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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.



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9 Mar 2004 - 1:47pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Pete Gordon - U...

Re: Role of IxD in Open Source

Here is a quote from last months SourceForge project of the month:
(Compiere ERP/CRM)
"In today's environment, the actual code development is just a minor
part for business applications like Compiere. The major task is
functional analysis so that the application fulfills the requirements
of many industries and legislations. The driving force in Compiere are
not young hackers but gray-haired ERP veterans.

9 Mar 2004 - 12:30pm
Dave Malouf

FW: UX and OSS (open source software) on behalf of Jess McMullin

-----Original Message-----
From: Jess McMullin [mailto:jess.mcmullin at]
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 11:58 AM
To: David Heller
Subject: UX and OSS (open source software)

[snipped personal message]

Alain said:
"Open source is all about the code. All about software developers
interacting with the code. Not about users interacting with an

Well, maybe. More like - most OSS is about scratching an itch.

9 Mar 2004 - 10:45am
Peter Merholz

[Plug] Adaptive Path Workshops - IxD Discounts

Hello all--

Adaptive Path is offering a bunch of workshops this year, in Chicago,=20
Amsterdam, New York, Washington, D.C., and Toronto.

ID Discuss subscribers get a 15% discount with code AFT16.

Of particular interest to this crowd will be these workshops:

Make Your CMS Work For You
Chicago, IL. May 20, 2004
Why do so many CMS projects fail? Because companies often don't do the=20=

necessary prep work.

9 Mar 2004 - 9:17am
10 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Re: Role of IxD in Open Source [was: good interfaceexamples for web basedapplications]

Hi Todd,

Open Source (I get really confused when you used OS b/c that means operating
system to me) is a mystery to me.

I mean how do we as IxD just go out and create a design on top of an open
source project? How do we do that w/o also having connection to the kernal
of the application we want to effect? How do our processes for research and
analysis fit into the process of an always moving target of many if not all
of the open source movement?

When I think about throwing my hat in the ring these are the areas that keep
me from jumping in.

9 Mar 2004 - 9:06am
10 years ago
5 replies
Todd Warfel

Re: Role of IxD in Open Source [was: good interface examples for web basedapplications]

Now that's a topic worth discussing.

I've often thought about putting in some time on one of the Open Source
(OS) CMS products, as I believe there is a great deal of functional
value there. With few exceptions, there are significant ID problems
with the OS products (CMS in particular).

9 Mar 2004 - 7:33am
Dave Malouf

good interface examples for web basedapplications

As I said in my first post on this subject I have been intimately involved
in CMS UI design for the last 3 years.

Mitja, e-mailed me privately that EMC was meant to be ECM as in Enterprise
Content Management. I suggest people use the term CMS b/c a silly company
decided to buy the biggest vendor of CMS and their name is EMC ... Silly
name people.

Saying that designers are upset with CMS is like going to the prom and
saying the decorations stink and complaining about the band and the food
when you decided to have nothing to do with the preparation.

Where have we been?

8 Mar 2004 - 12:13pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Florian Weber

good interface examples for web based applications


i was wondering if you guys can recommend me some examples
of good interfaces for web based applications. im especially interested
in examples dealing with content managment systems.

thanks a lot in advance!


7 Mar 2004 - 5:27pm
erin malone

[JOB] AOL is looking for several UI designers (Dulles, Va and Mountain View, CA)

The AOL Product Design group has a need to fill several UI design
positions at different levels, including fulltime, contract and project

5 Mar 2004 - 4:39pm

Modality of Web forms

I am designing a style solution. I noticed
that Yahoo's edit pages have a Finished button only
and no Cancel button.

I went to Edit->Edit Content for the Headlines panel.
I clicked on Delete All Headline Choices, but did not
press Finished. Then, I clicked on my Home button,
and all my headlines were gone. Isn't that a design

If you want to try a less destructive interaction, add
some headline sections, but don't click Finished.
Click "Home" button on browser (assuming
is your home). The new headlines will appear in your
news headlines.

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