Discussion Archive: February 2006

6 Feb 2006 - 10:18am
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Ashley LaFrenais
2005

Some Spaces Left for Our February IxDA NYC Event: Marc Rettig Presents "Interaction Design is Language Design"

Just a reminder that our February IxDA event is coming up on February
14th. We have about 7 spaces left so sign up today to secure your space!

Marc Rettig Presents “Interaction Design is Language Design”

In this seminar Marc Rettig will explore the idea that when people
use an interface, they are engaging in an act of language use.
Designing an interface, therefore, amounts to designing a new
language. Designers associate symbols with meanings. They create ways
for people to use symbols in sequence to express complicated
meanings. But what meanings? What symbols?

6 Feb 2006 - 8:45am
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Damon Hamm
2006

FW: Re: Why all game consoles have joystick on the left side?

Trying this again - last time it never delivered my post! Down with silent errors!

- Damon

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From: Hamm, Damon
Sent: Wed 2/1/2006 3:56 PM
To: discuss at ixda.org
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Why all game consoles have joystick on the left side?

It may have been a legacy issue from the days when the firing timing was the most important skill since many of those early games only allowed one or two moving 'bullets' on the screen at once.

5 Feb 2006 - 3:45pm
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8 years ago
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Michele Marut
2005

2006 conferences

Any thoughts on attending CHI vs UPA 2006 or any of the other conferences?

5 Feb 2006 - 11:53am
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8 years ago
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gleija at comca...
2003

Web Application Functionality: User Annotations

I am the information architect and interaction designer at a non-profit foundation. I have designed a web application that my organization uses to intake, review and award applications for research grants.

5 Feb 2006 - 11:44am
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gleija at comca...
2003

Web Application Functionality: Rich Text Editors

Does anyone here have experience with rich text editors for web applications?

I am the information architect and interaction designer at a non-profit foundation. I have designed a web application that my organization uses to intake, review and award applications for research grants. This year over 1000 applications were submitted online and we are awarding about $50 million dollars to scientific researchers at institutions across the US and abroad.

In previous years, applications for research grants were uploaded as .pdf files.

3 Feb 2006 - 1:43pm
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Graeme Roche
2006

Whiteboard/Web-Conferencing Software?

I work as an Interaction Designer for Business Objects in Vancouver and I am
in need of Whiteboard/Web-Conferencing software so that our team here can
effectively communicate with the other half of the team in Paris. We want
to be able to review screenshots, Flash, and PowerPoint presentations while
making notes on an upper transparent layer. We don't necessarily need
application sharing, simply the ability to communicate suggestions. We've
tried Microsoft's, Live Meeting, as we have pre-existing accounts, but it
doesn't seem to have the features we are looking for.

3 Feb 2006 - 1:20pm
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russwilson
2005

Job: UI Voice Design Architect - USAA - San Antonio, TX

I am posting this for Faith Harris (USAA) - see contact info below.
Looks like a great opportunity.
- Russ

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UI Voice Design Architect- USAA - San Antonio Texas

In this newly created position, you will provide advanced leadership and
technical expertise to multiple IVR and web projects.

Required: Bachelor's degree with four or more years industry experience
in user-centered design and speech recognition application development.
In-depth knowledge of IVR, call center (customer care) and speech
technology industry. Strong customer focus.

3 Feb 2006 - 12:28pm
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8 years ago
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Alejo Jumat
2005

JOB POST: Information Architect for Revolution in Washington, DC

Revolution Health's Creative Design team is looking to hire an Information Architect!

Postion: Information Architect
Location: Washington, DC (NW - DuPont Circle)

Revolution Health (www.revolutionhealth.com) is currently seeking a full-time Information Architect. You will be responsible for the experience, information flow, and information design. This includes creating user interface specifications, wireframes, sitemaps, flows, etc.

3 Feb 2006 - 9:48am
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Dave Malouf
2005

Fwd: Workshop on Gender & Interaction - AVI 2006

I don't often forward CHI announcements like this, but I think this would
interest a large number of people, especially in Europe (where the
conference is).

-- dave

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Date: Feb 3, 2006 9:50 AM
Subject: Workshop on Gender & Interaction - AVI 2006
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3 Feb 2006 - 8:59am
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Dave Malouf
2005

IPod ecosystem (NYTimes) - changes in all aspects of design

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/03/technology/03ipod.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
(registration/login required)

This NY Times article highlights the growing speed at which design and
implementation needs to occur in all aspects of product development,
especially when said product development is completely dependent on other
people's work.

The story is about iPod, but it could be about anything where someone is
taking advantage of someone else's success.

I think the mash-up phenomena needs to be cautious