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10 Feb 2004 - 9:56pm
Eddie Hodad

No mouse, no touchscreen, high pressure!

Hi there,

I'm looking for resources, guidelines, books etc that could
help with my current ID challenge. Here are the parameters...

* High pressure "factory floor" style environment

* Keyboard only terminals running Windows XP

* No touchscreen or custom input hardware available

* Users have 8 seconds to read and act on screen contents

* May have to fill in values for 1 or 2 fields somehow

Any pointers to existing literature covering this type of
situation would be VERY much appreciated. I dont mind buying a
book or two...


10 Feb 2004 - 2:47am
Christian Simon

Re: Digest, Vol 5, Issue 8

> Andrei wrote:
> Since it seems now to be a new vogue - to publish someone's solutions to the
> famous Cooper Interaction Designer Test, I cannot resist to post my one, too.

Those sketches were really rough. I'm surprised to see them in your answer.
I appreciate the use of sketches in graphics because a gesture can
communicate a sense of emotion that digital art can reflect only after
rounds of development. Why not use Adobe Illustrator and create a wire
frame? Or use graph paper.

9 Feb 2004 - 4:34am
Andrei Sedelnikov

Cooper Test strikes again

Since it seems now to be a new vogue - to publish someone's solutions to the famous Cooper Interaction Designer Test, I cannot resist to post my one, too.

Though I did not try to get a job at Cooper at all, the task seemed to me to interesting to skip it.
Here is my variant (but only the first part - "MS Tables"):

Andrei Sedelnikov


6 Feb 2004 - 8:01pm
Andrei Herasimchuk
6 Feb 2004 - 2:58pm
12 years ago
9 replies
Christian Simon

Crit my cooper test, ehehe

Interaction designers in the sf bay area may remember a job post
(11/25/2003) for interaction designer at the sf office of cooper. <D Notice
2003 11 25.pdf>

Their application invites applicants to take their optional "interaction
test" with your application. As I discussed in this forum my background is
in graphic design and my work history in interaction is largely self taught.
I read the test and thought it could help my application. I have been asked
before by prospective employers to take tests.

6 Feb 2004 - 12:20pm
Dave Malouf

ANNOUNCE: NYC Face 2 Face for IxDers

Hi folks,

If you live in New York City and are interested, please come to a face
to face meeting for Interaction Designers.

When: Feb. 10th @ 6:30p (duration: ~ 2hrs)
Where: BAR JAMÓN (212) 253-2773; 125 East 17th Street (near Irving Place)
Socialize, network, eat, drink, be merry

Face to face with people who are on the workgroup and steering
committee sponsoring this e-mail list
and working towards the creation of a group for the discipline of
interaction design.

6 Feb 2004 - 3:29am
12 years ago
4 replies
kaushikg at

Challenge of analyzing qualitative data

Does anyone have good resources on tools/methods/techniques of how to use the data generated out of qualitative ethnographic studies to construct appropriate formative assessment framework useful for design at the final stages of the process. I have been having some issues with this.

5 Feb 2004 - 6:15pm
Ted Booth

Scrolling studies (was - The Dock (what's good about it?))

On Thursday, February 5, 2004, at 02:29 PM, Jim Drew wrote:
> I wonder if there are any studies about targeting things with a mouse
> when moving horizontally vs. vertically. That is, do you sometimes
> click wrong because you are scrubbing right/left rather than up/down?
> (I note that with a vertical Dock, the app name that appears can be
> more readily connected to the icon because it "points" to it rather
> than sprawling above it.)

Has anyone seen studies about the relative merits of vertical vs.

5 Feb 2004 - 5:29pm

: The Dock (what's good about it?)

From: Andrei Herasimchuk <andrei at>

At 2:56 PM -0800 2/4/04, Andrei Herasimchuk wrote:
>On Feb 4, 2004, at 12:23 PM, Jim Drew wrote:
>>The tight packing of items. To get that tight of packing on the
>>desktop or in a folder, I have to turn off the grid, which means I
>>lose the consistency of location I get with a grid.
>This is actually one of my gripes about the dock.

5 Feb 2004 - 7:33am
12 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

FW: Interaction Design Director position at Nike

I got this one off the SIGCHI Job Posting list.
It is not often that an Interaction Design title pops up and is so
clearly more than just a web design/software design role.

Shoot! I wish I could apply!
Please no discussion about the politics of Nike ...

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