Discussion Archive: March 2004

12 Mar 2004 - 2:41pm
12 years ago
14 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

emergent design(RE: Re: OSD

On Mar 12, 2004, at 11:27 AM, Whitney Quesenbery wrote:

> I once worked with someone who translated poetry and fiction. He saw
> his work less as a mechanical transformation from one language to
> another but as a conduit between two means of expression. And he saw
> it as a very "active" activity.
> In fact, I might suggest that the most serious craftspeople in any
> medium have a holistic view of their work that goes well beyond the
> basic techniques or skills.

11 Mar 2004 - 4:30pm
CD Evans

European IAs

Hi all,

I have been asked by Gunnar Langemark to forward his email below on
finding other European IAs.

11 Mar 2004 - 1:30pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN & SC Member re: OSD

Obviously, I have my opinion, but I can see energy where it exists and who
am I to detract from it.

I would suggest that anyone wishing to follow Clifton lead on this, do
exactly that. Clifton Carrie Ritchie, and myself are the only members of the
tools & resources initiative that is ongoing right now for the IxD group. If
you are truly interested in seeing the tools and resources initiative take
on an open source approach I suggest you lend Clifton, Carrie, and I a hand
to help make it happen. There is nothing in the current suggestions that
don't fit within that plan.

10 Mar 2004 - 12:32pm
CD Evans


I think that Flash and other dynamic tools could explain to developers
the need for certain designs, but there is a limitation there in that
you have to think somewhat 'logically and rationally' just to make the
exact bit of interface you need to explain. It's an uphill battle for
most designers to understand script in the slightest. Requiring
scripting on a design team is going to limit who you can hire,

I think we are better to try to explain the assets of code to

10 Mar 2004 - 11:22am
12 years ago
20 replies
CD Evans


Here's a nifty new thread for talking about Open Source Design as a
design model.

(Not as a part of open source programming)

10 Mar 2004 - 8:38am
Josh Seiden

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9 Mar 2004 - 1:47pm
12 years ago
5 replies
Pete Gordon - U...

Re: Role of IxD in Open Source

Here is a quote from last months SourceForge project of the month:
(Compiere ERP/CRM)

"In today's environment, the actual code development is just a minor
part for business applications like Compiere. The major task is
functional analysis so that the application fulfills the requirements
of many industries and legislations. The driving force in Compiere are
not young hackers but gray-haired ERP veterans.

9 Mar 2004 - 12:30pm
Dave Malouf

FW: UX and OSS (open source software) on behalf of Jess McMullin

-----Original Message-----
From: Jess McMullin [mailto:jess.mcmullin at nform.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 11:58 AM
To: David Heller
Subject: UX and OSS (open source software)

[snipped personal message]

Alain said:
"Open source is all about the code. All about software developers
interacting with the code. Not about users interacting with an

Well, maybe. More like - most OSS is about scratching an itch.

9 Mar 2004 - 10:45am
Peter Merholz

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9 Mar 2004 - 9:17am
12 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Re: Role of IxD in Open Source [was: good interfaceexamples for web basedapplications]

Hi Todd,

Open Source (I get really confused when you used OS b/c that means operating
system to me) is a mystery to me.

I mean how do we as IxD just go out and create a design on top of an open
source project? How do we do that w/o also having connection to the kernal
of the application we want to effect? How do our processes for research and
analysis fit into the process of an always moving target of many if not all
of the open source movement?

When I think about throwing my hat in the ring these are the areas that keep
me from jumping in.