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8 Apr 2012 - 3:52pm
3 years ago
6 replies

To hide or to disable?

There is ongoing discussion in my team about what is better behaviour for UI, when certain areas of the application are guarded by permission system. There are two main options:

  1. Hide it, so the user won't be distracted by elements they cannot use.
  2. Disable it, so they can see there is a function in the app they could use with the right permissions.


I won't say which side I took because i don't want to bias this thread.

I'll be grateful for your opinions?

9 May 2006 - 12:12am
Vikram M. Rao

JOB: Senior UI Designer, Bangalore India

CoreObjects, a software product development company ( http://www.coreobjects.com) is looking for a Senior UI Designer / Visual Designer for their office at Bangalore India.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right designer with an outstanding consultancy. The position is as a full-time employee. The work is varied and has real design challenges with some of the newest technologies.

23 Aug 2006 - 2:32am
8 years ago
2 replies
Abhishek Thakkar

Link Req: Yahoo New Website Tour

Hello all,
Apologies for cross posting,

A couple of weeks ago, Yahoo released their new website and with that came a
little tour which used to show the new features.
I am not able to see the tour again, so if anyone has a direct link to the
Yahoo new website tour, any other good "new features tour" or links to
tours/demos similar to the new yahoo one, please to send links.

thanks in advance
Abhishek Thakkar
v = u + at
We = You + Abhishek Thakkar :)

2 Jul 2007 - 11:28pm
7 years ago
15 replies
Jeff Axup

notepads and creative tools

Hi all,

I've done a bit of brainstorming around a notepad information appliance.
Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on requirements, design, feasibility or
other concerns?

Re-thinking the Notepad

Jeff Axup, Ph.D.
Principal Consultant, Mobile Community Design Consulting, San Diego

Research: Mobile Group Research Methods, Social Networks, Group Usability

21 Apr 2004 - 5:51pm
Beth Mazur

The Umbrella, Heller's comments on "A rose by any other name"

At 7:57 PM +0100 4/21/04, kjnarey wrote:
>I was under the impression that the 'umbrella' was decided collectively as
>'interaction design' - hence the gloriously cosmopolitan and diverse brood
>we communicate with on this list.

Not for me. This gloriously cosmopolitan and diverse IxD brood may be filling
in a hole that isn't served by an existing organization, but from my perspective
it is more on a par with AIfIA...a group that has both "big" and "little"
aspects to it.

12 May 2006 - 8:45am
8 years ago
6 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Folksonomy v/s Taxonomy

In my case, I need to categorize user created lists of places/
organizations. I can either have user defined categories or use tags.

My obvious concern with tags is that the use of synonyms can potentially
fracture the usefulness of the data and creation of meta-noise. For Eg.
if the users are creating a list of high-schools- they could be
potentially tagged as schools, school, educational institution etc. But
it does work well in Flickr/delicious etc.

So..when do I use one over the other?


5 Apr 2006 - 7:18pm
Steve L Eisman

UX Career Opp with UnitedHealth Group - MA or MN

Ingenix is one of the largest health care information and research companies in
the industry. No one competitor offers the same breadth of products and services
as Ingenix. In fact, our competitors strive to copy what we have done. We offer
the most comprehensive set of data, technology and analytic capabilities. The
power of our products and services help customers leverage information assets,
enhance clinical and financial insight, increase the quality of health care
delivery and administration and improve cost management. It is a part of the
UnitedHealth Group organization.

16 Dec 2010 - 10:35am
4 years ago
3 replies

Embedding Interaction Technology

Hi Everyone,


what do you think about interaction design / technology embedded in everyday objects? Touchscreens in tables, pillows, walls.

I believe that for a technology to be adapted by larger masses you first need to go the way of integrating it into something that people already know and are confortable with - in a way that you don't disturb the usage of the (host) object itself.

11 Feb 2010 - 5:48am
Danny Bluestone

Digital Designer, Hertfordshire, UK

Cyber-Duck www.cyber-duck.co.uk is looking for a highly motivated
Designer with a strong background in art direction, design,
Interaction Design and Information Architecture. Excellent English
writing skills and some marketing experience will be required as well
as some project management and client facing capabilities.

5 Apr 2008 - 4:38am

EuroITV 2008: Call for Participation

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July 3rd to 4th 2008 in Salzburg, Austria


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