Discussion Archive: January 2008

15 Jan 2008 - 1:45pm
8 years ago
71 replies
Murli Nagasundaram

MacBook Air

There's probably going to be at least one person on this list who's
got a glimpse of MBA today:


Any reports on this, particularly the multitouch interface would be appreciated.

Another issue -- there are some similarities here to the design
parameters for the Tata Nano -- strip the dang thing down to its
essence. MBA, of course, has a more elitist market than the Nano.
There's unlikely to be any issues raised regarding the possible
downsides of proliferating the Air.

15 Jan 2008 - 1:36pm

[EVENT] Boston-IA and WGBH invites IxDA Boston, February 6, 2008

Boston-IA (Boston-IA.org <http://www.boston-ia.org>) invites IxDA Boston to
attend a presentation at WGBH. Larry
Director of the Media Access Group at WGBH
will discuss the ground-breaking work that WGBH continues to do to make
multimedia accessible for people with disabilities.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:14pm

[Event] Waterloo F2F January 17: Eye Tracking Forum

The Waterloo, Ontario face-to-face meets in two days for a chance to discuss
and get hands-on with the latest eye-tracking equipment. We're hosted this
month by Quarry Integrated Communications in their usability lab.

15 Jan 2008 - 11:10am
8 years ago
4 replies
Christian Crumlish

Aerial vs Verdana?

the subject of this thread is driving me crazy! It's Verdana, not Vernada!


15 Jan 2008 - 9:15am
8 years ago
12 replies
Daniel Williams

The semantic future

I have been reading a lot about the semantic web of late and am wondering
what it will hold for the future of online and more specifically for us
(Ixd/IA/UE etc etc).

For instance it appears to me that if the semantic web becomes a reality
then data becomes the most important thing online and not web sites. For
instance If I want to buy a TV online in the future I will just enter my
criteria into an application and it will return all matches from across the
web. I won't need to go to Amazon, ebay, PC World etc, The data will come to

14 Jan 2008 - 5:32pm
Sara Guizzo

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14 Jan 2008 - 11:57am
Joy Zigo

Weds 1/23: Global Research Case Study -- Nokia Nseries Website Development

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

*Wednesday Evening, January 23,
Global Research Case Study -- Nokia Nseries Website Development *

Save the Date!


Best practices often recommend that global companies create localized
country sites to reflect local language and cultural differences.

14 Jan 2008 - 11:52am
Kyra Edeker

Austin UX Happy Hour - Monday, January 28 at VinoVino

Join your fellow interaction/ui designers, user researchers, information architects and design analysts for an evening of mingling, conversation and drinks.

14 Jan 2008 - 11:06am
8 years ago
6 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Design Research companies

I'm looking for companies that do Design Research- we're looking at
Field Studies, User Testing, Heuristic Evaluations, Focus Groups &
Interviews for an eCommerce (retail) website. Is there are directory
of such companies?

Would be great if IxDA has lists of various service providers (not
just this- but design agencies, companies with ux jobs etc as well)


14 Jan 2008 - 8:43am
8 years ago
7 replies
David Herzog

Web discussion interfaces

Hi there,

By working with web discussion forums and bulletin boards I’m
wondering if there exist any different, more advanced approaches to
display/present a discussion on the web and to interact with it.
Something differently to tree view or single-threaded view. Does
somebody know if there are any newer developments or did we reach the
end of development on this area some years ago?

Thanks in advance…

David Herzog — 8542 Wiesendangen – Switzerland