Discussion Archive

4 Jan 2010 - 3:18pm
Amy Jones
16 May 2010 - 9:49am
5 years ago
3 replies

Re: [IxDA] All microwave interfaces are COMPLETELY different

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 6:47 AM, elvenmuse wrote: > Why, why o why all microwave interfaces are different...

Agreed that the state of microwave control UIs is a joke. But missing from this discussion is the ecosystem aspect: companies creating products (microwavable food items) with instructions that don't map to the available capabilities.

For example, a frequently seen food preparation instruction is to heat the product at e.g. 50% power for 8 minutes.

14 Aug 2007 - 9:55pm
Victor Lombardi

[PLUG] New IxD classes in NYC

I'm very very happy to tell you about our new classes at Smart
Experience in New York, two of which are dedicated to interaction

Interaction Design for Web Applications
Taught by Dave Malouf who you probably know from here on the list and
the Executive Committee of IxDA.

16 Dec 2008 - 10:27am
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Specialized search forms - examples?


I am currently working on designing search forms for adverts service.

There are 4 main categories: houses, cars, jobs, holidays&travel. I am
looking for examples of good, usable search forms of these categories and
any advices.

My plan is to give users classic Google-style text-box search on 1st place,
specialized search form (with possibility of e.g. defining desired cubic
capacity of car's engine and so on) on the 2nd and additionaly link to very
detailed search form with some extra options. There is still a lot of
questions about details of each section, though.

18 Sep 2007 - 5:27am
7 years ago
1 reply
Morten Hjerde

See-through mobile with multi-touch on the back

Video showing simulated see-through screen for multi-touch from the back!


They call it Lucid Touch and envision this used for two-handed mobile
devices. If you are interested in touch screens and have not seen it, its a
must see.

Morten Hjerde

12 Dec 2008 - 1:00pm
Eva Kaniasty


If you would like to try out Websort and help me out with a class project in
the process, please go to the link below.
Feel free to enter a fake email address if you wish - Websort just uses it
as an identifier.




Eva Kaniasty

12 Nov 2007 - 9:04am
Kyle Pero Soucy

NH UX Poster Session/Holiday Social - Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 6:00 PM

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once.**

Got a tough design problem to solve? Have something interesting your working
on? Are you using a cool new tool or method you want to share? Need to vent
about your biggest problem of the week?


Research participants with familiarity with Heuristic Evaluation needed

LERSSE (Laboratory for Education and Research in Secure Systems Engineering) at the University of British Columbia is conducting a research project to evaluate the use of heuristic evaluation for usability evaluation of IT security management tools. This research requires volunteers with familiarity with heuristic evaluation to perform heuristic evaluation on an IT security management tool. You will need to participate either in person or remotely in a 4 hour session.

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...

19 Feb 2004 - 3:53pm
11 years ago
5 replies

Drag-select convention

Anyone know what the convention or solution is for
allowing a user to select a bunch of objects in a
drawing application via box-select, where the start of
the drag is on an object that is not to be selected.


I have a map-based drawing application where many
thousands of zones are drawn by the user.

When manipulating these zones, using standard mouse
gestures, it is particularly difficult to deal with
performing a box-select operation, because there is no
background to click on...it is covered with zones.

The common result is that when the user does
box-select a set of zones, a