Discussion Archive: January 2009

26 Jan 2009 - 6:34am
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Mike Padgett
2008

Displaying telephone numbers: how do you do it?

Hi, all!

International telephone numbers. We've all worked with them, we all love them! What do *you* do with yours?

Here's an example.

26 Jan 2009 - 1:44am
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Jim Leftwich
2004

Rapid Expert Design (R.E.D.)

Discussions of approaches and methodologies of design are among our
field's most perennial and cherished. In the past few years we've
seen a number of attempts to create a taxonomy of approaches to and
philosophies of interaction design.

25 Jan 2009 - 8:44pm
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Jack L. Moffett
2005

[Event] Recap: IxDA Pittsburgh January Event

The evening of Thursday, January 22nd found the Pittsburgh local group
participating in "Back of the Envelope: A Sustainable Restaurant
Crawl". The event was organized by the Eco-Design Guild (eDG), an
organization that got its start at an IxDA event last Spring. The
local chapters of AIGA and IDSA also participated.

Things kicked off at 6:30 when around 40 attendees crowded into Oh
Yeah! Ice Cream & Coffee Co.

25 Jan 2009 - 8:06pm
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Susan Stuart
2009

Aren't we just a little important to democracy?

So I just went to write our new US administration my first e-mail from whitehouse.gov. Ready and eager for that much-touted new open line of communication into our government! I filled out all my info. on the contact form, wrote a title in the message box stating (pleading), "PLEASE MAKE WALL STREET ACCOUNTABLE!" then hit the paragraph return button.

It submitted my message (ahem.. title only) to the White House.

25 Jan 2009 - 6:35pm
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Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Infrastructure Initiative update - Jan 25, 2009

Dear IxDA members,

I'm pleased to provide a progress report on the Infrastructure
initiative. This project, for which I am the project manager, aims to
significantly update the IxDA.org website, most particularly in the
areas of local groups, an events calendar, member profiles and
improved discussion tools.

Please visit the IxDA Board Blog for the full story! See
http://board.ixda.org/node/8

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to
voice them.

25 Jan 2009 - 5:12pm
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Ali Naqvi
2008

What to do in an environment run by engineers??

As a User Centered Design graduate I find it quite irritating to be
working in an environment where engineers run everything. My position does
not allow me to say much yet as a Tech Writer/Project Manager assisting
the engineers on usability issues I have had it!
They all believe that designing for the end users only involve usability
issues... Should I send them a copy of Allan Cooper's "The Inmates are
running the asylum"?

25 Jan 2009 - 12:29am
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Jarod Tang
2007

say no to genius design

as guys keep asking "genius design", and seems some newbie designer
take it as the secret path to grand design success, which is not a
good thing from my understanding.

from http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/designing-for-interaction-an-interview-with-dan-saffer
"Genius design is when the designer relies on his or her own
experience and skill to design, without any input from users.

23 Jan 2009 - 12:58pm
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jorge.marquezm
2008

Accordion Interaction

Hi everyone!

Does any one have some good samples of expandable/collapsible content pane
interaction (accordion)?

Something like this http://ui.jquery.com/demos/accordion but applyed on real
website.

Cheers!

Jorge

--
Échale un vistazo a mi blog www.usandolo.com

23 Jan 2009 - 12:21pm
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mark ahlenius
2008

Thoughts on Multimodal design documentation - opps

sorry for mutilating that subject line!

Mark Ahlenius wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am curious if this group has some insight or experience into good
> methods for documenting multimodal designs. Specifically the type of
> multimodal designs I am referring to would include speech (voice
> recognition) and other modalities such as; touch screen, keypad, and
> of course GUI.

23 Jan 2009 - 12:19pm
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mark ahlenius
2008

Thoughts on Multimodal desogmdocumentation

Hi,

I am curious if this group has some insight or experience into good
methods for documenting multimodal designs. Specifically the type of
multimodal designs I am referring to would include speech (voice
recognition) and other modalities such as; touch screen, keypad, and of
course GUI. Allowing the end user to be able to select (and switch to)
the best type of interaction with a device for their current context can
have value IMHO. But how to document such designs is pretty cumbersome.