Discussion Archive: April 2008

14 Apr 2008 - 8:18am
Boston IxDA

[EVENT] Boston IxDA social: April 24, 7pm

IxDA Boston April Social

We're sure you've noticed it's that time of year between snow storms.
Help shake off the cabin fever with some cold beer and good food at Boston
Beer Works

* When: *Thursday April 24th, 7pm (but feel free to come earlier too!)
* Where:* Boston Beer Works, 112 Canal St, Boston.
* Map:* http://tinyurl.com/6fvxgs

It's an opportunity to connect and network with other local designers,
implementors and thinkers.

14 Apr 2008 - 7:55am
7 years ago
5 replies
Jef Lippiatt

Usability and Standards for Formatting Negative Numbers?

I am currently doing some research before I make a suggestion for how this
information should be displayed. Of the known formats I know that using
parenthesis () around the number or using the minus sign in front of the
number can be used. I have also seen both of these variations with the
numbers displaying in red.

I was just looking to get some feedback or possible resources that might
have more information or research that backs it one way or the other so I
can be more informed with this decision. Thank you for your feedback and
time in advance.

14 Apr 2008 - 6:36am
Tom Erickson

[Event] CFP: 10th Persistent Conversation minitrack


Persistent Conversation Minitrack
Digital Media and Content Track at HICSS 42
January 5-8, 2009
Hilton Waikoloa Village, the Big Island, Hawai'i
See http://www.visi.com/~snowfall/HICSS_PC.html for an online version
and further information.

The Persistent Conversation minitrack is a yearly gathering of people
who design and study systems that support computer-mediated

14 Apr 2008 - 6:16am
7 years ago
6 replies
Kunal Kapoor

Funology in Interaction Design

I am trying to gather references, study material, examples in interaction
design on the theme - 'Funology in Interaction Design'.

I am trying to build on the Don Norman's philosophy of Emotional Design.

Any inputs will be useful.

Thank you.



13 Apr 2008 - 2:53pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Mattias Konradsson

Corners, edges and multiple monitors

Hi all,

Using corners and edges of the screen for different things can as we all
know be a great timesaver. However in the day of the multiple monitor we're
facing some new problems, screens do not have edges on all sides.

So I'm designing an application that uses the edges for some global
navigation (left, right, up, down on respective edge). When you hit an edge
there's an visual marker along that edge and if you click it activates the

13 Apr 2008 - 12:50pm
Oleg Krupnov

Another idea: Elastic Widgets for drawing wireframes easier

Hi everyone,

I'm very thankful for all the interest and feedback I have received from the
IXDA community about my table-based wireframe editor prototype. At the
bottom line, the initial idea has been criticized (justly) for its inability
to handle floating elements, which are common in Web 2.0 applications. On
the other hand, everybody liked the easiness of moving content assets
between table cells and the way how the assets got automatically aligned.

I have tried to combine the benefits of the two approaches (widget-based
editor vs.

13 Apr 2008 - 5:36am
Michele Marut

Event: IXDA Pittsburgh April 24

Pittsburgh IXDA will be having our next event on April 24, 2008
Please save the date.
Details to follow.

- Michele

12 Apr 2008 - 6:25pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Michael Micheletti

The American People / Politicians = The Users / Developers (?)

Watching a YouTube presidential campaign clip the other day, the candidate
kept saying "The American People this" and "The American People that".

The way it sort of trilled off the tongue reminded me much of developers
saying "The Users this" and "The Users that".

We've all heard of or employed various ways to work the design past "The
Users" when creating software: user research, personas, inviting a couple
representative users onto the design team, etc.

12 Apr 2008 - 3:45pm
Elizabeth Bacon

IxDA Portland F2F: April 15th

Hey there!

It's the IxDA Portland (that's Portland, Oregon, USA) Face-to-Face
gathering this Tuesday evening. Come out to rant, kvetch, engage and
connect with fellow Interaction Design practitioners and interested
parties. For real and for live, we'll network locally and get
inspired together. Forward this message at will!

What: IxDA Portland F2F
When: 6 pm, April 15th (3rd Tuesday bi-monthly)
Where: Ringler's Pub (McMenamin's joint between 13th & 14th on W.

12 Apr 2008 - 11:07am
7 years ago
3 replies
Ali Naqvi

Empathic design

Hello fellow members,
I would like to know how organizations view "empathic design". Is it
something that they take seriously?
What is your view on this form of working?

Kind regards