Discussion Archive: July 2009

13 Jul 2009 - 4:42pm

Locast: location-based user and professional content platform for Venice, Italy. Can it provide smooth and convenient user experience to travellers?


Quoted from their site:
"Locast is an innovative platform for sharing and discovering
location-based user-generated videos and production quality
multimedia content provided by RAI TV. It consists of a combination
of mobile and wearable computing elements supported by a distributed
Web application.

13 Jul 2009 - 4:39pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Shima Kazerooni

Meaning of Hard Coding Colors?


I have seen that it is recommended to avoid hard coding colors.  Does anyone know what exactly hard coding colors means?  Any specific examples are appreciated.

Thank you,

13 Jul 2009 - 2:02pm

IxD event at 10th National Design Awards

Just received information on this event but it looks interesting hosted the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and a part of the 10th Annual National Design Awards. Perceptive Pixel won the Interaction Design award (http://bit.ly/2HtFFh). There seems to be several other FREE public programs (http://bit.ly/3UH7Et) occurring with Jeff Han (of PP) giving a talk on the Future of Interaction Design.

Anyone in the DC area may want to give it a look. I’m very tempted to head down myself.

13 Jul 2009 - 11:24am
6 years ago
8 replies

Digitial newspaper/magazine editions user experience

Good afternoon,
With print production costs spiralling out of control I'm currently looking
at alternative ways at presenting our magazine content - perhaps in a
digital format? Our product is currently available online, but I've noticed
many newspapers offer a digital edition to its users...

13 Jul 2009 - 9:58am
Dan Brown

[WORKSHOP] Mastering Difficult Conversations in Creative Environments • July 24 • Washington, DC

Hello! (please forgive cross-posting)
What's the hardest part of your job? Sometimes, the design work is the easy
part. But managing all the different personalities, setting client
expectations, and dealing with conflict all come with the territory, and
this can be the real challenge.

13 Jul 2009 - 8:45am

Any chance at extending CONAN review period?

Only got to start looking at it last night and am at work today.
Would love to spend more time with it.

12 Jul 2009 - 12:24pm
6 years ago
23 replies

Going beyond Usability: The need to design for Persuasion, Emotion, and Trust

Dr. Eric Schaffer, founder and CEO of Human Factors International
talks about his new design approach christened PET Design.

11 Jul 2009 - 9:37pm

JOB: Interaction Designer - Perficient - Houston, TX - Full Time

Perficient is looking for a dynamic, creative, and passionate interaction
designer to work within a user experience team on an exciting project in
the oil industry in Houston, TX. The candidate must live in or near the
Houston, TX area.

11 Jul 2009 - 4:49pm
frank dahle

Expression Blend 3.0 with SketchFlow ReleasedToday

And I want Omnigraffle for my PC! Why can't I have it?? I pay my taxes!..

More importantly, what I really would like is for my team to design and
develop iPhone apps, on our PCs. That would be fantastic. But I can't.

10 Jul 2009 - 1:39pm
6 years ago
21 replies
Chris Bernard

Expression Blend 3.0 with SketchFlow Released Today

This is a bit of a self-serving post but probably of interest to many IXDA folks.

Today the first public version of Expression Blend 3.0 was released. Included is a new feature called SketchFlow which is designed for dynamic-prototyping.

If you're a fan of Bill Buxton and his ideas put forth on Sketching for User Experience in his book and past IxDA talks SketchFlow is worth checking out. It's got fantastic features to allow designers to bring sketches to life and build complex prototypes in an rapid and iterative process without having to resort to code.