Olly Wright | 1 May 09:31 2007

Re: [Sigia-l] impact of flash splash page on abandonments?

It's like putting a team of enthusiastic teenagers in colourful  
branded foam suits in the door of your store.

Or perhaps like having to read 3-year old Cosmos in the waiting room  
for 1/2 hour before you see the doctor about your welts?

And as much fun as standing in line at airport security.

Perhaps the next meeting you have with your clients you could have  
them sit in your reception area for 20 mins after the meeting is due  
to start? With no cookies. Then when you finally let them in, explain  
the connection.

Olly

On 28 Apr 2007, at 15:23, Laurie Gray wrote:

> brand-oriented flash movies on the
> home page

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Roger Zender | 1 May 16:10 2007
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[Sigia-l] Tools vs. Services


Hi,

I'm curious about this lists' response to an issue we're having...   
We're working on our library's new website sitemap.  We're working  
with consultants, and they have suggested a 5 tier sitemap:

- Services
- Collections
- Research Tools
- Who We Are
- Connect w/ Us

The problem I'm having is distinguishing between Services & Tools.   
I'm actually hoping to combine these areas (to accommodate our ideal  
design), but our developers think the distinction is clear and want  
to keep it.  For instance, they want us to put our Librarian-created  
Subject Guides under Research Tools, but I don't see why this  
couldn't just as easily be a Service.  Services already contains  
things like "Course Reserves" "Tutorials" and our pages on  
"Information Literacy."    Other items they have in Research Tools  
include "Refworks", our "Copyright" pages and our "Citation & Style  
Guides."

I think we're really getting down to semantics here, so this question  
is more about the general difference between Services & Tools.  Have  
any of you struggled with this distinction?

Thank you,
Roger
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Ken Bryson | 1 May 19:51 2007

Re: [Sigia-l] Tools vs. Services

Silly question, I know, but have you made a paper prototype and tested
it on a bunch of students and faculty?  I'm sure there's a bunch sitting
around the library right now!

But seriously, to me services are provided by librarians, like reference
services, researching workshops, cite it right tutorials.  Tools are
things I can use myself (without needing a librarian) to do my research.

-kb 

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Subject: [Sigia-l] Tools vs. Services

Hi,

I'm curious about this lists' response to an issue we're having...   
We're working on our library's new website sitemap.  We're working with
consultants, and they have suggested a 5 tier sitemap:

- Services
- Collections
- Research Tools
- Who We Are
- Connect w/ Us

The problem I'm having is distinguishing between Services & Tools.   
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oguzhan ozcan | 1 May 14:25 2007
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[Sigia-l] vol-visitor program in Interaction Design

Istanbul Kadir Has University
12th International Interaction Design Winter Workshop
VOL-VISITOR program:
HISTORICAL BEYOGLU and its interaction

we are seeking a supervisor  for our winter  workshop  to develop and  
conduct interaction design studio  answering the question   ¨how a  
historical entertainment  place  meets interaction design?¨.

The  workshop will runs in 3 days at February 2008
We provide  accommodation, meals and  450 EUR  for flight ticket.

All proposal and relevant CV must be sent not later then June 1, 2007

Prof.Dr.Oguzhan Ozcan

Please see detail of Beyoglu at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyoğlu

Short Info:

Beyoğlu is a district located on the European side of İstanbul,  
Turkey, separated from the old city (historic peninsula of  
Constantinople) by the Golden Horn. It was known as Pera in the  
Middle Ages, and this name remained in common use until the early  
20th century and the establishment of the Turkish Republic.

The district encompasses other neighborhoods located north of the  
Golden Horn, including Galata (the medieval Genoese citadel from  
which Beyoğlu itself originated), Karaköy, Cihangir, Şişhane,  
Tepebaşı, Tarlabaşı, Dolapdere and Kasımpaşa, and is connected to the  
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Judith.A.Blankman | 1 May 23:28 2007
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Re: [Sigia-l] Tools vs. Services

I was the information architect for the Stanford University Libraries
redesign back in 2003 that comprised one main site and 16 branch
websites. We learned that Research was an important piece to pull out
from the other services and looked at Services as more functional
assistance like interlibrary lending vs. resesarch information or
subject matter experts. 

