Discussion Archive

11 Oct 2007 - 1:30pm
8 years ago
3 replies
beril guvendik

Moving and copying "items"

I'm trying to find an easy to use and easy to figure out way to move or
copy items around in a web application. For example, in a document
sharing application where there are different folder hierarchies, what
would be the best way of moving a document from one folder into another.

I've seen some applications which use a "Cut and Paste" method where you
select the item or items you wish to move via a checkbox, click on a Cut
button and then browse to the destination folder and click on "Paste"

11 Nov 2004 - 12:56am

Spotlight: Centrality of search

Recently I mentioned here Apple's upcoming Spotlight as a precursor of
technologies that may fundamentally change how we interact with our PCs in
many different areas. Several people wrote me privately to inquire about the
ramifications. I'm tardy with my response, but, on the eve of Microsoft's
response to Google Desktop Search, I'll try to outline briefly here how
Spotlight is different:

1. Pervasive - Unlike third-party apps like GDS, Spotlight is part of the
OS. It's omnipresent as an icon on the OS menu bar.


8 Dec 2004 - 1:50am
11 years ago
5 replies

Does this work?

Has any of the Brits here seen this in action:

'Clicks and bricks' trick tempts window shoppers

Nullius in Verba

22 Oct 2008 - 3:48pm
San Francisco IxDA

[IxDA SF Event] Multi-Everything: Multi-touch and the NUI Paradigm, Wed. Oct 22

Hello all!

Just a quick reminder that our next event, "Multi-Everything: Multi-
touch and the NUI Paradigm" is happening TONIGHT, October 22 at 6:30.
Hope to see you there!


- the IxDA SF team


Hello friends!

We're pleased to present a very hot topic this month, the brave new
world of NUIs (Natural User Interfaces) and their emergence within
consumer electronics, mobile devices, web and desktop applications
and fully immersive environments.

30 May 2007 - 9:27pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

What would you do different ... ? (Google Gears)

Google Gears was just released as a beta.

What is it?

It is a browser extension (Open Source) for both Firefox and IE to allow
offline functionality through a JavaScript API.

13 Feb 2007 - 9:44am
9 years ago
12 replies
Patrick Hunt

Use of "Your" or "My" in Personalized Web Application Design

Howdy ya'll,

So does anyone have strong feelings--or better yet, research--about
whether its better to use "Your" or "My" to describe personalized
stuff in web application design? I'm working with a client who has
made extensive use of "Your" and I have this gut sense that "My" would
be better... more personal, more of a dialog between company and user,
more common and familiar...

27 Nov 2007 - 5:02pm
Chris Bernard

There's still time to register for the PhizzPop Design Challenge and see your IxDA Peers.

Hey folks,

We've still got space at our design challenge events in NYC, Chicago, LA, Austin and Boston. NYC is filling up quickly and you'll be able to meet one of IxDA's very own founders David Malouf who will be judging! I weep for the contestants and wish them good luck! :)

Other events will have interesting judges as well, including Carlos Segura in Chicago, Luke W in Austin, and Lou Carbone in LA.

The events are free and the cocktails are on Microsoft.


Online reports and flexible data display grids -- good examples for non-technical users?

Hello, I am embarking on a large project to redesign an online reporting tool for a non-technical audience.


Background: Today, this tool exists in an online service for a very large non-technical user base. The reports are very important to this user base to track personal sales, team sales, personal data and team data. The user base itself is largely non-technical, and generally are not very interested or familiar with reporting tools and often refer to themselves almost as scared of reports in general.

20 Jan 2005 - 8:47am
Lada Gorlenko

Innovation in design (was: RFID and other fads)

Here is something to look into, for anyone who cares about having
an inventor's mind - TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving),
a methodology for creative engineering design developed in the
1960s. This is one of the great timeless things, similar to
McLuhan's "Understanding media" and Ashby's "Introduction to
cybernetics". TRIZ has a fairly solid background - it took
200,000 patents to analyse to discover and describe how innovation
takes place.