Discussion Archive: March 2008

13 Mar 2008 - 11:16am
8 years ago
1 reply
Ryon Brown6

closed captioning

Thanks for all the really great threads. They help more than you know!

My question:

I am working on a long-term project that involves creating a series of
SCORM (shareable content object reference model) and 508 compliant
online training pieces for a government customer. Our latest project is
an animated software demo with zooms, captions, cursor recording, etc.
The movie is a SWF played in an HTML shell.

I recently pressed to add a expandable/collapsible closed-captioning
option. I did a little leg-work to find out the feasibility of this

13 Mar 2008 - 11:07am
Andrew Otwell

ANN: Seattle IxDA meeting 3/20

You're invited to the first meeting of the new IxDA Seattle chapter!

This will be mostly to meet other IxDs in Seattle, and to talk about what
kinds of IxD future events you'd like to attend.

Save the date:

What: Meet your fellow Seattle Interaction Designers!
When: *Thursday March 20th, 7pm - ?*
Where: *See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St., Seattle, WA* (in Belltown)

13 Mar 2008 - 4:54am
Bruce Esrig

[Event] IxDA NYC: 3/26, Voice Interaction Design

TOPIC: "Talking to a Machine" by Phillip Hunter, VP of application design
and development at SpeechCycle
WHEN: Wednesday, March 26th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: In lower Manhattan; full details provided on RSVP

RSVP: Send e-mail to nyc-rsvp (at) ixda (dot) org. In the subject line,
please include "RSVP for March 26 event".


Hate. Perhaps the strongest and darkest of our emotions. It pours out as
most people describe how they feel about interactive voice response (IVR)
systems. Why do people expect such a bad experience from these systems?

13 Mar 2008 - 4:41am
8 years ago
12 replies
Oleg Krupnov

An Idea about Drawing Wireframes

All drawing and diagramming tools that we use to create wireframes are based
on shapes or widgets. You drag a widget from a palette and drop it onto the
page, then set its position and size with mouse. The operation is easier if
the editor supports snapping to the grid and guides.

I wonder however if this is the optimal way of drawing wireframes, because
it doesn't account for their peculiarities, namely:

* Content rectangles never overlap each other but cover the entire page
"real estate"
* Content rectangles are mostly aligned in columns and rows, i.e.

12 Mar 2008 - 3:41pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Todd Warfel

What do you want to hear—prototyping panel at the IA Summit

We're doing a panel on practical prototyping at the IA Summit (http://tinyurl.com/2ak2nu
) and want to know what attendees are most interested in.

Here's what we're planning to debate:
1. Why you should be prototyping
2. How to prototype better
3. Common pitfalls/mistakes made when prototyping
4. Common toolkits used when prototyping (it's not a my toolkit is
better than yours discussion)

What else do you guys want to hear us debate on?

12 Mar 2008 - 2:49pm
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA 3/25: 'Sketching' Mobile User Interfaces

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

*'Sketching' Mobile User Interfaces

*Learn how global trends in mobile computing will change the practice of
user experience development.

*Speakers*: Michael Jefferson and Clay Wiedemann
*Date*: Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008

*Registration*: 6:00pm (refreshments served)
*Please arrive by 6 to allow time to get through
Photo ID required by security to enter building.
It must match the name on the registration list.

Presentation*: 6:30pm to 8

12 Mar 2008 - 12:55pm
8 years ago
33 replies
Dave Malouf

Design at Apple

YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!!!

I love it!!!! Anyone attend this at SxSW.
it's so interesting that an engineer is lauding this process. Gotta
love that.

-- dave

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12 Mar 2008 - 10:41am
Treena Goel

JOB: Information Architect - Chicago IL - Critical Mass 6 month contract

Critical Mass is currently seeking outstanding individuals eager to join
our team of talented web professionals. We are excited to announce the
following position. If this new opportunity interests you, please visit
www.criticalmass.com to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Critical Mass; however
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The Information Architect plays an integral role in the development of
our clients' web sites.

12 Mar 2008 - 10:03am
8 years ago
10 replies
Margeaux Mann

Table Row Interactions and .ico files

"I'm working on an internal application where users need to add, edit,
delete and cancel rows in a table.

12 Mar 2008 - 8:39am
8 years ago
1 reply
Alexander Baxevanis

R: Good examples of airlines websites

Hi Andrea,

not sure if you're responsible for the web check-in as well, but last
time I tried to use it I ended up with this:


(miscalculation of flight time by not taking into account timezone
differences & next-day arrival)

More of a programming issue than a design flaw, although maybe the
design spec should explicitly say: Time fields SHALL NOT display
negative times :)


On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 7:24 PM, Giudice Andrea