Discussion Archive: July 2009

15 Jul 2009 - 4:46pm
4 years ago
1 reply
15 Jul 2009 - 4:23pm
4 years ago
4 replies
Erin Lynn Young

Design Pattern: Language Toggle

I'm seeking good examples of persistent language toggles/controls.
My application will actually support only English & Spanish but I'd
love any good examples.


15 Jul 2009 - 2:10pm
4 years ago
11 replies

Is it time to grit my teeth and bear it?

I think I know the answer to this but I want to present the case study
for general input. Maybe someone has some brilliant idea I haven't
thought of.

Situation: I'm building a large new application for helpdesk/customer
support/operations people.

15 Jul 2009 - 1:53pm
4 years ago
2 replies
Erica Brown-Myrie

Interaction Designer - IndustryNext LLC

IndustryNext is looking for an Interaction Designer who is passionate
about designing intuitive and effective user experiences. The
Interaction Designer is primarily concerned with the organization,
flow, and usability of the solution and not its look and feel. The
Interaction Designer will be part of the creative team, report to the
Creative Lead and work across multiple disciplines to design
award-winning user experiences.

15 Jul 2009 - 1:50pm
4 years ago
1 reply

to do list transitions/animations

I am looking for some good examples of transitions in a to do list when
items get removed and other items get added. I have looked at th yahoo
library of transitions and found the self-healing and fade out/in
transitions, but I am looking for examples of a more complicated case where
several to do items get removed at once and several other new ones get added
(i.e. when the user returns to the to do list after doing things elsewhere
in the app).

15 Jul 2009 - 1:16pm
3 years ago
7 replies

persuasive, authoritative, presentation justifying formal design process?

Can anyone recommend a persuasive, unquestionably authoritative
presentation on why a formal design process, characterized by
progress toward increasing precision -- for hardware AND software --
makes good business sense?

I've got a VP that doesn't have the time or patience to read
anything too lengthy, who's an electronics engineer, struggling to
understand the needs of the burgeoning software department under

Too much design jargon will be a turn-off.

Perhaps a presentation on slide-share? Something by the CEO, or Chief
Engineer of an electronics manufacturing Fortune 500 maybe?

15 Jul 2009 - 11:36am
3 years ago
4 replies

Notes in Omnigraffle

Hey everyone:

I use Omingraffle extensively and am a little frustrated with the tedious
and archaic annotation ability of the program. I generally either drag a
numbered icon (using Konigi¹s stencil pack) to the stage, then click in the
number and change it. Then, I make my notes on the side in the blank space.

I¹m thinking about exporting my frames to PDF and using the notation
function of Adobe Acrobat to make my notes.

15 Jul 2009 - 10:13am
4 years ago
1 reply
majid dadgar

Keyboard slope angle and key-cap shape


I was wondering if there is any registered standard slope angle for
also I was wondering if this current square key-cap is a standard or we
could have them in other shapes?


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15 Jul 2009 - 9:15am
4 years ago
3 replies
Sajitha Jose

Distance Learning Option for M.S in Human Computer Interaction(HCI)

I am looking to do my M.S in Human Computer Interaction.I prefer
distance learning as I want to be with my family.

Does anybody know about the HCI course at Depaul University,Chicago
and the HCI course at Iowa State University?

15 Jul 2009 - 4:43am
4 years ago
7 replies
Dave Wood

Software Design Models and/or Design Patterns

Hi colleagues,

Can anyone point me in the right direction to some key/seminal
research on:

• software design models
• design or represented models

and any guidance on whether Design Patterns is just a synonym for
Design Models or something different. I have a few academic papers
that cite Christopher Alexander's name.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.