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Today's Topics:

1. Re: Admin query - broken URLs? (Jim Drew)
2. Re: Google Image search list new feature (Jim Drew)
3. Reminder: The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Interaction
Design! (Dan Saffer)
4. Re: Time Machine Shopping (Miguel Gonzalez)
5. mobile interface design guidelines (Marc specht)
6. Re: mobile interface design guidelines (Jon Strande)
7. Re: mobile interface design guidelines (A.C.Roibas at bton.ac.uk)
8. Re: mobile interface design guidelines (Janna Cameron)
9. Re: mobile interface design guidelines (Shalini Juneja)
10. Re: mobile interface design guidelines (David Malouf)
11. Re: mobile interface design guidelines (Mark Schraad)
12. Re: mobile interface design guidelines (Suleman Shahid)
13. Re: mobile interface design guidelines (Marc specht)
14. Re: mobile interface design guidelines (Sushma, Sudhir (IE10))
15. Re: mobile interface design guidelines (Barbara Ballard)
16. JOB: Interactive Designer/Flash Developer-Contract to Hire
Onsite (Ryan Lum)
17. Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement or Alternative
Items (Jon Strande)
18. Re: Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement or
Alternative Items (pauric)
19. Re: Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement or
Alternative Items (Jon Strande)
20. FW: Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement orAlternative
Items (Dante Murphy)
21. Re: Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement or
Alternative Items (pauric)
22. Re: Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement or
Alternative Items (Jon Strande)
23. JOB: Interactive Designer/Flash Developer-Contract to Hire
Onsite- Bellevue, WA (Ryan Lum)
24. Re: Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement orAlternative
Items (Lorne Trudeau)
25. Re: Sketching vs. prototyping-"Rough sketches" (Diego Moya)
26. Re: Sketching vs. prototyping-"Rough sketches" (Lana Carlene)
27. Re: Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement orAlternative
Items (Lorne Trudeau)
28. Recommendations for firm specialized in customer support
solutions (Livia Labate)
29. Re: Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement orAlternative
Items (Jon Strande)
30. FW: Recommendations for firm specialized in customersupport
solutions (Dante Murphy)

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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 18:18:57 -0500 (EST)
From: Jim Drew <cfmdesigns at earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Admin query - broken URLs?
To: discuss at ixda.org
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<4695142.1170112737490.JavaMail.root at elwamui-darkeyed.atl.sa.earthlink.net>

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>From: pauric <radiorental at gmail.com>
>
>If my memory serves, you can wrap links in angle brackets. This forces some
>part of the ether to linkify the url even if it decides to wrap.

My understanding is that this is also the formal "correct" way to include URLs in e-mail. It forces compliant programs to understand the content as a link and avoids the old problem where trailing characters could get accidentally glommed onto the URL, ruining it.

- Jim

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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 18:31:56 -0500 (EST)
From: Jim Drew <cfmdesigns at earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Google Image search list new feature
To: discuss at ixda.org
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>From: Andrew Maben <andrew at andrewmaben.com>
>
>The question no one seems to have asked yet is: so how come Google
>didn't allow users to make the choice for themselves?

Each added preference increases the complexity of the application, magnifies the testing effort, and becomes simply one more thing for the users to deal with and one more thing to go wrong.

One possibility here is that by making the change complete rather than leaving the either/or option available, Google gets better user feedback. With the preference as an option, you get people reverting to the old style for many reasons -- familiarity, trying things out and not changing back, genuine issues with the new behavior, etc. -- and no means of sorting out which reasons are in play. (They could probably track how many users which setting, but little beyond that.) When you provide that preference, it says (a) we're hedging our bets and (b) we don't want your input.

Any feedback they get now will be genuine feedback, probably falling into three camps -- I like the new stuff, I hate the new stuff, and why didn't you give me a pref for this. They can then look at the "hate" set and see what use cases people present (of if they merely hate it because it's a change) and adapt as needed (which could even mean that pref coming along later).

I'm projecting a bit, of course, but perhaps better for them to forge boldly ahead than to waffle in place. This is Google, after all; they aren't know for being wishy-washy on these things.

-- Jim

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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 18:13:08 -0800
From: Dan Saffer <dan at odannyboy.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Reminder: The Hills are Alive with the Sound
of Interaction Design!
To: ixda <discuss at ixda.org>
Message-ID: <AB29A671-150A-4F19-933D-222B64B8B3A9 at odannyboy.com>
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Tomorrow (Tuesday January 30th, 2007) at Adaptive Path's offices in
San Francisco:

How a new generation wants social, creative, networked products, and
how design can help not by identifying tasks to be productively
performed, but experiences to be deepened and made fun. All told
through some of our favourite things, and a series of increasingly
tenuous references to The Sound of Music.

