Discussion Archive: October 2006

16 Oct 2006 - 2:40pm
Forrest Maready

New guy in corner over there smells funny... Too much cologne, probably.

Greetings Humans-
Just thought I'd announce myself to the list and make sure posting works
in the meantime...

name: Forrest Maready
working on: Traffic (www.xmedit.com), other apps at

I don't have any UI friends to bounce questions and ideas off of-
they're all programmers. So here I am...

Question 1-
If a user doesn’t notice a missing feature, is it really missing?


16 Oct 2006 - 1:11pm
Dan Saffer

[Plug] Designing for Interaction Workshop Next Week in NYC

[Apologies for the cross-posting.]

I'm teaching my Designing for Interaction workshop based off my book
next Wednesday in New York City. (Right before the AIGA Gain
conference!) One of my Sydney participants called it "the best
learning experience I have had in years!

16 Oct 2006 - 12:59pm
Dante Murphy

FW: Updating search results on-the-fly

I think the worklist distinction is important here. On a paper list,
the user will strike through the completed task, rendering it visually
different but often still visible/readable.

You could do something similar to signify state change, or move the
"worked on" items to a different labeled area of the screen.

16 Oct 2006 - 10:33am
9 years ago
2 replies

Updating search results on-the-fly

In our desktop application, which is essentially a document management/pubishing system, we have a powerful, multi-purpose search function. After retrieving a list of hits, users can perform any number of actions on the result rows. For instance, they can look for unassigned items and assign them (to users).

The question is, "Should the results list automatically remove rows that are disqualified each time the user performs an action?" For instance, if you find 10 unassigned items and assign one, should the results remove that one...

16 Oct 2006 - 9:59am
Dan Saffer

Gestural Interface Programming with Wii

Check out this video about LiveMove. Using pretty much just the Wii
remote, you can program in custom gestures. Nifty.


Dan Saffer
book http://www.designingforinteraction.com
work http://www.adaptivepath.com
site http://www.odannyboy.com

16 Oct 2006 - 8:46am
Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Bad usability calendar

Hi group
This might be something for you if you're working with usability people on
the team.

Just wanted you to know that I posted about the 2006 Bad Usability Calendar
in English. There was a Norwegian guy (Eidar Vollan) attending UI Conf, that
actually did these in his company.

16 Oct 2006 - 6:30am
Donna Maurer

IA Summit - Final reminder - Call for proposals

IA Summit - Final reminder - Call for proposals

*** Submissions close 31 October 2006. ***

The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for
information architects and for discussion about information
architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn.

15 Oct 2006 - 10:42pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Weiwei Li

suggest a web service provider

*Hi all,

I'm looking into registerring a domain name and hosting my personal website.
I was wondering what's a good service provider (one with fairly large space
and stable connection).

Thanks, Weiwei

15 Oct 2006 - 10:14am
Dan Saffer

RCA's IxD Program Changes Its Name

From Interaction Design to...Design Interactions. Huh.

"The focus of the department is shifting, and although electronics
and computing will remain at the heart of the course, we will begin
to explore how design can connect with other technologies, such as
biotechnology and nanotechnology. The course has been restructured to
reflect this shift and was validated in March 2006.

Design Interactions is a small change, but we think it is

14 Oct 2006 - 1:35pm
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA this Tues., 10/17, Technologies for User Research (+3 jobs)

(scroll down for job postings)

NYC Usability Prodfessionals Association presents:

Technologies for User Research (TURe)

Speaker: Rob Tannen, PhD, Director of Human Factors for Electronic Ink

Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com

Join us as Rob Tannen, PhD, Director of Human Factors for Electronic Ink,
presents emerging technologies and tools that have the potential to change
what/how user research will be performed in the near future.

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Registration: 6:00pm (refreshments served)
Presentation: 6