Discussion Archive: May 2008

13 May 2008 - 12:36pm
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Jeff Garbers
2008

Why isn't voice-based UI mainstream?

Most of us old-timers probably expected voice I/O to be a common part
of personal computing by now. But here we are in 2008, and I don't see
even early signs of voice emerging into the mainstream. Products like
Naturally Speaking have some popularity, but my sense is that they're
used far more for dictation than any sort of command and response
interface. Both Mac OS X and Windows Vista have built-in speech
recognition capability, but does anybody use them (or even know
they're there)?

So my question for the group is: why?

13 May 2008 - 11:21am
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6 years ago
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Dan Harrelson
2007

RSS for IxDA

I recently subscribed to this discussion's feed and would like to
follow it instead of the mailing list. I find it too easy to fall
behind on email and can read the feed via my mobile on the 1.5 hour
daily train commute.

The feed only displays snippets of each message. Is this a design
decision or is there some technical limitation on the IxDA backend
enforcing this limit? I'd vote for the full message to be included,
please.

...Dan

13 May 2008 - 9:30am
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David Mathew
2008

Visual indication of a partially selected group

Are there any good conventions for displaying a "partially selected
checkbox"? I have a tree of checkboxes and I'm trying to think of the
clearest way to show the user an indication that a parent checkbox is in one
of the following three states:

1. All of its items (child checkboxes) are selected/checked
2. Some but not all of its items are selected ("partially selected", ie some
child checkboxes are checked and some are not)
3.

13 May 2008 - 6:43am
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Janet M. Six
2003

UXmatters Looking For Conference Reviewers

Hi,

UXmatters is looking for Conference Reviewers. (See
www.uxmatters.com/aboutus/ for more information about UXmatters.)
Please let me know if you would like to review a UX conference.

Thanks,
Janet Six

jsix at lonestarinteractiondesign.com
UXmatters -- Managing Editor

uxmatters.com

13 May 2008 - 4:29am
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6 years ago
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sreeramen ramaswamy
2008

how to make automatic mails junk filter proof

Hi guys,
Some consumer applications are marketed as an exclusive and only invitation
based registration. For instance when gmail started people could get it
based on selective invitation only.

Sometime these message get into the junk folder of your email and you may
not see them or open them So what needs to be done to the subject of the
mail, text of the automatic mails. to prevent it from geeting it into junk.

ant useful pointers would help.

thanks,
Ram

12 May 2008 - 7:00pm
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6 years ago
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Eric Scheid
2006

survey: what are the things we do and make as IAs?

A few years back I did a simple survey on the things we do and make as IAs.
Might be time to repeat that survey and see what's changed.

Very simply, take a minute or three and jot down the names of any IA thing -
regardless of whether it be an activity, a method, or a deliverable. Just
start typing off the top of your head, stop when you feel tempted to look
something up from a book or website. Don't stop to classify or sort your
list in any way, and don't worry if the thing you jot down is also used by
other disciplines. I'd also prefer names of things over descriptions or
prose.

12 May 2008 - 6:21pm
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6 years ago
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Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

Ubiquitous computing -- Pulse livescribe smart pen

The pen can record both drawings/notes and sound simultaneously (and links
them to each other). It is also hand-held computer, "paper" calculator,
translator, paper piano player (whoo-hoo! -- at last), and other yet to be
designed "paper" utilities/games:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2JGOSF9G8c

1. I wish I had it, when I was student, furiously taking lecture notes,
trying to keep up with the lecturer.

12 May 2008 - 5:47pm
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6 years ago
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Mark Schraad
2006

vertical search

Does anybody have any quick data, or a reference for user
understanding regarding the difference between web search and
vertical (within the current site) search?

hanks,

Mark

12 May 2008 - 2:23pm
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Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

[Event] IxDA Colorado – May 14, 2008 – How Interaction Design Fits into Web Business R&D

IxDA Colorado
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This Wednesday (that's the day after tomorrow) SpireMedia's Simon Hill will
discuss how assumptions and metaphors from the world of marketing design
don't always work when designing web applications. Simon's thoughts may
seem like "motherhood" to some, and heresy to others.

So check it out... see where you weigh in. Last time we had very lively
discussion of design process with Josh Zapin from Texturemedia -- lots of
good ideas and stimulating metaphors came out of that talk. Come be part of
meeting #2.

12 May 2008 - 10:43am
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Peter Merholz
2004

Adaptive Path Book Launch Party, May 13, San Francisco

[excuse the crossposting]

We're celebrating the release of SUBJECT TO CHANGE: CREATING GREAT
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD, and you're all invited!
All four authors will be present (one lives in Austin, now), so it's a
special chance to meet, greet, and get books signed by all of us!

May 13, 6-9pm, Adaptive Path's Office, 363 Brannan Street.

RSVP here, please:
http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/470796/

--peter