Discussion Archive: February 2008

22 Feb 2008 - 1:45pm
8 years ago
4 replies
sajid saiyed

Twitter signup problem

Did anyone else notice this?

If you go to the Twitter signup page, the only thing that it says
below the username is: 'No spaces please.'

ok, so I entered username as: sajid.saiyed
and it said, wow the username is available (see the image I captured:

Now I fill up the rest of the form in excitement to get myself on
twitter (well its a different story why I am joining twitter so late
:) ).
As son as I submit the form, oops, I get this:

22 Feb 2008 - 12:49pm

RFID and physical hyperlinks

A friend from the Dorkbot PDX mailing list sent me this since he knows I am
researching "Physical Hyperlinks" like QR Codes and RFID tags in devices and
mobile utilities. I am really excited about this work. It ties in with my
work very clearly which gives me hope for the future of the intersections
between ubiquitous computing and interaction design.

22 Feb 2008 - 11:07am
8 years ago
1 reply
MJ Broadbent

NYC February '08 event: Kudos all around!

Kudos all around for a wonderfully successful event in New York City
last night!

We had about 35 people attend David Lipkin's very thoughtful and well-
designed presentation on "The Interaction in Interactive TV". You
could have heard a pin drop in there last night.

Special props to:

-- David himself, who was an absolute trooper to come and pull this
off, seeing as he was barely surviving day four of the horrendous flu
going around. Many, many thanks David!

-- Icon Nicholson, for being the quintessential host.

22 Feb 2008 - 11:06am
8 years ago
10 replies

Creative Navigation

I'm not trying to drive people to my blog (I have enough traffic now), but I
a very short entry highlighting what I feel is a very creative navigation


I would love to get IxDA'ers opinions because many of my readers do not
with my assessment...

22 Feb 2008 - 11:00am
Michael Micheletti

Silverlight work?

Just curious if anyone on this list is working on anything substantial with
Microsoft Silverlight (http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/). Have you
taken it beyond the marketing/early-demonstration/casual-game realm yet?

There appears to be some demand here in the Seattle area for people with
Silverlight development skills. I've been wondering what they're building.
I'm especially curious to learn about success creating rich internet
front-ends in Silverlight. Please brag or share links if you know of strong
work out there.

22 Feb 2008 - 10:55am
8 years ago
7 replies

Slightly OT: Where is the sustainable PC?

I've just finished installing a RAM upgrade to my three-year-old Mac
to keep it viable for another year and I'm wondering: Why is no-one
out there building a sustainable desktop PC?

In graphic design, we've got to buy new hardware every 3-5 years
(sooner, if you're not a cheapskate like me) just to stay compatible
with the rest of the world. I'll be forced to buy a new a Mac in a
year or two because they've switched to Intel-based processors and
pretty soon, none of my software will run properly on the old

22 Feb 2008 - 1:37am
8 years ago
4 replies

link from email to web in IxDA discussion


I usually read the list on my e-mail client, but every now and then I want
to tag or mark as favorite a message/discussion that I'm really interested
in. In those moments, I could really use a link from the e-mail message to
the same message/thread on the web. I was wondering if there are many others
who could use this kind of functionality and if it would be doable.


Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc

21 Feb 2008 - 11:56pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Dante Murphy

Means to an IxDA message? WAS: Where are all thedesigners?

What about a recruiting workshop or panel at the next Interaction conference? I think it could be very interesting to see a group of internal recruiters, headhunters, hiring managers, freelancers, and job seekers talk through these issues face-to-face in a moderated format.

21 Feb 2008 - 11:33pm
Charlie Kreitzberg

"Mental Models" is enough?


Mental models are extremely important in understanding how people approach a
product, what their expectations are, and in predicting how they are likely
to behave. For me, they are a key part of the design process. There is far
more to say about mental models then we can address here.

Mental models are a loosely defined term. They can encompass concepts,
feelings, intentions, beliefs, a person's perception of how things will
flow. I really understood the value of mental models when I encountered the
idea of a script. Let's say you decide to go to a restaurant.

21 Feb 2008 - 9:59pm
8 years ago
13 replies
Jeff Howard

Means to an IxDA message? WAS: Where are all the designers?

Liz wrote:
> So, what are some of the best means we (IxDA) could
> employ to communicate the IxD message & self-definition
> with recruiters, HR departments, education, business
> leaders, etc.?

We could start by vetting the IxDA job postings. We already screen
them for format; start screening them for content. I can't imagine
anyone on the board has the time to handle that responsibility
singlehandedly but perhaps some sort of group screening or flagging.
Make that part of the value proposition for designers searching for