Discussion Archive: November 2006

27 Nov 2006 - 6:16pm
Lisa Colvin

Contract Position: Interaction Design Prototyper | Spot Runner, Los Angeles, CA

Hi all,

Spot Runner is hiring a contract Interaction Design prototyper.

27 Nov 2006 - 6:03pm
Sarah Naasko

JOB: Information Architect (Contract) -- Ann Arbor, MI USA

** Apologies for cross postings **

Enlighten is seeking an Information Architect for 7-8 weeks of strategic,
usability and functional specification work for a website redesign project.
This is a contract position with the possibility of transitioning to a
regular position at the end of the contract.
Contact iajobs[at]enlighten[dot]com for more details.

• Work with an award-winning, 23-year-old interactive company full of
smart, ethical people based in Ann Arbor, MI
• Competitive compensation and flexible workplace

What You'll be Doing
You'll be a part of a dedicat

27 Nov 2006 - 4:19pm
9 years ago
6 replies
Karen Graham

Lists - icons or no icons

I'm working on an application that has an outlook like presentation - list
on the left - panel on the right.

The list is divided into two groups of items - separated by a bar - like
favorites folders and email folders in outlook.

My question is: Since the items in each group are the same kind of item -
would you use a list icon or not?

Some say that because all the items are the same - you don't need an icon.

When we remove the icon the list looks a little plain.

25 Nov 2006 - 2:24pm
D Busse

JOB: internship at SAP Labs (Germany) in API Usability or the Psychology of Programming


The Business Process Renovation team (BPR) is a global innovation group at SAP Labs. We focus on creating user delight through designing and implementing solutions that meet and exceed real user needs and wants. BPR reports to Henning Kagermann, CEO of SAP, and our projects are sponsored by SAP's Executive Board. SAP is the world's largest inter-enterprise software company and the world's third-largest independent software supplier overall.

23 Nov 2006 - 10:42pm
9 years ago
8 replies
Esteban Barahona

Bookmarks Managment Brainstorming

The Internet has evolved, lots of information from many different websites
and broadband have changed how we deal with bookmarks. It is common for some
netizens to have 1000+ bookmarks. However it still uses the old (but widely
tested) "folder-file" metaphor. Websites are information, so this aproach
isn't that far off. Meta-data and automatic scripts can be used to clean and
manage this lists of websites.

Why not make a brainstorming about how to improve Bookmarks Managment?

- Embedding common attributes in "names" have being done before. In Unix a '

23 Nov 2006 - 6:41pm
Steve Baty

Off-Topic: Copenhagen F2F 4th, 5th or 6th December - anyone interested?

Hello IxDA,

I'm going to be in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 3rd to the 7th December and
would be interested in meeting up with any IxD'ers in the area.

23 Nov 2006 - 5:23pm

IxDA Sweden F2F, 11th of Dec. Was: IxD Metrics

Hi all
I realized that I in my previous post used my reference to Jonas
Löwgrens work a bit irresponsibly. Jonas wrote a very interesting
paper called Pliability as an experential quality, exploring
aesthetics in interaction design.

The paper inspired me a lot and basically my previous post.

23 Nov 2006 - 11:18am
9 years ago
1 reply
Soo Basu

search results display

I'm working on a content site's search results page. Are there any "best
practices" regarding Search Results display?
I've read Luke W's Innovations... <http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?171>
Is there anything anyone else has used?

22 Nov 2006 - 5:58pm
9 years ago
47 replies
Gabriel White

Microsoft to license Office 2007 UI system

"Today, we're announcing a licensing program for the 2007 Microsoft
Office system user interface which allows virtually anyone to obtain a
royalty-free license to use the new Office UI in a software product,
including the Ribbon, galleries, the Mini Toolbar, and the rest of the
user interface."

I've never heard of anyone licensing a UI system before (separate from
a software system).

Is there any precedent for this? Can Microsoft actually require
licensing of the UI? Is it enforceable?

22 Nov 2006 - 2:33pm
Melissa Goldstein

JOB: Sr UI Designer at Hotwire.com (San Francisco)

Company Overview

Hotwire.com is a leading discount travel Web site with consistently
lower prices on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and
vacation packages. Launched in 2000 with funding from six major
airlines, Hotwire negotiates deep discounts from its travel suppliers to
help sell their excess inventory. Hotwire is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) and is based in San Francisco, CA.