The Schedule:
6:00-6:30 -- Drinking, snacking, networking
6:30-7:30 -- Presentation
7:30-8:30 -- Q&A, wrapping up

RSVP on Upcoming:

http://upcoming.org/event/141430/

Dan Saffer
book http://www.designingforinteraction.com
work http://www.adaptivepath.com
site http://www.odannyboy.com

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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:33:43 +0000 (GMT)
From: Miguel Gonzalez <maglez at btinternet.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Time Machine Shopping
To: discuss at ixda.org
Message-ID: <20070130093343.84435.qmail at web86608.mail.ird.yahoo.com>
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Good Flash effects.

My first thought was that the purpose of the site should be to sell products, not to delight
visitors, convert visitors into buyers instead of give them something to play with. The Colours
browsing system didn't give me what I expected, when choosing pink I expected to get some girlish
stuff, blue for boys, red for hotties.

My second thought wasn't so bad since after those imaginative browsing methods, you also can
browse by categories so both audiences, those that doesn't know what they want and those that know
what they want, are served, so well done.

I guess that it must be pretty difficult to classify this kind of stuff, they are so unique and
different, that not matter how you classify them they won't fall in any standard category. Those
staff are for impulsive buyers, in the real world, those people that pass by a shop, see something
different that brings them memories of someone and so buy it for that person to engross the
millions pounds on non-wanted presents.

I like the buy by location since that will give me shorter delivery times as cheapest delivery, I
guess.

Miguel Gonzalez.

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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 13:32:41 +0100
From: "Marc specht" <specht.marc at gmail.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: discuss at ixda.org
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<8e86a93d0701300432r196f3f5cke1bbb54507fe1bb3 at mail.gmail.com>
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Hi all,

For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices. Does
anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could help
me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
design for mobile devices.

Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different mobile
devices automatically?

thanks a lot!

\marc

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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 07:37:25 -0500
From: "Jon Strande" <jstrande at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: "Marc specht" <specht.marc at gmail.com>
Cc: discuss at ixda.org
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<64b033260701300437o5eff617ey1a625ca186587929 at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Marc,

I recall there was a discussion about this recently on this list... I can't
recall what was shared, however, I don't think I saw anyone reference 'Zen
of Palm'.

I highly suggest reading it!
http://www.palmos.com/dev/support/docs/zenofpalm/

(free registration required)

Enjoy!

Jon

On 1/30/07, Marc specht <specht.marc at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices.
> Does
> anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could
> help
> me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
> design for mobile devices.
>
> Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
> guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different
> mobile
> devices automatically?
>
> thanks a lot!
>
> \marc
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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:41:07 -0000
From: A.C.Roibas at bton.ac.uk
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: <discuss at ixda.org>
Message-ID:
<19975A316C67744D9720DD2F6AB1FC66020BC1F9 at EXCHANGE1.university.brighton.ac.uk>

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Hi Marc,

This is an interesting new reference: Carola Zwick, Burkhard Schmitz, Kerstin K?hl. Designing for Small Screens. AVA Publishing.

Best,

Anxo

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-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com on behalf of Marc specht
Sent: Tue 1/30/2007 12:32
To: discuss at ixda.org
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines

Hi all,

For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices. Does
anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could help
me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
design for mobile devices.

Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different mobile
devices automatically?

thanks a lot!

\marc
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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 08:18:12 -0500
From: "Janna Cameron" <janna at alumni.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: <discuss at ixda.org>
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What platform are you looking at? A good application for a Nokia phone
won't be a good application for a BlackBerry because both companies have
very different UI conventions. The same goes for Palm, Windows Mobile etc.

I would recommend that you look into the developer documentation and tools
for the specific device you're interested in making a UI for. The company
should guide you through their common controls and offer some type of
simulator so you can get an idea of the structure of their applications.

Janna

-----Original Message-----
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specht
Sent: January 30, 2007 7:33 AM
To: discuss at ixda.org
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines

Hi all,

For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices. Does
anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could help
me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
design for mobile devices.

Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different mobile
devices automatically?

thanks a lot!

\marc
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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 18:12:41 +0530
From: "Shalini Juneja" <shalini.juneja at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: discuss at ixda.org
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Link for design guidelines for mobile UI-

http://littlespringsdesign.com

Books-

*Mobile Interaction Design *
*
http://www.amazon.com/Mobile-Interaction-Design-Matt-Jones/dp/0470090898/sr=1-10/qid=1170160865/ref=sr_1_10/105-2299204-1437256?ie=UTF8&s=books
*
**

*Mobile Usability: How Nokia Changed the Face of the Mobile Phone
(Paperback)
*by Christian Lindholm<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/105-2299204-1437256?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Christian%20Lindholm>,
Turkka Keinonen<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/105-2299204-1437256?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Turkka%20Keinonen>

http://www.amazon.com/Mobile-Usability-Nokia-Changed-Phone/dp/0071385142/sr=1-2/qid=1170160657/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/105-2299204-1437256?ie=UTF8&s=books

*Handheld usability*
http://www.amazon.com/Handheld-Usability-Scott-Weiss/dp/0470844469/sr=1-1/qid=1170160657/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-2299204-1437256?ie=UTF8&s=books

*Understanding Mobile Human-Computer Interaction *
http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Human-Computer-Interaction-Information-Systems/dp/0750663529/sr=1-10/qid=1170160657/ref=sr_1_10/105-2299204-1437256?ie=UTF8&s=books

Hope its of help to you.

