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4 Jan 2006 - 12:14pm
Nasir Barday

Resources on search for financial symbols?


Do you know of any work on search interfaces for financial symbols (e.g. stocks, bonds, economic indicators)? I'm doing a literature review to help inform my design ideas.

Most the work I have found so far relates specifically to searching for content, but our users are looking for specific mappings with an industry-standard structure, e.g. "What's the ticker symbol for Coca-Cola?" (KO); "What about the Yearly Employment Rate for Bolivia?" (21867RF).

- Nasir


7 Oct 2008 - 5:41am
5 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

13 Mar 2008 - 4:59pm
Erez Kikin Gil

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4 Apr 2007 - 4:09pm
7 years ago
14 replies
Phillip Hunter

Excellent Portfolios for IxDs (also:doemployerscare about portfolios?)

As a hiring manager, I am very reluctant to even talk to someone without a
portfolio. I don't care about anything fancy, just something representative
and professional.


13 Jun 2009 - 5:22pm
Tin-Kai Chen

Any good examples of drink pre-order structures?

Date: 14 June, 2009,

Dear sir/madam,
Hi, I am assigned a task to develop a preliminary food pre-order web
applications by my potential client. I am a student and will have
viva in June. Thus I sincerely hope to have your precious advices and

The background of the assignment: It aims to develop a food pre-order
web application and associated UIs. The client's research survey
indicates that there is a market demand for the service.

8 Dec 2003 - 11:21am
10 years ago
1 reply
gleija at comca...

Beauty and Transparency

I put together some bits and pieces related to our discussion of beauty and transparency.

When we say transparent, do we mean invisible, as in Donald Norman's example

"You use computers when you use many modern automobiles, microwave ovens, games, CD players and calculators. You don't notice the computer because you think of yourself as doing the task, not as using the computer." ["The Design of Everyday Things", New York, Doubleday, 1989, p. 185].

Here are a few definitions of beauty I found:


26 Nov 2008 - 12:48pm

Technology is the 7th Kingdom of Life; interview with Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly discusses the perspective that Technology is an entity
that we are beginning to collaborate _with_ as well as through.


Historically, we've IxD'd in a human centric world, Kevin is pointing
to an era where technological systems are becomming so complex we cant
and wont ever be able to understand or control them, we can only
evolve them in a biological sense.

I believe this will lead us away from a UCD 'the user is right'
landscape to one were Designing must incorporate the needs of

24 Nov 2003 - 10:34am
10 years ago
1 reply
Narey, Kevin

Managing Change (Was: Iterative Change Manageme nt / Patriarchs of the Design Family)

I apologise for provoking any infuriation. It is merely what I perceive to
be reality.
However, surely global market forces are creating the environment within
which we can design and create. The global adoption of the design of the
automobile is a good example of this?


-----Original Message-----
From: CD Evans [mailto:clifton at infostyling.com]
Sent: 24 November 2003 14:30
To: Narey, Kevin; 'molly w.

28 Jun 2010 - 4:44pm
4 years ago
6 replies

Should I go to grad school?

I just got accepted to the Interactive Design program at SCAD (http://www.scad.edu/interactive-design-and-game-development/) and I'm having a little trouble deciding whether this is something I should do or not.

I finished my undergrad last year at a prestigious tech school with a degree in Computer Science, but that's not at all what I want to do. I'm currently a designer at a software company and I love my job, but I have no education in the arts at all, which is why I decided to apply in the first place.

25 Jun 2008 - 11:56am
Angel Anderson

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