IxD


Would you want to drive a car that knows how you feel?

-- dave

David Heller
dave at ixdg.org
dave at synapticburn.com
AIM: bolinhanyc || Y!: dave_ux || MSN:

11 Apr 2005 - 6:19pm
11 years ago
4 replies
ji kim

dumbing it down and ease of use.....

I just read an article about how this company is trying to dumb down its software to make it easier to use. It's great that they are trying to focus more on ease of use, but I guess I have a problem with the word "dumbing it down".

This isn't the first time I heard companies using this terminology/metaphor, do they really believe "ease of use = stuff that's designed for dumb people"?????

11 Apr 2005 - 10:13am
11 years ago
6 replies
David Robertson

Examples of Good (and bad) CMS Interface


I've been asked to look at re-designing an interface for a internally
developed content management. As part of my personal process, I always
like to do a competitive analysis or comparison of similar products to get
an understanding of potential approaches. Has anyone addressed a similar
problem? Any suggestions on CMS interfaces that work well (or not)? Any