Discussion Archive: November 2008

27 Nov 2008 - 8:10am
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Morten Just
2008

Type or select?

We're asking for the user's birhtday in our profile editor, and are
currently discussing if we should use

a) dropdowns for day, month and year
b) text fields for day, month and year
c) one free text field

The advantages as we see it for b and c are
- the user is in typing mode, and in most cases a dropdown would mean
switching from keyboard to mouse
- text fields resemble natural language more than a dropdown

Disadvantages would be
- higher requirements for form validation
- the user will be able to provoke a (validation) error, and that is just
bad Poka Yoke (

27 Nov 2008 - 4:58am
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Sean Pook
2008

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27 Nov 2008 - 3:59am
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Mike Padgett
2008

Menu IA tools

Well, I'd be interested to hear the opinion of others since I'm doing the
same thing as you right now and sometimes I wonder if there's a better way
to do it. I was thinking about writing something on this for my site but
I'll tell you the story here.

It's important to remember that navigation is not the same as a content
structure because the former often looks different to the latter. I have
about 2000 units of content to remodel and since this is a policy/publishing
environment, the decisionmaking process is especially involved!

26 Nov 2008 - 2:59pm
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Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

Likert scale survey designs

Anyone ever seen a great design for a long survey comprised entirely of
Likert scale questions?
One I need to design has 100 questions, which could obviously make it pretty
tedious. Looking for ways to make it feel fast and easy.

Thanks!

-r-

26 Nov 2008 - 11:48am
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.pauric
2006

Technology is the 7th Kingdom of Life; interview with Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly discusses the perspective that Technology is an entity
that we are beginning to collaborate _with_ as well as through.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIe124iPTrU

Historically, we've IxD'd in a human centric world, Kevin is pointing
to an era where technological systems are becomming so complex we cant
and wont ever be able to understand or control them, we can only
evolve them in a biological sense.

I believe this will lead us away from a UCD 'the user is right'
landscape to one were Designing must incorporate the needs of

26 Nov 2008 - 9:57am
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Matt Goddard5
2008

[Event] Jan 08 2009 - Beyond the browser: Usability in mobile interaction design

A look at the changing world of the mobile design from the user experience
professional's perspective.

*Experts in the field discuss:*

- How to create engaging mobile application's across multiple platforms
- How to factor in user involvement actives
- How the increase in smart phone creates new challenge for the user
experience professional.

Speakers:

- *Scott Weiss* - Human Factors International.

26 Nov 2008 - 9:11am
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tamlyn
2008

[EVENT] "Usability in mobile interaction design" London, 8th jan 2009

Found this event on meetup.com and thought it might be of interest to
fellow London IxDAers:

http://www.meetup.com/uxcorner/calendar/9200276/

A look at the changing world of the mobile design from the user
experience professional's perspective.

Experts in the field discuss:

How to create engaging mobile application's across multiple platforms
How to factor in user involvement actives
How the increase in smart phone creates new challenge for the user
experience professional.

Speakers:

Scott Weiss - Human Factors International.

26 Nov 2008 - 5:59am
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thomaskueber
2010

[local][EVENT] IxDA Berlin :: December Meeting

IxDA Berlin Meeting on Dec. 3rd:

When: 7pm - 9pm Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Where: newthinking store GmbH, Tucholskystr. 48, 10117 Berlin

Last IxDA Berlin meeting in 2008, but certainly not the least:

Dr.

26 Nov 2008 - 4:36am
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Chris Wright
2008

Interesting article about finding new music

Thought provoking piece.. my first article so be kind, and please excuse the
self promotion.

http://www.digital-web.com/articles/Is_The_Web_Really_Helping_Us_Find_New_Music/

25 Nov 2008 - 7:43pm
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Los Angeles IxDA
2008

[EVENT] IxDA Los Angeles & DDB Agency present "Storytelling: The Art of Communicating Design", Wednesday December 10th, 7-9pm

Another fun IxDA Los Angeles event! This time we'll be talking about the art
of Storytelling. As interaction designers, we should always be honing our
storytelling skills.