Discussion Archive: April 2007

13 Apr 2007 - 12:40pm
9 years ago
5 replies
Chris Bernard

Do tools matter in Big D design from an execution perspective? Formerly Expression Blend a "review"

Michael, this is great feedback and the 'do your tools matter' is important. But are we confusing having tools 'matter' with being 'important' for a given task? Eclipse and Ant aren't very important for folks that work in the world of .NET but they surely do matter and in fact probably influence how the tools in .NET work and vice versa.

13 Apr 2007 - 8:31am
Dave Malouf

Value of Design FactFinder

I thought people who are always trying to put value to design on this
list would like this effort by the Design Council of the UK:


-- dave

David Malouf

13 Apr 2007 - 12:24am
dani malik

SF Design Cocktail Hour, Wed. April 18

Hi friends!

Join us for our monthly design get-together. We'll be meeting at
Catalyst in SoMA, on Harriet at Bryant (between 6th and 7th). Food
is available at Catalyst. Also, there is street
parking and a pay lot just down the block on Harriet.

Next Wednesday, April 18
6:30 pm
Catalyst Cocktails
312 Harriet Street, SF

Hope to see you there!

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12 Apr 2007 - 7:37pm
Bernie Monette

Theories of Interaction design....

I found this article on First Monday (www.firstmonday.org)

Quoting from the website:
Thanks to MIT Press, Victor Kaptelinin, and Bonnie Nardi, First Monday is
pleased to present excerpts from Victor and Bonnie¹s latest book Acting with
Technology: Activity Theory and Interaction Design. This book describes how
activity theory helps us understand our relationships with technology.

12 Apr 2007 - 7:13pm
Christian Crumlish

User Behavior Patterns

On 2/17/07, Jenifer Tidwell <jenifer.tidwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps it's time to make a pull-out chart of the patterns in
> the book, along with some of the principles that they derive from and the
> genres that some of them belong to.

12 Apr 2007 - 6:51pm
Christian Crumlish

Sheepish confession

I have been subscribed to this list for gopod knows how long with a
variant on my most generic address.

12 Apr 2007 - 1:50pm
Austin Govella

Wash, DC event: Resume Round-up - Sat Apr 21 (panel/workshop on drafting better resumes)

We're having a resume roundup in DC on Saturday, April 21, 2007, from
10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Bring your resume for one-on-one feedback from people who look at lots
of resumes.

12 Apr 2007 - 11:20am
9 years ago
7 replies
Christopher Fahey

Patterns vs. Designs

> I'm torn. On one hand, the beauty of calling it a pattern, of
> encompassing it with a name (regardless of how difficult it
> is to get to that name), is that the community can refer to
> that specific interaction instance.

Maybe what we need is a library/wiki chock-full of specific UI design
implementations, tagged with a top-level fixed vocabulary of major
pattern names.

12 Apr 2007 - 10:24am
9 years ago
5 replies
Christopher Fahey

Patterns vs. Designs (was: What do you call this list behavior?)

Jenifer Tidwell wrote:
> Ah, pattern naming -- my favorite part of pattern
> definition.

... regarding:
> http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=456370920&size=o

I'd like to take advantage of Jenifer Tidwell's expert presence in this
thread to ask both her and the group: Is this sort of interaction really
a "pattern"? Can or should every new type of interaction design be
called a pattern?

12 Apr 2007 - 7:02am
9 years ago
1 reply
Richard I. Anderson

Moving UX into a Position of Corporate Influence: What has been your experience where you work?

I'm leading an "interactive session" at the upcoming CHI conference
entitled, "Moving UX into a Position of Corporate Influence: Whose
Advice Really Works?" Here is the abstract:

"Professionals working to move user experience (UX) into a position
of corporate influence are impeded by conflicting recommendations,
including those regarding the roles of documenting and evangelizing
UX work, ownership of UX, organizational positioning, calculating
return on investment, and conducting "ethnographic" research.