Discussion Archive: September 2007

21 Sep 2007 - 5:12am
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SemanticWill
2007

IxD is like.... the use of metaphor in application interface design

Metaphor is an important concept in computer system design as well as in
language. Metaphor is more than just a literary device used for poetic
effect, it is an integral part of our language and thought.

20 Sep 2007 - 3:22pm
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Peter Merholz
2004

[PLUG] Adaptive Path's UX Intensive; Discounted Reg Ends Soon

IxDAers--

Adaptive Path's UX Intensive, our series of four full-day hands-on
workshops, takes place 12-15 November in beautiful Vancouver, British
Columbia.

http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/2007/nov/

This is one of the only events geared toward intermediate-to-advanced
practitioners. We know you know usability testing, site maps, and
personas. But do you know how to best prioritize business objectives?
Savvy approaches for field research? Next-generation interaction
design?

20 Sep 2007 - 12:26pm
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bminihan
2007

Out of the box Portals

If you have access to Forrester, they have a wealth of research on portal trends and vendors in this field. IBM provides Websphere as one of the biggest competitors to Sharepoint (a richer portal environment, tho rigidly tied to Java, as MS is rigidly tied to .NET). Our company currently uses BEA Aqualogic, formerly called Plumtree, which supports both platforms well. All three vendors provide powerful, if expensive portal options.

Then there are off-the-shelf close-to-open-source portal platforms like Joomla, Jetspeed, JBoss and others.

20 Sep 2007 - 10:23am
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ldebett
2004

[EVENT] - Boston IxDA F2F - PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE ATTENDING

Because we've had such an amazing response for our first F2F, we've had to
request a larger room at Bentley College. The Design and Usability Center is
not large enough to hold all 50 of us!

We will be meeting in the Adamian Center. Please print these
directions<http://ixd.debettencourt.com/Adamian%2520Directions.doc>to
the building, and look for room 143.
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> www.going.com/IxDABostonF2F

Thanks!

~Lisa deBettencourt

20 Sep 2007 - 7:08am
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niklasw
2005

IxD F2F in Sweden tonight

Third Thursday again.

Come after work or later to the following spots in Sweden to have a
drink and talk IxD with fellow IxDers.

- Göteborg, Delirium Café, Kronhusgatan 2B (in the loft).
- Malmö, Mosaik, Stortorget 6.
- Stockholm, NEW SPOT! , Storstad, Odengatan 41.

After having problems finding each other at the place in Sthlm we are
now introducing the TT-coaster!:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/niklasw/1408705317/ Print it, bring it,
use it and look for others. Maybe make your own?

20 Sep 2007 - 3:34am
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Dimiter Simov
2006

Natural language for search criteria

Hi everyone,

I am trying to find some information on natural language criteria for
filtering by date.

I am designing the interaction of the filtering feature of a product. People
can apply various filters to the items in the database to prepare subsets of
data. Specifying dates and selecting date ranges is a big effort because:
1. People rarely think in exact dates. Most of the time things happen today,
next week, on Sunday, and so on. For example, "My trip to Vegas was last
summer".
2. Computers do not understand dates unless they are formatted in a specific
way; say 09.10.07.

19 Sep 2007 - 8:46pm
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Challis Hodge
2003

Accessibility in the Agency Environment

Curious to know how various interactive agencies are handling
accessibility. Dedicated accessibility group? Individual practitioners
floating across teams? Is it implicitly built into the process? Just
winging it?

-challis

19 Sep 2007 - 4:45pm
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saturdave
2007

PhillyCHI September Meeting: A Hands-On Introduction to Eyetracking

* Apologies for cross posting. *

"A Hands-On Introduction to Eyetracking: A Live Demonstration
Supplemented with Case Studies"
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
* Refreshments & socializing from 6:00PM to 6:30PM *
Location: GSI Commerce
1075 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406
* Please note: this is event is not at GSI headquarters (935 First
Avenue) but at the GSI Interactive building (1075 First Avenue).

19 Sep 2007 - 3:29pm
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Jess McMullin
2004

[PLUG] CanUX, the Canadian User Experience Workshop - early reg. deadline Sept. 28

Hi IxDA,

If you can't wait until Interaction 08 in Savannah, we've got a treat coming
up in the Canadian Rockies. The early registration deadline for CanUX, the
annual Canadian User Experience Workshop, is approaching on Sept 28th.

19 Sep 2007 - 1:43pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Your new list administrator - Josh Seiden

For the last few weeks, yours truly has NOT been administering or
moderating the IxDA discussion list (and many other IT like
activities), but Josh Seiden has been doing that amazing job.

I don't know why I put this off, but I want to officially let everyone
know that Josh is your new "List Mom" so the saying goes.

It is always best to send requests, questions or comments about our
list or web site (beta & gamma versions) to list (at) ixda (dot) org
and not to people's personal address.

Also, doing a bang up job of being our new web site administrator is
Jeff Howard.