Shalini
**
On 1/30/07, Marc specht <specht.marc at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices.
> Does
> anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could
> help
> me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
> design for mobile devices.
>
> Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
> guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different
> mobile
> devices automatically?
>
> thanks a lot!
>
> \marc
> ________________________________________________________________
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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 08:28:03 -0500 (EST)
From: "David Malouf" <dave at ixda.org>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: discuss at ixda.org
Message-ID: <5109.167.206.235.5.1170163683.squirrel at webmail.ixdg.org>
Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1

> On 1/30/07, Marc specht <specht.marc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices.
>> Does
>> anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could
>> help
>> me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
>> design for mobile devices.
>>
>> Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
>> guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different
>> mobile
>> devices automatically?

It sounds like people are giving you good answers so far and that from
your message above it vaguely seems that you mean software interfaces. But
I feel compelled to ask. Are you designing the device interface or the GUI
for software in an existing device?

Another blog besides "Little Springs" is called "Small Surfaces" @ well
www.smallsurfaces.com.

-- dave

--
--
David Malouf
dave at ixda.org
http://ixda.org/

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Message: 11
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 05:36:29 -0800
From: Mark Schraad <mschraad at mac.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: Marc specht <specht.marc at gmail.com>
Cc: discuss at ixda.org
Message-ID:
<4E73B271-0110-1000-AC90-B64BCEEF99D2-Webmail-10018 at mac.com>
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A nice listing of current and upcoming resources on the topics. The best slections seem to be "coming somtime soon".

http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?450

Mark

>Hi all,
>
>For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices. Does
>anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could help
>me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
>design for mobile devices.
>
>Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
>guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different mobile
>devices automatically?
>
>thanks a lot!
>
>\marc

------------------------------

Message: 12
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:35:42 +0100
From: "Suleman Shahid" <suleman.shahid at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: discuss at ixda.org
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<b32562770701300535m1fab2b22x69d5592890852d53 at mail.gmail.com>
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dave and janna, yea a perfect question to ask!

for the current part of the research, i am looking into range of handheld
devices (Nokia mobile phone, PDA). i want to see that what is common in
terms of graphical interface design for these mobile/handheld devices. What
can we quanitfy from these guidelines/patterns available for these handheld
devices and use it for generating automatic interfaces (minimilistic
appraoch).

we have a one application but it needs different interfaces for different
people in different contexts. how can we put guidelines and patterns
information into the genration framework and then automatically genrate
interfaces for same application for PDA or mobile phone or for even tablet
PC!!! it will never be a replacement of the designer but it is a way to
reduce the effort for creating muliple interfaces for same application (a
pure research question!)

i hope, i i made myself clear?

thanks jon for the gr8 link, really cool!

cheers,

Suleman

On 1/30/07, Janna Cameron <janna at alumni.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
>
>
> What platform are you looking at? A good application for a Nokia phone
> won't be a good application for a BlackBerry because both companies have
> very different UI conventions. The same goes for Palm, Windows Mobile
> etc.
>
> I would recommend that you look into the developer documentation and tools
> for the specific device you're interested in making a UI for. The company
> should guide you through their common controls and offer some type of
> simulator so you can get an idea of the structure of their applications.
>
> Janna
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of Marc
> specht
> Sent: January 30, 2007 7:33 AM
> To: discuss at ixda.org
> Subject: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
>
> Hi all,
>
> For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices.
> Does
> anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could
> help
> me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
> design for mobile devices.
>
> Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
> guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different
> mobile
> devices automatically?
>
> thanks a lot!
>
> \marc
> ________________________________________________________________
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Message: 13
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:55:50 +0100
From: "Marc specht" <specht.marc at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: discuss at ixda.org
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well suleman, you answered the questions instead of me :) you mixed this
discussion with the off-list discussion with me! anyhow no problem!

Dave as suleman made clears, thats to quite extent i am looking into!

