Discussion Archive: April 2007

27 Apr 2007 - 7:53pm
9 years ago
4 replies
Krispian Emert

San Francisco Residents - HELP

Hello all. I'm attending a usability course in San Francisco on May 8.


The course ends at 5 and I hope to catch a 6:30 flight to Seattle. Any
residents of San Francisco know if I can make this? What's rush hour traffic
like in San Fran. If I took a cab from the St Francis hotel downtown to SFO,
could I do it in less than an hour?

27 Apr 2007 - 6:56pm
Greg Petroff

IXDA CHI face2face: Thursday May 3, 6-9pm Loft Bar and Bistro 90 South 2nd St. San Jose CA 408.291.0677

Hi everyone,

For anyone who is making it out to CHI, and for those of us in the
Silicon Valley looking for an excuse to get together and talk all things
IxD, let's meet up!

What: IxDA Face2Face

When: Thursday May 3, 6 pm - 9 pm

Where: Loft Bar And Bistro
90 South 2nd Street, San Jose, California 95113 | 408.291.0677

It is a short walk from the Convention Center to this spot.
Please RSVP to me directly so I can get a head count. If enough of us
can make it, I can reserve their roof-top patio.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:58pm
Dave Malouf

International Design Forum in May

Bringing design to the Arab world ... a great collection of designers
take on this issue and create a forum for doing so. While IxD is not
represented here well or at all, the mix of ID and Architecture and
other design problems of space and volume is interesting.


-- dave

David Malouf

27 Apr 2007 - 12:41pm
9 years ago
10 replies
Morten Hjerde

Smartphones are computers?

Hi list!

We tend to believe that people has some sort of mental "scale" from
phones to computers. Something like this:

Basic phone > Feature phone > Smartphone > PDA/UMPC> Laptop PC > Desktop

It seems logical to put all the "phones" in one category and the "computers"
in one category. However my working theory is that "normal people" actually
consider smartphones to be computers. This has some serious design

27 Apr 2007 - 11:32am
9 years ago
3 replies
Kevin Silver1

Transcription Services


Does anyone know of any good transcription services that are quick
and accurate? I have a bunch of interviews I need to get transcribed
and it seems that the local talent is stuck in the land of mana.



Kevin Silver
Clearwired Web Services

10899 Montgomery, Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87109

office: 505.217.3505
toll-free: 866.430.2832
fax: 505.217.3506

e: kevin at clearwired.com
w: www.clearwired.com

27 Apr 2007 - 9:12am
9 years ago
7 replies
Christopher Fahey

Taxonomy + Folksonomy ?

Howdy all,

(sorry for cross-posting, I don't know where to go anymore)

I'm imagining a system (for a project) where a fixed taxonomy exists,
but where each node in the taxonomy is also associatated (editorially,
by humans) with a series of folksonomy tags.

So, for example, the system's fixed taxonomy might have:


Each node of this taxonomy might then be associated with various free
folksonomic tags, so the taxonomic "Animals" might also include any data
object tagged with the folksonomy tag "critters".

26 Apr 2007 - 8:49pm
9 years ago
1 reply

Web Form Design book in progress

Hi all,
Just wanted to make folks aware, I recently began work on a book for
Rosenfeld Media about Web Form Design. I hoping there's genuine
interest on this list in the topic as Interaction Designers deal with
forms A LOT.

As such, if you have experiences, ideas, or best practices to share
from your work -I'd be very interested in hearing from you. Either
float me a note directly, leave a comment on the book in progress
site, or subscribe to the RSS feed there to simply stay in the loop
on discussions.

26 Apr 2007 - 6:18pm

JOB: Interaction Designer - opportunity at a small design studio

DesignMap, Inc. is looking for a very talented and motivated
interaction designer for help on a range of projects.

We are specifically looking for designers with a Graphic Design or
Interactive Design degree, or equivalent work experience. You must be
able to display typographic and layout skills, we are firm believers
in having fundamental design skills, no amount of reading blogs,
attending conferences, or passion for webdotwo-ness can replace that.

DesignMap Inc.

26 Apr 2007 - 2:53pm
Trip O'Dell

Adobe makes Flex SDK Open Source

This is huge - its going to kick RIA development into high gear. Very
smart move by Adobe.



26 Apr 2007 - 2:18pm
bcopello at ari...

Job: Interaction Designer - Location: NYC; Duration: Recurring Short term Contracts - Recruiter: Ariel Partners

Interactive Designer
> An Interactive Designer with proficiency in Graphic Design is
> required to augment an existing design team that is part of an over all
> Software Product Development project comprised of Analyst, Developers,
> Architects, Testers and Configuration management professionals.
> The product is an Enterprise scale, web-based; Time and Attendance
> Workforce Management System.
> The Interaction Designer would work with the design team and concentrate
> in