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19 Apr 2004 - 4:49pm
Jerry John

wizards - again ....

hi this is jerry! well i once before wanted some feedback on designing a
frame-work for a wizard! so could you tell me where i could find some
inforamtion on different approches for designing a wizard![instructional
models] ....


19 Apr 2004 - 8:40am
Robert Reimann

Interaction design web design

Hi Ash,

I (and my colleague Jodi Forlizzi at CMU) like to describe
interaction design in this way:

Interaction Design is a design discipline dedicated to:

Defining the *behavior* of artifacts, environments, and systems;
and therefore also concerned with:

- Defining the form of these things as it relates to their
behavior and use
- Anticipating how the use of these things will mediate human
relationships and affect human understanding
- Exploring the dialogue between products, people, and contexts
(physical, cultural, historical)

Interaction design is also a perspective that

18 Apr 2004 - 7:40pm
Dave Malouf

April in May NYC IxD Salon

[Note: New Format // Be sure to RSVP as noted below]

Hello NYC IxD people,
New Yorkers may remember Crazy Eddie's Christmas in
July Sale. I'm not Crazy, just Disorganized, so I'm
announcing the April in May NYC IxD Salon.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 4 @ 6p - 8p
WHERE: the offices of vi[z]rt @
555 8th Ave. 10th Floor
(bet. W. 37th St. & W. 38th St.)
SUBJECT: The digital camera. You love it, you hate it.

Why are they so popular? What makes them so

17 Apr 2004 - 3:36pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Juhan Sonin

Government work does not mean that the work is public.

Government work does not mean that work is public. Regardless of data
sensitivity, the project belongs to the government agency.. and the IP
and client should be respected. Only with specific permission from the
agency should the results be published or housed on publically
available web space.


>If the US Government hires you to do the work, and if the spec is a
>deliverable part of the work, it is not *your* IP but the

16 Apr 2004 - 2:39pm
12 years ago
16 replies
Michael Bartlett

Interaction design == web design

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to introduce myself as this is my first posting to the list (I
have been subscribed for a few weeks now). We have been evolving our own
form of scenario- and persona-orientated design for the last year which has
been a big step-change in the way we build our software products. It's been
a fascinating process as we are strong practioners of eXtreme Programming
and our developers are very intelligent (and opinionated) C++ coders. It was
very much a case of "in-mates vs. wardens" prior and even during the
adoption of this process.

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

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
Elizabeth Dykst...

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
8 years ago
23 replies
Christian Simon


> on 4/15/04 12:00, John Vaughan <vaughan1 at> 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
12 years ago
12 replies

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
12 years ago
1 reply
Elizabeth Dykst...

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.


>> ***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.

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