Discussion Archive

31 Oct 2006 - 8:53am
Paul Adams

Making Life Easy (and the Red Balloons)

Hi folks,

I want to tell you about a project for World Usability Day called *Making
Life Easy*. And I'm hoping that you will stop by and let us know your
thoughts about good and bad design!

*What is it?*

Between now and World Usability Day (14th Nov), we'll be out on the streets
of London tying red balloons to examples of good and bad user experiences.

4 Aug 2005 - 8:49am
10 years ago
2 replies
Wendy Fischer

Firefox - mobile device user agents

Does anybody know where I can get a listle of mobile device user agents and their descriptions from a phone manufacturer like Motorola, Nokia, or Sony-Ericson?



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.

22 Oct 2008 - 2:48pm
San Francisco IxDA

[IxDA SF Event] Multi-Everything: Multi-touch and the NUI Paradigm, Wed. Oct 22

Hello all!

Just a quick reminder that our next event, "Multi-Everything: Multi-
touch and the NUI Paradigm" is happening TONIGHT, October 22 at 6:30.
Hope to see you there!


- the IxDA SF team


Hello friends!

We're pleased to present a very hot topic this month, the brave new
world of NUIs (Natural User Interfaces) and their emergence within
consumer electronics, mobile devices, web and desktop applications
and fully immersive environments.

27 Jun 2011 - 8:24pm
4 years ago
14 replies

At a crossroads

I'm at a point in my life where I know I want to do ux design after doing web design for so long an then reading about usability testing etc 6 years ago. But my issue is I'm tired of working for orgs who say they care about their customer but don't do testing to even know what their customers want from them. So, do you guys know of places in Pittsburgh that focus on hcd and value it for themselves and their clients? I'm kind of fed up with working for people who don't get it.
31 Aug 2007 - 10:21am
Stew Dean

Fix screen and more than a screen of text: Should I paginate vertically or horizontally?


This is one of those 'pattern' issues.

I'm setting out interaction styles for a TV based service and I'm
covering scenarios where there is quite a bit of text (given that
we're also saying 'the less text the better). From a usability point
of view I know I'm goig to say 'don't put text in a scrolling box'
(fine for T+Cs but not for help text or stuff you want folks to read).


The alternatives is you have 'pages' of text which, using the remote
control, you page through. So the text may be 4 pages (that's not much
text but the font size is nice and chunky).

23 Jun 2009 - 9:48pm
IxDA Board of D...

Announcing the "Give a Little Back" Day 2 WinnerS!

I am happy to announce that out of 143 contributors, Penny Hagen is the
winner of the complimentary pass to IDEA2009 (http://ideaconference.org),
and Pradeep Nayar is the winner of a complimentary pass to interaction'10 (

Will you be a part of the Day 3 pool of contributors?

9 Dec 2010 - 4:35am
5 years ago
2 replies

ID-test regarding recruitment process

Hi gul and boys!

Im wondering how the design applications test look like?

Ususally when you are applying for jobs sometimes  after the interview is done; the second phase is about to do a design test right?  Now my question is:

How does it look like?

Does it happen that we need to sketch-visualize concepts-interactions? Sealed

23 Aug 2005 - 2:46pm
Dave Philbin

Job Posting: (Contract) User Interface Analysis and Design - Verizon Labs, Waltham, MA

If you are interested please reply to joel.angiolillo at verizon.com

-Dave Philbin

Job Opening: User Interface Analysis & Design - Verizon Labs, Waltham, MA

The User Centered Design Group in Verizon Labs is looking for a
full-time, on-site contractor to join our 40-member department
in Waltham, MA. We are looking for an individual who can research,
design, prototype and evaluate user interfaces for TV and broadband
services. Good writing and communication skills are essential, as
is the ability to work with a wide range of disciplines in a team
setting. Some travel may be required.

7 Nov 2003 - 4:11pm
Challis Hodge

Final Survey Reminder: New or Existing?

Last call folks. Sop far turnout is relatively low. Make sure your voice is
heard. Survey is here:




> -----Original Message-----
> Hi Folks:
> Since we haven't really received much positive feedback or
> interest in the concept of exploring existing organizations
> as possible homes for this group, I've created a survey to
> gauge the group's position on the matter.