Discussion Archive: September 2008

25 Sep 2008 - 8:01pm
Jacqueline Mcla...

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25 Sep 2008 - 4:38pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Santiago Bustelo

Medieval help desk (youtube video)

A medieval user getting help with this new technology, the "book".



Santiago Bustelo // icograma
Buenos Aires, Argentina

25 Sep 2008 - 3:50pm
7 years ago
21 replies

Touchscreen interfaces - hype?

In another thread, Seth B said

>Physically, I find the iPhone lacking because of the lack of a

25 Sep 2008 - 3:16pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Leon Barnard

Car IxD in the media - anyone know where it's being done?

The other day I saw a Ford Focus commercial featuring a User Interface
Designer talking about the UI he designed for the dashboard console.
First of all, I was excited to see IxD getting top billing in a car
commercial. Secondly, I've been interested in Interaction Design for
cars for a long time but have been unable to find out much about where
this kind of design is being done. The commercial I saw painted the
picture that Ford has their own UX team, although my feeling is that a
lot of companies outsource this type of work to design firms.

25 Sep 2008 - 1:18pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Scott Cobban

changing images and color schemes on refresh

I'm designing a top-level product landing page for an e-commerce site.

25 Sep 2008 - 12:44pm
7 years ago
8 replies
Gloria Petron

8 Ways to Save Design Conferences

by Alissa Walker*

*Show's over, kids! Design conferences have become exercises in regenerated,
wasteful spectacle. A self-described conference junkie shows us how to bring
back the magic.*

(Posted on the Good Experience <http://www.goodexperience.com/> website)

25 Sep 2008 - 12:34pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

on Critique (was G1 Android - case study in inconsistency)

So the discussion on the G1 has now turned into one of critiquing Google
design as a whole.
Anyone from Google here want to step up?

I think one of the big issues is one that Jared Spool's latest Webinar is
trying to address in the UX community. Where is "critique" in UX, In IxD?

I think to have a discussion about design and Google we need to have an
understanding of what we are all talking about and this happens at 2 levels.
1 is the functional. We are great at evaluating functionality and usability.
The other is aesthetics.

25 Sep 2008 - 10:32am
7 years ago
3 replies
Barbara Ballard

favorite web site designs for mobile touch screens?

When you look to design inspiration for designing sites for iPhones
and other mobile high-end browsers, which sites do you look to? Which
designs are especially good? Do you have any pet peeves?

Barbara Ballard
barbara at littlespringsdesign.com 1-785-838-3003

25 Sep 2008 - 7:28am
7 years ago
33 replies
Dave Malouf

practice vs. discipline & roles vs. people

Andrei said. "We won't truly agree on much of the larger picture until you
change your stance that "interaction" designers need not understand fully
the fundamentals of graphic design as part of the job description. That
means the fundamentals of good typography, color theory and application,
composition, the grid, layout, etc. I'll let you off the hook in bringing up
basic markup and scripting skills for now."

To create compelling interfaces everything you said is TRUE.

25 Sep 2008 - 7:08am
Bruno Figueiredo

[EVENT] SHiFT Conference in Lisbon - 15 to 17 Oct

I'm currently one of the head leaders for a tech conference taking place in
Lisbon, Portugal that I think will be of interest to most of you here on the
IxDA discussion list, so I took the liberty to post some details about it:

Lisbon (Portugal) is welcoming this October 15 to 17 the second edition of
the SHiFT International Tech Conference (www.shift.pt). SHiFT stands for
Social and Human Ideas For Technology and as the name implies we are going
to discuss a wide range of issues related to how technology is changing our
everyday lives.