Discussion Archive: June 2009

5 Jun 2009 - 9:45am
Jonathan Cohen

[EVENT] NYCUPA hosts Mary M. Michaels presenting \"The ROI of Usability\" on Tuesday 6/16

The ROI of Usability: How to Demonstrate the Value of User-Centered
Design Within Your Organization http://nycupa.org

A presentation by Mary M. Michaels of Human Factors International

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
6:30–8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00. Please arrive early.

JP Morgan Chase, 277 Park Ave. (betw.

5 Jun 2009 - 4:01am
Harry Brignull

UX Brighton film night this tuesday

* sorry for the cross posting *

If any of you IXDAers fancy coming to a film night on tuesday (9th June) in
Brighton (UK), you are most welcome.

We've dug up an old copy of "The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces" - it's
a documentary by William H Whyte, a US researcher who carried out some
really interesting observational studies in the early '70s, looking into why
certain city plazas and squares are popular spots, and why others aren't.
Aside from the immediate link to urban planning, there are broader
implications that can be drawn regarding architecture in the digital world

4 Jun 2009 - 11:46pm

$50 design code for How Design conference


You're invited to join HOW magazine in Austin, Texas, June 24-27 for the
2009 HOW Design Conference. You'll get four days packed with software
instruction, creativity boosters and tips for growing your career in any
economy, plus a wealth of innovative ideas and great design work.

<http://www.bestica.com/> Bestica has arranged a special discount for you:
you can save $50 off your full-Conference registration.

4 Jun 2009 - 10:51pm
Will Tschumy

Internet Week NYC: How digital technology is transforming the City Experience

Please join us tomorrow, June 5th at 1pm at The Microsoft Gallery (414 W 14th St, NY, NY).

As part of Internet Week NY, a Schematic panel will speak on how digital technology is transforming the city experience-physical structures, communities, and the everyday rituals that make urban living exciting and challenging. Our objective: to provide insight into what's already changing, the enabling technologies behind this transformation, and the challenges we face on the path to making the always-on, always-connected city a reality.

4 Jun 2009 - 9:30pm
Jarod Tang
4 Jun 2009 - 5:53pm

Do you use location-based applications?

I'm a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University studying people's
current usage of location-based applications. If you're interested
in participating in an interview, please read on, or click the link
at the bottom.

We’re conducting research to understand why you use these
applications, how you use them, what you expected from them, and how
you think they could be better. We’d like you to tell us all about
your experience with these applications, and to share any stories,
ideas, or concerns that you have from using them.

4 Jun 2009 - 3:03pm
Megan Weibler

[Job] Visual Interaction Designer, Chicago, IDEO, FT

International design consultancy IDEO is seeking a Visual Interaction
Designer for our Chicago office. The candidate should be a design thinker
and craftsperson, be able to thoughtfully contribute in a team environment
during a project¹s user research and concept development phases, and be
passionate about expressing interactions in visual form through clear and
creative user interfaces.

4 Jun 2009 - 10:21am
7 years ago
1 reply
Grady Kelly

Mozilla Labs Design Challenge Entry ... Favitabs

Hello Everyone,

I thought I would also share my submission to the Mozilla Design Challenge:
Reinventing Tabs in the Browser ...


Any thoughts or feedback are welcome.

Grady Kelly
grady at gradykelly.com

4 Jun 2009 - 3:36am
4 years ago
8 replies
Pietro Desiato

Arrival time in a form

I was reflecting on the best way to indicate the arrival time in a
form when you are reserving a room and want to communicate it.

At the moment, I have spotted two main designs:

1. A dropdown list with hour value from 00 to 24

2. Two dropdown lists: the first with 1 to 12 values and the second
with am\pm values

In the first case users would have a longer list, in the second two
interactions would be needed (one, if the default value of the second
dropdown is the most used...)

Do you have any best practice \ reccommendations about this?


4 Jun 2009 - 2:38am
4 years ago
13 replies
Yohan Creemers

Save and Canvel buttons in popup screen

Hi Michael,

The position of Save and Cancel is no longer a matter of logic, only
of convention. The best would be to detect which operating system the
visitor is using and place the buttons accordingly.