Discussion Archive: April 2006

4 Apr 2006 - 3:48pm

Internship in Australia or USA?

Dear all,

I am an Industrial Design Engineering student at the Technical University of
Delft (in the Netherlands) and I would like to know if any of you know a
company in for example Australia or the USA for an internship in the period
of September 2006 till January 2007.

4 Apr 2006 - 3:43pm
10 years ago
29 replies
Oleh Kovalchuke

Interaction design is design of time

Talking about job interviews I have just had one for UI Designer job
where I think I have surprised interviewers when I have mentioned that
interaction design is time design (hence more interesting, complex
than visual design). Below is follow up email.

4 Apr 2006 - 9:10am
10 years ago
1 reply

RFID questions

I'm looking at how to connect the information collected from the rfid
reader and link this information to a sever which will then bring up
related items from the database.

E.g A product with an RFID attached to it, with the information of
product detail, manufacturer and what it's uses.

4 Apr 2006 - 8:32am
Ashley LaFrenais

Additional Speakers Wanted for NYC IxDA Wirefarm Event

Coming up on April 13, 2006 from 6:30-8:30 pm, the NYC IxDA chapter
will be holding it's next event - Wirefarm - where we'll be featuring
10-minute presentations from local designers, each showing off
current best practices in prototyping. We already have several
presentations, but we are looking for a few more volunteers who would
like to share their work and ideas.

If you are interested in giving a short (10-minute) presentation on
your techniques, please e-mail a short proposal to nyc (at) ixda
(dot) org.

4 Apr 2006 - 7:02am
Jared M. Spool

Informal Cocktail Hour: Seattle & San Francisco


[Apologies for any duplication]

As Christine Perfetti and I wind our way through the 2006 UIE Roadshow, we
find ourselves this week in Seattle and San Francisco.

3 Apr 2006 - 6:37pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Moyes, Jackie

Search Results Page Design Recommendations


I was wondering if anyone had conducted any research or could refer me to
research on search results page design.

In particular I'm interested in any design strategies to prioritise paid
search results. For instance in eBay there is a visual prioritisation given
to companies that pay to have their adverts on the site.

To many site users having paid adverts promoted too heavily is a big
turn-off, and devalues the search engine. On the other hand if so little
promotion is given to paid adverts then companies are less likely to pay for
the privilege.

3 Apr 2006 - 4:46pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Chris Noessel

(IxD RFID references) was: (no subject)

I co-wrote and edited an overview of RFID technology in 2002 while at
IDII, titled "RFID: a week-long survey on the technology and its

3 Apr 2006 - 3:21pm
Dan Saffer

Our President on Personas

Our IxDA president (and new dad) Robert Reimann, that is:


"I believe that a designer's best and most creative work results when
there are some constraints that serve to focus creative thinking. And
what better focus than your users' goals, behaviors, and desires?

3 Apr 2006 - 6:59am
10 years ago
1 reply
Lada Gorlenko

Message to IxDA volunteers


We are very grateful indeed for many volunteer requests we've received
in the past few months. If you are still interested in volunteering
for IxDA, please register your interest and complete your profile at

THIS APPLIES ALL VOLUNTEERS: those who are new, those who have been in
touch before, and those who have already started working with us.

Submitting your profile places no commitment on you; if you change
your mind later, that's absolutely fine.

2 Apr 2006 - 9:59pm
10 years ago
10 replies
Barbara Ballard

credit card entry address fields

I was just designing a pay-by-credit card flow for mobile phones
(reduce text input!) and started wondering ...

1. For US users, are there rules or some other hidden reason why we
demand the user type city and state, instead of just ZIP?

2. For various other countries, are ZIP codes as precise as they are
for US towns?

Barbara Ballard 1-785-838-3003
barbara at littlespringsdesign.com