Discussion Archive: January 2005

31 Jan 2005 - 11:04pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Prasant Sivadasan

Project management and design projects


Is a project management certification useful for designers? I have seen
a few project management certifications - one at CompTIA [1] and another
at PMI [2].
I'm sure all design projects require some form of project management,
but do design projects require the rigor that these certifications

31 Jan 2005 - 9:08pm
Avi Soudack

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31 Jan 2005 - 6:51pm
11 years ago
9 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Re: buy-in, consensus, etc.

On Jan 27, 2005, at 4:09 AM, David Heller wrote:

> Or at least I have found that the more they understand the decision
> making
> process the easier time they have in getting the implementation of a
> design
> right.

I would agree with this generally speaking.

31 Jan 2005 - 6:47pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Peter Picone

Exposing the Clipboard

Greetings all

In a discussion today, the topic came up as to whether a user with basic
Windows experience today would be familiar with the term "Clipboard".

The functionality we are trying to reveal to the user can be accomplished
using only the terms copy and paste. However, there is another level of
complexity regarding multiple levels of clipboard saves that we are trying
not to expose, even though they may help to clarify the underlying model
for the user. That is - in certain modes, the paste operation will paste
different items you saved in different locations.

31 Jan 2005 - 5:12pm
Dave Malouf



David Heller
E: dheller (at) gmail (dot) com
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31 Jan 2005 - 4:11pm
Elizabeth Bacon

Position at St. Jude Medical

I'm pleased to announce that our team is growing even more this year! Here's
hoping one of you IxD's are interested in working in the rewarding area of
medical device technology...


Position: Human Factors Specialist
Company: St. Jude Medical, CRMD
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

About Us:
The Human Factors team of the St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management
Division is recognized as having a central role in defining interactive
products that delight our customers. St.

31 Jan 2005 - 3:37pm
Elizabeth Buie

what won't be I*offshore* outsourced

James Meltzer wrote:

<<The US federal government outsources literally everything, in one form
or another, to contractors.>>

I would change "literally" to "virtually", but otherwise I agree.

In my previous post, I was referring to offshore outsourcing.

Elizabeth, just clarifying before someone corrects her... :-)
Elizabeth Buie
Computer Sciences Corporation
Rockville, Maryland, USA

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31 Jan 2005 - 3:34pm
11 years ago
34 replies
Elizabeth Buie

What won't be outsourced

David Heller writes:

>What won't be outsourced ... Ever?

Classified or otherwise sensitive government projects.

Possibly also, proprietary company projects.

Elizabeth Buie
Computer Sciences Corporation
Rockville, Maryland, USA

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31 Jan 2005 - 9:29am
11 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Looking for review/recommendation on book

Does anyone have any feedback regarding this book?

Web Application Design Handbook : Best Practices for Web-Based Software
(Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies)
by Susan Fowler, Victor Stanwick

I'd be most appreciative.

-- dave

30 Jan 2005 - 10:16am
Petteri Hiisilä

"Things to say when you're losing a technical argument"


1. That won't scale.
2. That's been proven to be O(N^2) and we need a solution that's
3. There are, of course, various export limitations on that technology.
4. The syntax is idiosyncratic.
5. Trying to build a team behind that technology would be a staffing
6. That can't be generalized to a cross-platform build.
7. Unfortunately, the license would contaminate our product.