Gruss,

/marc

On 1/30/07, Suleman Shahid <suleman.shahid at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> dave and janna, yea a perfect question to ask!
>
> for the current part of the research, i am looking into range of handheld
> devices (Nokia mobile phone, PDA). i want to see that what is common in
> terms of graphical interface design for these mobile/handheld devices.
> What
> can we quanitfy from these guidelines/patterns available for
> these handheld
> devices and use it for generating automatic interfaces (minimilistic
> appraoch).
>
> we have a one application but it needs different interfaces for different
> people in different contexts. how can we put guidelines and patterns
> information into the genration framework and then automatically genrate
> interfaces for same application for PDA or mobile phone or for even tablet
> PC!!! it will never be a replacement of the designer but it is a way to
> reduce the effort for creating muliple interfaces for same application (a
> pure research question!)
>
> i hope, i i made myself clear?
>
> thanks jon for the gr8 link, really cool!
>
>
> cheers,
>
> Suleman
>
>
> On 1/30/07, Janna Cameron <janna at alumni.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> >
> >
> > What platform are you looking at? A good application for a Nokia phone
> > won't be a good application for a BlackBerry because both companies have
> > very different UI conventions. The same goes for Palm, Windows Mobile
> > etc.
> >
> > I would recommend that you look into the developer documentation and
> tools
> > for the specific device you're interested in making a UI for. The
> company
> > should guide you through their common controls and offer some type of
> > simulator so you can get an idea of the structure of their applications.
> >
> > Janna
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of
> Marc
> > specht
> > Sent: January 30, 2007 7:33 AM
> > To: discuss at ixda.org
> > Subject: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices.
> > Does
> > anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could
> > help
> > me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
> > design for mobile devices.
> >
> > Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
> > guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different
> > mobile
> > devices automatically?
> >
> > thanks a lot!
> >
> > \marc
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Message: 14
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 19:31:13 +0530
From: "Sushma, Sudhir (IE10)" <Sushma.Sudhir at honeywell.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: <janna at alumni.uwaterloo.ca>, <discuss at ixda.org>
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This might be helpful for designing UI for Blackberry
http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe?func=ll&obj
Id=832210&objAction=browse&sort=name

Regards,

Sushma Sudhir
User Centered Design Team
Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab
Bangalore - 560076
Ph No: 91- 80 - 55210999 * 4219

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From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of
Janna Cameron
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 6:48 PM
To: discuss at ixda.org
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines

What platform are you looking at? A good application for a Nokia phone
won't be a good application for a BlackBerry because both companies have
very different UI conventions. The same goes for Palm, Windows Mobile
etc.

I would recommend that you look into the developer documentation and
tools
for the specific device you're interested in making a UI for. The
company
should guide you through their common controls and offer some type of
simulator so you can get an idea of the structure of their applications.

Janna

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Marc
specht
Sent: January 30, 2007 7:33 AM
To: discuss at ixda.org
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines

Hi all,

For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices.
Does
anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could
help
me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
design for mobile devices.

Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different
mobile
devices automatically?

thanks a lot!

\marc
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Message: 15
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:58:31 -0600
From: "Barbara Ballard" <barbara at littlespringsdesign.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] mobile interface design guidelines
To: "Marc specht" <specht.marc at gmail.com>
Cc: discuss at ixda.org
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On 1/30/07, Marc specht <specht.marc at gmail.com> wrote:
> For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices. Does
> anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could help
> me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
> design for mobile devices.

While my book "Designing the Mobile User Experience" will be available
in the UK next month, other things are immediately available:

<http://www.littlespringsdesign.com/design/> - various mobile design resources

<http://patterns.littlespringsdesign.com> - mobile UI patterns

<http://www.lulu.com/littlesprings> - mobile UI design books for Java and web

<http://forum.nokia.com/main/technical_services/usability/index.html>
- a variety of excellent Nokia mobile UI resources

>
> Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
> guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different mobile
> devices automatically?
>

I'm working on that one, but it is tough. "Automatically" is near
impossible. Even testing a specific pattern (not documented in my
latest book because it's not terribly relevant any more, but
documented in the style guides) involved lots of test participants and
simplifying assumptions that may have eliminated the validity of the
research.

Scott Weiss' mobile downloads research product, for example, tests
usability of services by users using a device with whose user
interface they are unfamiliar. That's somewhat like testing a Mac
application (with heavy OS integration) by a Windows users: you have
OS and task confabulation. But he had to make some reasonable
assumptions; he just didn't select the ones I did.

In fact, the same pattern we tested Scott also tested -- and found the
reverse results. So the assumptions are critical. (in this case, the
competing assumptions were "generalized from the most sophisticated
phone with the biggest screen which should have the easiest
experience" versus "use a mass-market phone and select for users with
the same device". The punchline: the big phone had a critical button
that the small ones didn't, which radically affected UI design.

