Discussion Archive: September 2008

16 Sep 2008 - 8:46pm
Chan FoongYeen

The Fifth International Cyperspace Conference on Ergonomics (CybErg'08) (Registration Fees Waived)

To share with all of you.

Donny Chan


Hi all:

I'd like to invite you all to attend the CybErg conference.

Appreciate if you can also help promote to your colleagues in
Ergonomics/Human Factors field, and yes, there's no registration fee.

We hope we get a greater international presence and more discussion going as

Thanks and have a great day ahead!


Tracks included are:

16 Sep 2008 - 6:34pm
Aaron Louie

Join the InfoCamp revolution!

What's so revolutionary about InfoCamp?

InfoCamp gives the power to the people!

16 Sep 2008 - 12:57pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Jhilmil Jain

CFP: CHI 2009 Workshop: Best Practices in Longitudinal Research

CFP: CHI 2009 Workshop: Best Practices in Longitudinal Research

Traditional user research and evaluation methods tend to focus on
'first-time' experiences with products, which trends the results towards
discoverability problems, rather than usability concerns that may persist
over time. This workshop will extend current thinking by an in-depth
discussion of methods and metrics for longitudinal data collection.

16 Sep 2008 - 12:43pm
7 years ago
129 replies
Sharon Greenfield5

The New Facebook Redesign: The Beginning of The End?

What say you, people of IXDA?

What say you of the new Facebook design?

What of the usability of this new look? What of the spacing? Is it
efficient? Are the tabs necessary? Or did you like to, with just one
look, understand a person's personal and professional life completely?

More importantly, with the myriad of complaints of said new design,
will this bring the downfall of Facebook here in the US? Into the
halls of history along with Tribe, Friendster, Orkut?

16 Sep 2008 - 10:19am
7 years ago
2 replies
Scott Bower

Spore and Sugarscape and the 2050 Project

I was doing some research this morning and stumbled upon "The 2050
Project" which was an effort jointly pursued by SFI and the World
Resources Institute.

I haven't dove into Will Wright's past ( to see if Sugarscape was the
basis for Spore), but I did notice on the Spore wikipedia page that they
are using procedural generation.

Has anyone done any prototyping with Sugarscape?

16 Sep 2008 - 10:09am
7 years ago
7 replies
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Search Box Guidelines

Hi all,

I am currently preparing short search boxes' style guide for huge internet
portal with lots of vertical sites.

Basic guidelines are simple: search box should be eye-catching, left-aligned
label over single input field, "Search" button (or magnifying lens icon) in
the same line and two radios (default "in current site" / "all over
Internet") below, followed by a short link to advanced search form.

Positioning is kinda doubtful, though.

16 Sep 2008 - 9:51am
George Reiswig

JOB: Interaction Designer, Beaverton, Oregon - Contractor (ca. 120-160 hours)


We are looking for an Interaction Designer to help us refine
several designs that we are working on, including some cutting-edge
information visualization tools. The ideal candidate will have a strong
background in Visual Design (graphics, layout, prototyping), along with
a demonstrated track record of translating usage requirements into UI
designs that are both highly usable and aesthetically pleasing. Some
experience in Usability Engineering preferred.

16 Sep 2008 - 8:15am
David Sturtz

JOB: Interaction Designer - Cedar Rapids, IA - Geonetric - Full Time

Geonetric works with hospitals and health systems to develop and implement
innovative Web strategies to engage their online customers.

16 Sep 2008 - 5:49am
7 years ago
3 replies

cascading / trail navigation

I am looking for examples and studies on cascading navigation concepts
on web sites, using columns to separate the hierarchical layers.

16 Sep 2008 - 3:13am
Itamar Medeiros

[EVENT] IxDA Shanghai Face-to-Face Meeting: SEPTEMBER 23, 2008

Just a quick correction: the event will be held on SEPTEMBER 23
Sep 23 2008, 7:30-9:00PM

ISAR User Interface Design
Room 620, Yu-An Building