Discussion Archive: May 2008

19 May 2008 - 8:05am
8 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

JOB: User Interface Designer - Motorola Enterprise Mobility - Full-time - Holtsville, NY (Long Island) & New York, NY

(All applications must be submitted through the above URL.)

Title: User Interface Designer
ALL LEVELS CAN APPLY even though the description on the web site says
"new grad".

Please feel free to email me directly @ david.malouf (at) motorola
(dot) com if you have any questions about the position--CANDIDATES

19 May 2008 - 7:19am
8 years ago
8 replies
Dave Malouf

Ok, more twitter articles in the mainstream press, now from C|Net

Even our future president (G-d! I'd love to be able to aggregate--and I bet
there is a tool to do it--all those tweets that start, "When Obama is
President ...") is on Twitter.


The article is about how Twitter will go mainstream as we move generationaly
away from email and towards SMS.

19 May 2008 - 6:38am
Dave Malouf

[Plug] "Interaction Design for RIAs" - a SmartExperience.org Studio & Seminar course in NYC

Hi folks,

There are 3 spots left for the Interaction Design for RIAs course that I'm
starting to teach on May 28th.
The full course description & registration infor is here:

The class is 8 weeks long and is 1/2 seminar and 1/2 studio.

19 May 2008 - 5:25am
Rohit Keluskar

Weekend Workshop on Usability Engineering and User Centred Design - Mumbai

I am Rohit Keluskar from 'Design Incubator R&D Labs Pvt Ltd', Mumbai .We
offer research, expertise and training in the area of User Centered Design
to I.T. and Telecom companies (www.designincubator.com ). We help companies
to design User-friendly Products and Services.

I wish to inform you that we have a series of annual workshops on User
Requirements Engineering, User Experience & Graphic Design and Usability

We plan to conduct 4 Modules of Workshops spanning over 7 weekends (14

18 May 2008 - 8:07pm
8 years ago
2 replies

Keyboard Shortcuts - use of Cntrl or Alt keys

Hi All,

The keyboard shortcuts ion desktop environment have generally been
defined with the use of a supporting key - Control , Alt, Shift (or
command in case of OSX). On other hand newer web apps like gmail use
just alphabet key - http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6594

I think it is easier to just a single alphabet key and not be confused
if something was Cntrl + C or Alt + C etc..

18 May 2008 - 9:27am
k lenox

Heading to London, Oxford, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Malmö

Greetings IxDA Community,

I'll be in Europe for 3 weeks starting May 24th. I'm facilitating 2
workshops, first in London at MEX 27-28 May and then in Malmö at From
Business to Buttons 12-13 June.

I'd love to talk to IxDA local folks in the cities I'll be visiting:
London, Oxford, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Malmö.

As some of you know, I co-chair the IxDA-San Francisco local events
with Dani Malik and Joshua Kaufman. We've had great success with the
talks we've hosted monthly at various design studios in SF (Cooper,

17 May 2008 - 5:08am
8 years ago
7 replies
Apar Maniar

too much feedback?

Hi everyone

I took a look at this photo

and this got me thinking that while it is a good rule of thumb to give the
user feedback, how and when does feedback stop being helpful and become
overkill or just plain nuisance.

I cant remember the countless number of times I have t click on the little
"x" to get rid of the network connection notification in XP somewhere in the
subconscious it hurts


The goal of the action is the action itself!

16 May 2008 - 6:10pm
Gavin Burke

User manual workflow documentation?

Not sure if this is totally relevant to the list, but I would like
some advice on writing a software user manual.
The software we have developed is comparatively easy, but I still
need to document some of the basic
work flows. Rather than typing "next, click and hold the button and
drag to the desired.." I would like
a better, more clear solution. Can anyone point me in the direction
of some well designed user
manuals that have clear work flow documentation.

In addition we are thinking of including a printed poster style quick
start guide.

16 May 2008 - 4:12pm
8 years ago
13 replies

Hand Writing in Web Design

There was recently an article in a magazine and I am not sure which one was
it out of Inc, Entrepreneur or Fast Company where they were talking about
increasing role of hand written design. Has anybody read that?
What do you guys think of hand written design as a part of web design. Are
there any websites which are very well done with hand written design.

16 May 2008 - 10:53am
8 years ago
5 replies

Ideas Worth Stealing [Plug]

I just wanted to point out Robert H's blog - and specifically his article
about reinventing the About Us section of a corporate site.