That was several years ago now. My current preferred testing
methodology is to acquire a smart number of phones based on market and
budget, then select for participants who have one of those phones or
one very much like it. Test the application on the phone best
matching the user's current phone.

--
Barbara Ballard
barbara at littlespringsdesign.com 1-785-838-3003

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Message: 16
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:44:12 -0800
From: "Ryan Lum" <Ryan.Lum at greythorninc.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] JOB: Interactive Designer/Flash
Developer-Contract to Hire Onsite
To: <discuss at lists.interactiondesigners.com>
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Flash/ActionScript Developer / Interaction Design
Contract to Hire Opportunity Onsite
Bellevue, WA
The intense but informal workplace is where great teams turn great ideas into great products while enjoying flexible hours and generous benefits. Holders of contract jobs who do well get first priority for permanent team positions. My client is leading the evolution of retail store form and function with award-winning interactive screen technologies; come be a part of it.

The successful candidate will have a minimum 4 years experience with Flash and ActionScript programming.

Responsibilities

* Develop Flash movies for implementation in large Flash application frameworks
* Analyze existing Flash movies and rapidly prototype effects

Skills Required

* 4 years Flash/ActionScript programming (AS 2.0) and dynamic data loading
* Photoshop
* HTML/CSS/JavaScript programming

Experience

* Self-starter capable of seeing a project through every stage of development
* Natural problem solver with a creative approach to solutions
* Able to work independently within a small team
It is requested that Candidates have some experience with XML-RPC, Web Services, and/or Flash Remoting.
Interested candidates please send resume, portfolio and I'll give you a call.

Ryan Lum
Contract Services
T +1 425 635 0300
C +1 425 533 1928
F +1 425 635 0333
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Message: 17
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 13:19:04 -0500
From: "Jon Strande" <jstrande at gmail.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement or
Alternative Items
To: ixda <discuss at ixda.org>
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I'm putting together a UI that enables people to search for alternates and
replacement items. The main use case is:

"I have item X - show me if it is valid. If not, show me the alternatives".

Does anyone have any good examples of online (web apps) that deal with this
nicely from a UI perspective?

The trick here, to me, is that the UI needs to clearly show that the
original item (the one the person searched for) is or isn't valid. If it
isn't valid, displaying the alternatives in a clear manner.

There are some other minor constraints that I'm dealing with as well... I
have some information that I must display for the original part due to some
compliance legislation.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas?

Thank you in advance!

Jon

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Message: 18
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 13:55:39 -0500
From: pauric <radiorental at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for
Superseded/Replacement or Alternative Items
To: discuss at ixda.org
Message-ID:
<cbadcc100701301055l46550f8lce36e7013c002380 at mail.gmail.com>
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do you mean something similar to google's suggest?
http://www.google.com/search?q=valed

An alternate approach can be found on newegg.com where they dynamically
indicate direct hits for the keyword as well as partial matches before you
hit enter.

However, I'm not sure how you get around "If it isn't valid, displaying the
alternatives in a clear manner." if something isnt valid, how do you know
what an alternative might be? Like guessing a password.

regards - pauric

On 1/30/07, Jon Strande <jstrande at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I'm putting together a UI that enables people to search for alternates and
> replacement items. The main use case is:
>
> "I have item X - show me if it is valid. If not, show me the
> alternatives".
>
> Does anyone have any good examples of online (web apps) that deal with
> this
> nicely from a UI perspective?
>
> The trick here, to me, is that the UI needs to clearly show that the
> original item (the one the person searched for) is or isn't valid. If it
> isn't valid, displaying the alternatives in a clear manner.
>
> There are some other minor constraints that I'm dealing with as well... I
> have some information that I must display for the original part due to
> some
> compliance legislation.
>
> Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas?
>
> Thank you in advance!
>
> Jon
> ________________________________________________________________
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Message: 19
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:11:55 -0500
From: "Jon Strande" <jstrande at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for
Superseded/Replacement or Alternative Items
To: pauric <radiorental at gmail.com>
Cc: discuss at ixda.org
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<64b033260701301111k53ccc204o38454550901fd3ff at mail.gmail.com>
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Pauric,

Thank you for your reply!

No, the item that the person is searching for could have, at one time, been
a perfectly valid thing.

Let me try this again... sorry, I think my earlier note was a tad cryptic.

So a person has a part number and they go to search for it. That part could
be perfectly valid and they could have been ordering it for years. Along
comes some legislation and now, due to a restriction in the amount of
hazardous substances in the part (Hexavalent chromium, Cadmium, etc), the
part is either "Compliant" or "Not Compliant". If the part is not Compliant,
I need to be able to clearly show the requested part is NOT COMPLIANT and
offer them some Compliant alternatives...

Also, because this legislation only applies to certain industries, I need to
be able to show where the part has potential exemptions (US Military can
still use parts with Lead in them, Consumer goods sold in the UK can't - as
one example).

