Discussion Archive: May 2005

17 May 2005 - 8:33am
Carrie Ritch

Interaction Design Group Launches Resource Library

Interaction Design Group Launches Resource Library

For Immediate Release

May 17, 2005 ::: The Interaction Design Group (IxDG)--an association
that serves the needs of the international community of practitioners,
teachers, and students of interaction design--today launched the IxDG
Resource Library at http://resources.ixdg.org.

The IxDG Resource Library is a repository of information about
interaction design (IxD) that the IxDG community has created.

16 May 2005 - 12:20pm
Wendy Fischer

Interesting blurb on Adobe/Macromedia merger...

Get out our toolset migration plans....GoLive going away?

The proposed merger of Adobe and Macromedia has stirred some anxiety in the developer community, which a new report says is justified.

While Adobe is keeping mum on the fate of individual software titles, saying a product roadmap won't be drawn until (unless) the acquisition closes, one industry analyst published some prognostications on which product teams at both companies should be polishing their resumes, and what applications developers should consider learning to live without.

"Because the FTC will likely require that Adob

16 May 2005 - 11:03am
Suresh JV

Order of Vertical Tabs

Hi All,

Background: In a web application, I need to arrange tabs in vertical order,
for a collapsible sidebar in the left side of the screen, similar to tabs in adobe reader.
[Pages, Layers, Signatures, Bookmarks]

Dilemma: What is the priority/order of arranging vertical tabs. Should it be from,
- Top to bottom, in the order of position and visibility or
- Bottom to top in the order of readability as in English speaking countries.
[in the latter, I assume the user would slightly bend his head to read. - do they?]

Is there a research or past experience that could help me.

16 May 2005 - 11:03am
11 years ago
6 replies
Sanchez, Mario

RE: user requirements vs business requirement

Billie Mandel wrote:
> My question: How have you (or have you at all) gone about defining
> "business requirements" gathering as opposed to "user requirements"
> gathering, and how have you defined that line/divided the work between
> IxD and product management?

No matter how much you talk about User-Centered Design, it only really makes sense within the framework of Value-Centered Design:

16 May 2005 - 5:15am
11 years ago
6 replies
Klas Thorsén

site structure and interaction

I recently started to work on an assignment for a government with a huge
information density. They have some different areas of interest with lots of
information (1000+ pages), all from public interests to law texts. The
challenge for me is first to define a nice information architecture and
second a ground breaking interaction design :) At this point I try to avoid
to deep architecture but at some spots it will be 5 levels and more.

16 May 2005 - 1:29am
Sharad Solanki

IxDG F2F Meeting held in Pune, India 4:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday 14th May 2005

The 4th Pune F2F meet happened this Saturday in the beautiful
courtyard of CDAC New Multimedia Resource Centre at the Pune
Agricultural College Campus. Its good to see that attendence is
increasing and we had about 20 people this time.

In this meeting:
Mr Dinesh talked on his reasons of pursuing a PhD, the way to do it in
India, and his topic of research, "Metaphors".

14 May 2005 - 11:09pm
Rhonda Nelson

Re: user requirements vs business requirements

I think these reqs have to start out completely
separate. Most business owners, esp in a
corporation, do not have the pulse on the detailed
needs of users, nor should they. They have a high
level overview of "what the market needs" but that's
Get a representative sample of the key business owners
in a room to discuss the bottom line. They should be
reps of marketing/finance/new biz/etc.

13 May 2005 - 4:01pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Billie Mandel

user requirements vs business requirements

Hi all -

Background to question: I had previously been working in an
environment where it was part of my job to collect *both* business
requirements *and* user requirements, and make sure my design
solutions addressed both. Now I have a new job, new project and a
full team, which includes product management.

The task at hand: Come up with a plan for gathering requirements for
the second version of the system.

13 May 2005 - 12:43pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Lada Gorlenko

Who is taking over the UX world? (notes from STC conference)

This week, I attended the 52nd STC (Society for Technical
Communication) conference. It's a major event with close to 1,000 of
attendees and up to 25 sessions running in parallel (multiple by 3
days by 3-4 session slots per day). In other words, it's big, well
established and influential in its world.

What totally surprised me is that both opening and closing keynote
speakers chose absolutely the same theme: User Experience Design. I am
not that familiar with the STC world, but the surprising choice didn't
seem to be coincidental.

12 May 2005 - 11:36pm
George Olsen

Silicon Valley (Almost) First Friday, May 13th

Hi all,

Just a reminder that we'll be meeting tonight for this month's postponed
First Friday.

(Almost) First Friday, user experience designer happy hour. Come whine,
network, exalt, indulge your trisadekaphobia and otherwise talk about UED
and the nature of existence.

St. Stephen's Green
223 Castro St., Mountain View, CA
Phone: (650) 964-9151
Map: http://tinyurl.com/8wv54

If you're taking Caltrain, St. Stephen's is only a few blocks from the
Mountain View train station.

Fri, May 13th
6:30 p.m.