Discussion Archive: September 2006

5 Sep 2006 - 1:15am
Stephen Cox

Corporate Ethnography and Web Design

Hi All,

I recently gave a free presentation on Corporate Ethnography and how it fits
in with interaction / web design in the lead up to the webdirections
<http://www.webdirections.org/> conference in Australia.

4 Sep 2006 - 2:20pm
Elizabeth Bacon

Tom Hewett seminar in Portland, OR

Hello IxDA Members,

I want to announce an educational event in Portland, Oregon of potential
interest to you! It's sponsored by CHIFOO, the local ACM chapter, and
because of our close involvement with this group, IxDA members are eligible
for a discounted registration.

4 Sep 2006 - 12:07am
10 years ago
4 replies
Nicholas Hausman

Usability and meaningfulness of our mailing list

Hi all,

I was wondering what others thought about our mailing list, is it not hard
to read and scroll through posts? On the one hand, I could conform to the
current standards of the format (which humans are very good at,
thankfully?), but isn't design about making things easier to use, and in
terms of present trends, full of beauty and goodness?

>From a young designer to experienced designers,

Nick Hausman


3 Sep 2006 - 8:16pm
10 years ago
6 replies
Rob Tannen

Technology for User Research

I'm in the process of looking at the past, present and future of technology used for conducting user research/usability analysis of products and digital interfaces. I'd appreciate any publicly shareable examples of innovative tools that you may have used/built to conduct user research. I may include certain examples for a NYC Usability Professionals Association presentation scheduled for October.


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3 Sep 2006 - 9:56am
Michele Marut

IXDA F2F Pittsburgh

I'm planning the next IXDA F2F for Wednesday Sept 13. Probably in the
SouthSide Works area around 6 pm

2 Sep 2006 - 3:37pm

columns of alphabetical checkboxes: across ordown?

Todd, any chance you can post a sample somewhere? Are you saying you
organized a long, ordered list like this?

2 Sep 2006 - 2:44pm
10 years ago
6 replies
Dave Malouf

John Maeda's Laws of Simplicity

John Maeda's blog on Simplicity ... but more is being done at his book
blog at http://lawsofsimplicity.com/

Oh! I came across all this reading a silly article in Wired. the article
isn't online yet, but they ask John to apply his laws to a new Sony DV

1 Sep 2006 - 10:07am
Patrick Barrett

JOB: Web Design Intern | Austin Texas | Bazaarvoice | Part Time

Welcome back to school! Hopefully you bought your books this weekend and
you're getting settled in to your dorm or apartment. Now, how would you
like to use your design skills to fill the refrigerator?

One of Austin's leading, venture-backed Web startups is looking for a
multi-talented graphic / web design intern who can also do some web
development. We are serving Fortune 50 brands and have experienced
explosive growth in the last 6 months.

1 Sep 2006 - 8:43am
10 years ago
6 replies
Bryan J Busch

columns of alphabetical checkboxes: across or down?

Let's say you've got a few dozen checkboxes and associated labels
(that the development team insists is the method they're going with
despite any more elegant proposals). They're ordered alphabetically
in three columns.

Are people more likely to want to scan for the word they want by
looking across then down, or down and then across?

They're currently across then down (which, hello, English words do
that), but it looks funny to me. Maybe it has something to do with
the spacing.

1 Sep 2006 - 5:43am
10 years ago
13 replies
Diego Moya

RSS feeds for non-geeks

On 16/01/06, Robert Hoekman, Jr. <mmbeta en gmail.com> wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
> I've been thinking lately baout RSS feeds.