I've searched high and low and can't find any good examples of showing
alternatives.

Thank you!

Jon

On 1/30/07, pauric <radiorental at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> do you mean something similar to google's suggest?
> http://www.google.com/search?q=valed
>
> An alternate approach can be found on newegg.com where they dynamically
> indicate direct hits for the keyword as well as partial matches before you
> hit enter.
>
> However, I'm not sure how you get around "If it isn't valid, displaying
> the
> alternatives in a clear manner." if something isnt valid, how do you know
> what an alternative might be? Like guessing a password.
>
> regards - pauric
>
> On 1/30/07, Jon Strande <jstrande at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm putting together a UI that enables people to search for alternates
> and
> > replacement items. The main use case is:
> >
> > "I have item X - show me if it is valid. If not, show me the
> > alternatives".
> >
> > Does anyone have any good examples of online (web apps) that deal with
> > this
> > nicely from a UI perspective?
> >
> > The trick here, to me, is that the UI needs to clearly show that the
> > original item (the one the person searched for) is or isn't valid. If it
> > isn't valid, displaying the alternatives in a clear manner.
> >
> > There are some other minor constraints that I'm dealing with as well...
> I
> > have some information that I must display for the original part due to
> > some
> > compliance legislation.
> >
> > Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas?
> >
> > Thank you in advance!
> >
> > Jon
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
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>
>
>
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Message: 20
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:19:10 -0500
From: "Dante Murphy" <dmurphy at mbcnet.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] FW: Search & Results for
Superseded/Replacement orAlternative Items
To: <discuss at ixda.org>
Message-ID:
<281E12849AB420419421AD180B3DCF52C0493A at ENOEXVS2.modemmedia.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

The Radio Shack battery finder used to do this, but it looks like they
have a new application. The old one would show the deprecated battery,
then suggest alternatives.

There might be something similar for print cartridges.
_______________________________________
Dante Murphy | Director of Information Architecture
Medical Broadcasting Company | A D I G I T A S INC. COMPANY

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Message: 21
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:32:00 -0500
From: pauric <radiorental at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for
Superseded/Replacement or Alternative Items
To: discuss at ixda.org
Message-ID:
<cbadcc100701301132l65129a71i6fa237089415e7a at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Are your responsible for blocking non compliant part purchases?

The RS catalogue in the UK indicates RoHS certs beside relevant components
<
http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/rswww/searchBrowseAction.do?obs=sObs&name=SiteStandard&No=0&N=0&Ntk=I18NBrandPartNumber&Ntt=555&Nty=1&D=555&Ntx=mode%20matchpartial&Dx=mode%20matchpartial&callingPage=/jsp/homePage/homePage.jsp&BV_SessionID=@@@@1716383245.1170184830@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdgaddjmikmehfcefeceeldgondhgg.0&cacheID=uknetscape&Nr=avl:uk
>
thats for a 555 timer, you could try more complex part to see results better
suited to your catalog.

Although I do have to say they have a really well indexed catalog to work
with. If you were working on the recent upgrades to
http://www.digikey.com/then you have a much harder task, the solution
to this issue seems to be in
the ability to cross reference old and newer parts.

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Message: 22
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:40:00 -0500
From: "Jon Strande" <jstrande at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for
Superseded/Replacement or Alternative Items
To: pauric <radiorental at gmail.com>
Cc: discuss at ixda.org
Message-ID:
<64b033260701301140hd48202fmd0848232c11a771a at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Dante - thank you for the tips, I'm trying to find some old printer
cartridge numbers to use across various sites, GREAT IDEA!!

Pauric - you got it: RoHS... and now China RoHS. Yeah, good data is key with
this task. Nice link, BTW! I like the Narrow your results arrow pointing to
the different filters - that is another item on my agenda in the very near
future, using filters to narrow results. Our current one isn't very nice.
Nope, not working on the Digikey site... you're in the right industry though
(I'm at a manufacturer).

Thank you both!!!

