Discussion Archive: March 2006

24 Mar 2006 - 8:54am
Rahul Baji

Maintaining data concurrency in an "Ajax"

Hi Anshuman,
I do not know if you are using SQL Server.
However I believe it is a database prb, which should be solved at the Data Tier layer rather than any tier above it.

My solution is adding a SQL timestamp column to the table.
Timestamp is not a datetime datatype, but a unique version identifier for a row.
Rather than the programmer take responsibility of ensuring the correct version, it is better to delegate it to the RDBMS
More about SQL timestamp

24 Mar 2006 - 4:04am
Gaurav Bhargva

11th IxDA meeting

Hi All,

The 11th IxDA Pune meeting took place at café coffee Day M.G. Road Pune on March 18, 2006.

Total strength of meeting was 7 with 3 regulars and 4 newcomers.

Interesting discussion was on Role of UI designer in Product based and Service based Companies.

Sharad and Harshada shared their experiences working with a product and service based company respectively.

This was followed by a discussion on the same.

Everyone shared their thoughts on the most exciting products available in the market.

Hope to see more people in next meet up,




24 Mar 2006 - 2:54am
Nancy Falkenburg

Job: Information Architect / Knowledge Architect ( Intuit: Tucso n, Arizona )

Job Title : Knowledge Architect / Information Architect
User Experience Design/Web Technology

Company: Intuit
Term: FTE
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Relocation assistance offered

Contact: nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com

Requisition # : 60144

Primary Responsibilities : Company Overview:
Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is the leading provider of financial software and
Web-based services for consumers, small businesses and accounting

23 Mar 2006 - 5:44pm
Jean Hand

JOB SF,CA- Senior Interaction Designer

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right designer with an
outstanding consultancy in the San Francisco Bay Area. The position is
as a full-time employee. The work is varied and has real design
challenges with some of the newest technologies.

23 Mar 2006 - 5:42pm
Jean Hand

JOB SF,CA - Director of IA/User Experienced

A strong stable company is looking for a Director of Information
Architecture for the Bay Area. This is a new position in their User
Experience Department that will have a strong impact on the company and
its products.

This is a great opportunity to grow a department and set strategy for
the interaction experience of users online.

23 Mar 2006 - 4:38pm
Antony Hilliard

2006 Toronto HFIG Industry Panel: April 6th

Do you live in or around Toronto, Canada?

Are you interested in Human Factors and Ergonomics?

Have you considered working in or with industry?

Do you ever wonder "what's going on out there?"

The University of Toronto Human Factors Interest Group in association
with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering are pleased
to present the 3rd annual Human Factors Industry Panel.

This year, five exceptional guest speakers will share their experience
covering a wide range of Human Factors applications in industry.

23 Mar 2006 - 2:59pm
Robert Reimann

IxDA State of the Union, Q1 2006

IxDA State of the Union, Q1 2006
A Letter from the President of IxDA

Dear IxDA Members,

Thank you for your ongoing support on the IxD Discussion list in 2005
and in this quarter. You our members, have made this list one of the
best online resources for discussing issues concerning the evolving
practice of interaction design. Your interest and passion fueled our
decision in October 2005 to take the next logical step of beginning the
transformation from a simple mailing list to a full-fledged non-profit
professional organization.

23 Mar 2006 - 8:03am
Lada Gorlenko

Formal training of IxDA members (was: Human Factors and Interaction Design)

> Anyway, you make up number 7 on the list of HF professionals that have
> responded.

22 Mar 2006 - 6:01pm
10 years ago
6 replies

Maintaining data concurrency in an "Ajax" environment

I'm working on a thin client application which will be used by
multiple users concurrently and I'm having problems wrapping my head
around how we'll address overwriting of data that's being edited by
another user. Since this application will be using a lot of Ajax-type
interactions it will allow users to change individual attributes of
objects. In this case, the objects are financial data, so making sure
the user knows what the most up-to-date value (OR correct value --
these are two distinct options) is is of very high importance.

22 Mar 2006 - 3:12pm
Rob Nero

JOB: User-Centered Designer

User-Centered Design Consultant
(this is a full-time position though, not as a consultant or contractor)

Northwestern Mutual
Milwaukee, WI, USA
There is more information on the web site, under "Corporate
Opportunities" under the "Careers" link in the main navigation. You can
also apply for the job on the web site, on the same page.

This person researches, develops and applies best practices and
standards for user-centered design (UCD) process and methodology that
result in usable technology products.