Discussion Archive: July 2008

24 Jul 2008 - 12:44pm
Rob Nero

Job - User Interface Design Specialist - Milwaukee, WI - Full Time

A comprehensive digital portfolio of previous work will be required from
those individuals selected for interviews.

As a member of a multi-disciplinary project team, delivers quality user
interface design solutions that meet user needs, business needs, and
project scope, schedule, and budget considerations.

24 Jul 2008 - 12:20pm
Chris Whelan

Drag n Drop Hierarchy Builder Example?

Can anybody provide some examples of drag and drop tools/sites that allow you to customize your own hierarchy by selecting nodes from a sample hierarchy?

I want to be able to retain relationships, so ideally the example would do more than allow isolated item selection from tool box.

Thanks in advance.

23 Jul 2008 - 5:05pm
8 years ago
11 replies
Elena Melendy

CMS compared (Was: Blogger versus WordPress versus TypePad)

Thanks for raising this issue, Tiago. I'm in the process of designing a
simple personal website, basically in blog format but on a domain I own,
and I'm paying for hosting. I started out with Wordpress but got fed up
with its inflexibility. I've started again with Drupal.

23 Jul 2008 - 3:26pm
8 years ago
23 replies
Christian Crumlish

Pattern Tap : Interface Design Inspiration

This is a wonderful resource!
I will put my pattern-geek hat on for a moment, though, to say that I'm not
entirely comfortable with the way the term pattern is sometimes used to mean
"gallery of examples." Don't get me wrong, I love galleries of examples.
They are awesome.

Also, I think the individual clusters of images can be called patterns in
the sense that they can plausibly be said to depict examples of patterns.

What's missing, for me, is the next step of abstracting what they have in
common and capturing that in some descriptive form.

This may be a language drift thing, tho

23 Jul 2008 - 12:50pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Chicago IxDA4

[EVENT] Chicago IxDA Happy Hour – August 13th

Come toss back a couple of cold drinks and talk about hot interaction
design topics at our August event!

22 Jul 2008 - 8:41pm
Cindy Alvarez

Recommendations for buying survey audiences

Have you used a vendor to purchase a survey audience?

If so, who?
Did they provide the incentive to the survey takers or did you?
Were you satisfied with how much you could "target" your desired

Please reply offline and I'll compile a list of results. The only company
I'm familiar with is True Sample (offered through Zoomerang) but I'm sure
there must be others.


The Experience is the Product - http://www.cindyalvarez.com

22 Jul 2008 - 3:25pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Fred Beecher

Physical controls attached to an LCD screen

I stumbled across this while browsing for interesting new music gear...
http://girtonlabs.googlepages.com/sensesurface (look at the movie down the
page, not at the top. ick.)

The basic idea is that you've got a bunch of physical controls, at this
point knobs, that attach to an LCD screen magnetically.

22 Jul 2008 - 2:33pm
Boston IxDA

Boston Interactions Social - It's on!

Hello IxDA'ers, the organisers for tonight's event just had a conf- all and
with the forecast improving all the time, the nearest rain in western MA
showing no signs of moving this way and current conditions in Cambridge:
warm & sunny... we are going ahead with tonight's event.

6-8pm, Potluck
Directions to Danehy Park: http://BostonCHI.org/danehy_directions.html
Look for the orange tables

Really looking forward to seeing some of you there.

22 Jul 2008 - 1:45pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Shannon Caddigan

JOB: Senior Interaction Designer: SF: Jessie (Recruiter): Full Time

Senior Interaction Designer - An opportunity to redesign a leading
consumer site

Title: Senior Interaction Designer
Location: San Francisco
Compensation: $100K - $120K base DOE + bonus + excellent benefits +
regular telecommuting opportunities

A large, well known, leading consumer site is seeking a talented Senior
Interaction Designer to construct and lead the team in user-centered
design processes: ensure that Web-based products, applications and
marketing pages are easy to use, help its customers to meet their needs
and business partners to fulfill their goals.

22 Jul 2008 - 12:56pm
8 years ago
13 replies

Entering military time on web


I am working on a web site where folks need to enter a time. Currently
they use and are comfortable with military time on a green screen. I'd
like to reduce potential errors by using a select input, but what a pain
it is when using a keyboard. Other considerations are using standard
time ,autocomplete and just a entry text input.

Does anybody have other suggestions I can I can throw into the mix and
test with?