Discussion Archive: July 2009

15 Jul 2009 - 4:24am
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4 years ago
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juan leal
2009

Interaction Design in the Middle East & Northern Africa

I am trying to expand my projects to the Middle East area (from Turkey
to United Arab Emirates). However, I cannot find any reliable resource
related to this topic. The same happens when I try to search around
big Moroccan cities.

Is the IxD thing sooo down in these regions? Anybody out there knows
a bit more about this? I would really appreciate any feedback.

Cheers,

Juan

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Juan Leal
Seisdeagosto.com

15 Jul 2009 - 3:32am
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milan
2005

IxDA Düsseldorf/Köln Local Chapter Meeting, July 21st 200 9

(english version further down)

Hallo,

Um kreative Köpfe verschiedenster Branchen zusammen zu bringen und einen
regen Austausch von Ideen, Visionen und Erfahrungen zu ermöglichen,
veranstalten wir das nächste Treffen des regionalen IxDA Chapter
(Interaction Design Association) in Düsseldorf/Köln.
IxDA steht dabei zwar im Speziellen für Interaction Design, die Treffen
wollen wir jedoch nicht auf dies beschränkt wissen. Uns geht es vielmehr
um Kreativität (und Austausch), obgleich analog oder digital, in Mode,
Telekommunikation oder Werbung.

14 Jul 2009 - 11:24pm
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4 years ago
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Harikrishna VP
2008

Colors and Usability

Esteeemed members,

I have two information requests.

1) Can you please share some literature on usage of colors and
usability.

2) Also can you please share your knowledge on whether a color affect
the download speed of a website. For example does a white background
page load faster than a black background page. Or doesnt it make any
difference?

Regards
Harikrishna VP

14 Jul 2009 - 10:56pm
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Bryan Owens
2009

[EVENT] NYC Information Architecture Meetup - Wed, July 15 in Bryant Park

Just want to remind everyone that the NYC IA Meetup is tomorrow in
Bryant Park at 7pm.

Get all the details and RSVP here:

http://ia.meetup.com/14/calendar/10789474/

14 Jul 2009 - 7:32pm
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Jarod Tang
2007

New open source tool: video note taking utility

FYI

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Hey all,

A potentially useful new tool for those of you who work with video
analysis. A colleague here at IBM Research developed a video note taking
tool that is being made available open source. It ties in basic review and
logging functions so that you don't have to toggle back and forth between
the video and text files for notes.

14 Jul 2009 - 6:43pm
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dszuc
2005

Google OS and UX

Hi:

2 recent reads: (thanks for pointing these my way Jared and Brian @
www.uie.com)

* http://www.technologyreview.com/web/22987/page1/
* http://daringfireball.net/2009/07/chrome_os_context

Specifically this stood out to me -

"From a user-level perspective, Chrome isn’t going to look, act, or
work anything like Windows.

14 Jul 2009 - 4:49pm
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4 years ago
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andersr
2005

[EVENT] Agile Experience Design Round Table in NYC

For those of you in the NYC area and interested in discussing the
intersection between Agile and UX, join us for an Agile Experience
Design Round Table this coming Tue. Aug 21. Space is limited, so
don't delay RSVP'ing if you'd like to attend.

Event Details and RSVP at
http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Experience-Design/

Hope to see you there!

-Anders

14 Jul 2009 - 3:42pm
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Miriam Gerver
2009

usability testing of government web forms

Hi,

I am looking for studies, articles, etc. of usability testing done with
government web forms, and can't seem to find very much research on the
subject. I would also be interested in articles about government web testing
that include forms as part of the report, even if the article includes other
elements. Do any of you know of papers on this subject? (Apologies for
cross-posting to a few lists!)

Thanks,
Miriam

14 Jul 2009 - 1:16pm
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4 years ago
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fritzism
2009

What are the elements of a useful APP experience?

Ok so now that Verizon just announced their app store (http://bit.ly/jAC6p) and Nokia (Ovi store - http://bit.ly/4l41aM), Blackberry (http://bit.ly/iz9kK), Windows (http://bit.ly/uDgO1), Google Android (http://bit.ly/rXTXc) and of course Apple all have their app stores can we agree that the APP is becoming (or has become) the new AD?

If so, what does this mean from a standpoint of designing “app” experiences that

14 Jul 2009 - 12:44pm
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4 years ago
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Becky Reed
2008

Writing for Information Scent?

...perhaps a bit off topic asking a content development question in here, but I was hoping since interaction has so much...well, interaction with content that perhaps someone might have insight they'd be willing to share.

Much of the work I've found around information foraging/scent, goal-oriented design, and mental models resonates well with IA and IxD folks, but I've struggled to get it to resonate with content developers.

Does anyone have personal experience translating or possibly seen anything published that translates the HOW (process, steps, what the difference is) of information sce