Discussion Archive: March 2009

3 Mar 2009 - 12:36am
7 years ago
2 replies
oliver green

Desktop Application: Look and Feel

This is a two part question:

[1] If there are a number of desktop software products for a platform,
other than menu placement, and branding,
what factors should be considered to provide the same look and feel?

[2] What technologies can be used to create these for desktop applications?

2 Mar 2009 - 5:03pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Ellen Beldner

[ JOB ] Software Engineer: UI / Web Development

Software Engineer: UI / Web Development


As an engineer in charge of building our web-based UI, you will help build
and manage a web application for small business users. In particular, you
will specialize in building responsive and elegant web UIs with AJAX and
related technologies, working with our user experience lead and our backend

2 Mar 2009 - 3:08pm
7 years ago
15 replies
Heather Anderson

Where do Gen Y Mom's go online?

Does anyone have any research or background in Gen Y Mom's, and where they
are going online? Or any type of online behavioral background? Would love
to get any info, have a crazy deadline!



Heather Anderson
User Experience Architect

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<f> 888.672.6852
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Please help save trees, print only if necessary.

2 Mar 2009 - 2:50pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Margeaux Mann

online calender

Looking for a share ware type of calender for a service biz that can be placed into a blog or site to
enable making appts or seeing availability online...for example a massage therapist or a dog groomer or
someone that can update from the road and clients can check the calender for availability.


I ll take my answer off the air ; )

2 Mar 2009 - 2:38pm
7 years ago
8 replies
Damon Dimmick

Sources for Touch Interaction Information

Hi guys,

So, specializing in web apps, I've had precious little work on
touch-screens (especially for mobile platforms) come across my desk.
However, the market seems to be heating up.

Although many of our skills are easily transferable from one platform to
another, I personally could use some reading on the nuances and
strategies associated with good IxD in relation to mobile and touch

Do any of my fine colleagues out there have any links to how-to-guides,
studies, and interaction overviews related to mobile platforms and touch

Damon Dimmick
Cambridge, MA

2 Mar 2009 - 2:13pm
7 years ago
5 replies

Performance on different kinds of button bars?

Can someone suggest a good reference for general performance by people
trying to use different kinds of button bars?

In particular, I'm thinking about things like word buttons (e.g.
Gmail) versus pure images (e.g. Outlook) versus mixed (e.g. Firefox
boomarks toolbar).


2 Mar 2009 - 10:56am
7 years ago
6 replies
Chris Avore

pointing devices for digital TV


I'm curious which version of Hillcrest's pointing technology you
used to browse YouTube.

Since the link you referenced was from 2007, I'm wondering if
perhaps you're only familiar with earlier attempts at browsing

Since then, Kodak's Theatre HD uses the Hillcrest pointing
technology to browse YouTube with some decent success.

2 Mar 2009 - 9:06am
Lillian Medby

[Event] Qualification for the UX Challenge (Arctic edition) is open

I'm one of the insane people organizing UX Challenge, Arctic edition
(http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=38434) :-).

To sum up for those of you who haven't followed the recent
discussion: The aim is to create a prototype of a web based system
that will create dialogue between people in a conflict.

The case we're working with is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. We
are inviting representatives from both sides of the conflict to help
us gain insight and understanding about how we can help them.

1 Mar 2009 - 5:57pm

[EVENT] IxDA NYC &#8211; Tuesday March 10 &#8211; Interaction 09 Conference Recap

In early February, more than 450 interaction designers from around the world
converged in Vancouver to discuss, debate, and share a spectrum of topics
that are important to our community of practice. The Interaction 09 |
Vancouver conference featured three days of tactical workshops, smart
sessions filled with practical advice, and a fantastic collection of
inspirational keynotes.

Please join IxDA NYC as we recap this amazing conference experience during
an evening of short presentations and open discussion.