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11 May 2004 - 12:28pm
Patrick Caldwell

Job opening

I don't know if this is proper list etiquette but there is a position open
in my organization for a Senior Usability Engineer.
<> . Thought it would be nice to get it out to people
interested in this list.

11 May 2004 - 8:24am
Todd Warfel

Re: Longhorn [was: web design]

I recently saw a demo of the New Longhorn OS. It was more polished than
XP, which still reminds me of Fisher Price for some reason. MS was
running the demo of LH against XP launching several videos
simultaneously. At four videos, XP crapped out. LH was able to handle
the four videos albeit a bit sluggish.

10 May 2004 - 6:50pm

interaction design contracting opportunity


You've heard me comment on stuff on this the question is, do you
want to work with me and argue about design in person? (and, if someone
wants to proof the grammar in this email and let me know how poor it is,
feel free)

My two person design consultancy , Sliced Bread Design (
<> is looking
for people for short and long term contracts.

10 May 2004 - 10:14am
Ben Speaks

Summary - Usability War Stories


Recommendations are summarized below:

Book title: "The Human Factor"
Author: Kim Vicente

Book title: "Set Phasers on Stun"
Author: Stephen J.

6 May 2004 - 1:24pm
Frank Elley

Web Editor / IA Job Opportunity, SF Bay Area

Apologies ... I hope this isn't spam-ish.

6 May 2004 - 8:52am
10 years ago
16 replies
Michael Bartlett


To fork the conversation...

Three questions, Elizabeth (Elizabeth is our primary persona!):

1. Why not Outlook?
2. What do you use instead?

5 May 2004 - 7:26pm

san francisco Bay area folks! first friday!

In memory of the fine cocktail hours that once graced our bay area, Frank Ramirez and I are starting First Fridays! The first Friday of the month those who wish to talk about "what we do" be it ID, IA Ed, or usability, will gather at 6:30 for social debate and beverage consumption.

5 May 2004 - 4:18pm
Dave Malouf

Richer distributed apps (was RE: web design)

Andrei chimed in w/
<<While I did all the design work to make a frame-based chat system work in
a web browser for the last company I worked for, all I kept asking
was: "This is silly. Why don't we just make a thin-client and do this
right?" The whole frames thing really is a serious band-aid, and generally
points out that one is trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Bite the bullet. If your web app requires robust interaction, dump the
browser and do it right.

5 May 2004 - 12:26pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Brad Lauster

[OT] Not a competition, but...

For those of you who know what Orkut is:

Back when Orkut began, I created an Interaction Designers community[1].
Some of you are probably members.

Well, for the first time since Orkut's beginning, the population of the
Interaction Designers community has surpassed the population of the
Information Architects community.

We now have almost 700 members! ...just thought you might like to know.


--Brad Lauster

4 May 2004 - 3:14pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Susan Farrell

web design - frames

These are handy uses I had not considered, Craig. Thanks for those tips. It's important to be careful what you pass in HTML code, when money is involved though. I read last year or so in 2600, that a shopping cart that did something similar was getting hacked all the time by people who simply saved the page, changed the product price to what they wanted, and then completed the transaction.

I HATE frames, but there is one case in which they seem to be the lesser evil for design, IMO:


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