Discussion Archive: May 2008

23 May 2008 - 5:18am
8 years ago
7 replies

'Tunnel' links New York to London

The linked BBC News article is on an art installation, essentially a
webcam linking New York and London. What I find fascinating is the
reaction from people

"...and for a moment, two groups of strangers, in two cities thousands
of miles apart, jump up and down and smile at one another."

It took an artist to see that people didnt need a stadium sized
screen, High def, rss feeds, surround sound and a plethora of other
'features' to engage users.

23 May 2008 - 4:25am
8 years ago
1 reply
John Gibbard

Contextual FAQs

The daily call for examples goes out .

Examples of good *contextual* FAQs . I've had a look in the usual pattern
libraries but these only have examples of FAQs that exist on their own page,
I'm looking for ones that are contextual to the process you are engaged

Many thanks my good friends!


22 May 2008 - 10:10pm
Guillermo Ermel

Interaction design and usability workshop - June 7, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hello IxDA members!

There's an upcoming interaction design and usability testing workshop
next June 7 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The workshop lasts 8 hours, between 9am and 18:30pm.

Participants learn the basics of interaction design, low fidelity
prototyping and usability testing with users.

You can get more info at www.cursodeusabilidad.com.ar (in Spanish).

Best regards,
Guillermo Ermel
Interaction designer and Usability Consultant

22 May 2008 - 7:58pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Scott Berkun

Introducing design to a dev team for the firsttime

I'm surprised by the advice on this thread, especially yours here James.
Talk to the CEO? Why? As Martin explained he's been asked to be more active,
not to stage a coup, which is exactly how most of the people in line between
Martin and his CEO would see this sort of thing.

Worse, most of the other advice has advocated about 20 lbs. of process and
evangalism without asking if all that's needed is an ounce of results.

First and formost: Martin, if you are a self admitted wanna-be, the best
thing you can do is to advocate hiring a professional.

22 May 2008 - 7:36pm
Andrei Herasimchuk

ATTIGO TT, Touchscreen Turntable

In case others haven't seen this yet. Tre cool.


Andrei Herasimchuk

Principal, Involution Studios
innovating the digital world

e. andrei at involutionstudios.com
c. +1 408 306 6422

22 May 2008 - 1:47pm

New program at Carnegie Mellon: Masters in Tangible Interaction Design

This just got approved, so the website/brochure/etc is under
construction. If you're interested in applying for *this* fall (2008),
please contact mdgross at cmu.edu.

Master of Tangible Interaction Design Degree Announced at Carnegie
Mellon University

PITTSBURGH -- Carnegie Mellon University announces the establishment of
the Master of Tangible Interaction Design degree, a new graduate-level
program focusing on the speculative design of computationally embedded
objects and places.

22 May 2008 - 11:21am
8 years ago
3 replies
Jared M. Spool

Components instead of Computers

In following the Roka/Netflix player discussion, I was thinking that
there's always been a push to simplify functionality down to the bare

When everyone was trying to put PCs in your pocket, Palm came out with
with an elegant, brain-dead device that didn't do much, but what it
did was the necessary components.

Pauric (if I understand his arguments) was saying that the Roka box
was the wrong direction, because its more limiting than using a real
computer in its place (ala Apple TV-ish).

Then, in my email this morning, Best Buy shows me this device:

22 May 2008 - 10:59am
Omar Sosa Tzec

Mexican Workshop on IHC

MexIHC is the mexican workshop on Human-Computer Interaction organized
by CHI-México every two years.

22 May 2008 - 10:32am
8 years ago
2 replies
Evan K. Stone

patterns for simplifying preferences/options/configuration

i'm currently looking for some papers, articles, or other resources for
innovative and different interaction patterns for preferences, options,
and configuration settings. So far, I've only been able to locate a few,
and they're really not all that interesting...

anyone have any good references or information they would like to share?

thanks in advance.

evan k. stone | dragnet solutions, inc.

22 May 2008 - 6:50am
8 years ago
3 replies
Julian McCrea

[Local] London Leadership!

Sounds like a plan.

I am up for that - was thinking the next meeting could be over at my offices in Clerkenwell :)

See you soon,

Julian McCrea
User Experience Architect
the griffin building
83 Clerkenwell road, london ec1r 5ar

switchboard: +44 (0)20 7343 3700
mobile: +44 (0)7964 370 603
fax: +44 (0)20 7343 3701

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