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10 Nov 2004 - 6:09pm
10 years ago
3 replies

An interesting interface to writing

Proof that stuff still happens in the U.K.:


Useful? Usable? Attractive?

Nullius in Verba

10 Feb 2006 - 3:53am
8 years ago
5 replies
Lada Gorlenko

iSIC: information through music

I found this very intriguing:

iSIC is short for information music. It is a unique research project
which explores the use of musical rules as a way to convey
information. iSIC is a monitoring system, sort of a baby sitter for
big complex systems. The complex system could be a large network, a
server farm or a nuclear facility. iSIC lets operators mind the
activities of systems through precisely mapped sounds which play
pleasantly in the background. To achieve this the sounds are expressed
as a musical paradigm.

12 Apr 2008 - 8:06am

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1 Jun 2005 - 8:50am
Dave Malouf

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28 Jun 2010 - 2:11am
4 years ago
3 replies
Silvia Di Gianf...

Your inspirational ideas

Hello list,

I would like to ask you a question: if you would have today the chance to write a University Thesis about IxD, what would be the topic you would love to deepen?

Thanks in advance for your time,
I wish you all a wonderful day!

2 Jul 2004 - 8:15am
Larry Tesler

Menu bar on Macintoshes

Apple's menu bar first appeared on the Lisa.

The mechanics of the Lisa menu bar are described, without design
justification, in an Apple internal memo by Bill Atkinson dated
September 20, 1980. Visit
http://www.applefritter.com/lisa/texts.html. Find "Lisa User
Interface Standards Document". Download the PDF (27 pages, 2.6 MB).

8 Sep 2008 - 1:44pm
6 years ago
6 replies

assigning multiple items to multiple items

Hi -

I'm looking for a way to assign a small number of multiple items (say
1-5) to a large number of multiple items (say 150).

So I might want to assign small list items 1 to big list items 1-50,
small list items 2 and 3 to big items 51-100 and small list items 1
and 2 to big list items 101-150.

23 Mar 2009 - 6:26pm
Cindy Lu

[UPA 2009] Call for Position Papers:Best Practices of UCD in Agile

UPA 2009 Workshop on Best Practices of UCD in Agile

*Workshop Date: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m. Monday, June 8, 2009*

*Location: *UPA Conference, Portland, Oregon



Agile has been increasingly applied to small and large scale projects in
various companies. With agile, there are unique opportunities (such as more
collaboration) and unique challenges (such as short cycle time).

27 Jan 2010 - 2:55am
4 years ago
5 replies
Astley Le Jasper

Building experience through reverse engineering

I'm pretty green in interface design. I've read quite a lot but
often sit down to start a design and have a complete block. I realise
that there are a lot design patterns on the web, but it can be
difficult to really get a deep appreciation of them.

I'd like to build up some experience. Of course, the best way is to
'just do something'. However, students and newbies, such as myself,
perhaps don't have any real projects or sometimes long gap between

I was thinking about reverse engineering a couple of sites.

1 Jul 2008 - 8:34am
6 years ago
10 replies
Guillermo Ermel

Analyzing usability testing notes

Hello folks!

I'm trying to find a better way to do usability test analysis.

My current approach is: after i finish a usability study, with 8 or 10
users, and collected my own and all observers' notes, I usually read all
notes and then immediately write down the issues I feel area appearing
more often (assuming my brain will remember issues that are repeated in
many notes more than issues than appear only once).

Now, how do YOU approach analyzing those notes? Reading and re-writing
by heart? Putting all notes on a wall and eye-balling?