Discussion Archive

10 Aug 2006 - 5:50am
Jon Kolko [SCAD]

CfP: CHI2007 Courses and Workshops, Deadline September 1


The message below is sent on behalf of Marta Rey, CHI2007 Communication

I think the professional nature of the IxDA community makes it ideal for
submissions to Courses and Workshops, as these are opportunities to share
specific tacit knowledge with a large group of people. FWIW, course
instructors are well compensated ($700 per 90 minute instruction block).


Courses and Workshop's deadline is September 1st.

Jean Scholtz and Susan Palmiter, CHI-Courses Co-Chairs, invite you to make a
course submission:

'CHI 2007 will again offer courses as part of the technical program.

6 Sep 2008 - 5:59pm
7 years ago
6 replies
Jared M. Spool

Interview with Google Chrome Team

For anyone interested in trying to revive the IxDA dead horse called
Google Chrome, Steve Gillmor had an excellent interview with the
product manager and UI developer. Lots of things we discussed here
were talked about in the interview, confirming my thinking on where
they are going.

Gillmor's synopsis: http://tinyurl.com/5bv645
The audio of the interview: http://tinyurl.com/64bcbz


Jared M.

27 Apr 2009 - 3:46pm
Julie Blitzer

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29 Jul 2006 - 9:30am
1 year ago
1 reply
Steve Shostack

Finding a New/Used Ergonomic Chair Retailer in NYC & LI

Hey there.

I was interested in purchasing a good, new or used ergonomic chair for use in my home office. I'd like to find a brick and mortar retailer within NYC or Long Island so that I may test-drive a few before buying. Can you recommend a store I can visit that has a large selection of different types of chairs?

Thanks, in advance, for your help.


18 Jan 2007 - 6:12pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Lorne Trudeau

The missing reference (was Simplicity is Not Understood )

I don't know if this is the study you were thinking of, but Luke W.
mentions a similar study in his post, The Sweet Spot for Buying

17 Jul 2010 - 1:36pm
5 years ago
1 reply
William Hudson

RE: [IxDA] Right-hand navigation

I wrote an article on this a while back - it's not a definitive answer but addresses the suggestion that right-hand navigation might be more efficient.

However, I have to say that 'people usually figure things out' is not good evidence in favour.

16 Aug 2006 - 7:41am
9 years ago
1 reply
Paul Sherman

Complexity, learnability, efficiency... (WAS: Common design mista kes?)

[Cindy said]:

Their designs are innovative but sometimes complex. For example, we are
debating a design that a designer came up recently: a dropdown list that
contains checkboxes, OK, Cancel, Clear, Close buttons for a simple search

The main product my team supports uses this type of design *everywhere*.
(Sans checkboxes though...) Most people on the UCD team - including me -
were new to the product; I formed this team in January of last year. Us
newbies invariably had the same reaction the first time we saw this
overloaded drop-down:


5 Mar 2008 - 1:24pm

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7 Aug 2007 - 2:33pm
8 years ago
5 replies

the ROI of not including a link

Hi -

I have just been looking at my cell phone and realizing that a very
high percentage of the clickable items on the phone are selling
something, and not necessarily of great use to the end-user.

4 Jan 2006 - 10:46pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Luis Silva

FW: FW: Computers in Things (was Re: Ecommerce web sitebook recommendations [signed]

Skot Nelson said:

>He was taught that knowing something's name meant
>only that you had memorized a name, not that you understood what the
>thing was.
>You can call a black hole a black hole all you want, we still don't understand what it is.

Well if you think like that I wouldn't wanna work in your team....

Why make it harder, when it can be so simple...


Luis Silva

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