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27 Apr 2004 - 5:37pm
10 years ago
4 replies
Cindy Alvarez

Written aspects of interaction design

Andrei writes:
bloggers/designers themselves doing not only their
> own visual work, but the IA work *and* the coding behind their blogs.
> (I'm still catching up myself in this whole blog thing, having only
> gotten started in late December of 2003.) For these designers to learn
> the interaction piece as it applies to more robust applications is not
> a far stretch, imho. Once they do, they'll have the skills in visual,
> IA, interaction and base level coding.

27 Apr 2004 - 4:27pm
10 years ago
10 replies
Elizabeth Buie

Visual design = aesthetics??

Todd Warfel writes:

"Personally, while some usability professionals don't see visual design
(aesthetics) to be important, or as important, I think it most definitely

Todd, are you equating visual design with aesthetics, are you saying that
some usability professionals equate them, or are you saying that aesthetics
is a component of visual design.

I would agree that it is a component. I see visual design as much more
than aesthetics, however.

27 Apr 2004 - 3:41pm
10 years ago
43 replies
Dave Malouf

Visual aspects of interaction design

This is a blog that I found by way of Andrei's Design by Fire blog

What I found interesting here is mix of visual design with interface design.
As a non-visual designer I often lack the sophistication necessary bring my
interfaces alive both in craft and in theory.

27 Apr 2004 - 1:32pm
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27 Apr 2004 - 10:38am
Jim Hoekema

thread on Umbrella needs to stop

Can you identify the alternate location?
- Jim
-----Original Message-----
From: David Heller
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 7:21 AM

Hey there folks,

I am going to request that we move the conversation about umbrella and
respect and all its new variants to the workgroup list.

27 Apr 2004 - 4:50am
10 years ago
4 replies
Olly Wright

mobile phone prototyping and usability

Hi all,

One of the students here at Interaction-Ivrea is looking for
information on prototyping techniques and usability for mobile phones.
He's already got the Nokia book "Mobile Usability: How Nokia Changed
the Face of the Mobile Phone." Most specifically, he's interested in
prototyping methods and techniques for mobile phones.

Anybody have some pointers? I ask here because I figure it might be an
interesting thing for others on this list. Excuse me if you've seen me
post this on another list.


26 Apr 2004 - 6:51pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Dave Malouf

Re: multi-select choosers of complex large sets.

Hi Andrew,

A great example would be choosing addresses in Outlook.
If you go to the "to" chooser, it has the means for a user to easily select
from your personal database of addresses, but what is added besides the
user's name is more information to make sure it is the right person. In this
case that added metadata isn't always necessary but it can certainly help.
In my situations it is often a requirement. I.e. select files.

26 Apr 2004 - 5:44pm
Andrew Otwell

Re: Digest, Vol 7, Issue 25

>A problem that I have often found in web-based applications is around the
>selection (multi-select) from a large data set that requires the display of
>multiple layers of meta-data in order to allow the user to make a proper and
>informed selection.
Can you point to an example in desktop or web apps? I'm not sure I'm
clear on what you're asking for.


26 Apr 2004 - 5:41pm
Andrew Otwell

drag-and-drop between Flash list components

I think I saw this on this list a while ago: did anyone point to an
example of dragging-and-dropping elements from one select list to
another in Flash?

(BTW, I'm interested in alternate design ideas or usability suggestions
on this, I'm just looking for a specific example of this interaction
constructed in Flash. Thanks.)


26 Apr 2004 - 11:20am
10 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

selection from large & complex data sets?

hey there,

A problem that I have often found in web-based applications is around the
selection (multi-select) from a large data set that requires the display of
multiple layers of meta-data in order to allow the user to make a proper and
informed selection.

It appears that the current set of conventions and standards don't work well
in all circumstances, especially when the selections are made as a
sub-selection for another item (what I have been taught to call a correlated
repeating attribute).

My issues are around making these selections clear in method.

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