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16 Apr 2004 - 9:12am
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10 years ago
7 replies
Navneet Nair
2004

Access points for context sensitive help

With our next release of our web based software we are planning to incorporate
context sensitive help as part of the application. Currently the help is
accessed from a drop-down Help menu that has a link to the ‘Contents and
Index.’ This of course, opens the help with the TOC and the default welcome
page. As per the current implementation, the context sensitive help can be
accessed by using the F1 key which opens the help related to the page the user
is accessing in a window without the index and TOC.

15 Apr 2004 - 9:43pm
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Elizabeth Dykst...
2004

Portfolios (was: Guidance for someoneinterestedinyour field)

At 7:34 PM -0700 4/15/04, Pabini Gabriel-Petit wrote:
>In response to Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson's statement:
>>
>> >But a spec is the property of the company for whom it was developed.
>> >They are *always* considered proprietary and confidential as far as I
>> >know.
>
>Elizabeth Buie wrote:
>> Not if the "company" is the US Government.
>> If the spec is a formal deliverable, and if the project is not classified
>> or "for official use only",

15 Apr 2004 - 8:25pm
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6 years ago
23 replies
Christian Simon
2003

Portfolios

> on 4/15/04 12:00, John Vaughan <vaughan1 at optonline.net> wrote:
> And the relevant questions is: If I do, Will anyone read it? Well, yes -
> and no. I doubt that many people looking at my site want to read a detailed
> tech spec cover-to-cover. But they DO want to get a sense of my approach &
> credibility.

15 Apr 2004 - 5:41pm
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10 years ago
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kjnarey
2004

Portfolios (was: Guidance for someoneinterestedinyour field)

For what it's worth, I agree with Elizabeth here.

When all said and done we are looking for a quality candidate.

14 Apr 2004 - 9:35pm
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10 years ago
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Elizabeth Dykst...
2004

Portfolios (was: Guidance for someone interestedinyour field)

Specifications written for a company's product belong to the company
and are confidential. Consider that before you post a spec
illustrating your talents.

It's a sad but true limiting factor to what most of us can show.

Elizabeth

>Pabini
>> ***A well-written, detailed specification certainly demonstrates one's
>> design ability. Of course, they can't be posted online.
>
>*** Agreed. But why NOT post them online?
>
>And the relevant questions is: If I do, Will anyone read it? Well, yes -
>and no.

14 Apr 2004 - 2:50pm
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whitneyq
2010

AIGA Experience Design knowledge sharing survey

At 03:20 PM 4/14/2004 -0400, Reimann, Robert wrote:
>I'm pretty
>happy with Zoomerang from a functional standpoint, but
>I do wish they'd have kept to a more traditional
>radio button and check box presentation....

And here I was thinking how nice it was that they made these widgets large
enough that they were really easy to see.

The "standard" platform versions usually have such a small visual
presentation that it's hard to see which one is selected --- surely not a
good thing in a survey tool which consists primarily of various (forms)

14 Apr 2004 - 2:49pm
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CD Evans
2004

Careers Initiative Volunteers

Hi there!

I'm looking for other people who want to join the "Careers Init".

We need people who are able to do a bit of server side code, likely php
form interaction.

And..

14 Apr 2004 - 2:29pm
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10 years ago
1 reply
Christian Simon
2003

Request for URLs

I'm just a bit confused reading some of the current posts. Don't be shy with
your URLs!

> spec redesigns? 37Signals took four
> sites, Paypal, Fedex, a car site, and a bank site to show how they

and

> using their own home-rolled widgets? The HTML spec has well-defined widgets
> in it, and any modern browser already has a full array of standard and
Widget? Errr?

Thanks David for posting your "portfolio". I think your site samples show
the complexity of your work.

14 Apr 2004 - 6:30am
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10 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf
2005

Portfolios (was: Guidance for someone interestedinyour field)

Gary, asked if "just doing it", i.e. making your own projects, something
that me as a hiring manager would want to see. My answer to him is YES!

It shows me a bunch of things (btw Gary I'm in your boat too w/ dated or
bubble bursted stuff). The main thing it shows me is determination and moxy.
I love those two qualities in a prospect. But if done correctly it also
shows me a designer.

I do have to say though that I think we are getting caught in our own
confusion.

14 Apr 2004 - 6:29am
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Ben Haldenby
2004

Cooper-style design courses in UK

Hi,

I've been reading this list for a week or so and have checked out the
archives but haven't been able to find an answer to my question.

I'm trying to convince my manager to send me to San Francisco to do the
Cooper 4-Day Design Practicum and he's asked me to find out if there are
any alternatives closer to home which, by the way, happens to London.
All I've found so far is Adaptive Path's Beyond Usability workshop in
Amsterdam in June.

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