Discussion Archive

6 Aug 2004 - 7:45am
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: filtering certain attachment types

Hi everyone,

With the great help of Michael Bartlett I've configured both the Discuss@
and Workgroup@ lists so that only a specific type of attachments can get
through. If an attachment doesn't match a specific mime type it will not be
allowed onto the list.

image, office apps, pdf, flash are still allowed through.

PIF, ZIP, and EXE are NOT allowed through (e.g.)

For the most part people shouldn't be sending attachments at all through
this list of any type ... but there might be cases where it is necessary and
I don't want to eliminate it at all.

30 Nov 2006 - 1:54am
7 years ago
2 replies
Soo Basu

Yellow pages listing

I'm designing a Yellow Pages search for a portal. One way of doing it is
like AOL<http://yellowpages.aol.com/main.adp?_dirpid=648&_diraction=main&brand=aolyp>,
where there's a location based search and also a Browse by category kind of
Yahoo <http://yp.yahoo.com/> follows something similar and also has a Browse
by city option.

I'm tyring to provide a Browse by category page and the Choose location is
in another tab.

13 Mar 2009 - 8:59am
5 years ago
1 reply

UI Design Review Methodologies: The Rubber Duck

Introducing the Rubber Duck method of reviewing designs.

6 Jul 2005 - 1:19am
Marijke Rijsberman

Re: question about estimating relative importance ofucd

Hi Doug,

Hi Doug,

I really did mean the relative _importance_ of UCD.

If a particular system has three users and a bad user interface means they
spend twice as much time as they otherwise would doing fairly regular tasks
and they had to spend half a day reading documentation each to figure out a
few basic features and never quite get the rest, then obviously there is a
cost associated with this bad design.

4 Feb 2008 - 6:05pm
gretchen anderson

[JOB] Contract writer needed - LUNAR, SF, maybe remote, 4 weeks

Hey there,

I'm looking for a good writer to help with the Out of Box Experience for
a new product. Are there any lurking tech writers out there who want to
work on the documentation for a cool product? Get in touch: gretchen
[at] lunar.com.

Thanks, Gretchen

7 Aug 2007 - 4:33pm
Lada Gorlenko

JOB: Web Development Lead (full-time), Exchange Server, Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA

If interested, contact Max Vaysburd [maxvay at microsoft.com]

Are you looking for a fantastic growth opportunity, working on the core
infrastructure of an exciting and complex product? Exchange 2007
re-defined management of enterprise application by exposing all features
through Powershell cmdlets and building robust GUI on top of them for
consistent interactive and scripting experience.

30 Sep 2007 - 5:24pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Joe Lanman

Tips on Freelance Interface Design?

Hello all,

My name's Joe Lanman - I'm a freelance web developer working in the UK.

I've been involved in the development of quite a wide variety of apps,
mainly learning tools and community sites, from design through to
development and testing.

However, I think I'd really like to focus on the interface-design side of
things and leave development to others - but I don't see many ads for UI
contracts in the same way there are plenty of short term projects for
PHP/Flash developers.

Does anyone have any tips? Are there UI agencies out there?

6 Jul 2007 - 11:27am

How useful is this - HFI-Certified UsabilityAnalyst?

I direct several seasoned UCD practitioners, none of whom are HFI-certified.
Elsewhere in my company, another UCD group focuses on specific types of
apps, and they are almost all HFI-certified.

The biggest difference I have seen in comparing their work to ours is
consistency in deliverables, methods and terminology (theirs, not ours =]).
As far as end results (are things more usable after engagements?), we both
perform about the same (see reasons below).

Aside from the cost of certification, I haven't seen any big negatives to

19 Feb 2004 - 9:00am
10 years ago
5 replies
Dave Malouf

Nice article on the design of the Tivo remote controlin tomorrow's Times

When is someone going to realize that people watch TV w/ dimmed or no lights
on? How often I've been watching a DVD or something off the DVR and I get a
call and I can't find the stupid PAUSE button. Would it kill them to make a
remote that is backlit like a phone touch pad?

Otherwise, I agree w/ Nielly about the FAV button.
What I wanted for a FAV button was something that limited my GUIDE, not
something that went up (you can't go backwards) a shortened chain. Why is
that? Well Ok, I love TV, right? My FAV list turns out to have hmmm?

11 Oct 2004 - 2:13pm
Jamie Divine

Re: 3D desktop replacement

Also check out Sun's Project Looking Glass: