Discussion Archive: October 2006

20 Oct 2006 - 2:35pm

JOB: Interaction Designer at Digitaria Los Angeles (Full-Time)

Hello all,

Digitaria is expanding the LA office and we¹re looking for talented
Interaction Designers to help out with all the opportunities there (I say
'there' as our main office is in San Diego). Experience with the
entertainment industry and web application design is a plus. Boring bullets

20 Oct 2006 - 12:24pm

mobile ui design book list

hi all!

i really want to thank everyone for passing along these suggestions.



Designing for Small Screens Studio: Mobile Phones, Smart Phones,
PDAs, Pocket PCs, Navigation Systems, MP3 Players, Games Consoles
Carola Zwick, Burkhard Schmitz, Studio 7.5

mobile web design
cameron moll

Designing the Mobile User Experience
Barbara Ballard

a link to bookmarks and some great heuristics (thanks al!)

20 Oct 2006 - 12:02pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Scott Weiss

Mobile design books

Take a look at http://handheldusability.com
The book's mostly sold out, but Amazon claims to have some for sale.

There are a few good books on mobile design out in addition to my own
"Handheld Usability"-there's also the "Mobile Information Architecture" by
Matt Jones & Gary Marsden.

19 Oct 2006 - 10:31pm
9 years ago
10 replies
Mark Schraad

Expert/Rapid/Special Forces Design

>> From: Mark Schraad
>> Design is a young field. We still have much to learn.
> Is it really? Relative to what?

19 Oct 2006 - 7:03pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Mark Schraad

Expert/Rapid/Special Forces Design (was: YetAnother iPod Birth Story)

The problem I have with the ?Genius Design? label is that the definition lumps two very different types of designers into one group based upon the fact that they may not include user research in their process.

Many designers, either because they do not know any better or do not want to extend the effort, ignore the context of use and goals/actions of the user. Consideration of the interdependencies between the user, the object being designed, any interface needed, the goals and actions taken, and the environment are what, in my opinion, define interaction design.

19 Oct 2006 - 4:54pm
Scott Simmons

JOB: User Experience Lead / Redmond / Microsoft / Full Time

JOB: User Experience Lead / Redmond / Microsoft / Full Time

Do you want to play a leading role in the effort of designing and delivering products and services that truly change the way people connect with business processes?

19 Oct 2006 - 3:50pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Designing the Obvious, coming to a bookshelf near you

If you're interested in finding new sources of debate and lively
conversation, you might pick up a copy of my new book, released today,
called Designing the Obvious. It discusses guiding principles of web
application design, but does so by pointing out concrete examples and
talking about how to reproduce the qualities that make web apps great.

The term "interaction design" is mentioned exactly once, on the second to
last page of the book ... I think.

19 Oct 2006 - 10:29am
9 years ago
2 replies
Chris Stygar

Managing Translated Text Length


We are working on a project for an embedded system GUI that will be
translated into several languages. We have designed the layout around a
set of US English text strings that will be presented in a proportional
(non-fixed width) fonts. We did our best to allow for expansion when the
strings are translated, however there a still several instances where
there will only be a finite amount of space to fit a translated string.

19 Oct 2006 - 10:22am
Kyle Pero

Joint PHICHI & AIGA Meeting, 11/2, 6pm, the Visual vs. the Usable - A Panel Discussion

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once**

What: Joint PHICHI and AIGA November Meeting: the Visual vs. the Usable - A
Panel Discussion

On November 2nd, PhiCHI (The Philadelphia Region's Chapter of the ACM
SIGCHI) and AIGA Philadelphia (American Institute of Graphic Arts) will be
holding their next joint meeting; a round table discussion with audience
participation and panelists from user experience and design team members
from Electronic Ink, Inc.

19 Oct 2006 - 8:12am

Anyone from Finland?

Hello, everyone!

I asked this before on the IxDESN list with no result, so I will try again

I came here in Helsinki, Finland, 2 months ago and I will be staying here
for a while. Is there anyone from Helsinki on this list?
I was hoping for a quick presentation of the city from an IxD point of view,
or at least just a chat.


Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc