Discussion Archive

2 Jul 2004 - 3:03pm
ji kim

Re: What makes a good prototyping tool?

To me a good prototyping tool consist of following:
1. Does not geneate production quality code ( really ).
2. Provide out of the box basic UI components for several target platforms and devices.
3. Allow me to create custom UI components easily and quickly (hopefully without programming).
4. Also has basic drawing tool features.

11 May 2008 - 10:10am
6 years ago
4 replies
Abdul-Rahman Advany

Combining input and search field


I am creating a webapplications where users can add suggestions. I am using
one field for both input and search.

Here is the prototype: http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5808/gif1tl5.gif

1. User is asked to input a suggestion
2. During input relevant suggestions are searched and given to the user
3. User can either choose to vote or to suggest

However its currently not clear that the field also functions as a search

23 Nov 2006 - 10:42pm
8 years ago
8 replies
Esteban Barahona

Bookmarks Managment Brainstorming

The Internet has evolved, lots of information from many different websites
and broadband have changed how we deal with bookmarks. It is common for some
netizens to have 1000+ bookmarks. However it still uses the old (but widely
tested) "folder-file" metaphor. Websites are information, so this aproach
isn't that far off. Meta-data and automatic scripts can be used to clean and
manage this lists of websites.

Why not make a brainstorming about how to improve Bookmarks Managment?

- Embedding common attributes in "names" have being done before. In Unix a '

20 Oct 2008 - 10:23am
6 years ago
3 replies
Charusmitha Ram

An alternative to Transfer boxes

Transfer boxes have been around for a long time and is a classic UI control
for multi-selecting items and creating/building lists. However, it has a
very bloated UI and a cumbersome interaction. Are there variations or
alternatives to transfer boxes to perform multiselect functions? Online
Smitha Ram
Senior Interaction Designer
Thomson Reuters | www.thomsonreuters.com

19 Jan 2007 - 8:34am
A.C.Roibas at b...

Parallel Session on "Mobile sharing applications for nomad and peripatetic storytellers" at HCII 2007.

Call for papers:

Parallel Session on "Mobile sharing applications for nomad and peripatetic storytellers" at HCII 2007.

This parallel session aims to present research addressing innovative data gathering, evaluation and participatory design techniques to develop pervasive interactive multimedia systems that enable the creation and sharing of stories. supporting and encouraging creativity, collaborative work and socializing.

27 Nov 2007 - 3:20pm
Maria Cordell

Atlanta IA Happy Hour Tonight, 11/27, at 7 p.m.

Join your fellow Atlanta IAs and UX professionals for a happy hour event at
the Cafe Intermezzo in Buckhead!

Parking is available behind the cafe, but you may also park across the
street at the
Macquarium building, 1800 Peachtree. (You'll have to get a parking ticket
going in, but the exit gate will be open by the time you leave, and parking
will be free of charge.)

Hope to see you there!


(Note that the Buckhead location is listed as Brookwood.)


18 Mar 2010 - 2:41pm
Nathan at Bestica

HOW Design Conference Denver June 6-9th

The HOW Design Conference is coming to Denver, June 6-9, 2010! This year the annual creativity, business and technology conference will feature even more essential information and inspiration for graphic designers, including:

21 Apr 2006 - 10:31am
9 years ago
9 replies

Looking for colorful examples of bad *developer* design

In working with and presenting to many development groups,
I'm interested in showing "examples" of situations where
a developer "designed" an interface based on their view
from the inside, versus the user's view.

18 May 2005 - 6:36am
Narey, Kevin

Ajax patterns

For those with a 'design and development of prototypes' slant to their
roles, one of my colleagues was distributing this link on our internal
developer list:


It's well worth a look.


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23 Feb 2007 - 6:08pm

IxDA Silicon Valley Event :: Life Beyond Embodiment :: Wednesday, March 21st

IxDA Silicon Valley Event: Life Beyond Embodiment
Presentation by Leandro Agrò

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Socializing and refreshments: 7-7:30 pm
Program: 7:30-9:30 pm
Place: Yahoo!, Sunnyvale
Directions: http://www.baychi.org/calendar/20070321a/directions/

Some years ago, Paul Dourish introduced the concept of embodiment, which
describes the distance between bytes and atoms.