Discussion Archive: July 2005

10 Jul 2005 - 1:01pm
Donna Fritzsche

Programming, poetry, choice of tools

Awhile back I made a post comparing programming to poetry/creating
writing and why different programming languages might appeal to
different individuals. (This was in the context of why it makes
sense to me that some people would gravitate to Freehand over
Illustrator, for instance (or visa versa)).

I happen to come across this link where Richard Gabriel expresses his
views on poetry/programming/etc.


I thought some of you might find it interesting.
: )


8 Jul 2005 - 10:15am
George Olsen

(Almost) First Friday tonight (7/8)

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that the (Almost) First Friday get together is Friday, July
8, in Palo Alto.

First Friday, user experience designer happy hour. Come whine, network,
exalt, and otherwise talk about UED and the nature of existence.

Fanny & Alexander
412 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301 (a few blocks from the Palo Alto train
Phone: (650) 326-7183
Map: http://tinyurl.com/3wr2n

Fri, July 8th
6:30 p.m.

8 Jul 2005 - 7:54am

ixdg site problem?

For some reason none of the links in the right hand nav are clickable
in safari. work in firefox tho. anyone else have this same issue?


7 Jul 2005 - 7:12am
Steve L Eisman

Sr. Director User Experience & Design - MN or MA - UnitedHealth Group - Fulltime Employee

Company: Ingenix (A UnitedHealth Group Company)
URL: http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com
Title: Senior Director, User Experience & Design
Location: Eden Prairie, MN or Waltham, MA
Status: Full-time employee
Travel Requirements: 25%

Company Overview:
Ingenix is one of the largest health care information and research companies in
the industry. No one competitor offers the same breadth of products and services
as Ingenix.

6 Jul 2005 - 1:19am
Marijke Rijsberman

Re: question about estimating relative importance ofucd

Hi Doug,

Hi Doug,

I really did mean the relative _importance_ of UCD.

If a particular system has three users and a bad user interface means they
spend twice as much time as they otherwise would doing fairly regular tasks
and they had to spend half a day reading documentation each to figure out a
few basic features and never quite get the rest, then obviously there is a
cost associated with this bad design.

5 Jul 2005 - 3:22pm
Doug Anderson

Re: question about estimating relative importance of ucd

Hello Marijke,

I am not certain what you mean by "importance" in the context of your post.

5 Jul 2005 - 1:05pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Ellen Ayoob

web stats

hey there-

I am working on a web site strategy and requirements doc and there has
been a request to include a web stats program but no articulated reason
why except it would be "cool" to know the "information". It has been a
while (4 years) since I dealt with web stats programs so I've been
doing some research and I'm wondering:

- Why use one? the stats seem to be important to server administrators
to keep the site running smoothly (referrers, browsers etc.) and to
marketers who will make inferences from the comparisons.

5 Jul 2005 - 10:56am
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Please set your account to No mail delivery for holidays/vacations

Hi everyone,

Before you go away on vacation this summer PLEASE (I'm begging you), go to
the options/settings for this list and change your settings so that while
you are gone you do not receive e-mail.

Please follow the directions at http://listhelp.ixdg.org/

1. It is rude to send posters to the list your announcement. You are not the
only one and sometimes a single posting can generate another 10 emails for
the original poster.

2. Some people's auto-response don't listen to "reply-to" information and
just send messages tot he list.

5 Jul 2005 - 10:49am
11 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Report from UPA

I'm sure some, if not many, of us are hungry to hear/read some reports from
UPA's recent Montreal soirée.


-- dave

David Heller
Dave (at) ixdg (dot) org
Dave (at) synapticburn (dot) com
AIM: bolinhanyc || Y!: dave_ux || MSN: hippiefunk at hotmail.com

4 Jul 2005 - 7:41am
11 years ago
2 replies
Marcin Wichary

An illustrated history of Adobe Photoshop.

I know that advertising one own's websites is generally frowned upon,
but I thought this might be interesting for two separate reasons: a
comparison of GUI advancements, or just nostalgy.

I've assembled a collection of screenshots of Adobe Photoshop, from
version 0.63 in 1988 to this year's CS2.