Talks / Presentations?

George Hackman George.Hackman at
Tue Sep 11 23:58:47 UTC 2007

October 15th at noon (Pacific time?)  sounds good.  Can you send me 
details on how to join the Fluid Breeze meeting room?

Colin Clark wrote:
> Hi George,
> No problem at all. Thanks for reminding us about this!
> I spoke with the Sakai UI Design Patterns group and we decided that it 
> works best for everyone if we schedule a separate videoconference to 
> discuss how Oracle can get involved with Fluid and your work with 
> design patterns, usability, and accessibility.
> I'd suggest we use the Fluid Breeze meeting room. Noon is the best 
> time to get the largest group of Fluid participants across time zones. 
> Does the date you mentioned, October 15th, still work best for you, or 
> would you like to meet sooner?
> Everyone in the Fluid community and beyond should feel very welcome to 
> join us if you'd like to talk about Oracle's user experience work and 
> how it relates to Fluid.
> George, let me know when works best for you and I'll book it.
> Really looking forward to chatting with you,
> Colin
> George Hackman wrote:
>> At the risk of inviting myself... how about Monday 10/15?
>> Thanks,
>> George
>> 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.
Senior Director of User Experience
Applications User Experience
Phone: 650-506-8256
george.hackman at

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