Portfolios (was: Guidance for someone interestedinyour field)

14 Apr 2004 - 9:35pm
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Elizabeth Dykst...
2004

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. 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. So sometimes I'll present a thumbnail view of the larger doc:
>I'll extract some context (the Overview or Summary), give a sense of scope
>(the Table of Contents) and a focus on a relevant example (a cogent snippet
>that struts my stuff). Hopefully, it's digestible - and satisfies.
>
>John
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Pabini Gabriel-Petit" <pabini at earthlink.net>
>To: <discuss-interactiondesigners.com at lists.interactiondesigners.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 4:28 AM
>Subject: Re: [ID Discuss] Portfolios (was: Guidance for someone
>interestedinyour field)
>
>
>> Joshua Seiden said:
>>
>> I'm hiring designers. Thus, I need a
>> demonstration of design ability, not just speaking
>> ability. So, to my original point, I want another (or
>> an additional) tool.
>>
>
>>
>> Pabini
>> ________________________________________
>>
>> Pabini Gabriel-Petit
>> Principal & User Experience Architect
>> Spirit Softworks
>> www.spiritsoftworks.com
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14 Apr 2004 - 10:05pm
Elizabeth Dykst...
2004

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. Are you really suggesting posting such a complete technical
document publicly for the sake of showing your work?

I wouldn't unless I had explicit permission and the document was
"declassified." My students ask for this kind of "real" stuff all the
time and they are disappointed with the answer, but that in itself is
a lesson in protocol.

Elizabeth

At 6:07 PM -0400 4/14/04, John Vaughan wrote:
>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. 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. So sometimes I'll present a thumbnail view of the larger doc:
>I'll extract some context (the Overview or Summary), give a sense of scope
>(the Table of Contents) and a focus on a relevant example (a cogent snippet
>that struts my stuff). Hopefully, it's digestible - and satisfies.
>
>John
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Pabini Gabriel-Petit" <pabini at earthlink.net>
>To: <discuss-interactiondesigners.com at lists.interactiondesigners.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 4:28 AM
>Subject: Re: [ID Discuss] Portfolios (was: Guidance for someone
>interestedinyour field)
>
>
>> Joshua Seiden said:
>>
>> I'm hiring designers. Thus, I need a
>> demonstration of design ability, not just speaking
>> ability. So, to my original point, I want another (or
>> an additional) tool.
>>
>
>>
>> Pabini
>> ________________________________________
>>
>> Pabini Gabriel-Petit
>> Principal & User Experience Architect
>> Spirit Softworks
>> www.spiritsoftworks.com
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Interaction Design Discussion List
>> discuss at interactiondesigners.com
>> --
>> to change your options (unsubscribe or set digest):
>http://discuss.interactiondesigners.com
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>> Announcement Online List (discussion list members get announcements
>already)
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>> --
>> http://interactiondesigners.com/
>>
>
>
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