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24 Sep 2009 - 6:00pm
Austin Brown

Interaction '10 Conference iPhone app. survey Requesting your input

Hey everyone,

My name is Austin Brown. I am a Senior Industrial Design Student at
Savannah College of Art & Design, and minoring in Interaction Design.

My group and I are working on creating an iPhone app for the
Interaction '10 Conference as a project in our Interactive Product
Design class. We want the conference and the app to be all about you
all, so we need your input.

The survey is meant to be a breeze, so don't think to hard about it,
and definitely don't work too hard on it. We're not looking for
statistically meaningful results so much as opnions, feelings, ideas,

6 Jul 2008 - 6:38am
7 years ago
1 reply
Jarod Tang

quite good introduction on activity theory

Hi Guys,

There's a good introduction of activity theory,

texts from this article
As an alternative theory, the conceptual framework of Activity theory
is a good way of providing the means of analyzing the actions and
interactions with artifacts within a historical and cultural context –
an approach which was lacking in the existing cognitive theories.

12 Nov 2004 - 7:43am
11 years ago
6 replies
Christina Li

Mailing List VS Forums, Cultural Difference?

May be slightly off topic. And I'm not an English native user, so apologize
for any grammar mistakes! :P

I've been following this list for a while, passively though. I feel this is
a great list including various interesting discussions. However, I also have
found some drawbacks of mailing list that I don't like very much. For
example, threads are a bit disorganized. You have to jump from different
emails to find out what people are talking. If you missed the beginning of
the thread, it becomes difficult to follow.

In China, mailing list only used for news, announcements, etc.

3 Nov 2005 - 2:03pm
10 years ago
5 replies

Any Ixder's working on physical products inthegroup?

In answer to the original question, I am working on the design of some
physical phone related products and am happy to start a dialogue about that.

In terms of the ipod discussion below...I have an ipod and I love it *in
spite* of the interaction which frankly I often find confusing. Very
frequently, I am hitting the menu button at the wrong time instead of select
and I find the term "Menu" which really means "Back" on an iPod (sometimes)
to be very confusing and difficult to use. Having spoke with others, I know
that I am not alone in this observation.

11 Jul 2013 - 7:40am
2 years ago
3 replies
Ari Kolbeinsson

Where to find articles (scientific or practical) about Notification system UI design

Where to find articles (scientific or practical) about Notification system UI design

Hi all, I have been lurking on the mail list for a while now, and now I have a question about notification system design.

It seems to me that finding good documentation about the design of notification system UI design is hard. System level articles are easy to find, but the UI seems to get no love. Any pointers? I am looking for documents on everything from small mobile devices to tablets to full desktop systems.

18 Oct 2006 - 4:42pm
9 years ago
5 replies
Jim Leftwich

Expert/Rapid/Special Forces Design (was: Yet Another iPod Birth Story)

On Oct 18, 2006, at 11:59 AM, Dan Saffer wrote:

> On Oct 18, 2006, at 7:24 AM, James Leftwich, IDSA wrote:
> > Hmmmm... I guess I don't know why you're so skeptical about what
> > Leander Kahney's reported here, Dan. It matches everything I've
> > heard from people who've talked to the same group of people
> > in the article.
> I'm skeptical mostly because of the click wheel, which wasn't (and
> still isn't) a very standard component in devices.

5 Apr 2011 - 10:36am
4 years ago
2 replies
Matey Odonkor

scrolling photos, vertical or horizontal?

Hello, all ye interacteeevs,What's the best way to scroll photos on the web and with mobile devices in mind, vertical (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/07/2010_world_cup_comes_to_a_clos....) OR Horizontal (http://www.life.com/gallery/55631#index/0)

8 Jan 2009 - 8:43am

Lou Rosenfeld and James Kalbach - 3 workshops in Hamburg, May 2009


I am very happy to announce 3 workshops in Hamburg, Germany:
- May 18, 2009 "Enterprise Information Architecture" Lou Rosenfeld
- May 19, 2009 "Commercial Ethnogaphy" James Kalbach
- May 20, 2009 "Personas and Mental Models" James Kalbach

If you would like to learn more about the speakers and the programme,
please see the flyer http://tinyurl.com/7fhlf5 or have a look on

We would be glad seeing you there!

NetFlow Usability Consulting

1 Apr 2009 - 9:02am

New York Public Library\'s Infomaki

Hey this is pretty nice. I sort of feel like it's a bit much being asked
after every question if I want to answer another. I think I'd prefer just
telling me up front I can click a very prominent "EXIT" button to move on
once I get tired of answering questions. Then each question wouldn't
require me to explicitly say I'm willing to answer.

But I like the way it asks where would you click and I can just do that. I
assume it might be timing how long I sit there..

12 May 2008 - 10:43am
Peter Merholz

Adaptive Path Book Launch Party, May 13, San Francisco

[excuse the crossposting]

We're celebrating the release of SUBJECT TO CHANGE: CREATING GREAT
All four authors will be present (one lives in Austin, now), so it's a
special chance to meet, greet, and get books signed by all of us!

May 13, 6-9pm, Adaptive Path's Office, 363 Brannan Street.

RSVP here, please: