Discussion Archive

14 Sep 2004 - 10:36pm
Caryn Josephson

Usability Professionals Association 2005 Call for Participation now available

Mark your calendars! UPA 2005 will be held June 27-July 1, 2005 in
Montreal, Quebec.

Submissions for presentations, papers, panels, advanced topics, tutorials,
workshops, posters and idea market topics are now being accepted.

8 Nov 2009 - 9:34pm
Siegy Adler

Two-factor Authentication and Biometrics


Out of curiosity, has anybody implemented two-factor authentication
using biometrics (e.g., fingerprint, voice, etc.) as the second


29 Jan 2004 - 4:52pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Andrew Otwell

Re: aesthetics and objectivity

Bob Baxley wrote:

> I definitely take exception to this statement on two fronts. First, visual
> design is NOT subjective -- unless it's decoration, in which case it's not
> design.

6 Mar 2007 - 7:29pm
7 years ago
14 replies
Cecily Walker

Affordances in interface design

Hi Everyone,

I have a question that I'll preface with statement. I work for a
company that builds accounting software for the desktop. Screens for
data entry (i.e., paying bills, creating invoices) were designed to
look like the paper forms they were based on, and have looked like
this since the Windows 3.1 version of the software.

Research has shown us that new users frequently find this design

2 Sep 2009 - 3:08am
5 years ago
7 replies
Victor Lombardi

UI Translation Resource

Hi All --

Can anyone recommend an agency or online service to translate user
interface text? It will be translated from English to several other
languages, and capturing the tone of voice is just as important as
conveying accurate meaning and localizing ideas in some cases.

I'm based in New York, but open to work with agencies elsewhere.

Thanks in advance,
Victor Lombardi

2 Jul 2004 - 9:42am
Larry Tesler

One button mouse (was Menu bar on Macintosh)

The original SRI mouse (Engelbart, et al, mid-1960's) had one button.
By 1968, it had three buttons. Only the left button was used in
conjunction with pointing. The other two buttons were used to confirm
and cancel actions.

In 1974, at Xerox PARC, I implemented a prototype of the Gypsy text
editor that introduced drag-select and needed only one button. (The
final version of Gypsy, 1975, which I developed with Tim Mott, used
all three buttons because they were there.)

In 1981, Xerox shipped the Xerox Star with two buttons.

Apple's mouse first appeared on the Lisa.

30 Oct 2007 - 3:21pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Josh Seiden

IA Summit 2008 %u2013 Call for Papers Deadline Reminder

[ Moderator's note: Posted on behalf of Richard Dalton.]

To give submitters a little more time over the weekend we've
extended the deadline for all types of papers (except research
papers, which remains 11/30) to midnight (EST) on Sunday 11/4.

2008 IA Summit Chair

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25 May 2005 - 2:57pm
Austin Govella

Diagramming asynchronous apps: wireframe storyboard

I'm curious for feedback. I diagrammed change on a part of the page in
parallel series over time:

Flashpaper of deliverable here:
* http://thinkingandmaking.com/entries/art/36/wireframe-storyboard.swf

Posted link to deliverable here:
* http://thinkingandmaking.com/entries/36

I'm trying to communicate the design as well as document for future
generations. It's a rough draft, but does it succeed? Almost?

12 Jun 2005 - 2:06am
Wendy Fischer

New drawing/graphics tool from Microsoft

For those of you looking for a new pixel/vector graphic tool in one...

Microsoft has introduced Acrylic as a beta...I am going to try it.


22 Jan 2009 - 5:22pm
5 years ago
4 replies
jeff noyes

JOB: Rock Star designer with superb CSS Javascript chops; Andover Ma, Acquia

We're looking for a top-notch designer, CSS and JQuery guru. The
right candidate will be able to show us some award winning design
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brought the designs to life.

We'd like to know how you can help us build reusable kick-ass themes,
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