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23 Jun 2004 - 9:09am
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Dave Malouf
2005

nexted lists

HI Florian,

<admin>
Plaese add subject lines to your messages in the future
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<designer>
It is hard to get a sense of what you need ... But if you don't need the
list to be interactive (that's what I understood you to mean when you said
you didn't need "folding", just use intentation of one of your columns to
show the heirarchical relationships that it sounds like you require. Why do
you need any convention here other than the list itself?

22 Jun 2004 - 10:06pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

ADMIN: RE: Searching for Boundaries (was Intelligence andAwareness)

OK, this discussion needs to either be pushed into the workgroup list (where
it belongs); and where I would love to glove it out, or it has to stop
entirely.

Please do not respond to any messages in this or the related threads.

This definition (at least the short version towards the end) is the
definition that the workgroup came up with as a basis for this organization.
This took weeks of collaborative work.

22 Jun 2004 - 9:46pm
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Dan Saffer
2003

Searching for Boundaries (was Intelligence and Awareness)

On Jun 22, 2004, at 5:13 PM, H Taylor wrote:

> The t-shirt is *not* interaction design, because that which is
> designed (the t-shirt itself) does not interact with anyone; that is,
> no one gives it any sort of input, and its state does not change.
>

I think we can all agree that feedback is a good thing. But is it a
defining characteristic of interaction design?

22 Jun 2004 - 4:13pm
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H Taylor
2004

Searching for Boundaries (was Intelligence and Awareness (was Signal Orange))

Dan wrote:

> Intelligence and awareness are interesting places to draw
> distinctions, I'll
> grant you that, Dave. But they do have their own problems. What is
> intelligence? Or awareness? How do we measure them in products? Is a
> light
> switch waiting for a human to flick it an example of interaction
> design? Or,
> if variety is added into the mix, a thermostat? And if we talk about
> designing systems, how do we define intelligence and awareness in
> those?

21 Jun 2004 - 1:17pm
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10 years ago
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Dan Saffer
2003

Intelligence and Awareness (was Signal Orange)

Intelligence and awareness are interesting places to draw distinctions,
I'll grant you that, Dave. But they do have their own problems. What is
intelligence? Or awareness? How do we measure them in products? Is a
light switch waiting for a human to flick it an example of interaction
design? Or, if variety is added into the mix, a thermostat? And if we
talk about designing systems, how do we define intelligence and
awareness in those? A level of complexity?

We're getting into a weird area here that's probably pretty academic...

Dan

21 Jun 2004 - 11:25am
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Adlin, Tamara
2004

Contacts at Ideo Seattle?

Hi!
Anyone got the scoop on Ideo's plans for the new seattle office that's opening? Got any contacts I could ask?
Thanks,

--Tamara

tamara adlin . usability specialist . amazon.com . tamara at amazon.com .

19 Jun 2004 - 11:08am
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10 years ago
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Florian Weber
2004

task oriented versus object oriented interfaces

hi!

im interested in opinions about what is a better interface for
a cms:

a) a task oriented interface, where user click on a 'create
a new page' link and get passed thru a wizard which asks
them how they wanna name the page, in which section
they wanna create it, what the content should be, etc..

b) a objekt oriented interface, where a user clicks on a
treeview which displays sections and pages. selects the
section where he wants to create the page. then clicks
'new page', writes the title of the page.

18 Jun 2004 - 8:53am
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Greg Petroff
2004

RE: Other companies like Frog or Ideo

Hi David,

For transit related industrial design in NYC look at Antena. Really quite
amazing group designed the ticket kiosks and the inside of the latest subway
trains on the 5 and 6 lines. http://www.antennadesign.com/

In NYC there is also Springtime: http://www.springtime.nl/

Another company that does nice work in the frog, ideo model is in Portland
Oregon called ZIBA http://www.ziba.com/home.htm

Greg

18 Jun 2004 - 5:50am
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Kuso Mendokusee
2004

REQUEST: IP-phone interface issues, especially with touchscreens

Salute!

Our company is about to start refactoring of customer's IP-phone
software & i am searching for guidelines or case studies of such or
related work.

Could anyone point me to such guidelines/methodics/studies about
developing an UI for IP-telephony?

17 Jun 2004 - 4:47pm
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Christian Simon
2003

Rapid Prototyping: Flash

> I REALLY recommend people look into Flash MX 2004. The addition of "screens"
> makes the new version of flash really easy for building application
> prototypes.

Dave, you forgot to mention Macromedia's well touted SmartClips. I
interviewed at a company that was using smart clips to generate multiple
custom files. They reused many of the same elements and used Flash's feature
to good use. Used this way it even eliminates the need for programmers
entirely.

The new FlashMX sites are full of people authoring their own interface
tools.

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