Discussion Archive: March 2009

10 Mar 2009 - 8:12pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Eugene Kim

Designing G1 Menus

Note: I did an IxDA search for "G1" and found only 3 results, none
of which really addressed the UI on an element level. I'm hoping a
few folks have had a chance to play around with it by now!

I'm working on an existing application which suffers a bit from some
inconsistencies in it's design. It was partially modeled after
Google's existing apps at the time and made to be contextual to
whatever page the user was on.

10 Mar 2009 - 6:13pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

PLUG: Voices That Matter web conference 2009

Jesse James Garrett, Steve Krug, Aaron Walter, Christine Wodtke, Jared
Spool, Dan Saffer, and me (talking about interaction design *frameworks*,
the topic of the book Jared and I are currently coauthoring).


10 Mar 2009 - 5:59pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Marty DeAngelo

Print Preview Page - Yes or No?

A recent debate came up that seems to mirror a continuing debate on
the web (at least it seems that way from the time I spent searching
today) - how to present a printable version of a web page to users.

My standard was to always have a print CSS stylesheet that did what
most of them are supposed to do - change the fonts to be more
readable printed, remove extraneous elements, reformat columns, etc.
That's the one thing we all agree on.

However, there is debate about whether the user should be presented
with a 'printable page' view before they print it.

10 Mar 2009 - 5:50pm
7 years ago
10 replies
Marty DeAngelo

Standard font size

I know that there was a discussion on this list a while back, but I'd
love to get a more recent update as to what people feel is the best
'standard' font size for an average audience. We are currently in
a bit of a debate with a client about their 'standard' font size.

Their guidelines dictate using 14px Arial / 13px Verdana for content,
which we feel is too large. We feel that a 12px Arial / 11px Verdana
standard is more reasonable to most users (in essence, using the 75%
base font adjustment from the browser standards and then using ems
from that point forward).

10 Mar 2009 - 4:26pm
Sheryl-Ann Marcelo

Delete Profile

How do I delete my profile? It appears I can unsubscribe to discussions, but
my profile still appears.

10 Mar 2009 - 3:42pm
Amyris Fernande...

IxDA Infraestructure Project - We need your contribution

Hi folks,

On behalf of IxDA infraestructure team, I would like you to read our
survey results about the existing IxDA website and give your inputs.

We want you focus your suggestions on:
1) Finding ideas, people, events, solutions, knowledge, and so on;
2) Sharing content and ideas;
3) Trust on IxDA brand and content, connections, community activity;
4) Others

For more, please visit: http://board.ixda.org/node/10

10 Mar 2009 - 3:27pm
Ian Chan

interaction design consulting contracts

hi all,

Does anyone have a consulting agreement/contract they'd be willing to
share? Templates I'm finding on the web are mostly for web design.
Looking for one that covers strategic consulting and standard ix

thanks in advance!

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10 Mar 2009 - 2:54pm
Rachel Elkington

Seattle Monthly IA/UX Meetup 7pm-10pm, Tuesday, March 10th

Greetings One and All,

On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, Seattle-area information
architects, user-centered designers, librarians, technical writers,
and usability folk meet up at the Elysian pub in Capitol Hill to talk
shop and socialize. The format is informal - all you need to bring is
a topic of conversation, such as an interesting problem, a project
you're working on, or even your resume.

10 Mar 2009 - 2:28pm
Thomas Greenough

JOB - Interaction Designer - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Northumbria University - Full Time

In essence, an interaction designer is being sought here:

You should have significant experience within and an in-depth
understanding of Graphic Design practice and principles coupled with
a high level of technical and creative expertise in New Media.

10 Mar 2009 - 1:04pm
7 years ago
10 replies
John Gibbard

Surface-like interface: without using flash

This is an interesting model of navigation [1]. A movement analogy, but this
implementation - as much as I can tell - is CSS-powered rather than Java.
Granted [1] is a simple portfolio site but I like the approach to
directional navigation. It provides a real sense of moving about an
environment, the second [2] site is a little less simplistic and I
consequently doesn't work quite as nicely.