Discussion Archive: September 2007

4 Sep 2007 - 2:00pm
9 years ago
14 replies

The biggest usability problem with Windows

It seems that a part of human nature is to accept things as they are and
adapt accordingly. This can be both a strength and a weakness. With
regard to tools and products, we use what we have, most often accepting
the shortcomings, until someone comes along and invents something better
or makes an improvement. And then we examine the new product or
improvement in awe, wondering why we didn't think of it, surprised at
how obvious it is in hindsight.

4 Sep 2007 - 1:46pm
9 years ago
5 replies
oliver green

Survey data analysis

I am currently using Excel to analysis a survey - mostly based on likert
scale. Can anyone recommend a tutorial/books etc that discuss survey data
analysis? I have found the mean, frequency, percentages etc..but would like
to know other measures that can be used to analyze the data.


4 Sep 2007 - 1:33pm
Sarah Dawson


Sarah Dawson
Creative Director
Vanilla Vision Inc
sarah at vanillavision.com
T: 1-213-804-3408

4 Sep 2007 - 1:28pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Bunny Brown

how to get into IxD

Dear Folks,

I'm writing to the list to ask the advice of anyone in a helpful mood on
moving into interaction design. I've had a long career in IT and want to
move into something both more people-oriented and more creative than code

Given what you know now about the field, what would be your recommended
course of study for someone wanting to redefine herself as an IX designer?
What degree?

4 Sep 2007 - 1:24pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Lim, Nam Ee



We are doing some job survey and would like to know what is average
number of User experience/interface job which are distributed through
IXDA mailing list weekly.

Please let me know to whom I should contact to get information.

4 Sep 2007 - 1:01pm
Leif Cederblom

Interaction design / rapid prototyping software (response to wireframes)

Hi there all,

After recently reading on the topic of rapid prototyping, and going beyond wireframes, I was compelled to respond, and share with you information about our software which can be used for both interaction design, and rapid prototyping.

Our software is a Flash e-learning authoring tool, SmartBuilder, that allows you to build richly interactive web-content without knowing any ActionScripting.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:23pm
9 years ago
9 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Everyone is a designer

Not my words.


"Everyone is a designer." This disturbs me. This is supposed to be
factual information? Everyone? Really? Even babies and people in

What's even more interesting is what happens when you follow the link
to the "designer" entry. According to the entry, everyone can't
*possibly* be a designer. There are too many restrictions on what
qualifies a person as such.

User-generated content definitely has its flaws.


4 Sep 2007 - 10:59am
Dave Malouf

JOB: Flash Developer/Designer - Motorola Enterprise Mobility - Short-term contract - New York, NY

I'm looking for portfolios and recommendations of amazing Flash
Developer/Designers who have a great sense of aesthetic and can
produce amazing GUIs with slick transitional animations for an
internal R&D project at Motorola Enterprise Mobility.

The ideal candidate will be in NYC as it will require face-to-face
meetings in our Manhattan studio though your day-to-day work will be
in your own space.

Please send me your portfolio or recommendations to others who you
have enjoyed working with to davi

4 Sep 2007 - 10:12am
Tiphaine Rabaux

Advisor/Customization Tool

My team and I are currently working on developing an online
advisor/customization tool. I was wondering if any of you could point to any
interesting and/or really well-done stuff done in that area.


4 Sep 2007 - 9:23am
David Polinchock

A Tale of Two Phones

I know we had an active discussion about the iPhone when it launched, but I
thought that you might enjoy a short essay I just wrote on our blog called a
Tale of Two Phones. It¹s about the differences between my experiences with
my Nokia 9500 and my iPhone. You can find it at http://tinyurl.com/ys2852

Happy reading!

David B.