Discussion Archive: November 2004

17 Nov 2004 - 8:33am
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Jim Hoekema
2004

Wireframes

I've never liked the term "wireframes" because it comes from ancient days of
computer graphics when you had to create the "wireframe" image first, and
then fill in with local color, reflections, highlights, etc. No connotations
of interactivity.

"Wireframe" is really slang - "mockup" or "prototype" communicates the idea
without requiring the listener to be an "insider" familiar with industry
lingo.

- Jim Hoekema

17 Nov 2004 - 5:25am
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Narey, Kevin
2004

Who does own the upstream process?

Dave:
>[business analysis] believes that it owns the upstream process of strategy
and requirements,
>when in fact Design is much better capable of coming up with longer-term,
>more stable, and higher returning solutions than BA can, b/c BA is too
>narrow in focus in that it only looks at related and observed problems
>instead of defining problems outside of the relational and observed.

>But that's a whole other discussion.

Let's rock.

16 Nov 2004 - 6:44pm
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Listera
2004

Eggplant

OK, I'm hungry too, but this is for people who asked me about testing
software/workflows. While Eggplant runs on OS X, it's meant to monitor any
platform that can handle VNC: Windows, Mac OS X/9, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris and
Linux.

<http://www.redstonesoftware.com/whatiseggplant.html>

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

16 Nov 2004 - 6:04pm
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Listera
2004

For some levity...

For PowerPoints lovers everywhere:

<http://snipurl.com/aoji>

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

16 Nov 2004 - 5:11pm
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Frank Ramirez
2004

web app or internet app (was: The End of UsabilityCulture?)

Andrei wrote:
> So if a link is used as an action like posting financial
> information or
> credit card, as is the case with nearly all browser based app
> out there
> like Amazon.com and eBay, are we saying those aren't "web
> apps."

No, we're not. If we're to agree with MW - Amazon and eBay as a *whole*
are web apps since they use HTTP/HTML. Their payment processing engines
in particular are not necessarily web apps.

> I think the MW definition is a bit off.

I would agree that it's problematic.

16 Nov 2004 - 3:28pm
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Frank Ramirez
2004

web app or internet app (was: The End of Usability Culture?)

Is it a "web app" or "internet app"?

>From m-w.com:

Main Entry: In.ter.net
Pronunciation: 'in-t&r-"net
Function: noun
: an electronic communications network that connects computer networks
and organizational computer facilities around the world

Main Entry: World Wide Web
Function: noun
: a part of the Internet designed to allow easier navigation of the
network through the use of graphical user interfaces and hypertext links
between different addresses -- called also Web

According to MW, the difference would depend on the app's use of
&q

16 Nov 2004 - 2:05pm
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Narey, Kevin
2004

'User' Business Analyst - apparently

[Prologue]
Set the scene - A large multi-technology IT development 'shop' - 68
developers 4 Software Architects 1 IxDer 4 BA's

[ACT I]
A blustery conversation ensues between the Ambitious IxDer and the Nefarious
Development Manager (NDM) about improvements to the software development
process.

16 Nov 2004 - 12:35pm
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Jennifer Brownson
2004

Testing a prototype

Dealing with a new situation for me, could use some
advice.

My development team just finished a prototype of an
internet application. I've got a remote extended team
across the U.S. that will be validating it.

16 Nov 2004 - 12:31pm
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Ben Hunt
2004

FW: The End of Usability Culture?

<Dave>
If we allow ourselves to be relegated to the aesthetic we are missing
our biggest opportunity to make our greatest impact in the organizations
where we work. ... Yes! I read your piece about the spectrum of Design,
but you still obviously don't believe it, or at least haven't
internalized it because you want to move back to the "vernacular"
meaning of the term. ...I really don't want to give in to the false
notion that design is aesthetic pursuit. ...You say that there is
"design" as I described it and then there is "the design" which is the
product.

16 Nov 2004 - 11:44am
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Brandon Flowers
2004

Toronto IxD discussion

Hi,

We host monthly discussions on design and development about the web
industry in Toronto.

I'm looking for a few local Interaction Designers who would be willing
to participate in an informal debate about the benefits of their
techniques.

This debate is inspired by this article:

http://www.fawcette.com/interviews/beck_cooper/

If you are interested participating in this panel discussion, please
contact me: brandon at designaxiom.c