Discussion Archive

19 Aug 2004 - 11:11am
Jef Raskin

Re: Morality and Windows UI Compliance


The Mac interface is hardly better than Windows. The differences are
mostly trivial. I have written a number of critiques of it.

You ask for alternative guidelines: Have you seen my book?

"Also, we're in business, our customers demand
> windows compliant stuff - and yes, this is exactly what they do demand
> however unfortunate that is."

I am in business, too.

11 Sep 2005 - 5:14pm
Rick Cecil

UX Meetup & IxD F2F

UX Meetup & IxD F2F
Date: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2005
Time: 6:00 PM

Address: 104 tw Alexander Dr, Durham, NC
Directions: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=104+tw+Alexander+Dr+Durham,+NC

This month's meeting will be hosted at the Council for Entrepreneurial

9 Nov 2007 - 4:45pm
Michael Micheletti

Microsoft Sync article in the Seattle Times

There was an interesting article today in the automotive section of
the Seattle Times about Microsoft Sync. It's a set of voice-activated
controls installed in a 2008 Ford Focus. Mark Phelan, the Detroit Free
Press reviewer, thought it worked pretty well (better than the car it
was installed in). Don't know if maybe a few 'softies on this list
might have worked on the project and would like to comment.

16 Nov 2007 - 3:46pm
6 years ago
5 replies
beril guvendik

How to help a new employee to get started

I am looking for insight and best practices to how to help a new designer
get started with the team, company and the product. I haven't been in a
situation where I was responsible for this so I am slightly at a loss.

How do you approach getting a new designer familiar with everything. What is
a good way to spend the first day? What is a good day to spend the first
week? Is there anything you ask them to do specifically to benefit from
their fresh status?

17 Aug 2004 - 8:58pm

Re: Reset Button Icon

RE: Reset Button Icon

If you're stuck in finding an icon do revisit the task flow and
the task goal, see if you can find alternate routes or solutions.

Also, consider an On-screen button.


22 Aug 2005 - 11:41am
Jeff Howard

Re: Usability on "The Fold"

"Chaniya Suebsanguan" wrote:
Does anyone have any thoughts or feedback on what the "new" fold is?

Back in 1999, webmonkey did some work on determining the fold size on common browsers.
They took screenshots of browser chrome from the Netscape 4 browsers all the way up to IE
6, and overlayed them to see how much real estate was left. Here's the article:

They came out with a "safe recommendation" of 983x578 for 1024 screens.

9 Jun 2004 - 2:53pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Hayden Vink

Navigation examples

Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone has got any good examples of effective
navigation (hopefully using CSS/standards based design) for websites
that have up to three levels of navigation. The site I'm working on
won't be managed using a full-blown CMS . . we'll most likely use
Dreamweaver templates to build the static pages and Movable Type for
the dynamic parts. The client will have Contribute to edit static pages
and access to Movable Type of course.

25 Jan 2008 - 7:52pm
6 years ago
17 replies
Demers, Scott

Differnce between user interface and interactiondesign?

Hi, Folks --

I appreciate the responses to my question.

I liked Luis' definition:

"UI designer delivers the interface, the IxD plans it"

I think that would make sense to a .NET developer, who's used to
thinking in terms of "the user interface designer" (which, by the way,
is why I asked the question).



Pre Defined templates/ formatted documents for UCD methods

I am planning to develop/ create pre defined templates/ formatted documents for UCD methods.

I would like to know what are all the methods which would require a pre defined  template. Kindly share the references for the same if anything available already.


11 Apr 2005 - 6:19pm
9 years ago
4 replies
ji kim

dumbing it down and ease of use.....

I just read an article about how this company is trying to dumb down its software to make it easier to use. It's great that they are trying to focus more on ease of use, but I guess I have a problem with the word "dumbing it down".

This isn't the first time I heard companies using this terminology/metaphor, do they really believe "ease of use = stuff that's designed for dumb people"?????