Discussion Archive

19 Apr 2006 - 2:03pm
Tom Erickson

CFP: HCI Remixed - reflective essays on influential work (IxD)

The HCI Remixed Project -- Call for Participation

We are inviting you to contribute to a unique project for the HCI
community: HCI Remixed! Our aim is to produce a collection of essays
in which researchers and practitioners reflect on a paper or other
piece of work by someone else, that is at least 10 years old, and
that has had a personal impact on their view of or approach to HCI.

We intend the essays to be brief (up to about 1800 words), personal
in tone, and reflective in nature.

14 Mar 2007 - 10:49am
7 years ago
1 reply
Christine Boese

Thumbnail calendars and philosophical waxing

Hi y'all!

Please forgive me if this topic has come up in the past, but I'm wondering
if the group has any ideas about the persistence of thumbnail calendars
(often appearing in interstitial rollovers, with dates as potential live
links) as a reappearing trope in interface design.

I'm trying to discuss this interface feature with a client at the
requirements stage, and I'm encountering resistance to the very idea,
particularly on the development side.

This strikes me as odd, especially since I've used the relatively simple
code myself on personal projects (we've seen this all over on blog

2 May 2008 - 7:23am
6 years ago
32 replies
Mark Schraad

can we make it to easy?

I was reading about Microsoft having recruited Adobe's (think
photoshop UI and more) Mark Hamburg to work on user experience. I
don't find Adobe product o be particularly user friendly, but I do
find them to be consistent and remarkably efficient once you get over
a learning curve. I appreciate that approach a lot. I found my self
wondering if, for professional tools, there is greater adoption,
product loyalty and stickiness in leaving a certain amount of
difficulty in the UI? The thinking goes...

5 Mar 2006 - 3:21pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Beau Gould

[JOB] Python/C++ Developer, Greenwich, CT | 80-160k | Relo OK

Python/C++ Developer, Greenwich, CT | 80-160k | Relo OK

My Greenwich, CT client is looking for programmers fluent in Python and C++ to build and improve systems in a variety of areas, including mathematical programming, parallel computing, network servers, and user interfaces.

31 Aug 2007 - 3:09pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Marcus I

Job vs. Career


Over my time in 'the field,' I have always felt passionate about user experience design, i.e. the visual, the interactions, the architecture, and the interface. I chased my dream to the valley just in time for the end of the party and see the bubble bust. Not being one to want my own business, I have to proudly say, I have maintained gainful employment during this entire period of time.

24 Jul 2007 - 11:25pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Ashish Tibrewal

Usability Metric

Hi All,

I am looking for a tool which can collect and analyze the results of
quantitative data from the usability tests like completion rate etc.

25 Dec 2009 - 4:40pm
4 years ago
8 replies

Online tools (Possibly free ware) that we can use to create a knowledge base of glossary

Hi All

Merry Christmas ! I am currently working on a project that involves compiling glossary and acronyms used extensively across our company. I am looking for inputs from similar projects that you may be doing or have done in the past and that enables us to use a search engine that can help anyone locate a particular acronym or glossary term.

The challenge is to collaborate with various teams that can be part of the database and contribute to as a team.

Any information will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


22 Nov 2004 - 6:03pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Eugene Chen

hyperlinks vs. buttons in dekstop applications


1 - I'm wondering if anyone has found any official guidelines (I've looked,
but haven't found) or developed any personal conventions for the use of
hyperlinks vs. button in desktop applications.

For instance, in my current application, we provide some links to external
websites. This seems like a no-brainer to display as a hyperlink. But it
becomes more ambiguous. We had a Search and I wanted to provide access to
Advanced Search... I could show this as either a button or a link.

But within Windows and Office applications, the use of hyperlinks is
becoming more prevalent.

15 Feb 2009 - 6:17pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Angel Marquez

When Man and Machine Merge | Ray Kurzweil

This months Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com/issue1072> magazine
has a good article about Ray
Rather interesting.

17 Nov 2005 - 9:58am
Meikel Steiding

New Music Interface&#8230;

Dunno how many people here know elektroplankton.com for the
NintendoDS™ but the same guy-Toshio Iwai-created a new musical
instrument for Yamaha.
Looks pretty interesting.
I really love the direction of going really digital. Photography is
still so damm old school. I mean I use a digital SLR as well but
besides the sensor there is nothing digital in there.