Talks / Presentations?

Allison Bloodworth abloodworth at
Wed Sep 5 19:18:48 UTC 2007

Hi Colin,

I would love to have the chance to talk with George about all these  
issues sometime soon, especially design patterns. I am interested in  
how these design patterns are created (e.g. is there any sort of  
community effort or is it more top-down?), maintained/moderated, and  
presented to potential users. I'd also like to find out whether  
Oracle has a style guide and/or code repository (e.g. like Yahoo!'s  
User Interface Library:, and how  
these tools are used or integrated with the design patterns.


On Aug 31, 2007, at 11:54 AM, Colin Clark wrote:

> Hi George,
> I was just about to send a note about scheduling something when your
> post came through. Thanks for following up on this.
> My suggestion is to schedule a open Fluid teleconference to chat about
> areas for Oracle to collaborate with Fluid sometime in the next few
> weeks. I like your suggestions for topics, these are very relevant
> issues for Fluid.
> Given the fact that there are a number of designers in the Sakai
> community who already meet regularly to talk about design patterns,
> perhaps we could schedule the meeting in the same time slot so they  
> are
> all able to attend? This group meets on Mondays from 6-7pm EDT.
> What does the rest of the community think about this idea?
> Colin
> George Hackman wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have been out of the loop for a while catching up after a  
>> vacation...
>> I am not sure where we landed as far as me giving a talk at some  
>> time.
>> Should we just schedule something?
>> Again, here are some topics...
>> * UI design patterns and how we use them at Oracle to promote  
>> usability
>> and consistency.   This is a big help for us as we have a lot of
>> developers to support with a fairly small UX team.
>> * Accessibility and evolving standards.  Accessibility is key to  
>> us as
>> we sell lots of software to the government.  I could talk about our
>> program and what we are doing here.
>> * Usability methods that we use at Oracle (Customer visits
>> (ethnography),  usability testing (remote and local) etc.).  You are
>> probably familiar with most of these, but I could call out what we do
>> differently or uniquely.
>> Thanks,
>> George
> -- 
> Colin Clark
> Technical Lead, Fluid Project
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto
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Allison Bloodworth
Senior User Interaction Designer
Educational Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(415) 377-8243
abloodworth at

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