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21 Jun 2004 - 11:25am
Adlin, Tamara

Contacts at Ideo Seattle?

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


tamara adlin . usability specialist . . tamara at .

19 Jun 2004 - 11:08am
12 years ago
4 replies
Florian Weber

task oriented versus object oriented interfaces


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
Greg Petroff

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.

In NYC there is also Springtime:

Another company that does nice work in the frog, ideo model is in Portland
Oregon called ZIBA


18 Jun 2004 - 5:50am
Kuso Mendokusee

REQUEST: IP-phone interface issues, especially with touchscreens


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
Christian Simon

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

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

17 Jun 2004 - 2:30pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Christian Simon

Mentor Programs

I have a question for the west coasters. Are you aware of any professional
mentor program for IxD? I'm interested to find a program for getting some
one to one advise on projects and career. xtian

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17 Jun 2004 - 1:17pm
12 years ago
10 replies
Dave Malouf

Other companies like Frog or Ideo

I'm curious if people knew of other companies that were like Frog or Ideo.
Product Design consultancies that merge traditional industrial design and
emerging digital design into a next venue for interaction design?

I want to be a bit more proactive in my search for a perfect job and maybe
look for people to do some information interviews with. I'm particularly
interested if these companies are somewhere along a major NYC based transit

16 Jun 2004 - 7:56pm
12 years ago
9 replies

Rapid Prototyping: Visio

At 08:35 PM 6/16/2004 -0400, Jim Hoekema wrote:
> > Eg: I put a button on-screen and activate it to go to page 2. I've tried
> > Object Behaviours and I've tried Hyperlinks. Since Visio likes to float
> > every page uniquely on the background, linking from one page to another
> > causes undesired jumpiness. I tried viewing fullscreen, but the
> > hyperlinks don't preserve full-screenness (full-screnity?) from page to
> > page.

16 Jun 2004 - 2:06pm
Dave Malouf

What makes a good prototyping tool? (was RE: Rapid Prototyping (was: Konfabulator))

What makes a good prototyping tool?
What are the qualities we need as IxDers?

- dave

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15 Jun 2004 - 10:13pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Jeff Howard

Re: Signal Orange

Elizabeth's example of the Vietnam bracelets is a much better
illustration of this concept. Here's the crucial detail that's obscured
in the Signal Orange project. The bracelets open a dialog between two
people. That's the interaction the bracelets facilitate.

"... the wearer could talk about the person [on the bracelet] to others."

Here's a related example of this kind of Interaction Design. The Spring
2004 issue of Design Issues has an article about Kate Wells and the
Siyazama Project in South Africa.

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