Discussion Archive: July 2005

25 Jul 2005 - 8:20pm
Eugene Chen

Yahoo buys Konfabulator - Apple's Dashboard

Speaking of Apple's Dashboard, what do you all think of it? I haven't had
much experience with it myself, but it strikes me that these are the sort of
interactions that are appropriate for mobile/handheld devices, i.e. limited
input, rich output, set-it-and-forget-it interactions.

- Eugene

Eugene Chen | User Experience Design, Strategy, and Usability

25 Jul 2005 - 10:21am
10 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer

Yahoo buys Konfabulator


"The widgets will draw upon information and services already on
Yahoo's Web site without requiring a browser to see it. The material
instead is displayed through an animated icon on the computer
desktop...To help popularize the widgets, Yahoo plans will give away
the Konfabulator software that empowers the applications."

Dan Saffer

22 Jul 2005 - 12:10pm
10 years ago
1 reply

managing product feedback

Hi -

I'd be interested to hear how various people are managing all the
product feedback they receive from stakeholders and customers.
Custom databases, spreadsheets, commercial products, whatever...

I'm trying to establish a process with a very vocal and enthusiastic
customer-base, and there are lots of ideas coming in from all
quarters. Any insight into different techniques for prioritizing and
organizing appreciated.



21 Jul 2005 - 8:31pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Wendy Fischer

Management seminars

I am interested in taking a seminar on Management and was wondering if any body has taken such a seminar and could recommend something.

I've seen the DMI seminars...are they any good?

It doesn't have to be specific to UX, but that would be good.


21 Jul 2005 - 6:38am
10 years ago
8 replies
Diego Moya

Crossing-based interfaces

There's a recent interaction technique called Fold'n'drop for
accessing hidden windows without the use of the click button:


The main interest in this technique is that's an application of an
abstract principle that could be applied elsewhere: the "crossing the
t's" manipulation technique.

19 Jul 2005 - 11:59am
Wendy Fischer

Mobile User Experience Designer in Durham/RTP, NC, Motricity

I am really excited to announce that we are opening a User Experience Design position at Motricity. I've attached a job description below:

Motricity is looking for a User Experience Designer to join its Product Management Group to provide interaction and visual design for software and systems that are used by some of the world’s largest wireless carriers and brands to deliver content and applications to hundreds of millions of phones and other mobile devices.

18 Jul 2005 - 10:31am
Sarah Barrington

Cambridge (UK) Usability Group Event - 25th July

Cambridge Usability Group will be holding their next event on Monday 25th

William Newman will give a talk on "How can Human-Computer Interaction
Research help the User Experience Professional?" at Microsoft Research in
Cambridge, UK .

Date: Monday 25th July
Time: 6.30 for 6.45
Venue: Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Cost: The event is FREE and you do not need to be a UK UPA member to attend.

Please email cambridge.usability at gmail.com to reserve a place.

Full information and a

18 Jul 2005 - 3:25am
10 years ago
1 reply
sajid saiyed

Stereotype and Standardize

In cognitive ergonomics, we talk about two things:

1. Use Stereotypes.
2. Standardize things.

I sometimes get confused that, where is the thin line that
differentiate these two?

Most often a good Standards follows a Stereotype.

Would anyone like to discuss this in detail?

17 Jul 2005 - 9:14pm
Sharad Solanki

6th IxDG F2F Meeting held in Pune, India 4:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday 16th July 2005

Hello all,
The 6th F2F meeting held on Saturday 16th July at C-DAC's National Multimedia Resource Centre,Pune. The topic of discussion was 'The Reasons of Design Deficiency in Indian Society'

The meeting sited the Indian systems of electricity, telecommunication, transport, traffic control, roads, housing, etc. and pointed the lack of design and planning. We also discussed the government websites and information systems which lack the design quality.

Posted by
Sharad Singh Solanki


16 Jul 2005 - 9:34am
David Polinchock

GDR Quarterly Trends Update Presentation

Sorry for the late notice on this, but I thought that you might be
interested in this upcoming event that we¹re hosting at the Brand Experience
Lab on July 19th. In addition to a unique look at retail trends from the
around the globe, you¹ll get a chance to experience our new space and some
new experiences, like the interactive wall from Mitsubishi Electric Research
Lab (http://www.merl.com/) and the new viaro system from Herman Miller (