Discussion Archive: July 2007

12 Jul 2007 - 3:01pm
8 years ago
6 replies
Morten Hjerde

Is iPhone ease-of-use really scalable?

Hi all
Apple has used several methods to make the iPhone easy to use. It is highly
likely that future versions of the iPhone will have more features that this
first version.
What do you guys think will happen to the ease of use?

The strategies Apple has used are:

-Less features.
Apple has severely limited the features compared to the competition. The
iPhone is designed for primary use cases only. Either you call someone or
you don't.

12 Jul 2007 - 2:58pm
Mark Schraad

design school web sites (was: In case you know

I think you could look far and wide - and still find little correlation between the skill, knowledge, and expertise in a faculty, and how well the parallel business of an educational institute function. Regardless of the discipline.


>Well, the net sum of all the background noise with a lot of schools is
>that it looks like the design school can't put out a good design. Just
>like in softwar design, no one cares how the system works, they only
>care if it works for them.

12 Jul 2007 - 1:19pm
8 years ago
15 replies

design school web sites (was: In case you know anyone who might be interested...)

On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 11:07 -0700, Robert Hoekman, Jr. wrote:
> > http://www.ciid.dk/pilotcall/
> Interesting. Not sure I'd trust a design school, though, that put all
> the text about the program into a giant JPG.

If you would select your design school by looking at their web page or
the applied expertise that is presented there, you would have to sort
out a lot of them immediately.

12 Jul 2007 - 11:14am
Maria Moratis

2007 NYCCHI Elections -- last call for nominations

The deadline for accepting nominations has been extended till Friday
July 13 (tomorrow!). We only have a few nominations so far.

These positions offer a great opportunity to shape our community in our
area. The positions are very low-maintenance and in addition to support
they offer great networking opportunities.


> NYCCHI is holding elections.

12 Jul 2007 - 10:42am
7 years ago
1 reply
Ferran Alvarez

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Bryte, web design and development agency based in Barcelona (Spain), is
looking for an Information Architect to work full time creating wireframes,
defining functionalities and managing received information for corporate

Spanish (well read, written and spoken) is essential.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume to
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Ferran Alvarez
Information Architect

12 Jul 2007 - 10:19am
David Polinchock


Hey, just wondering if anyone on the list is planning on attending SIGGRAPH
later this month in San Diego. I¹m planning on arriving on Monday sometime
and then leaving Thursday. Will there be an IXDA meeting during SIGGRAPH?
Anyone know of any cool technologies that will be there? Thanks!

David B.

12 Jul 2007 - 8:37am
Mark Schraad

/sustainable design

I wish I could quote and attribute this accurately but will paraphrase...

Failures are like the white space that defines success.

On Thursday, July 12, 2007, at 09:31AM, "Todd Zaki Warfel" <lists at toddwarfel.com> wrote:
>On Jul 11, 2007, at 3:12 PM, David Malouf wrote:
>> so the lesson learned here is that not everything that fails is a
>> failure.

12 Jul 2007 - 6:35am
8 years ago
2 replies
Isabel Froes

In case you know anyone who might be interested...

Please feel free to spread the word and pass it around....

11 Jul 2007 - 11:03pm

JOB:Leader, User Interface Design, Silicon Valley, CA - Full Time

Leader, User Interface Design, Global Portals

Company/Group Overview
The Global Portals group at Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) is an exemplary
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the way customers interact with D&B through its flagship product,

11 Jul 2007 - 7:17pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Ryan Nichols

Help systems for web apps

What are some good examples of a help systems for a web app? What
makes for a good experience? Does anyone know of any research
highlighting best practices for 'help'?

Ryan Nichols