Discussion Archive: January 2006

8 Jan 2006 - 3:15pm
ian swinson

discuss Digest, Vol 28, Issue 7

And to be a little snooty - in a world of web standards, I'm astounded to see such egregious usage of the non-breaking space within a completely non-semantic table structure. Is this Web 0.1? :)

BTW - When I visited the page I got the hinge link (which was a nice way to hint at the correct pronunciation), some text, a broken img link and nothing to click on.

7 Jan 2006 - 8:05pm
9 years ago
12 replies
CD Evans

The Winge List

We've put a new interaction discussion list up for those who are more
keen to 'tell it like it is'.

An Interaction Complaints Department

If you feel the IT industry is ready for a Complaints Department...

The winge list is the spot to really get your complaints aired. Are you
sick of radio buttons? Do you hate the whole idea of a 'Start' button?
Even questioning the logic of saying 'Ok' a few hundred times a day?
Subscribe to the winge list and help in recreating design through

7 Jan 2006 - 6:35pm
Matthew Milan

Toronto - UX Irregulars Meetup - Wed Jan 11th

Apologies in advance for the cross-post.

After a brief break for the holiday season, the Toronto UX Irregulars
are back in the saddle
(or behind the mirror), and that means it's time for another meetup.
We're meeting on Wednesday, Jan 11th at 6:30 pm at the Rhino Bar and
Grill (1249 Queen West).

6 Jan 2006 - 4:40pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Ockler, Sarah

Joining an association: ASIS&T or STC?

I'm interested in joining a professional association and I've narrowed
it down to ASIS&T or STC (can only do one this year). ASIS&T looks
great, but I'm wondering if it has more of a technical focus than what
I'm currently 'qualified' for (don't want to sign up for something I
can't understand). Then, maybe it would help me narrow my focus and grow
my knowledge base.

STC also looks interesting and seems a little more broad. I'm not sure
which is best.

6 Jan 2006 - 1:09pm
Richard I. Anderson

Managing User Experience Groups


"Managing User Experience Groups" is the title of a 6-session evening
course that Lillian Svec and I will be teaching a in Silicon Valley
beginning January 25.

5 Jan 2006 - 5:39pm
9 years ago
8 replies
Ian Chan

Questioning Needs and Utility

A lot of discussion recent days on utility, needs, et al...

Our field counts on the validity of human/user needs, user goals and
objectives, and utility or use value... Other fields (philosophy, history,
most recently economics) have had their paradigm shift and revolution over
their faith in reason and utility as universals.

5 Jan 2006 - 5:37pm

discuss Digest, Vol 28, Issue 5

>Certain carriers are more dictorial and want complete control over their >user experience and branding.
>The mobile industry is one of the most restricted and interdependent >ecosystems that I have worked in. It's restricted because the carriers >can dictate the UX, and the OEM's can dictate the capabilities (or lack >thereof) and the user experience. It's interdependent in that the carrier >can not design/deploy all the services that the consumer wants or >requires.


5 Jan 2006 - 3:15pm
9 years ago
5 replies
bryan.haggerty ...

Back Button: How to design for it?

My team and I have been running into the problem where our developers are
seeking to disable a user's ability to use the browser's back button.
Reason being, that pressing the back button in a web application runs the
risk of multiple submissions.

Has anyone had to deal with this type of situation and what were the
solutions or compromises?

Bryan Haggerty

5 Jan 2006 - 1:14pm
Austin Govella

Washington DC event tonight: "User interfaces for physical spaces" recap by DCIA

IxDers in the Washington, DC area:

Tonight I'll be attending the a recap of the recent "User interfaces
for physical spaces" seminar by Maya Design in Pittsburgh. Several
other are IxDers will be there, as well, so you're encouraged to come
out and visit.

The event is being sponsored by DCIA in conjunction with their holdiay

5 Jan 2006 - 1:10pm
9 years ago
11 replies
Dan Saffer

Proposed IxDA New Year's Resolution

I've got a New Year's Resolution for this list: find different examples
other than the iPod. There must be other products out there we can point to
as excellent examples of interaction design.

I'll start us off:

Augmented Reality Kitchen


Thanks in advance,