Talks / Presentations?

George Hackman George.Hackman at
Sat Sep 22 23:49:23 UTC 2007

Sorry for the late reply, but noon EDT sounds good.  I will talk to you 

Colin Clark wrote:
> Hi George,
> I was thinking noon EDT is preferable, as it fits within working hours 
> on both the west coast (9 am) and the UK (5 pm).
> Does this work for you?
> The Fluid Breeze room is available at:
> Looking forward to it,
> Colin
> 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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>>>>> 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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