Discussion Archive: December 2007

28 Dec 2007 - 11:36am
laurie kalmanson

re -- Universal Principles of Interaction Design; contribution for the next edition

re: Universal Principles of Interaction Design

thank you for the wonderful discussion of this classic book -- it brought back so many memories of happy late nite discussions around the studio, waiting for the rendering boxen to finish

seriously, really brilliant

my .02 for the next edition -- feel free to distribute with attribution, in all media, including those not yet invented:

-- users, users, users, users

> does your shiny, matte, interactive, plugin, wood, metal, new ***thing*** allow users to do things they want to do?
> will your users tell other u

28 Dec 2007 - 11:11am

NYC IxDA Event: Sustainable Interactions. 01/24/08, 6:30PM

Hello everyone,

Come kick off the new year with us at the NYC IxDA's January event.

Panel: "Sustainable Interactions"
Moderated by Robert Fabricant of Frog Design

When: Thursday, January 24, 2008. 6:30 PM.   
Where: Midtown Manhattan. Details provided on RSVP, please e-mail: nyc-rsvp (at) ixda (dot) org

Description: Join IxDA NYC and our panelists to discuss how interaction designers can practice our work in a more sustainable and socially conscious way.

28 Dec 2007 - 11:06am
8 years ago
1 reply
Nina Gilmore

work relocation/housing question

Hi List,
This question is a bit "off topic" for design, but perhaps relevant to others who freelance:
I need to relocate temporarily from Boston, MA to Southern Florida (town TBD) this spring, 2008.
I know little about my target destination, and nothing about the cost/availability/culture of corporate housing. I'm hoping to avoid "aimless" searches on Craigslist, or scams with remote realtors who may or may not be legit. Finally, I'm relocating on my own - a client/corporation isn't subsidizing my temporary move.

I therefore have questions:
Have you done this before?

28 Dec 2007 - 12:40am
8 years ago
7 replies

Documenting interaction design specification

What tools do you use for documenting interaction design specification.

I create the interaction model for screens and the flow diagrams and
in MS Visio and import them in MS Word where the interaction model and
flows are described in detail.

Is there a better, more efficient way to do this?


27 Dec 2007 - 3:39pm
8 years ago
1 reply

I accept Terms & Conditions

Hi there,

My management wants to add "I accept Terms & Conditions" checkbox to
login screen of our CMS product
as well as remove "Remember me" feature.

By default that checkbox will be unchecked, so every single time user
will be forced to check it.
All my usability nature is crying so hard...

Is there any legal way to make user accept Terms & Conditions but to
do not force them to perform actions?

Will something like "By logging in you accept our Terms & Conditions"
work from legal point of view?

Any thoughts and advices are highly appreciated.

27 Dec 2007 - 2:20pm
Anna Rouben

Anyone interested in starting a Seattle F2F?

I am interested, I live in the Seattle area.

27 Dec 2007 - 10:30am
8 years ago
25 replies
Dan Saffer

Universal Principles of Interaction Design (was: OLPC: Sugar not so Sweet?)

On Dec 26, 2007, at 11:21 PM, dave malouf wrote:

> b/c few if any of these laws came out of research on young
> people. They are all tests done on adults that have gone through the
> same level of socialization. And if my reading is correct all of
> these laws are based on research only done in specific western
> industrialized settings.
> By no means are these cross-culural/sub-cultural studies and I do
> question them.

26 Dec 2007 - 1:40am
8 years ago
28 replies
Dan Saffer

OLPC: Sugar Not So Sweet?

I'd be interested in hearing from interaction designers who have
played extensively with the new One Laptop Per Child UI ("Sugar").

I saw the first public demo of Sugar back in August at AP's UX Week:


but never really got to play with it.

24 Dec 2007 - 6:48pm
8 years ago
32 replies
Chris Dame

US News thinks we have potential!

I saw that US News recently ran an article on the "Best Careers of 2008"
and a new addition this year is "Usability/User Experience Specialist",
which arguably we are. This seems like a great sign that we are nearing
the tipping point, along with all of the good and bad things that come
along with it.

Personally, I was excited to see it and rushed in to see what they were

21 Dec 2007 - 7:28pm
Leah Ignacio

[JOB] Information Architect, Los Angeles, BLITZ Agency, Full-Time

Information Architect

BLITZ Agency is looking for an Information Architect who is passionate about building great user experiences and committed to client success. The candidate we seek will hit the ground running and possess a strong interpersonal dynamic and energy level to match.