Discussion Archive: November 2006

21 Nov 2006 - 6:46am

Doctoral Consortium in Communication, Art and Design

Kadir Has University
Faculty of Communication

Communication, Art and Design
2nd International Doctoral Consortium

29-30 March 2006
Kadir Has University, Cibali Conference Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

Call for Participation:
Kadir Has University is hosting an international doctoral consortium to
encourage quality research, publication and creation of an international
network of academics who exchange ideas in related fields. This is a two day
event comprising of workshops organized around common themes.

21 Nov 2006 - 3:22am

IxDA F2F Hong Kong 06 Dec 2006, 19H30, Frinde Club HK

For everyone Hong Kong,

Face 2 Face meeting details:

Date: Wednesday, 06 Dec 2006

Time: from 19H30 on

Place: Frinde Club HK

2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
(MTR Central Exit D2)

"an environment where artists can make and show their work."

Confirm your interest and other inquiries: hong-kong at ixda.org

Pedro &quot

20 Nov 2006 - 7:38pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Mark Bardsley

harnessing technology's potential without beingharnessed to technology

Maren wrote:

"How do we best stay abreast of rapidly changing technologies and their
implications/potential for interaction design without getting bogged down

The difficulty is finding a source for this knowledge."


That's a good question that I certainly struggle with. To some extent I
think the sky is the limit as far as interaction design is concerned (so
long as you stay within the monitor, keyboard, and mouse realm). Of course,
the sky is the limit if there is no limit on brilliant developers, their
time, testing, etc.

20 Nov 2006 - 5:16pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Maren Costa

harnessing technology's potential without being harnessed to technology

Hi All,

Long-time reader, first-time "post-er." Here's my question for all of you:

As interaction designers for the web, we need to at least *understand the capabilities* all of the latest and greatest technologies (e.g., ajax) so that we can use that knowledge to inform our designs and ensure that we are always designing to maximum technological potential.

20 Nov 2006 - 4:06pm
9 years ago
1 reply

Season of Usability: Call for Student Participation

Are you a design student interested in contributing to an open source project?
Here is your chance! OpenUsability is sponsoring their Season of Usability,
an opportunity for students to participate in an interesting open source
project with the aid of design and technical mentors. OpenUsability is a
world-wide non-profit organization based in Germany whose mission is to bring
usability and open source together.

These projects are mentored by professionals in the industry who are also very
involved in usability.

20 Nov 2006 - 2:28pm
9 years ago
9 replies

Whats the proper name for motor memory within interaction?

In responding to Christian's question on the PSP interface I tried to
describe an aspect of the interaction as "memory mapping of category element

I know my ATM card pin as [bottom middle]+[2x top right]+[top middle], not
by the actual numbers.
I've learned to navigate the UI of my mp3 player by remembering the sequence
of physical key presses - not by looking at the UI while I'm driving.

20 Nov 2006 - 1:47pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Jared M. Spool

Fwd: alt.chi 2007 - first call for submissions

At 12:48 PM 11/20/2006, Alan Wexelblat wrote:
>What issues have you seen with the CHI2007 submission and review processes?

Oh, dear. Don't go there...

Jared M. Spool, Founding Principal, User Interface Engineering
510 Turnpike Street, Suite 102, North Andover, MA 01845
978 327-5561 jspool at uie.com http://www.uie.com
Blog: http://www.uie.com/brainsparks

20 Nov 2006 - 12:47pm
9 years ago
1 reply

eCommerce Search and Product Availability

Hi all,

I am trying to locate any studies or papers that indicate how people
use search on an ecommerce site to determine the availability of a

Our company is bouncing back and forth between two scenarios, and I am
looking for information that will sway it to the most relevant one.

Scenario 1: Person types in a search term. The site returns results.
Person then refines their search by size. Resulting page shows
everything in that size, including items that are sold out. Sold out
items show "sold out" next to item image.

Scenario 2: Person types in a search term.

20 Nov 2006 - 12:17pm
jim muntone

Final Fantasy XII Gambits (Semi-AutonomousProcesses)

> Video game developer Square Enix recently released Final Fantasy XII
> for the PlayStation 2. It, compared to similar games in its RPG genre,

> sports a new battle system called Gambits.

Weighing in as the gaming geek I am, this functionality doesn't really
sound very new to me at all.

For years now, even going back to the 8 bit Nintendo (Ultima comes to
mind), I can think of RPG games where you had the option to control
all/some of your group.

20 Nov 2006 - 11:18am
9 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Fwd: alt.chi 2007 - first call for submissions

There have been some issues with CHI2007 submission and review
processes, but this little bit seems compelling for our community to
try something different.

It is a pretty neat challenge to the CHI community and I would
encourage people with a different idea to submit something interesting
and different.

Good luck!

-- dave

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lars Erik Holmquist <leh at viktoria.se>
Date: Nov 20, 2006 9:48 AM
Subject: alt.chi 2007 - first call for submissions