Jon

On 1/30/07, pauric <radiorental at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Are your responsible for blocking non compliant part purchases?
>
> The RS catalogue in the UK indicates RoHS certs beside relevant components
> <
>
> http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/rswww/searchBrowseAction.do?obs=sObs&name=SiteStandard&No=0&N=0&Ntk=I18NBrandPartNumber&Ntt=555&Nty=1&D=555&Ntx=mode%20matchpartial&Dx=mode%20matchpartial&callingPage=/jsp/homePage/homePage.jsp&BV_SessionID=@@@@1716383245.1170184830@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdgaddjmikmehfcefeceeldgondhgg.0&cacheID=uknetscape&Nr=avl:uk
> >
> thats for a 555 timer, you could try more complex part to see results
> better
> suited to your catalog.
>
> Although I do have to say they have a really well indexed catalog to work
> with. If you were working on the recent upgrades to
> http://www.digikey.com/then you have a much harder task, the solution
> to this issue seems to be in
> the ability to cross reference old and newer parts.
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Message: 23
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:40:52 -0800
From: "Ryan Lum" <Ryan.Lum at greythorninc.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] JOB: Interactive Designer/Flash
Developer-Contract to Hire Onsite- Bellevue, WA
To: <discuss at ixda.org>
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Flash/ActionScript Developer / Interaction Design
Contract to Hire Opportunity Onsite
Bellevue, WA
The intense but informal workplace is where great teams turn great ideas into great products while enjoying flexible hours and generous benefits. Holders of contract jobs who do well get first priority for permanent team positions. My client is leading the evolution of retail store form and function with award-winning interactive screen technologies; come be a part of it.

The successful candidate will have a minimum 4 years experience with Flash and ActionScript programming.

Responsibilities

* Develop Flash movies for implementation in large Flash application frameworks
* Analyze existing Flash movies and rapidly prototype effects

Skills Required

* 4 years Flash/ActionScript programming (AS 2.0) and dynamic data loading
* Photoshop
* HTML/CSS/JavaScript programming

Experience

* Self-starter capable of seeing a project through every stage of development
* Natural problem solver with a creative approach to solutions
* Able to work independently within a small team
It is requested that Candidates have some experience with XML-RPC, Web Services, and/or Flash Remoting.
Interested candidates please send resume, portfolio and I'll give you a call.

Ryan Lum
Contract Services
T +1 425 635 0300
C +1 425 533 1928
F +1 425 635 0333
ryan.lum at greythorninc.com

Regards

Ryan Lum
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Message: 24
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:44:50 -0800
From: Lorne Trudeau <lorne.trudeau at number41media.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for
Superseded/Replacement orAlternative Items
To: ixda <discuss at ixda.org>
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I recall seeing something like this when I was configuring a computer. I
had selected a piece of software at a late stage of the configuration
wizard that was not compatible with some hardware selected at an early
stage.

If I remember correctly, the system allowed me to continue with the
wizard but clearly marked the offending item as incorrect. It explained
why the conflict occurred and offered a link to the previous step. It
also indicated that I would be able to address the issue at a later
stage and, sure enough, before checkout there was a conflict resolution
screen.

Of course, I can't for the life of me remember what site this was. How
useless am I?

Lorne

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of Jon
Strande
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:19 AM
To: ixda
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement
orAlternative Items

I'm putting together a UI that enables people to search for alternates
and
replacement items. The main use case is:

"I have item X - show me if it is valid. If not, show me the
alternatives".

Does anyone have any good examples of online (web apps) that deal with
this
nicely from a UI perspective?

The trick here, to me, is that the UI needs to clearly show that the
original item (the one the person searched for) is or isn't valid. If it
isn't valid, displaying the alternatives in a clear manner.

There are some other minor constraints that I'm dealing with as well...
I
have some information that I must display for the original part due to
some
compliance legislation.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas?

Thank you in advance!

Jon
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Message: 25
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 21:56:35 +0100
From: "Diego Moya" <turingt at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Sketching vs. prototyping-"Rough sketches"
To: "Mark Hoffman" <markhhoff at earthlink.net>
Cc: discuss at ixda.org
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I remember seeing once a widget template (I think it was in Visio
format) that provided visual components with a rough, unfinished look.
The intent was to build interaction prototypes with a sketchy look, so
as to convey the idea of an incomplete application. By using it, you
could also concentrate on the user's workflow and avoid spending too
much time getting a pixel-perfect product in the first iterations.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate that templates again. Has
anyone seen something similar?

On 27/01/07, Mark Hoffman <markhhoff at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Jared wrote:
> of us. One of the downsides of our dependence on drawing software, is we
> (and clients) get too focused on finished-looking products.
>

> All these tools have there place in the process. See www.sketchup.com for an
> interesting ?sketchy? program that uses lines that go through the endpoints
> as Buxton mentions, but keep your number 2 pencil sharp.

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Message: 26
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 13:01:14 -0800
From: "Lana Carlene" <Lana.Carlene at metia.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Sketching vs. prototyping-"Rough sketches"
To: "Diego Moya" <turingt at gmail.com>, "Mark Hoffman"
<markhhoff at earthlink.net>
Cc: discuss at ixda.org
Message-ID:
<E8656826B710BF4C95E9DB8C6441E3533ABDD8 at adder.seattle.circus.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

I would love to know about those too! Does anyone have a "sketchy" shape library? I miss my Illustrator line tools...
________________________________
Lana Carlene | Metia

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of Diego Moya
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 12:57 PM
To: Mark Hoffman
Cc: discuss at ixda.org
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Sketching vs. prototyping-"Rough sketches"

I remember seeing once a widget template (I think it was in Visio
format) that provided visual components with a rough, unfinished look.
The intent was to build interaction prototypes with a sketchy look, so as to convey the idea of an incomplete application. By using it, you could also concentrate on the user's workflow and avoid spending too much time getting a pixel-perfect product in the first iterations.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate that templates again. Has anyone seen something similar?

