On tactile feedback, I just can't place the analogy here...

23 Jun 2009 - 5:17pm
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Roundand
2009

Out of curiosity, why do people use URL shrinkers when posting to mail
lists? I like being able to inspect a URL before I click on it - compressing
and thus disguising it seems to me to be a UX degradation in any context
other than Twitter where it's pretty well unavoidable - am I missing
something?
Francis.

2009/6/23 <john at smorgasbord-design.co.uk>

> Saw this [1] and thought of all of the IxD people on here who deal with the
> haptic & tactile.
>
> Now, there's something analogous to nature in this particular concept but
> I'll leave that to you to resolve.
>
> [1] http://bit.ly/JIAyd
>
> John
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23 Jun 2009 - 6:00pm
Mark Schraad
2006

Because some mail servers and some aps break up the long urls and render
them ineffective.
Mark

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Francis Norton <francis.norton at gmail.com>wrote:

> Out of curiosity, why do people use URL shrinkers when posting to mail
> lists? I like being able to inspect a URL before I click on it -
> compressing
> and thus disguising it seems to me to be a UX degradation in any context
> other than Twitter where it's pretty well unavoidable - am I missing
> something?
> Francis.
>
> 2009/6/23 <john at smorgasbord-design.co.uk>
>
> > Saw this [1] and thought of all of the IxD people on here who deal with
> the
> > haptic & tactile.
> >
> > Now, there's something analogous to nature in this particular concept but
> > I'll leave that to you to resolve.
> >
> > [1] http://bit.ly/JIAyd
> >
> > John
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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>
>
>
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> afraid" David Byrne and Brian Eno: Life is long
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24 Jun 2009 - 1:51am
Roundand
2009

2009/6/24 John Gibbard <gibbardj at googlemail.com>

> Only the fact that I simply copied the URL from an earlier email, no deceit
> intended.
>

Mark,

Good point, I hadn't considered that.

John,

No deceit taken - in fact I was thinking last night that it's perfect for
anything like this where the URL might spoil an amusing surprise!
Francis.

>
> (brief email, sent from phone)
> John Gibbard
> Senior Information Architect
> Dare
>
> On 23 Jun 2009, at 23:17, Francis Norton <francis.norton at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Out of curiosity, why do people use URL shrinkers when posting to mail
> lists? I like being able to inspect a URL before I click on it - compressing
> and thus disguising it seems to me to be a UX degradation in any context
> other than Twitter where it's pretty well unavoidable - am I missing
> something?
> Francis.
>
> 2009/6/23 < <john at smorgasbord-design.co.uk>john at smorgasbord-design.co.uk>
>
>> Saw this [1] and thought of all of the IxD people on here who deal with
>> the
>> haptic & tactile.
>>
>> Now, there's something analogous to nature in this particular concept but
>> I'll leave that to you to resolve.
>>
>> [1] <http://bit.ly/JIAyd>http://bit.ly/JIAyd
>>
>> John
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... <discuss at ixda.org>discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ <http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe>
>> http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> List Guidelines ............ <http://www.ixda.org/guidelines>
>> http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. <http://www.ixda.org/help>
>> http://www.ixda.org/help
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>
>
>
> --
> "Tigers walk behind me, they're there to remind me - I'm lost but I'm not
> afraid" David Byrne and Brian Eno: Life is long
>
>

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26 Jun 2009 - 11:53pm
Vicky Teinaki
2008

For those who haven't seen, the Panasonic remote was discussed at length in
Kenya Hara's Designing Design:

http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Design-Kenya-Hara/dp/303778105X

I don't have the book anymore (and it's hard to get hold of!) but if I
remember correctly, part of the interaction was that it actually seems to
breathe once it's turned on - there's far more nuance going on with the
product thatn the review says.

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:04 AM, <john at smorgasbord-design.co.uk> wrote:

> Saw this [1] and thought of all of the IxD people on here who deal with the
> haptic & tactile.
>
> Now, there's something analogous to nature in this particular concept but
> I'll leave that to you to resolve.
>
> [1] http://bit.ly/JIAyd
>
> John
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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