Discussion Archive: November 2007

26 Nov 2007 - 8:26pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Lukeisha Carr

Gain IxD Experience Strategy

Hi All,

I'm trying to transition into the IxD area of IT. I
come from a backend web application developer background, approx. 7
years. Although, I've done some minor CSS, JavaScript, etc., I'm not a
visual designer. My interest in IxD has come about over the last year
or so due to my having done tons of hard work, along with my teammates,
on the backend of web applications, only have the users who don't know
anything about all the backend stuff complain and not like the
usability of the system.

26 Nov 2007 - 8:04pm
8 years ago
1 reply
frank dahle

large tables and lists with lots of columns - where are the best practices?

Hello, I’m looking for some good practice on designing tables and lists for a corporate web site.
The challenge is how to simplify very long tables of articles (technical parts) with lots of parameters (columns).
I do have the Edward Tufte books and know that part of the story. But at this moment I’d rather study some real life examples available on the net. Anyone? Thanks!

Frank Dahle
Concept developer

26 Nov 2007 - 4:23pm
Marc Guldimann

JOB: Interaction Designer @ Spongecell - Full Time (San Francisco, CA)

Spongecell is looking for a full-time visual/interaction designer to
join our design team. You will be helping to evolve our event
promotion platform, Promote, which has been adopted in campaigns for
Oprah Winfrey, Lucky Jeans, Shakira, and Jamiroquai.

We are a well-funded startup, and have an amazing team spread over
offices in NYC, Seattle, and San Francisco.

26 Nov 2007 - 3:34pm
8 years ago
8 replies

Progress bar best practices


I was wondering if people had thoughts on the best practices for a progress
bar for file upload. I'm having a discussion with a client and don't have a
strong position on this issue as yet. I think the most important question to
answer is "How much time is remaining?" (i.e.

26 Nov 2007 - 2:57pm
5 years ago
8 replies
Prachi Sakhardande

download-as-pdf v/s print

Hi All,

If you have a webpage containing information that the reader may be
interested in saving and using later, would you prefer 'Print' or
'Download as PDF' or both?

User may or may not have a printer attached [E.g. surfing on laptop
while commuting] - high probability
User may or may not have PDF reader - Low probability considering he
can download a free reader online

So...what do you think?

Prachi Sakhardande
Information Architect
MphasiS, an EDS Company
Mumbai, India

26 Nov 2007 - 2:37pm
Erik Stolterman

JOB: Assistant Professor, Tenure track in HCI, Indiana University, Full time

Dear list

We are looking for a new colleague, see below!



The Indiana University School of Informatics seeks to fill a tenure-
track faculty position starting August 2008. The successful candidate
will join the Informatics HCI group with its nationally recognized HCI/
d Master’s program and Ph.D. program.

We are looking for an excellent educator and researcher who can
contribute to one of the top HCI programs in the nation and with
expertise that complements our existing strengths.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:51pm
Parth Upadhye

[Event] F2F in Toronto Tornight

Title: "Discussion :: Interaction Design :: User Experience :: Information

Date: Monday November 26, 2007 (7:00PM)
Topic: "Interaction Design :: User Experience" Location: Boardroom,
Usability Matters, 215 Spadina Ave, Suite 550.


1. Introductions

2. IA, UX and IxD (10-15 min show and tell by our hosts)

3. Open Forum

4. F2F Evaluation and Next Steps

Come prepared to meet other UX Designers.

[Note: this event was originally scheduled for Tuesday 27th]

26 Nov 2007 - 11:51am
8 years ago
4 replies
Meredith Noble

comments to the "Doro's ridiculously simplephones in the wild"

Lis, even though some of today's boomers will already have cell phone
experience by the time they become elderly, I think we overestimate just
how many people in the older generation are truly comfortable with the
tools. More importantly, don't forget about reduced cognitive abilities
over time.

If you consider how common diseases like Alzheimer's are becoming (see
some stats below), and even lesser forms of dementias / memory loss, I
think the market for these kinds of devices is going to continue growing
over time.

26 Nov 2007 - 10:33am
8 years ago
6 replies
Murli Nagasundaram

The Rise and Fall of Friendster

Interesting story. I noted a couple of telling passages (from a
design/prototype/deployment perspective):

"I did what you're always told to do as a young entrepreneur," Abrams says.
"I brought on experienced investors to help Friendster fulfill its
potential. But the all-star team was the curse of death."

"The growth presented immediate engineering headaches. ... By late 2003,
load times regularly clocked in at over a minute and users were beginning to
complain in blogs and forums. ...

26 Nov 2007 - 9:52am
Dave Malouf

UXNet's new site

Hey there folks,

UXNet released a new version of their web site.

The new calendar of UX events is probably the biggest news, though the
blog feels more lively and interesting too.

Each represented locale has its own event listings including IxDA
events if the LA there or the IxDA leader posted them.
Anyone can post events by registering from what I understand.


-- dave

David Malouf