Talks / Presentations?

George Hackman George.Hackman at
Thu Sep 6 23:48:36 UTC 2007

At the risk of inviting myself... how about Monday 10/15?

Allison Bloodworth wrote:
> 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. 
> Thanks!
> Allison
> 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 <mailto:abloodworth at>

George Hackman, Jr.
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Applications User Experience
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