Discussion Archive

13 Sep 2005 - 3:50pm
Michael Frappie...

How to improve the user experience for a web application with purpose to help end-users integrate multiple web applications with each other

I read the mailing list daily and I believe I can get a lot of good insights
from you on some questions we have regarding how to make the software we are
working on more user friendly.

We have built a software helping non-technical users build custom, fully
integrated web applications, using our web application (we have various
versions of it - WebFusion Studio and Drag drop site creator). One of the
hardest part for us is to make users realize that they have a full
application running in their browser.

5 Jan 2011 - 11:42am

Smart-phones: Portrait vs Horizontal orientation

Hello Everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone has done or is aware of any research on the use of smart-phones in portrait vs landscape orientation?

Let's take a theory, that since portrait orientation is a natural "phone" orientation, anyone who changes to landscape switches to a non-phone use mode.

If someone is using an app, switching orientation would be a proof of an increased engagement and a form of commitment to use the device as a platform for the app, not a phone.

4 Apr 2013 - 9:14am
20 Jul 2010 - 10:40am
5 years ago
3 replies

useful too for seeing mouse activity

Hi, maybe you guys already know about this, but we found this great tool. It's positioned as an "art" tool, but it's been great for us to quickly view mouse and click activity. It's free and available here: http://iographica.com/

[Actually, it IS nice art as well...]

We have no connection to this company - hope you like it.



28 Oct 2010 - 1:30pm
Andy Polaine

Writing a new book on Service Design

Hi folks - Lou Rosenfeld tried to post this a couple of times, but it seems something is going awry with the list, so I'm doing it on his behalf.

Myself, Ben Reason and Lavrans Løvlie are writing a book on Service Design for Rosenfeld Media. Below is Lou's announcement text, but I'd like to add a few IxDA list specific comments/requests first.

15 Jun 2011 - 3:27pm

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11 Sep 2007 - 8:28am

[EVENT] IxDA Boston Kicks off with Patterns!

I am thrilled to finally announce that IxDA Boston is kicking off its first

We are excited to have our first speaker, Jenifer
Tidwell,<http://jtidwell.net>spend the evening with us discussing
Patterns and her book: "Designing
Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design".

Please join us <http://www.going.com/IxDABostonF2F>

29 Nov 2011 - 11:25am

(Event) Celebrate Achievements of Women in Technology & Business with Webgrrls - Dec 6 & 7

(Event) Celebrate Achievements of Women in Technology & Business with Webgrrls - Dec 6 & 7

Hello Everyone,

Holiday Season is fast approaching and to kick it off we are organizing a dual-city Webgrrls International Holiday Celebration December 6th with the San Francisco Webgrrls and December 7th with the New York City Webgrrls, and when the Webgrrls Community gets together, it becomes an industry event, not only about revelry but also about the celebration o

14 Feb 2006 - 1:41pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Rich Holman

Yahoo! UI Library

So Yahoo! have released the Yahoo! User Interface Library (
http://developer.yahoo.net/yui/), the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library (
http://developer.yahoo.net/ypatterns), as well as a User Interface blog (

It's great that someone is trying to standardise UI, and offering for free
some pretty hefty tools to enable that standardisation.

What does everyone here think about this?

7 Oct 2008 - 9:28am
Sean Pook

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