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14 May 2008 - 4:42pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Todd Warfel

[PLUG] Refresh DC talk on Prototyping Thursday May 15th

I'll be doing a talk tomorrow evening in Arlington, VA for the Refresh
DC group on prototyping. Find our more about it and RSVP at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/583903/
. Looks like we've already got close to 100+ people attending.


Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
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28 Sep 2010 - 7:54pm
3 years ago
1 reply

Project ideas

Hello Everyone,

13 Sep 2004 - 12:20pm

RE: Behaviour undone -- The fatal inversion in IxDs definition

At 01:02 PM 9/13/2004 -0400, David Heller wrote:
>I would maybe edit that (maybe this is a bit of word smithing) and switch
>the world "reflect" for the word "compliment" ...

I think you mean "complement"

It would be interesting to put together a
>"bill of rights" of IxD.

One place to start is with the list that Claire Marie Karat wrote back in 1998:


This also seems to hark back to the debates about agents v

13 Dec 2004 - 4:25am
9 years ago
3 replies
Narey, Kevin

Google suggest


Is this the Google version of the ms 'paperclip' or is it genuinely
predictive text?
Technically very interesting in an 'under the bonnet/hood etc' way. The
relevance is very useful.


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Registered in England no.

23 Feb 2010 - 11:44am
Joe Sokohl

Magic Wish #2 for IxDA

Local groups are great. There are a lot of people who are working hard
to bring interaction designers and other interested folks together
locally on a regular basis.

Wouldn't it be great if local groups had a dedicated space that
brought events, discussions, and jobs into a local-centric space?
Wouldn't it be great if ixda.org could expand the ability of local
groups to communicate & collaborate?

Your wish is about to be granted:
http://www.ixda.org/blog /2010 /02 /new -website -launch -is
-imminent /

Launch is set for 5 days and counting!

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

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