Discussion Archive

7 May 2010 - 7:14am
5 years ago
5 replies
Prashant Dixit

Google's New Design

By now, I’m sure we all must have noticed the new design that Google recently rolled out. I somehow feel that the left hand sidebar filters can be designed better.  Even the transition from more search tools to fewer search tools does not seem to be very smooth. Google has been experimenting with this sidebar for many months now. I wish if there was an option to “turn off” this new sidebar. Though I really like the way more filters are given in search categories such as Images, Books etc.  Especially the color and type search in images is absolutely fundu.

13 Jul 2009 - 2:02pm

IxD event at 10th National Design Awards

Just received information on this event but it looks interesting hosted the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and a part of the 10th Annual National Design Awards. Perceptive Pixel won the Interaction Design award (http://bit.ly/2HtFFh). There seems to be several other FREE public programs (http://bit.ly/3UH7Et) occurring with Jeff Han (of PP) giving a talk on the Future of Interaction Design.

Anyone in the DC area may want to give it a look. I’m very tempted to head down myself.

3 Dec 2009 - 3:55pm
Boston IxDA

[event][job] Reminder: Litl Webook demo and Processing For Designers 'think tank'

Reminder that we're going to meet the Litl Folks for a demo of their webook
at 6:30 at the Stata Center Cafe. Please come prepared to ask questions
about the process that went in to the product. Then those interested in
Processing can join us at the Miracle of Science around the corner once the
demo & discussion are done.

12 Aug 2009 - 2:20pm

Statistics about user drop offs when faced with unencrypted site message from the browser

Has anyone come across statistics or observations in user studies about how
people react to the Security Warning message (The information you have
entered is to be sent over an unencrypted connection and could easily be
read by a third party.)

I have a client whose site elicits this message when people are answering
quiz questions. They do not consider the tombstone information (name,
address, email etc...) to be the kind of information that requires
encryption. Financial information, passwords etc...

13 Oct 2009 - 8:43am
Maria Cordell

IxDA Atlanta Social--Billiards & Beer--Oct. 14

Good games don't just happen. Somewhere, sometime, someone had to
fine-tune the rules and constraints that make our favorite games
rewarding, whether it's chess, football, or (in our case this month)

Join us at Gordon Biersch in Buckhead to discuss what makes a good
game, and how game design principles can be applied to interaction
design. Appreciate classic versions of billiards or try out your own
rules... it's up to you.

2 Oct 2009 - 12:22pm
6 years ago
3 replies

Interactive web charting tools?

Hi All,

Apologies if this question has been asked and answered before - I've
been searching for a canned toolkit or a complete package that I can
recommend to our development for building an interactive web graph.
The interaction would be specific to a zoom feature, allowing a user
to increase or decrease the span of time and thus the data within the

14 Jun 2008 - 4:01pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

Tablet PC & annotation system

Hi folks,

I can't for the life of me locate the details about a tablet PC (I
think!) that has an annotation system for taking notes & recording
audio at the same time...does that ring any bells? I searched the
Discuss archives to no avail. I mentioned it to a friend who needs to
find some technology to facilitate her field interviews but now it's
feeling more like a figment of my imagination.

6 Nov 2006 - 11:15am
Dan Saffer

Physical vs. Digital Buttons

Interesting post about digital vs. mechanical buttons:

"Sometime about 2-3 years ago, the saturated consumer electronics
industry, hungry for new but matured technology, has been exploring
what we designers call “static” buttons. These “static” buttons are
essentially non-mechanical (ie non-moving) and use electronic
circuitry as a means to detect triggering contact.


I am starting to feel such non-mechanical buttons actually reduce the
user experience rather than enhance it.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:03pm

Web Design course application deadline tomorrow

Hi folks,

The next quarter of Code Academy's web design course will be on April 10th, and the application deadline for it is tomorrow!

This intensive course is geared towards those developing start-up ideas, or those looking to transition more fully into user-centered web design. Students connect with a large network of mentors, and we cover these core areas:

24 Mar 2009 - 2:30pm
Melinda Bonneville

Local Event - Columbus, Ohio

IDSA's Central Ohio chapter and Young Professionals section are
teaming up with the Columbus chapter of IxDA (Interaction Design
Association) for this month's Blender - a monthly get-together and
happy hour to mingle with other designers and see what's going on in
the community.

Come join us for a drink, a chat and some music this coming Thursday,
March 26 6-9pm @ Bristol Bar - 132 East 5th Avenue Columbus, OH

Your local IDSA and IxDA representation will be there in full-effect.
Make sure to bug us to fill you in on what we have coming up, and feel
free to tell us anything that’s on yo