Discussion Archive: October 2005

15 Oct 2005 - 12:18pm
CD Evans

discuss Digest, Vol 25, Issue 13

Hi Jay,

It seems you are comparing the consistency of the Apple menu system in
order to compliment the confusing complexity of Windows
(developer-driven) 'add ons' .

In order to solve the problem, you should address the the situation you
are dealing with, which is 'variable pathways' for 'different sets of
users', instead of resorting to comparing only what already exists.

IMHO, use icons on the modeless windows and send me a check for it.

CD Evans

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> Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 11:57:10 -0700
> From: Jay Zipursky <

14 Oct 2005 - 1:57pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Jay Zipursky

Mac Menu Bar Design

Hi folks,

I¹d like to get some feedback on menu design for the Mac OS platform.

We have a non-document centric, client application that enables a few
different types of tasks. There are a handful of modeless windows the user
can open up that each has a different context of use. We are currently
struggling with the menu bar design for the application because of the
tension between the Apple Human Interface Guidelines and the different
contexts each window offers.

The two extremes are:

1) Have a single menu bar with all menu items.

14 Oct 2005 - 1:21pm
Timothy Shey

Password Management programs

Anyone on the list current users (or designers) of password
management programs? Roboform and Apple's Keychain are immediate
ones that come to mind. A reporter contact of mine is doing a
feature on them and would welcome suggestions on programs to
highlight or people he can talk to/source in the article. I think
that critiquing best practices / security concerns from an IxD
perspective would be an interesting angle to offer him, but I didn't
have much to say on the topic.

Please feel free to reply to me off-list or on and I can forward on
to him.

14 Oct 2005 - 8:14am
Shelley Wood

Job Opening: Interaction Designer, InContext Enterprises, Contract and Full-Time, SF Bay Area and Boston, MA,

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14 Oct 2005 - 7:08am
Rafa Lopez Callejon

Intranet related list

Do anybody knows about a list about intranets related issues?

I'm lookinf for one in English or Spanish languajes.
Rafa López Callejón
lopezcallejon at gmail.com
+34 606 43 52 95

13 Oct 2005 - 7:53pm
Nathan Moody

JOB: Jr. IA/Info. Designer (San Francisco, CA, USA: salaried, fulltime)

This is a cool position for anyone who's been out of school for a few
years who's eager to learn a broad range of techniques and be exposed
to a variety of disciplines. The position encompasses usability
testing, IxD, info. design, IA, UX...all sorts of good stuff.

13 Oct 2005 - 5:45am
10 years ago
1 reply
Ripul Kumar

Tree View Removal Surgery

As discussed on this list some weeks back, tree views are difficult for users to understand. However, tree views are really common in enterprise software applications and developers love them. I have been consulting with software companies to show them problems with tree view navigation and helping them solve some of them.

12 Oct 2005 - 12:17pm
George Olsen

Silicon Valley Second Friday - Cancelled for October

I'm sorry to say that this month's Silicon Valley Second Friday is being

12 Oct 2005 - 9:18am
10 years ago
2 replies
Wendy Fischer

DUX 2005

Who is going to Dux 2005 and would be interested in
doing an adhoc SF DUX F2F?


12 Oct 2005 - 9:11am
Kevin Stone

Usability Interaction Specialist Vacancy - Durban, South Africa

Usability Interaction Specialist
Derivco (www.derivco.com)
Durban, South Africa
Full Time

The purpose of this position is to facilitate the international
competitive advantage of Derivco's products by ensuring a satisfying
user experience that meets the business and user goals of games,
software and websites produced. The primary focus of this position is on
the analysis and conducting of usability evaluation.