Discussion Archive: June 2007

29 Jun 2007 - 9:39am
Kevin Silver1

New Mexico List Members


Is there anyone else on the list from New Mexico? We're starting to
plan the second Albuquerque BarCamp and I would like to make sure
you're in the know. You can find out more here:


and here:


And if there are a few people on the list from NM, it would be nice
to try and do some local IXDA events.

29 Jun 2007 - 9:31am
9 years ago
73 replies
Kevin Silver1

iPhone, who's buying...


Just curious to know if anyone on the list is going to rush out and
get an iPhone today? I have one friend who is and I'm going to have
to arrange for some play time. I'm going to wait, mostly because I
don't need it, yet. I see the iPhone as the ultimate companion in
the metropolitan world. I think the commercials got it right -- if I
lived in a place with a plethora of choices in regards to food,
entertainment, and I also had a commute on a train or a bus I could
see value.

29 Jun 2007 - 8:48am
9 years ago
10 replies
Dave Malouf

People to People (mediated by technology) IxD - study by Motorola

At motorola (some distant lab very very far from me), an ethnographic
study was published.

28 Jun 2007 - 2:40pm
9 years ago
16 replies

How to insult website visitors through copywriting

I recently signed up for a YouTube account. Today, I scrolled down my
profile page for the first time and got a virtual slap in the face when a
notice slid into view, with the prominent title:

"You have no Friends"

Ouch! I have no friends? Yeah, well, you, I dunnoŠ you¹re UGLY, YouTube!

BTW, if you'd like to see the actual notice from YouTube. I've posted it to
my blog along with this rant at:


What a great example of the impact that copywriting can have on a website¹s
user experience.

28 Jun 2007 - 2:15pm

A little help reviewing our design process

Hello all,

I've been working on a UCD process for my new job for the last couple weeks.
I'm starting to get batty in the head sorting all the activities and tools
and what they are, how they should be used, the different terminology and
philosophies behind them, and so forth.

I'm wondering if I am missing anything or have too much/duplicate
activities/deliverables and could really use a sanity check.

28 Jun 2007 - 1:07pm
9 years ago
18 replies
Cecily Walker

Placement of Calendar Widget

I'm sure most of us have seen these: the little buttons or icons that
when clicked, pop up a calendar to assist people with entering dates
in a text field. In most instances, the widget is placed to the right
of the text field. During a usability testing session I conducted
last week, a participant noted that he always thought it was odd that
the calendar was placed at the end of the line.

28 Jun 2007 - 11:50am
9 years ago
10 replies

different link formats in one page

Hi all -

Wondering if anyone has done any research on using different formats
for links in one page. in the page I'm working on right now, I'm
thinking of underlining all links, but having some be red only on
rollover (otherwise black), whereas the ones I'd particularly like to
emphasize are red to start.

The black ones are all part of a long list, so contextually it seems
to be much clearer that they are links. Or so I would think at least.

Any opinions appreciated.

Thanks -


28 Jun 2007 - 11:41am
gianluca.mura a...


CCCT2007 International Conference on Computing,Communications and
Control Tecnologies,Orlando,Florida,USA.July 12-15,2007

Extended submission deadline: July 7, 2007

We invite designers,artists,engineers,researchers and practitioners to submit
their paper on interactive system projects.

28 Jun 2007 - 10:32am
Jeffrey D. Gimzek

real world interaction design

A hysterical analysis and set of interaction design recommendations
based on a day to day function most of us perform, but only think
about (or are annoyed by) for a split second.

Martin is not an interaction designer by trade, but an astute
observer and, uh, "problem solver".

Check out his use of OmniGraffle in explaining and optimizing user
interaction 'flow' :




Jeffrey D.

28 Jun 2007 - 10:22am
9 years ago
1 reply
Jeffrey D. Gimzek

real world screen resolution stats

Since it is a frequently asked question on most web and interaction
design lists, I thought I would forward this from a friend of mine
who is pretty good at research and analysis....

Here's the results of part of review on screen sizes he did for a
client, sanitized for thier protection, but most likely still pretty

Audience size about 20 Million Users, 90 Million Visits

Reporting period covers January 2007-May 2007

Have at it: