Discussion Archive: January 2008

2 Jan 2008 - 6:26pm
8 years ago
18 replies

Form Validation


I'm looking for any advices/articles on form validation.
I tried to search on gamma.ixda.org, but found nothing there.

1. What is the preferable placement for error message for particular control?
2. Any guidelines on error message text. Like what is better -- "This
field is required" or "Please enter your email"?

Any additional information on subject is highly apreciated.

Thank you.
Maxim Soloviev

2 Jan 2008 - 5:39pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Dave Cortright

SMS user interface guidelines/conventions

I've started working on some SMS apps (which sets interaction design back
about 30 years to the command line interface). I'm wondering if there are
guidelines or at least conventions out there for interacting with these
types of applications. My cursory web search didn't turn up much, and
looking at the UIs for some of the more popular apps (frengo, 3jam, 4info…)
didn't really help either.

I'm OK making up my own conventions. But I don't want to do that if there's
already a good enough standard out there that people are used to.


2 Jan 2008 - 5:10pm
8 years ago
7 replies
oliver green

Use of colors/shapes in tools for education

Hi All,

Can someone point me to research done to determine how many and what types
of colors and shapes students can successfully remember or distinguish or
use immediately when using tools for education?


2 Jan 2008 - 4:54pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

Interaction08 has over 315 attenees and at current rates will sell out soon.

Hey there gang,

Energy is buzzing about Interaction08 and our only real down side is that
all 6000 of you can't come to Savannah and be a part of it.
We have been really inspired by all that is going on with Interaction08 and
with just about a month before the conference, we are very excited that we
are well on our way to selling out way in advance of the conference itself.
Here are some of the energy makers going on:

* Our tremendous program of keynotes, invited speakers and lightning round
sessions: http://interaction08.ixda.org/program.p

2 Jan 2008 - 3:31pm
Eric Manke

JOB: Interaction Designer / Senior Interaction Designer, New York City, Recruiter, Full Time

Title: Interaction Designer / Senior Interaction Designer
Location: New York City
Compensation: Flexible + bonus + stock

A leading Internet company is seeking an Interaction Designer / Senior
Interaction Designer to design and prototype the next generation of its
innovative and user-friendly products.

2 Jan 2008 - 2:43pm
Eric Manke

JOB: Manager, User Experience - A leading internet company, New York City, Recruiter, Full Time

Title: Manager, User Experience
Location: New York City
Compensation: high 100's to 200K + bonus + stock
Team: 12-15 people

A leading Internet company is searching for a User Experience Manager to
lead a multidisciplinary team comprised of Interaction Designers, Visual
Designers, Web Developers, and User Researchers. The UX Manager will be
responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of the
projects that he or she will oversee. This person will need to build
strong, credible relationships within the group and across departments
and regions.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:38pm

IxDA get together VizThink

Hello IxDs in SF,

I will be in San Francisco for the VizThink conference from January 25th through the 28th. I would love to meet some local local IxDA people one night to talk shop. I think we’ve been working on some great programming for this 08 in New York, but I’d love to connect with you guys and get ideas too.

If anyone’s interested in getting a small group together for drinks after work, please drop me an email and suggest a good place to meet.

1 Jan 2008 - 6:30pm
8 years ago
26 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Is user research a band-aid for "the listening deficit"?

I've been reading Allison Fine's wonderful book, Momentum: Igniting Social
Change in the Connected

In one section, Fine talks about "the listening deficit" that cripples most
organizations, positing that corporations and NPOs alike tend to continually
push their own agendas

1 Jan 2008 - 5:09pm
Jeff Axup

Building a Path For Future Communities

Hi all,

I am currently finalizing a draft of a book chapter that some of you may
find interesting.
I have posted it to my blog here:
Please feel free to comment either on the blog or in this thread.

Here is the abstract:

*Building a Path For Future Communities*

With mobile technologies increasingly weaving themselves into the fabric of
our communities, it would be beneficial to increase our understanding of how