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22 Aug 2007 - 6:35am
7 years ago
2 replies
Chauncey Wilson

Practical books for HCI practitioners - Long list

Hello Oliver,

Here are some books that I've found useful over the years on the three
topics you mention. The books at the top are relatively new ones. Some are


Cooper, A., Reimann, R., & Cronin, D. (2007). *About face 3: The essentials
of interaction design.* Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.

Courage, C., & Baxter, K. (2004). *Understanding your users: A practical
guide to user requirements methods, tools, and techniques.*

Dorst, K. (2004).

20 Aug 2007 - 1:30pm
Andrew Chen

event on Facebook apps in the Bay Area (oct 6th)

For those of you guys in the bay area, here's a great upcoming event with a
10% off registration code for the next 48 hours:

It looks like there'll be a couple talks regarding designing interactions
within widgets and Facebook apps, and how to approach it both from a user
perspective and also from a viral marketing perspective


CommunityNext: Platform
Palo Alto, CA - October 5-6th

The premier event on social network Platforms and APIs i

23 May 2012 - 11:47am
2 years ago
1 reply
Paul Chang

Providing Contextual Help: Pedagogical Agent Framework

Hi All.

This is my first time posting on the site, but I always see great discussions, so hoping you can help with my challenge.

I'm working on an educational website that has been cast as a video game. The student is asked to perform a series of activities aboard a space ship and the metaphor is that they're sitting at a terminal while on the ship making decisions.

8 Apr 2012 - 3:52pm
2 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?

20 Feb 2006 - 2:04pm
8 years ago
18 replies
Dave Malouf

How is MS doing Prototyping?

Well at least the Office 12 group:

It talks about how they are using PowerPoint to short cut prototyping.

I find this funny b/c you'd think they would just use Visio. ;)

-- dave

David Heller
Dave (at) ixdg (dot) org
Dave (at) synapticburn (dot) com
AIM: bolinhanyc || Y!: dave_ux || MSN: hippiefunk(at)hotmail.com || GTalk:

1 Jun 2009 - 2:46pm
5 years ago
5 replies
Michael Quibuyen

XBox 360: Project Natal. Reactions?

Just watched the Microsoft Press Conference at E3. Anyone have
thoughts on Project Natal?

I hope this extension of the XBox experience is affordable when it
hits the streets--the potential of gesture-based, motion/voice-sensing
play entering millions of homes worldwide is something to celebrate.

Mike Quibuyen
mike at thinkcloud.com

30 Jan 2007 - 4:38pm

Recommendations for firm specialized in customer support solutions

Hi all,

I was wondering if you have a strong recommendation for a company with
experience designing solutions for customer support, specifically
related to call-trees (design of voice-menus navigation systems,
familiarity with this technology, mapping it to the business processes
behind customer support, etc).



29 Nov 2008 - 4:45pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Steve Baty

UXBookClubs in general (was UX Book Club Washington D.C.)

If I could also mention that the UX Book Club also has groups forming in
Canberra, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, NYC, Twin Cities, Toronto, Tokyo, and
London with others in discussion.

7 Nov 2008 - 9:46am
5 years ago
1 reply
Janna DeVylder

Are you going to Interaction09? Let your networks know!

It takes more than amazing content and speakers to make a conference.
It's all of us who gather that take it over the top.

So, in that light, if you are going, start encouraging your friends and
esteemed colleagues to join you!

Here are a couple of easy ways to get the word out:

Let your network know you're attending...share the event!

C'mon, so easy.

11 Oct 2004 - 10:37am
9 years ago
11 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

3D desktop replacement


"The SphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows XP.
Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own level.
It offers a new way to organize objects on the desktop such a icons and
applications. Check the videos and screenshots to get the idea."

What do you think?

- Petteri