Discussion Archive: December 2006

19 Dec 2006 - 12:02pm
9 years ago
27 replies
Leisa Reichelt

first example of tagging...?

a colleague asked me today - what was the first example of tagging?

I came back with the (I think too) obvious examples - Technorati,
De.licio.us, Flickr....

what would you say?

Leisa Reichelt
User Experience Consultant

leisa.reichelt at gmail.com

19 Dec 2006 - 8:29am
9 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

up/down; forward/back; right/left

Hi gang,

I'm working on a project where we are trying to figure out in a horizontal
layout for physical buttons that are used for navigating a list of options
(primarily) that are layed out vertically how would you layout these

So you have a button on the left and another one on the right.
while button goes up the list and which button goes down?

Here are some cursory thoughts.
#1 Forward = add = up
Based on that a "volume control" seems to be the most used example and
adding volume (going up) is always on the right.

#2 If we look though at the same metaphor which is a k

18 Dec 2006 - 5:42pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Nathan Vincent

Philips USA CEO: Do People Need the Gizmos we'reSelling?

Did someone give Paul Zeven 'The Inmates are Running the Asylum' as an
early Christmas gift?

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18 Dec 2006 - 5:10pm
k lenox

Philips USA CEO: Do People Need the Gizmos we're Selling?

I get a daily new digest from my co's marketing research team. Thought this was a relevant article for this list. Sadly I could not find "Current Analysis" on the web, so I've included the article, not a link. My apologies.

-kim lenox

Philips USA CEO: Do People Need the Gizmos we're Selling?

18 Dec 2006 - 7:07am
9 years ago
1 reply
Niki Slater

Interactive design


Im currently in my final year of a Multimedia degree at The Nottingham Trent
University. I am completing research into creating successful interactive
design, discovering interaction design principles and techniques. As this
is the area of work I would like to work in the near future. If you could
help me, by filling in the following questions to help complete my research
portfolio it would be immensely helpful.

17 Dec 2006 - 7:28pm
ritahlko at hsb...

JOB: Various Hong Kong based positions in HSBC User Centered Design (UCD) team


Position: Various Hong Kong based positions in HSBC User
Centered Design (UCD) team

Company: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Limited (HSBC)

Location: Hong Kong

Type of employment: Permanent

Application method: Please send your CV with the job reference to
itcareer at hsbc.com.hk

15 Dec 2006 - 1:15pm
Kelly Snow

pattern or feature inventory (as in contentinventory)

Hi Jay,
I recently completed my master's project on UI design patterns. My team
and I developed a pattern library for UC Berkeley. Our target audience
is web developers who build or maintain web applications. The
educational community is a bit unique from private industry and so we
tailored to their needs.

15 Dec 2006 - 11:16am
9 years ago
4 replies
Jason Witenstei...

Roots of Power?

Does anyone know the "etymology" of the symbol that is ubiquitously used
as the Power icon?

Jason Witenstein-Weaver

hillcrest labs

15 Dec 2006 - 10:52am
9 years ago
9 replies
Tom Ollar

Best Retail Self-Checkout UI and Why

I've tried several of these at the supermarket and Wal-Mart but have yet to
be impressed.

Anyone seen one that really rocked?

And if so, what made it good?

Tom Ollar
Datron, Inc.

14 Dec 2006 - 8:33pm
9 years ago
7 replies
Nancy Falkenburg

job: Senior IxD - FTE - Intuit (Mountain View, CA)


JOB LOCATION: Mountain View, CA

JOB TITLE: Senior Interaction Designer / Senior User Interface Designer



- Provide desktop and web application interface designs and/or design
consulting on teams from concept development through delivery.
- Define and design new products in new markets as well as incremental
re-work of current desktop and Internet-based products.
- Work closely with user researchers and product managers to understand
key user needs, set ease of use goals, and iterate until those goals are