Discussion Archive: December 2007

14 Dec 2007 - 11:00am
Jim Hoekema

handwriting capture with digitizer vs. Tablet PC

I'm working on a proposal that involves capturing handwriting -- not
recognizing it, just capturing it -- in a clinical trial setting, where
the doctor is "facing" a patient via video conference. (There would be
forms with check boxes as well.) The team is debating how to do this. On
the one hand, we don't need a tablet PC, because it's not a portable
environment, so a plain digitizing tablet connected to a bigger PC seems

14 Dec 2007 - 9:35am
Dan Saffer

Last Call: Early Bird Registration for Interaction08 Ends Tomorrow

Tomorrow ends the early bird registration for Interaction08, when you
can get in for just $499. Cheap!

We're already over 200 attendees, so seats are going fast. We'll
likely sell out the conference in the next few weeks, so register early!


Oh, and I hope you are all subscribed to the new Interaction08 blog
for the latest news about the conference:


But wait, there's more!

14 Dec 2007 - 8:28am
Paul Sherman

JOB: Web App UI Designer, Remote, Sage Software, Contract

Job Title: Web Application User Interface Design Contractor
Company: Sage Software / Small Business Division Job Location: North of
Atlanta, GA

The User-Centered Design Team at Sage Software is seeking a Web Application
User Interface Designer for a 4-6 month contract, with opportunity for
extension. The UI Designer will be primarily responsible for collaborating
with our in-house interaction designer, visual designer and usability
analyst to create a user interface design based on the team's navigation
structures, interaction designs, and visual standards.

13 Dec 2007 - 8:06pm
Jeremy Yuille

Melbourne IxDA.local?

hi all,

I'm a designer and academic working in melbourne .au and wondered if
there were more people in town who'd be interested in regular get-
togethers around IxD and UX etc...?

if so, I was thinking it might be good to kick off 2008 with something
round mid to late Jan.

feel free to mail me off list and I'll collate & redistribute etc.

** will repeat this call in Jan for those in




Jeremy Yuille

RMIT University
Melbourne Australia
t +61 3 9925 9551
m +61

13 Dec 2007 - 6:54pm
8 years ago
20 replies
Kim McGalliard

Your favorite rating interface

Don't get me wrong, I love stars, but I feel like the 5 star rating
interface is getting a little old. Especially because these kind of ratings
average out to be in the middle over time and therefore aren't very

Anyone seen any interesting rating interfaces lately? I'm especially
interested in rating of CONTENT on a site (more than an ITEM you might buy
or have bought).

Thanks for any links. I can compile and send out to the list if people seem


13 Dec 2007 - 6:37pm
8 years ago
8 replies
Darren Ellis

Uh, who designed that?

Here's a work/process/confrontation scenario for the group that some of you may have experience with, and I'm seeking advice on.

I'm working on an important redesign project for my company and found out recently
that a project manager (not a designer and not directly involved in the project) spent some of his/her own time
coming up with a functioning wireframe prototype for this project.

13 Dec 2007 - 4:05pm

[JOB] HCI Researcher, Berkeley CA - Full time

The Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley CA is looking for creative and energetic software researchers in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. The successful candidate will work with a team of interdisciplinary researchers to design and conduct HCI research projects that will lead to innovative interaction design and high quality user experiences with Starkey software systems. Areas of research will include datamining, data visualization, user interfaces, interactive routines, learning systems.

13 Dec 2007 - 2:49pm
Vishal Subraman...

[Job] UI Designer, AOL | Washington D.C Metro

We have a UI designer position open up in our group.

13 Dec 2007 - 1:56pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Greg Petroff

Board Positions

As a current board member and our treasurer I want to encourage everyone
to consider joining the board, especially colleagues from outside the
US. Board membership is a great experience.

With the help of this growing community we are trying to build a home
for the development of the discipline and a place for each of us to
grow, network and learn.

13 Dec 2007 - 1:40pm
Dave Malouf

Question about Interaction08 from Chris A. Wronski

Hi chris you are a confirmed registrant from what I can tell.
Lookin' forward to seeing you in Savannah.

-- dave

On Dec 13, 2007 1:36 PM, me at thewronski.com <me at thewronski.com> wrote:

> I'm having some trouble with my registration, more specifically, I've been
> unable to confirm if I am actually signed up for the event. It's reference
> number 10005985.