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12 Aug 2005 - 2:30pm
Wendy Fischer

Triange Mobile Monday meeting

I’m pleased to announce that the first Mobile Monday meeting in RTP is taking place on Monday. This is a group of people who are interested in mobile technologies and have wanted to form a local chapter of Mobile Monday, like the MoMo in Silicon Valley and in Finland. The Mobile Monday USA mission is to cultivate and accelerate US mobile and telecom sectors through leadership, technology, government relations, research, education, mentoring, investment, recruitment, networking and promotion.

6 Nov 2010 - 1:37pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Nils-Erik Gustafsson

Re: [IxDA] What makes an application feel fast?

Two factors were identified in a study several years ago (sorry, don't remember the reference):

1) The perceived complexity of an operation influences the user's expectations.

9 Sep 2009 - 8:37am
amara cohen

[JOB] Senior Visual Designer - Newton, MA, SimpleTuition, Full Time

SimpleTuition seeks a creative, high-energy visual designer to expand
the design vision and brand to new web-based products. SimpleTuition
is a company dedicated to making education and finance choices easier
for consumers with a unique online comparison-shopping platform.

You are an individual with a sound design process and the ability to
develop and lead designs from conception through completion. The
qualified candidate should have the demonstrated ability to shape the
design vision for projects, and to visually communicate rich data for
consumer products and services.

19 Jul 2007 - 4:21pm
Markus Grupp-TM

mobile device scrolling & text selectionproblem..

>> Scrollbar = "wheel" metaphor = move the scrollbar up to move the page down.
>> iPhone = "shoving" metaphor = move the page directly, by touching it, so the page moves in the same direction as the motion of your finger.

Anne, I have noticed it too. It reminds me of the Adobe Acrobat hand tool.

4 Jun 2008 - 7:47am
7 years ago
7 replies

ISO: Something do to in New York, June 5

I might have some down time tomorrow afternoon between meetings. Is
there some fabulous IxD-related exhibit or anything I ought to check
out while I'm in NY? Looks like I just missed a glass-making demo at
Cooper-Hewitt. :-(


-- Kim

11 Apr 2006 - 12:21pm
Vijay Venkatraman

[Help] Interaction Design Summer Internship

Hi all,

I am looking for a summer internship in Interaction Design. Is anybody on this forum looking for interns or aware of any available positions? I'd be very grateful for any help in this regard.

Thank you,


14 Sep 2007 - 2:26pm
7 years ago
3 replies
oliver green

effect of color on Web sites

*"Color is one of the most important non-verbal forms of communication.
Appropriate use of color greatly impacts user experience" [world usability

Can someone please point me to research done **to understand color
associations for different kinds of e-commerce websites? e.g. selling
clothing, shoes, furniture, beauty products. Or effect of color on websites
designed specifically for a demographic group - sport fans, women etc?


23 Dec 2008 - 7:19am
6 years ago
15 replies
John Gibbard

Mobile (Cellphone) Activated Streetlamps

This piece from BBC News [1] demonstrates how the residents of Doerentrup
can activate the street lighting via mobile phone. This requires them to
call a specific number and then use an access code to switch a specific
lighting array for the street they want lit-up. Given that this is targeted
at older people who may well have memory issues, it seems peculiar to force
them to remember a (series of) 6-digit access code(s).

30 Jun 2008 - 8:31pm
7 years ago
8 replies
Dave Malouf

And now a completely different take on design

Check out this WSJ interview with Bang & Olufsen freelance designer,
David Lewis.
Definitely different than what I would have expected.


- dave

David Malouf

12 Dec 2006 - 11:36am
Jay Morgan

pattern or feature inventory (as in content inventory)

I appreciate the responses so far.

Allow me to reframe this question: I am looking for a method to capture and
present interactive elements on a competitor's site.
I'm thinking of an interaction designer's version of the IA's content
inventory. I want to inventory interactive features, rather than content
and links. Any ideas?

For example, in a previous job I had TechSmith's Morae(R) which would allow
me to capture dynamic aspects of an interaction, or an entire experience. I
do not have Morae now.