Discussion Archive: September 2007

11 Sep 2007 - 1:15am
8 years ago
11 replies
Austin Mansu

The 3D UI

Just wondering if anyone cares to argue this excerpt below that I found
at: http://www.useit.com/alertbox/film-ui-bloopers.html

3. The 3D UI

In Minority Report, the characters operate a complex information space
by gesturing wildly in the space in front of their screens. As Tog found
when filming Starfire, it's very tiring to keep your arms in the air
while using a computer.

10 Sep 2007 - 9:05pm
Aaron Louie

Event: InfoCamp Seattle - October 13-14, 2007

InfoCamp Seattle 2007 will be a collaborative BarCamp-style conference
for Pacific Northwest Information Architects, Librarians, User
Experience Designers, Usability Engineers, Information Scientists,
Technical Writers and all other user-centered information

What: InfoCamp Seattle 2007
When: October 13-14, 2007, 9am-6pm
Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, Washington
Web: http://asistpnw.org/infocamp2007

Join us at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on Octobe

10 Sep 2007 - 3:31pm
8 years ago
3 replies

when the self-checkout machine pushes you over the edge.

Man takes pry bar to self-check till
Machine whacked after speaking to him in Spanish


...and who hasn't wanted to do this themselves?

10 Sep 2007 - 3:02pm
Dan Saffer

Last Week to Submit Sessions to Interaction 08

Deadline is this Saturday, September 15, 2007 to submit to
Interaction 08.

Submissions are for Lightning Session slots, each of which is 25
minutes in duration around a single topic. Single or duo speakers are
allowed, but no panels, please. Please submit only one idea per

10 Sep 2007 - 2:30pm
Aaron Louie

Seattle Monthly Meet-up - September 13th - organized by ASIS&T PNW

Join us for some good company and geeky conversation this Thursday
(9/13) at the Elysian Pub in Capitol Hill!

What: Seattle Monthly Meet-up, organized by
the Pacific Northwest chapter of the
American Society for Information Science & Technology
Where: Elysian Pub, 1221 E.

10 Sep 2007 - 2:17pm
Leonardo Vernazza

Airplane Entertainment System

Hi, I want to share a usability problem I faced in the airplane
entertainment system.

I think it is a very common problem in this kind of user interfaces.

Read the full article here
entertainment.html> .

10 Sep 2007 - 1:38pm
8 years ago
26 replies
Shaun Bergmann

Sony Rolly

I'm surprised there hasn't been some discussion yet regarding the new iPod
killer: The Sony Rolly.

I think one really has to watch the entire video to get an idea of the whole
range of possibilities this new ...er... 'thing'.. can do.

Is this for real?

10 Sep 2007 - 12:11pm
8 years ago
7 replies
Michael Wood

Balancing brainstorm participants

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for your help on my question regarding studio orgs, amazon is
rushing me your recommended resources. I have another question for which I
could use some pointers/resources, etc. How do you balance the conversation
when participating in a larger brainstorm or design meeting? How do you make
sure you benefit from quieter folks' opinions, stop the louder folks from
dominating the discussion, reduce interupting, etc.

10 Sep 2007 - 11:45am
Jack L. Moffett

UI Design Tools Survey

I was asked by Professor Brad Myers of the Human-Computer Interaction
Institute (HCII) at CMU to post the following invitation to the list.


We are looking for working designers to participate in a research
survey to
gather information regarding the current use of user interface design
the phases of design and the design of interactivity.

10 Sep 2007 - 9:48am
John Zimmerman

Survey on current UI design tools

We are looking for working designers to participate in a research
survey to
gather information regarding the current use of user interface design
the phases of design and the design of interactivity. By "designers"
we want
to include anyone who works in Interaction Design, Graphics Design,
Information Architecture, Experience Design, Visual Design, User
Design, or equivalent, on applications for computers, for the Web, for
mobile phones, for electronic appliances, or equivalent.