Discussion Archive

17 Dec 2004 - 7:57pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Robert Cornejo

Multi-Mode Software

In most cases a tool or function is unexpectedly no longer available to the user when an application switches modes. The AP has a story on the accidental F-16 strafing of a NJ children's school due to pilot error and confusing software. The pilot had over 2,000 hours of logged flight time, nearly half of that in the same type of Jet. There are other scattered reports of defense-related mishaps due to poor design.

Aside from PLGR and the Blue Force System are there examples of stand-out successes in defense, security or law enforcement?

"Pilot Error Blamed in N.J.

30 Jul 2008 - 4:54pm
Aaron Louie

InfoCamp Seattle 2008 registration now open!

Join us for the second annual InfoCamp, September 27 and 28th!

Register now at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/39383

InfoCamp Seattle 2008 is an interdisciplinary unconference for anyone
interested in user-centered information and design.

19 Nov 2007 - 7:58pm
6 years ago
11 replies
Juan Ruiz

OK/Cancel [wrong heading - Jaiku ]


This has been a conversation that has been posted in the IxDA and SIGLIA
mailing lists many times, and it has come to this: "it depends".

22 Feb 2010 - 7:22pm
Benjamin Olding

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24 Apr 2007 - 5:35pm
Paula Bach

Open Source Usability at CHI

I want to announce a special interest group at CHI for those
interested in open source usability.

When: Monday at 2:30
Where: Room C4

The purpose of this SIG is to bring together HCI professionals and
researchers to discuss current issues in Free/Libre/Open Source
Software. Specifically, this SIG looks at usability, the role of HCI
expertise, and design rationale in these projects.

Hope to see you there!


1 Dec 2008 - 6:05am
5 years ago
8 replies
Oleg Krupnov

Is Auto-Scrolling Good?

It's been a classic design principle that any scrollable view should
auto-scroll when an object is dragged outside or close to boundary of
the view.

Here's what Alan Cooper wrote in his "About Face" book:

"Auto-scroll is a very important adjunct to drag-and-drop. Wherever
the drop target can possibly be scrolled offscreen, the program needs
to auto-scroll.

10 Nov 2006 - 6:49pm
Dan Saffer

[Plug] Managing Experience (MX) Conference

Adaptive Path is launching a new conference on February 12 & 13, 2007
in San Francisco focused on the strategies and tools for managing
experiences and design teams.

18 Apr 2008 - 1:23pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut

EVENT: IXDA Pittsburgh - Thursday, April 24

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7:00 PM Presentations

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*RSVP: *An RSVP is not required, but it helps us to have an idea of the head
count for the venue.

20 Nov 2008 - 5:16pm
5 years ago
8 replies

Examples of sites w/ dashboard info

Hi all,

I'm trying to come up with some ideas on how to present a user's status
quickly. I'm looking to show information such as how many calories a user is
allowed today and all week and how much of each stat is remaining. Are there
any sites that show numerical status that anyone can think of? Any help
would be great!


8 Nov 2004 - 6:40am
9 years ago
1 reply
Narey, Kevin

Keely's(sp?) Model (was Experience design vs interac tion design)

Any takers on a Keely's(sp?) model discussion?

For those not familiar with it and on the basis that my ASCII art skills are
strictly limited, I'll attempt to explain what it is....

Keely's model is a triangle representing a hypothetical 'product'.
Each side of the triangle is labelled with the following:

Capability (Engineering)
Viability (Business)
Desirability (Design)

I interpreted the hypothesis to be "a successful product comprises the
following..." The model is further used to show the relative maturity
present of the above three components in major organisations (FTSE 100