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28 Feb 2012 - 1:26pm

Best design approach for attaching/uploading multiple files?

It seems the best approach for providing the capability to attach or upload multiple files at once is to make it automatic (that is, the files upload automatically, as soon as you select them--as Google does when attaching files in GMail), but the solutions I've seen are built in Flash.  Of course, if you want for people to use their mobile tablet or phone to select multiple files at once, Flash won't work on iPads and iPhones. 

6 Jan 2009 - 1:32pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Call to Action: Redesigning America's Future

I am forwarding this from Elizabeth Tunstall whohas done some great
work on trying to create a national design policy here in the US. I
know that other countries have already created design policy groups,
but in the US we haven't, so her leadership in this area is a pretty
big deal.

Anyway, I thought I would forward this on to people's attention.

7 Oct 2008 - 5:41am
7 years ago
7 replies
Peter Boersma

why the hate-on User-centered Design? (waspractice vs. discipline & roles vs. people

Jonas wrote:
> What Andrei does, if I read him correctly, is to identify a few of
> the things that are considered fundamental in design practice and
> scholarship within the design field -- craft skills to do with
> sketching, shaping and assessing -- and translate them to our tools
> and materials.

Or, in short: User Centered *Design*, not Engineering.

Peter Boersma | Senior Interaction Designer | Info.nl
http://www.peterboersma.com/blog | http://w

23 Oct 2004 - 6:15pm

Next gen Flash player video

If you design/prototype in Flash, you'd be interested in this video of the
first public demo of the next generation Flash player:



Nullius in Verba

18 Sep 2010 - 3:04pm
5 years ago
4 replies

Capitalization in username

We're currently having a debate around capitalization in usernames (not display names).

2 scenarios:

  1. Capitalization is allowed and consistent across the interface, if you sign up with capitalization in the username, you will be required to use that same capitalization when signing in, e.g. if your username is "John", you will have to use "John" when signing in, "john" will not work.

  2. Capitalization is allowed when signing up, but is not enforced when signing in, e.g.

8 Jul 2010 - 11:21am

Re: [IxDA] Commenting an article - below article or below article+other comments ?

2010/7/8 Jakub Andrzejewski : > Hi, > > I'd like to hear your opinion on where to place a form to comment an > article: > > 1. Directly under the corresponding article (and above existing comments) > > 2.

24 Feb 2004 - 4:40am
12 years ago
1 reply
CD Evans

Natural Laws of Interaction (Was: About using Architecture as a model)

Hi there, sorry for the late subject drift.

I'm not sure about the qualitative / quantitative divide being the key
in determining the real stumbling block here. I do agree, however, that
our area is completely 'siloed' into specializations that are keeping
good design/architecture from happening. I like the qualitative and
quantitative assessment, but it proves, to me, to be more of a
perspective for strengthening the duality of the field and not
providing any real bridge amongst the various silos, never mind the
tech/art divide.

The main problem is the programming languages.

22 Aug 2011 - 4:44pm
4 years ago
2 replies

Why Rounded Corners are Easier on the Eyes

It turns out that there are more to rounded corners than just looks. Rounded corners can actually aid visual processing.

Details and research are in the article:

Why Rounded Corners are Easier on the Eyes

31 Jul 2008 - 10:15am

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6 Jul 2011 - 1:57pm
4 years ago
2 replies
Ryan Freedman

Creating color palettes

I'm in the progress of designing a set of charting, graphing, and data viz controls that will be incorporated into an enterprise Windows application that displays loads of financial data. I've looked at a lot of the 'out of the box' offerings, and while the functionality is largely passable, I haven't been particularly impressed with the aesthetics on most offerings. No hate mail please - I realize the "shiny" factor is more for my boss than for my users :)