See their site:  http://library.stanford.edu

We also spent a lot of time looking at other university library sites.
My favorite was from Indiana University. http://www.libraries.iub.edu/

Judith

....................................................
Judith Blankman |  Sr. Information Architect 
Wells Fargo Corporate HR | Team Member Marketing
415.396.2465
judith.a.blankman <at> wellsfargo.com

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Hi,

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Weston Thompson | 2 May 01:26 2007
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[Sigia-l] Event: 5/31/07 Planning meeting for LA chapter of the Information Architecture Institute

Mark your calendars for a planning meeting as we establish a Los
Angeles chapter of the Information Architecture Institute.

Thursday, May 31, 2007
7:00 PM
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online
1025 Grand Central Avenue
Glendale, CA  91201

A few of us have been tossing ideas around for a few weeks, and we'd
like to get a group of LA IAs together to agree on a plan going
forward.   No need to be a member of the Information Architecture
Institute.  No need to be an IA.  We welcome all those with an
interest in IA.  We want to make the LA chapter of IAI a good addition
to the LA UX scene, something that complements the current LA CHI and
LA IxD events.

We'll start the evening with the planning meeting (light refreshments)
and then we can adjourn to a local establishment for dinner/drinks as
desired.

Watch this meetup for further details: http://ia.meetup.com/55/

Thank you,

Craig Nakano, Senior Information Architect
Weston Thompson, Information Architect
The Capital Group / American Funds
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Ziya Oz | 2 May 01:47 2007
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Re: [Sigia-l] Event: 5/31/07 Planning meeting for LA chapter of the Information Architecture Institute

Weston Thompson:

> Los Angeles chapter of the Information Architecture Institute.

> No need to be a member of the Information Architecture Institute.  No need to
> be an IA.

Why do I love this?

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In design, interaction is the last resort.

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Nasir Barday | 2 May 05:56 2007

[Sigia-l] NYC IxDA Event: Industrial Design and IxD, Wednesday, May 23rd

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who came out to last week's social at Eight Mile
Creek! This month, Ted Booth, Senior Design Manager at Motorola
Enterprise Mobility, will talk about his experiences as an Interaction
Designer working with Industrial Designers. If you'd like to attend,
please send send your RSVP to nyc-rsvp <at> ixda.org. More event info:

** What interaction designers have to learn from industrial design,
and vice versa **
* Presented by Ted Booth, Senior Design Manager, Motorola Enterprise Mobility *

Details:
Thursday May 23rd, 6:30pm
Location provided on RSVP (send RSVPs to nyc-rsvp <at> ixda.org).

Description:
"After nearly eight years designing web sites, online and desktop
applications, I dropped the browser and embraced devices. I wanted to
explore designing for different physical platforms because the
Internet, and digital experiences more broadly, were moving beyond
just the PC. Since then I have worked almost exclusively with
industrial designers, mechanical and electrical engineers. In this
presentation, I will share experiences and insights into what
interaction designers and industrial designers have to learn from each
other."

About Ted Booth:
Ted leads interaction design at Motorola Enterprise Mobility, formerly
Symbol Technologies. His team is part of the Innovation and Design
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Klein Info Design | 2 May 06:52 2007

[Sigia-l] (event) User Experience SIGCHI meeting - Boeing Case Study, Thursday May 24, Bellevue WA

"Institutionalizing Usability within The Boeing Company--A Case Study of
Evolutionary Change” is the topic of this month’s Puget Sound SIGCHI
meeting.  

Jennifer Duncan of Boeing will share her insights on Thursday, May 24, at
T-Mobile in Bellevue.  We’ll also have a chance to tour T-Mobile’s usability
lab.

No registration is required for this free meeting of UX professionals.

Puget Sound Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) is
a non-profit, local SIG chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery
serving the Puget Sound region's interface design, usability, and research
communities. 

http://www.pssigchi.org

Kathleen Klein
Klein Info Design LLC
www.kleininfodesign.com 
 

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Ziya Oz | 2 May 09:08 2007
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[Sigia-l] Brilliant or doomed?

...if Xerox has its way, that will not be true much longer. This week the
company introduced the software equivalent of a translator that can turn
plain color speech into fluent computerese. Type the command, ³Make the sun
a brighter yellow,² and the printer will read, ³Go with color CIELAB[88, -3,
64].²

<http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/02/technology/02xerox.html>

What other natural language UIs can you think of for long-standing, thorny
user interaction problems?

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Ziya

³You can¹t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus²

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