Discussion Archive: July 2009

8 Jul 2009 - 9:24am
Maria Cordell

IxDA Atlanta Meets Tonight, 7 p.m.

IxDA Atlanta meets tonight, 7 p.m., at the Macquarium building. We'll
have a short intro followed by Interaction 08 and Interaction 09
conference recaps from IxDA Atlanta members Matt Wallens, Josh
Conthran, Karyn Lu, and Sharon Haber.

Location: Macquarium, 1800 Peachtree Street, Suite 250

Map: http://tinyurl.com/kk3fgn

See you there!

Maria Cordell

8 Jul 2009 - 8:30am
William Hudson

Research methods when you only have 2-3 hours or 2-3days

Todd -

Card sorting makes a good guerrilla method especially if you have
already done some basic user research and have the terminology sorted

8 Jul 2009 - 7:23am
7 years ago
17 replies
Todd Warfel

Research methods when you only have 2-3 hours or 2-3 days

So, yesterday I asked what your favorite methods for rapid research
were. Nobody responded. Does that mean that no one here is using
research to inform your designs? Are you guys all just winging it?

Do you just skip the research phase if your client tells you "we don't
have time."? I realize this group is geared more towards design or
organizing information, but how do you inform your decisions? Have we
gotten so complacent that we just go with our gut or based on our past

Come on people.

8 Jul 2009 - 7:01am
7 years ago
8 replies

Layar app - What do you all think this portends for IxD?

Hey all -

Saw a very brief demo of a *reality* browser on TV last week via Brink on the Science Channel (which btw also had an excellent demo by Bill Buxton & the MS Office Labs 2019 vision--posted elsewhere on this forum).

Basically it seems to be mobile browser (served as an app) which in real time mashes-up digital content (information) and physical context---it's called Layar and seems to be live in the Netherlands.

Very, very cool stuff was curious to know if there were any thoughts or if anyone has had first hand experience with something like this.

8 Jul 2009 - 4:15am
William Hudson

Writing Dates Study Results

(Apologies if you get more that one of these.)

We had almost 1,000 responses to our dates study. I've summarized the
results in my blog and provided a link to the full report:

I hope it will help change the way some sites pester users over
'incorrect' dates.

8 Jul 2009 - 2:59am

Interaction design can affect everyone

I'd add automated waiting-room queueing systems - at my local National
Health Service health centre there is a brilliantly simple multi-lingual
touch-screen for checking in your arrival together with a rather less
helpful overhead three-line dot-matrix sign calling checked-in patients to
their doctor and room.

2009/7/7 David Malouf <dave at ixda.org>

> Hi David,
> tons of examples:
> Bank ATMs
> All sorts of ticket vending machines (

7 Jul 2009 - 5:43pm
7 years ago
2 replies

[EVENT] DELVE:UI 2-Day Masterclass on Web Interface Design - NYC - 8/5 & 8/6

Hello all -

We’ve been working with Adobe, AIGA/NY & the Freelancers Union to put together a “pop-up” event of sorts. Basically it will be a 2-day series of workshops and masterclasses all focused on web interface design---called DELVE:UI (http://www.delvenyc.com).

7 Jul 2009 - 5:41pm
Chauncey Wilson

Which is more affective, ratings vs. recommendation

When you are presenting data, please include a measure of variability
and a distribution of scores. The 3.5/5 rating could mean a bunch of
2s and a bunch of 5s and you might have a bimodal distribution which
might have some design implications.

7 Jul 2009 - 5:35pm
Thomas Daly

[Job] Interaction Designer, Irvington NY, House Party, Inc., Full Time

Houseparty.com is a unique word-of-mouth in-home marketing platform
that organizes nation-wide events in partnership with Fortune 500
companies around TV shows, products and services.

Do you have an unhealthy obsession with the way things work? Do you
yell at websites and web applications that are poorly designed, like
some sports nuts yell at their television when their favorite team
messes up? Are you passionate about creating compelling, intuitive
online experiences?

7 Jul 2009 - 5:14pm
7 years ago
89 replies
Amyris Fernande...

CONAN Design Review

Hi IxDA Community,

I am part of the board effort to create a brand new website for IxDA. The
project name is CONAN.

We are looking for volunteers to review each page design, and also give us
inputs on the overall navigation.

The review may take something around 15-30 minutes from your time.

Each and every contribution is very important.