Discussion Archive: September 2008

29 Sep 2008 - 12:58pm
2 years ago
2 replies

Question: What role does video conferencing typically play in your work or personal life?

Dear IXDA Members,
I'm studying the personas that adopt video conferencing tools. If you use video conferencing, which product do you use and for what purpose (work, personal, or both)? What are your top three expectations when using or purchasing a video conferencing product? How frequently do you use video conferencing?
Thank you for your time and input!

29 Sep 2008 - 11:37am
5 years ago
14 replies

Q: Information overload: how do you keep track?

There is so much great information and new concepts and exciting
theories on this list, and links to same. My feeble brain can't keep up.

How do I keep track of the stuff I want to remember? In a format where
I can remember WHY I wanted to remember it in the first place? I feel
like I could spend my life tagging in delicious.com and still never
keep up.

What do the rest of you do?

-- Kim

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Kim Bieler Graphic Design
Office: 301-588-8555
Mobile: 240-476-3129
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29 Sep 2008 - 11:22am
Barbara Ballard

mobile design conference round-up

We had a great time at Design For Mobile last week, talking about
research, presence, design, business, and more.

Our blog summary is found here: http://www.littlespringsdesign.com/blog/blog/category/conference/
but we'll update it a little bit.

Barbara Ballard
barbara at littlespringsdesign.com

Designing compelling, usable, and device-appropriate software and web
sites for mobile devices.

29 Sep 2008 - 10:40am
5 years ago
1 reply
Michael Micheletti

Expression Blend advice please

I'm learning Expression Blend / XAML / WPF etc. for a new .NET application
design project. The tool (and WPF underneath) is large and baffling, but I'm
not too worried about that. Practice time will help me grow more proficient,
and I'm decent with C# and XML. I've got a great developer to partner with.

What I would really like to know more about though comes in at a bit higher
level. I'd like to know more about what works (or not) in a Blend project.
Those of you with Blend experience...

- Is there something you built the first time, and then tore out and rebuilt

28 Sep 2008 - 4:21pm

re try: what is your favorite mobile/touch web site?

I like:
- New York Times because of good typography, everything there is so clear.
- BBC home page it resembles non-mobile site and it's easy to read
- AOL is ok, but nothing special
- because of my work I use very often http://lajt.onet.pl/ we have a lot of
content, so you can find there maps, news, weather, mail etc.
- flickr is nice because it's easy to use

Actually, I use these web site I use in my PC.

28 Sep 2008 - 3:11pm
5 years ago
5 replies
Robert Racadio

Masters Programs for Non-Design Backgrounds

Hello -

I've been following this group off-and-on for the past few years in hopes of
getting enough info to see if this is what I want. Now I'm ready to get my
act together and the plan is to apply to a masters program in the next year
or two.

Since I'm not from a design background, what sorts of things should I work
on (personally and professionally) to be a strong candidate for

27 Sep 2008 - 9:22pm
Itamar Medeiros

how to post to IxDA

Hello, Abhishek! According the List Guidelines
(http://www.ixda.org/about_guidelines.php), IxDA Discuss is not a
moderated list.

27 Sep 2008 - 4:41pm
Karin Kawamoto

JOB: Principal User Experience Architect::TandemSeven::Full Time

TandemSeven is looking for User Experience Architects, Senior (min. 5 years
in consulting) and Principal level (min. 10 years in consulting).

See our website for full job descriptions:

We are a consulting firm who specialize in complex application and web user
interface design, and employ a full UCD methodology on most of our projects.

Contact information is posted on the site.

27 Sep 2008 - 4:34pm
5 years ago
15 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Research on opening links in new windows?

I'm looking for actual, legitimate research on the usability of opening
links in new windows.

27 Sep 2008 - 4:14pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Thoughts on Interaction Design - fulltext available online in HTML


Just a quick note - I've put the entire text of Thoughts on Interaction
Design online; you can peruse at http://thoughtsoninteraction.com/

Thanks :)

Jon Kolko

Co-Editor-In-Chief, interactions