Discussion Archive: November 2008

20 Nov 2008 - 5:16pm
7 years ago
8 replies

Examples of sites w/ dashboard info

Hi all,

I'm trying to come up with some ideas on how to present a user's status
quickly. I'm looking to show information such as how many calories a user is
allowed today and all week and how much of each stat is remaining. Are there
any sites that show numerical status that anyone can think of? Any help
would be great!


20 Nov 2008 - 3:03pm
Jennifer Garcia

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Are you passionate about creating first-rate user experiences? Do you have a
gift for building and inspiring a team of design & development professionals
to engage and delight users?

The User Experience and Design group at our client company is setting the
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20 Nov 2008 - 2:18pm
Janna DeVylder

Follow IxDA on Twitter

If you're looking for a way to break through the volume of the list,
follow IxDA on Twitter. New topics will be posted, giving you a quick
way to get into a new conversation.


No responses to topics will be posted, so the volume will be low.

Another one to follow would be for Interaction09:


Any ideas for other Twitter streams?
For events, perhaps?
For jobs?

Janna DeVylder
IxDA Board of Directors

20 Nov 2008 - 12:25pm
Boston IxDA

Boston IxDA Mailing list announcement: N.H. BarCamp 'un'conference December 6th

BarCamp is un-conference event aimed at providing an opportunity to learn
from and network with fellow web and software professionals. Unlike a
regular conferences, the content is provided by the attendees. We provide
the space, the equipment and the food, you provide the sessions. Attendees
can present on any topic they're knowledgable about.

The event is free and open to anybody with a desire to learn, share, demo a
product or just meet some interesting people in the industry.
BarCampManchester will be on December 6th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at UNH

20 Nov 2008 - 12:11pm
7 years ago
1 reply
mark ahlenius

research on taxonomy of info display on small screen devices


could a few of you point me towards what you consider to be good
information (research papers, books, examples, etc) on proven or just
highly useful techniques to display taxonomies of information on small
screen devices? My assumption is that what works for web pages on a
laptop or desk computer screen is not a 1:1 correlation of what works
the best for small screens.

20 Nov 2008 - 11:48am
7 years ago
1 reply
Henning Grote

petition to Omni: graffle based prototyping tool


I am an UX Designer and much of my work gets done in OmniGraffle. What I
really would love to see is an app, that would extend Graffles wireframes
into animated and interactive prototypes.

20 Nov 2008 - 11:23am
Catriona Lohan-...

Target Supplier Portal...

Has anyone out there worked on the Target Supplier Portal? If you
have I'd love to talk to you... or anyone who's worked on supplier
portals specifically in the apparel industry...

Please get in touch.


Catríona Lohan-Conway
User Experience Architect
917 405 5127
clohanconway at mac.com

P Please consider our environment before printing.

20 Nov 2008 - 11:17am
Mike Padgett

How do you keep track of suggested changes tointeraction designs?

Don't all laugh, but my best friend in these circumstances is a wall.

I like to use walls, as big as possible. Size totally matters. If you have an office that gives you the kind of space you need and the kinds of colleagues that won't mind your special take on interior decoration, then you might find it really useful to map the interface to a wall, annotating it with notelets or whatever else works. I use A1 standard paper in landscape (recycled of course!).

This all started because, like many folks, I often use a wall to do labelling exercises.

20 Nov 2008 - 10:54am
Boston IxDA

Boston IxDA mailing list announcement: CFP: CHI 2009 Workshop: Best Practices in Longitudinal Research

URL: http://longitudinalusability.wikispaces.com/CHI+2009+Workshop

CFP: CHI 2009 Workshop: Best Practices in Longitudinal Research

[Extended] Submission Deadline: Monday 24th November, 2008, 5pm PDT

Workshop overview
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.

20 Nov 2008 - 5:40am
7 years ago
23 replies
Ryan O'Malley

New Gmail themes

What does everyone think about the new Gmail themes?

Personally I'm not a fan - there's a lot of extra visual noise and the
contrast is poor on many of them.

It's a shame there's no (working) option to opt out or switch to the old
version, which I find particularly strange considering it's the primary
email client for a lot of organisations.

I understand that Google are supposedly trying to shake off Gmail's "nerd"
image but all of a sudden it feels a little like... MySpace.