On 27/01/07, Mark Hoffman <markhhoff at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Jared wrote:
> of us. One of the downsides of our dependence on drawing software, is
> we (and clients) get too focused on finished-looking products.
>

> All these tools have there place in the process. See www.sketchup.com
> for an interesting ?sketchy? program that uses lines that go through
> the endpoints as Buxton mentions, but keep your number 2 pencil sharp.
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Message: 27
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:06:01 -0800
From: Lorne Trudeau <lorne.trudeau at number41media.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for
Superseded/Replacement orAlternative Items
To: ixda <discuss at ixda.org>
Message-ID:
<81B3FAB2C38F584689F19891BF1D49771226A5 at exch00.internal.number41.local>

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Aha! It's Dell.com

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of
Lorne Trudeau
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:45 AM
To: ixda
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement
orAlternative Items

I recall seeing something like this when I was configuring a computer. I
had selected a piece of software at a late stage of the configuration
wizard that was not compatible with some hardware selected at an early
stage.

If I remember correctly, the system allowed me to continue with the
wizard but clearly marked the offending item as incorrect. It explained
why the conflict occurred and offered a link to the previous step. It
also indicated that I would be able to address the issue at a later
stage and, sure enough, before checkout there was a conflict resolution
screen.

Of course, I can't for the life of me remember what site this was. How
useless am I?

Lorne

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Message: 28
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:38:52 -0500
From: Livia Labate <livia at livlab.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Recommendations for firm specialized in
customer support solutions
To: SIGIA-L <sigia-l at asis.org>, iai-members at lists.iainstitute.org,
discuss at lists.interactiondesigners.com
Message-ID: <45BFBAEC.4080409 at livlab.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Hi all,

I was wondering if you have a strong recommendation for a company with
experience designing solutions for customer support, specifically
related to call-trees (design of voice-menus navigation systems,
familiarity with this technology, mapping it to the business processes
behind customer support, etc).

Thanks,

Livia

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Message: 29
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:45:25 -0500
From: "Jon Strande" <jstrande at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for
Superseded/Replacement orAlternative Items
To: "Lorne Trudeau" <lorne.trudeau at number41media.com>
Cc: ixda <discuss at ixda.org>
Message-ID:
<64b033260701301345x4d9511fek137f7b9de2926d4 at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Lorne,

Yep - I've walked through those steps myself... ;-)

Thank you!

Jon

P.S. is it rude to reply to all with just a Thank you? Hate to clutter the
list, but don't want to appear rude either.

On 1/30/07, Lorne Trudeau <lorne.trudeau at number41media.com> wrote:
>
> Aha! It's Dell.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of
> Lorne Trudeau
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:45 AM
> To: ixda
> Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement
> orAlternative Items
>
> I recall seeing something like this when I was configuring a computer. I
> had selected a piece of software at a late stage of the configuration
> wizard that was not compatible with some hardware selected at an early
> stage.
>
> If I remember correctly, the system allowed me to continue with the
> wizard but clearly marked the offending item as incorrect. It explained
> why the conflict occurred and offered a link to the previous step. It
> also indicated that I would be able to address the issue at a later
> stage and, sure enough, before checkout there was a conflict resolution
> screen.
>
> Of course, I can't for the life of me remember what site this was. How
> useless am I?
>
> Lorne
>
>

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Message: 30
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 17:01:38 -0500
From: "Dante Murphy" <dmurphy at mbcnet.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] FW: Recommendations for firm specialized in
customersupport solutions
To: <discuss at ixda.org>
Message-ID:
<281E12849AB420419421AD180B3DCF52C0493D at ENOEXVS2.modemmedia.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

While I was with GSI Commerce we evaluated a company for help desk
applications called InQuira. Probably the best capabilities demo I've
ever seen, really impressive. They integrate with call center ops a lot
too. Not sure if it's a fit, but they are definitely worth looking
into.

http://www.inquira.com/

_______________________________________
Dante Murphy | Director of Information Architecture
Medical Broadcasting Company | A D I G I T A S INC. COMPANY

-----Original Message-----

Hi all,

I was wondering if you have a strong recommendation for a company with
experience designing solutions for customer support, specifically
related to call-trees (design of voice-menus navigation systems,
familiarity with this technology, mapping it to the business processes
behind customer support, etc).

Thanks,

Livia
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