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5 Feb 2004 - 6:53am

en français


J'aimerais savoir si il y a des participants(es) qui discutent en français
dans ce forum de discussion?
Si oui, je suis à la recherche d'articles ou de sites de référence récents
en matière de compétences, rôles, responsabilités qui "définissent" les
concepteurs d'intéraction (en français).


Julie L.

4 Feb 2004 - 2:26pm
12 years ago
6 replies
Anirudha Joshi

Dont fall in the cracks, was: Mind the Gap!

Hi. I come from a design background, and the field of Interaction Design
in India (small though it is) is full of product and visual design
professionals who crossed over some time during the past 15 years and
are largely self-taught.

Personally, I taught my first course on user interface design back in
1994, and have been a teaching Interaction Design professionally since
1998 in a design school.

When I teach a course on HCI / Interaction Design / Usability, I sorely
miss teachers / courses from the backgrounds of cognitive psychology,
instructional design and written communication.

4 Feb 2004 - 5:34am
Narey, Kevin

Web Form Control Positioning

Happy Wednesday.

If a web form is necessarily long and screen real estate determines that
scrolling is necessary, would you include controls at the top *and* bottom
of the form for all stages of a linear ordering process?

3 Feb 2004 - 9:33pm
12 years ago
1 reply
mYamamoto at jp...

User-interface/Interaction v.s. Ergonomics

Dear all,
I would like to hear about your thoughts how much the field of
user-interface design and interaction design related to "Ergonomics."
And how much we can learn from "Ergonomics" about the interaction design?
Then, why?

This, I have been thinking of for long time.
Looking back in 1990s, I learnt the user-interface design partially
applying the discipline of human factors study in a university, and I
realize there are any thing I can take from the field of Ergonomics.
Nowadays, Ergonomics people think everybody have to come to them to ask
about user-interface and us

3 Feb 2004 - 3:35pm

Magnetic Elements Toolkit Epilogue

On the 24th of December 2003, I ordered the Magnetic Elements toolkit from As you may remember, I hadn't received the toolkit or
received a response to emails sent to the addresses on the website.

Though PayPal indicated that they would not intervene to resolve the
missing toolkit because 30 days had elapsed since purchase, they did
forward my complaint on to Benjamin Speaks, who receives the payments made
on PayPal.

3 Feb 2004 - 10:44am
12 years ago
4 replies
Andrei Sedelnikov

Ideal Software-Engineers? Was: RE: Mind the Gap!

>> "Software engineers live in their own world. With few exceptions,
>> they only focus on computers and themselves. A problem is seen
>> as solved as soon as the algorithm is correct and the compiler
> >does not come back with any syntax errors."
> That might be how it's done in undergraduate programming classes.

2 Feb 2004 - 5:56pm
12 years ago
5 replies

visual cues for thumbnails

Dear ID/As,

in his wonderful book "Tog on Software Design" Tog wrote:

"Thumbnails will replace generic-looking document icons, providing users with visual cues as to the nature of the material inside a container. Their appearance will go beyond today's thumbnails to reflect the amount of material they contain." [p. 196]

This is exactly what I like to do for thumbnails representing documents.

2 Feb 2004 - 5:53pm
12 years ago
6 replies

Mind the Gap!

Dear ID/As,

'cause this is my fist mail to this group I like to say "hello" to all interaction designers and architects. In addition to this 5 letters, let me point you to a short paper I wrote for Interact 2003 in Zurich. Title is "Mind the Gap! Software Engineers and Interaction Architects"



User-Centered Software Design

1 Feb 2004 - 5:36am
Ashu Thakur

Study of Mobile Interfaces(list of resources)

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31 Jan 2004 - 6:21am
12 years ago
2 replies

DragThing [was: Mac OS X...]

For those of you using Mac OS X and are a little less than satisfied with
the Dock for whatever reason, you might want to check out the utility known
as "DragThing" by James Thomson.

DragThing essentially gives your Mac multiple configurable docks (each
repesented as a tab).

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