Discussion Archive: May 2008

9 May 2008 - 10:08am
8 years ago
2 replies
michael fehdrau

website-proportional size


Anyone know what the maxiumum and minimum size of the webpage? I noticed some webpages that extend the background images behind the table without showing white outlines or underlapped. How can I code that to it? It is new to me. I have average knowledge of web programming and above average in web design. I would be appreicated.

9 May 2008 - 9:48am
8 years ago
5 replies
Rob Mitchell

Need suggestions for iconography

Hello All,

This is my first post to the group. I'm going to admit that the discussion
topics each day are really enlightening.

I'm involved in a project (educational software) whereby we need to come up
with an icon that represents a test the user takes to assess their skill
level before they proceed with with more advanced functionality.

The icon will be standard windows icon size.

Any suggestions for icon depiction?



9 May 2008 - 9:01am
tony olsson

[Event] Summer workshops in Malmö

The 1scale1 Critical Research Studio has prepared a selection of 7 workshops that will run over two weeks during August 2008. Between August 18th and 29th we will run 7 simultaneous workshops in open software and hardware for designers and artists at our studio in Malmo, Sweden. Themes will be related to either physical computing or computer vision.

9 May 2008 - 7:57am
8 years ago
1 reply
Chicago IxDA4

Reminder: [Event] Chicago IxDA - Interactive Experience Design Decisions – Who drives the bus? - May 14, 2008

A friendly reminder, sign up by Tuesday to attend! We already have 50 people
who are coming... New colleagues? New collaborators? Come meet each other!


Hello, fellow Chicagoans,
We're pleased to announce that Acquity Group will be both hosting and
leading our next Chicago gathering!

Interactive Experience Design Decisions – Who drives the bus?

For years a debate has persisted between interactive design professionals
regarding who ultimately drives design decisions.

9 May 2008 - 4:57am
8 years ago
4 replies
Jose E.

Login / Lougout from a Usability perspective

Hi all,

In our new site we implemented the Login / Logout process ala Amazon, that
means, the user keep logged in for browsing the site and we always display a
"Hi John Doe" message on top even when the user logout from the secure part
of the site (where users upload the books).

The paradox is: now you get at the home page a "Hi John Doe, Loging". And I
think this is confusing.

What you think?

Thanks in advanced

Jose E.

9 May 2008 - 1:33am
Nasir Barday

When things go bump in the night (at IxDA.org)

Hi Everyone,

You may not have noticed, but something went bump in the night on the IxDA
web site this week. After investigating an issue someone reported with our
RSS feeds, we found that someone had inserted some malicious code onto our
site. The code quietly directed visitors' browsers in the background to a
site that attempts to install malicious software on visitors' computers.

8 May 2008 - 11:54pm
Peter Merholz

Screw the Ford Commercial

There's nothing on TeeVee I've seen recently that's blown me away,
from a work related standpoint, than the description of The Uncanny
Valley on 30 Rock:


8 May 2008 - 11:10am
8 years ago
1 reply
Caroline Jarrett

Question about "scannable bar code" on a mobiledisplay

From: "Dante Murphy" <dmurphy at digitashealth.com>

: A client has asked about the feasibility of displaying a scannable bar
: code on a mobile device, like a cell phone or PDA.

<snip - other questions>
: Have you ever heard of or seen this in action?

In the UK, I have heard that you can buy train tickets for trains that depart from a specific station (Marylebone) and have a bar
code appear on your mobile device.

8 May 2008 - 10:34am
8 years ago
10 replies
Dante Murphy

Question about "scannable bar code" on a mobile display

Hello Morten-

Enjoyed your presentation at Interaction08. I wonder if you can provide
some information, based on your extensive research and knowledge of
mobile platforms.

A client has asked about the feasibility of displaying a scannable bar
code on a mobile device, like a cell phone or PDA.

Here are my questions:

Do most devices support the requisite resolution for this to work?

8 May 2008 - 10:31am
7 years ago
34 replies

Iron Man

As if dishy eye candy Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow weren't
enough, the new Iron Man movie is chock-a-block with cool user
interface design. Surely interactive holographic CAD drawings are just
around the corner, right? And a heads-up display in every window of my

Still, there's no tech like low-tech. I think I fell in love when the
hero sand-casts a titanium o-ring while being held captive in an
Afghan cave.

-- Kim