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18 Feb 2004 - 7:38pm

Box-select operation design

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 is covered with zones.

The common result is that when the user does
box-select a set of zones, another zone gets moved,
instead. Very annoying.

Is there a mouse gesture convention for this?




18 Feb 2004 - 1:52pm
Todd Warfel

Informal IA Summit Dinner

Cast your vote below.

What is it?
An informal meet and greet during the IA Summit. A chance to get to
know some of the people we've all been interacting with on-line, or in
person. It's not sponsored by IA Summit. It's just something that a
bunch of us wanted to do.

Saturday night, Feb 28th.
Time: TBD, but I'm thinking 7pm.

That's where you guys all come in. I've received a number of
suggestions. Here's the list - all are within walking distance. Please
send your vote back to me by Thursday at 5pm.

18 Feb 2004 - 6:37am
Narey, Kevin

process modelling tools

I'd be interested to know what the views of the list members are on process
modelling tools.

Whilst the theoretical benefits of modelling an entire enterprises processes
are apparent (after huge investment), the tools with which the models are
displayed leave a lot to be desired.

I am often given process maps to interpret business requirements from and
whilst they are useful for screen design, they often fall woefully short of
having any tangible benefit to the software architect.

17 Feb 2004 - 8:44pm
12 years ago
2 replies
Christian Simon

Looking within...

...for a finer point on HCI disciplines. Like many internet practitioners,
I've read the current discussions regarding social software and to a lesser
extent blogging phenomenon. Watching these new ideas develop into
businesses, I'm asking myself what drives their development? I know of
examples in business and marketing process that drive development. What are
they in HCI?

Not more then a few weeks and the windows source code leak is critiqued and
blog fodder. Like a collective on-line human factors research study.

16 Feb 2004 - 3:25pm
Juhan Sonin

Open Position: Sr. User Interface Engineer @ MITRE in Bedford, MA

Open Position for Senior User Interface Engineer
Contact: juhansonin at
Company: MITRE Corp (
Position location: Bedford, MA

The Sr. User Interface Engineer will be a key player in a talented
and engineering team dedicated to developing web, PDA, and OS-
based products.

12 Feb 2004 - 8:59pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN RE: en français -A problem?

Juli and to the list community,

I am taking this subject off-list for now.

While I feel that Juli has a very good subject that needs to be
discussed, there are some mis-understandings and in fact a guidelines
violation in her posting that need some off-list sidebarring to occur.
Also, the business side of this list and the group that sponsors it is
not to be discussed on this list (see below).

In the meantime, I encourage openly the use of this list in whatever
language you like, but I cannot guarantee that there will be others who
will want to speak w/ you in that language.

12 Feb 2004 - 7:39pm
George Schneiderman

Re: en français -A problem?

If there is a critical mass of people who speak French, or German, or
Klingon, or whatever, then clearly the group should look into forming
language-specific lists. But in the meantime, I for one certainly
don't see any harm in people posting non-English messages to the main
mostly-English list. I do think that people who want to do that should
probably indicate in the subject that the post is not in English, as
the recent posters in French have in fact done.

12 Feb 2004 - 5:28pm
12 years ago
1 reply

en français -A problem?

RE: "start up a french-only discussion somewhere else" (see message received down below)

I understand what you mean but...

1) the web site here: (which makes THIS particular address important) gathers all the people that agrees on a single term (interaction designer). And I'm interested in exchanging with those professionals.

2) This web site also proposes to define and emplement the meaning and definition of the profession by the help of all.

11 Feb 2004 - 6:02pm
Robert Reimann

Personas, scenarios, and breadth vs. depth thinking in design ide ation


That's an interesting and useful way of characterizing the
design process.

The problem with brainstorming alone is that it leaves
you with many creative ideas, but not necessarily a
direction or organizing principle to prioritize or
refine them.

Personas, together with scenarios (in the earlier persona
discussion, nobody mentioned these in the same breath; the
former without the latter is of fairly limited use), can help
to curtail the breadth first thinking to a "relevant"
decision space, i.e., exploring a solution set that would
be acceptable to the target personas.

11 Feb 2004 - 5:42am
12 years ago
2 replies
Guy-Philippe UBEROS

Re: en français

Oui, il y a des utilisateurs français.

Lien en francais qui référence d'autres liens.


Yes, there are French users.

French link who reference other links.

Guy-Philippe UBEROS

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