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15 Mar 2004 - 11:35am
10 years ago
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Matthew Goddard

About Face 2

Donna Maurer ( was asking for book
recommendations to give "someone new to large site design...

15 Mar 2004 - 10:48am
10 years ago
5 replies
Rob Adams


On 3/10/04 11:25 AM, "CD Evans" <clifton at> wrote:

> Here's a nifty new thread on integrating design into Open Source
> Programming.
> (Not as model for design)

This thread looked lonely so I thought I'd revive it.
I've done a little bit of work in this area already, and I've come to
believe that the questions of how to bring interaction design and usability
to open source and how to do "open source design&q

12 Mar 2004 - 6:14pm
Gieneart, Larisa

Reviewers needed: interactive showcase

Greetings, I am looking for leaders in our community who can represent interaction design from various angles to review case studys for a new event within our local experience design community called "Exhibit A: The 2004 Interactive Showcase"

This is a new event for us, our committee has spoken at length to those involved in the DUX and CHI case study format and tried to model our entry along the same lines although a little less intimidating to the average practitioner.

12 Mar 2004 - 3:55pm
10 years ago
12 replies
Christian Simon


>Not really. Bad code is bad code. When it is commented, all it allows a
>good coder to do is realize they need to toss it and rewrite the whole

When I say bad code I hope you understand that I mean !perfect and not
wrong. This gets to the heart of my comment. The difference between design
and programming. Coding with wrong elements is fundamentally flawed and is
called a bug. Design needs the wrong answers because they are the basis for
understanding. A design that's "wrong" to some is edgy to others.

I'm not being glib here.

12 Mar 2004 - 2:41pm
10 years ago
14 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

emergent design(RE: Re: OSD

On Mar 12, 2004, at 11:27 AM, Whitney Quesenbery wrote:

> I once worked with someone who translated poetry and fiction. He saw
> his work less as a mechanical transformation from one language to
> another but as a conduit between two means of expression. And he saw
> it as a very "active" activity.
> In fact, I might suggest that the most serious craftspeople in any
> medium have a holistic view of their work that goes well beyond the
> basic techniques or skills.

11 Mar 2004 - 4:30pm
CD Evans

European IAs

Hi all,

I have been asked by Gunnar Langemark to forward his email below on
finding other European IAs.

11 Mar 2004 - 1:30pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN & SC Member re: OSD

Obviously, I have my opinion, but I can see energy where it exists and who
am I to detract from it.

I would suggest that anyone wishing to follow Clifton lead on this, do
exactly that. Clifton Carrie Ritchie, and myself are the only members of the
tools & resources initiative that is ongoing right now for the IxD group. If
you are truly interested in seeing the tools and resources initiative take
on an open source approach I suggest you lend Clifton, Carrie, and I a hand
to help make it happen. There is nothing in the current suggestions that
don't fit within that plan.

10 Mar 2004 - 12:32pm
CD Evans


I think that Flash and other dynamic tools could explain to developers
the need for certain designs, but there is a limitation there in that
you have to think somewhat 'logically and rationally' just to make the
exact bit of interface you need to explain. It's an uphill battle for
most designers to understand script in the slightest. Requiring
scripting on a design team is going to limit who you can hire,

I think we are better to try to explain the assets of code to

10 Mar 2004 - 11:22am
10 years ago
20 replies
CD Evans


Here's a nifty new thread for talking about Open Source Design as a
design model.

(Not as a part of open source programming)

10 Mar 2004 - 8:38am
Josh Seiden

FW: 2004 Salary & Consulting Rate Survey for Usability & HCI

I thought this might interest some of you. Apologies if
you already got this from another list.



Peak Usability and Spirit Softworks invite you to
participate in our online survey of salaries and
consulting rates for usability and human-computer
interaction professionals. We have endeavored to make
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professional community.

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