Discussion Archive: March 2008

10 Mar 2008 - 2:25pm

JOB: Web Interface/Interaction Designer, Cambridge MA, HiveFire, Part-time/Contract

*Company Overview*

HiveFire is an early stage funded start up located in Kendall Square in
Cambridge, MA. HiveFire is in the online news and blog space specializing
in technology involving machine learning, natural language processing,
information retrieval and human computer interaction.

10 Mar 2008 - 11:54am
Peter Merholz

[PLUG] Adaptive Path's MX 2008 Conference - With Giveaways!

We have finished the programming for MX San Francisco 2008:


Recent additions to the program include:
[+] Julie Peters, Brand Manager for Virgin USA
[+] Nathan Shedroff, multimedia pioneer and chair of the MBA in Design
Strategy and California College of the Arts
[+] Richard Anderson, editor-in-chief of Interactions Magazine and
consultant on user experience and strategy

In case you missed it... BRAND MANAGER FOR VIRGIN USA. Virgin is one
of the world's leading brands.

10 Mar 2008 - 11:02am

Inline vs Model Forms

The company I work for is in the process of converting a Web app from
classic ASP to ASP.NET. Our app produces a ton of data result sets and a big
part of the conversion will be implementing a 3rd party .NET DataGrid
control. Our user base is made up of accountants who spend a lot of time in
Microsoft Excel so making our data results, "Excel-like" has advantages.

10 Mar 2008 - 6:43am
laurie kalmanson

Nice NY Times article on interface design changes (David Malouf)

dave --

wow; talking about interfaces right out in public and everything

it will be interesting to see how the touch paradigm plays out -- i was at an adaptive path ux conference in feb, and the workshop sessions produced a lot of wii and iphone one-offs; those are clearly the current early adopt paradigms; will they work their way out to the masses -- self checkout at the supermarket gets an upgrade, paypass for the gas station can be in your phone, etc -- or stay at the boutiquey end of things ...

9 Mar 2008 - 4:50pm
8 years ago
1 reply
John Vaughan - ...

Art & Craft (was "Interaction Design and Theatre")

>> Which begs the classic IA/UxP/IxD question: "So, are you a Technician
>> or an
>> Artist?"
> I prefer "craft" vs. "art". The difference is in the goal: Artists
> create to please themselves, with accurate or authentic
> self-expression one of the important "tests" of the finished work.
> Craftspersons create things that others will use.

9 Mar 2008 - 9:43am

EVENT: PhillyCHI March Meeting: "What Not to Hear" - Tuesday, March 18, 2008

* Apologies for cross posting *

Please join us for our March meeting when Jen Yuan will present “What
Not to Hear: Usability Parallels in Podcasting"

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Time: 6 - 8PM
* Meet & Greet from 6 - 6:30PM *
Location: Benjamin Franklin Room - Houston Hall
University of Pennsylvania
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Map: http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/view_map.php3?id=102
RSVP: Please help us to plan and RSVP at

9 Mar 2008 - 9:05am
8 years ago
1 reply
Rob Tannen

Dungeons & Dragons to Google

Clever essay (and hysterical flow chart) in the Sunday New York Times. Adam Rogers uses the recent death of Dungeons and Dragons creator Gary Gygax to follow the continuum from role-playing games to web page hits. If you grew up playing D&D in its heyday (early 1980s) like I did, you'll really appreciate it - if not, a good opportunity to learn some cultural history.


Best Regards,

Rob Tannen, PhD
Director of Research

direct 215-209-3042
main 215-561-5100

8 Mar 2008 - 7:25pm
Dave Malouf

Nice NY Times article on interface design changes

Hi Gang,

I thought people might be interested in this NY Times article on interface
design. It actually made the front page under technology.

-- dave

David Malouf

7 Mar 2008 - 5:03pm
jon magliola

[JOB] Information Architect - New York, NY - Comedy Central - Full-time & Contract Openings

The product development team at Comedy Central Digital Media is looking
for associate to mid-level Information Architects; both freelance and
full-time staff positions available.

7 Mar 2008 - 5:02pm
8 years ago
6 replies

Security on the web: how far do we go?

My girlfriend is on a business trip in another country, and she was trying
to book herself a plane ticket back (her stay was longer than expected). She
tried to login to the travel company's web site, but she wasn't sure about
the username (picked by her company) and password (she has several), so she
failed the login 3 times. Without any notice, her account was blocked and
she was told to contact the admin/support tu unblock it.