Discussion Archive: March 2008

26 Mar 2008 - 11:22am
8 years ago
1 reply

Announcement: Storytelling for User Experience Design

I have some news: Kevin Brooks and I have begun work on a new
Rosenfeld Media book, about Storytelling for User Experience Design.
Our experiences complement each other, but we're both passionate about
the power of storytelling to enhance all of our work as user
experience practitioners.

26 Mar 2008 - 9:58am
8 years ago
10 replies
Min Lin

Skip or not

I am working on a setup wizard for a consumer product. Somewhere
toward the end of the wizard we have a two-screen guided tutorial to
help users understand the main functions of the remove device (a
component of the product). My manager believes it is beneficial to
force users go through the tutorial and I am arguing to have a Skip
button available.

Since most users are not familiar with the remote, the tutorial
certainly becomes very useful to teach the person who set up the

26 Mar 2008 - 9:07am
Brooks Herring

[JOB] Interaction Designer - New York, NY or Knoxville, TN - Scripps Networks (HGTV and Food Network) - Full-Time

Company Overview:

Since launching HGTV in 1994, Scripps Networks has been the leader in
lifestyle media. Our category-leading brands provide the most relevant
ideas, inspiration and entertainment for those passionate about home, food
and hobbies and deliver that content across multiple media platforms ‹
television, the Internet, satellite radio, books, magazines, in-store and
the latest mobile and emerging media.

We hire talented people and give them the tools, training and freedom to
flourish. Fresh talent fuels our growth.

25 Mar 2008 - 9:05pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Dante Murphy

Displaying search results

I can only think of two situations where this interaction would be valuable, neither of which is demonstrated in the sample:

1. where the current content of the page was still visible and in some way helped contextualize the search results, or
2. where the original page was dynamic and took a really long time to load, such that navigating back to the point of origin would be problematic

And there are plenty of less fancy but well-proven methods for addressing both of those.

25 Mar 2008 - 6:45pm
Dave Malouf

[REMINDER] NYC Event: IxDA: 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?

25 Mar 2008 - 4:44pm
8 years ago
15 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus

2 part button - industry standard?

This style button is pretty common, but usually the visual cues are
more obvious. Take a look at the main nav in Flickr and Facebook as a
couple examples.

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Brett Ingram <bingram at pandora.com> wrote:
> Check out the "Add To Wish List" button at Amazon.com. It consists of
> 2 parts that can be clicked on. Does anyone if this has become some
> kind of "industry standard"?

25 Mar 2008 - 2:25pm
Chris Pallé

Use of rel attribute for -- useful?

I'd say extremely if you're concerned about the semantic Web (or
plainly The Web for some ;-)

Goggle "xfn"

Hope that's a good starting point.

Chris Palle, {human} experience
blue flame interactive
Sent from iPhone

On Mar 25, 2008, at 1:58 PM, mary keitelman <mkeitelman at hotmail.com>

> Does anyone have any information as to how popular, h

25 Mar 2008 - 12:58pm
mary keitelman

Use of rel attribute for -- useful?

Does anyone have any information as to how popular, how useful is it to include a rel attribute value for the <a> in html pages?

Thanks in advance,

Mary Keitelman

Windows Live Hotmail is giving away Zunes.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:56pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

Work, discussion, theory around physical haptics on touch devices?

Hey there,

My team is being pushed to work out haptic solutions (heck we are motorola
and we have an amazing collection of haptic IP on the ROKR for example) for
a new product I'm working on.

After several months of iPhone use my own heuristic evaluation is that audio
is much more helpful that haptic responses. I've used various LG products as
comparison and of course the Moto products.

25 Mar 2008 - 11:19am
8 years ago
1 reply
Joe Lanman

[Reminder] IxDA London meeting: 27th March

Hi - is the meeting on the 27th still on? Any further details?