Talks / Presentations?

Daphne Ogle daphne at
Wed Sep 12 16:18:08 UTC 2007

Hi George, et al,

I added this meeting to the meeting page on the wiki:  http://

Look below the daily meetings under Fluid project meetings > Breeze /  
Teleconference.  I also took a stab at an agenda based on our email  
conversations, accessed via the meeting title.  Please make  
adjustments as needed.


On Sep 11, 2007, at 4:58 PM, George Hackman wrote:

> October 15th at noon (Pacific time?)  sounds good.  Can you send me
> details on how to join the Fluid Breeze meeting room?
> Regards,
> George
> 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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>>>>> fluid-work at <mailto:fluid-work at>
>>>> 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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Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
Educational Technology Services
daphne at
cell (510)847-0308

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