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Portland Traffic Signals User Interface – Paul Zebell And Bill Kloos

Paul Zebell And Bill Kloos Explain The User Interface Of The Portland Traffic Signal System Paul Zebell, Bill Kloos, and their colleagues in the Bureaus of Maintenance and Traffic Management maintain, modify, and repair the approximately 1,000 traffic signals at controlled intersections throughout the city. Paul and Bill work with police, inspectors, citizens, traffic engineers, […]

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Kid Pix Author & Professor Of Visual Design – Craig Hickman

Craig Hickman, author of Kid Pix, will speak about the design of software and design for children. Where do ideas for software come from? When it comes to software design, do simplicity and clarity always fight against whimsy and wit? Can programming be art? Can software design be beautiful? These are some of the questions […]

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Usability Lab Tour – Tom Cocklin, Senior Human Factors Engineer

Date: June 25, 1998 Speaker: Tom Cocklin, Senior Human Factors Engineer — Hewlett-Packard Tom Cocklin opens his state-of-the-art usability laboratory for our inspection on Thursday, June 25th. The lab features a spacious “office,” the ever-popular two-way mirror, a gallery for observers, and a control room to die for. Learn how usability tests get designed, scheduled, run, and analyzed […]

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Visualizing Software Tools: Designing the Task Centered Interface – Kevin Mullet, Human Interface Architect

In recent years it has become increasingly commonplace to hear software professionals professing their dedication to the principles of “user-centered design,” and indeed, a general conciousness-raising toward the needs of everyday users does seem to be taking place within the development community. Executives now call routinely for “ease of use” as a competitive differentiator, and […]

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Dead or Alive: Requirements before Design – David Churchill

Date: January 21, 1998 Speaker: David Churchill — Director of Marketing Design, Service & Test Business Unit, Tektronix, Inc. The ability to design a good User Interface is finally gaining recognition as a product development core competency. But products are still released only to receive immediate criticism for their poor interface designs. Many times this is a direct […]

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The Inmates are Running the Asylum – Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper is called ‘The Father of Visual Basic’ for his invention of the visual programming interface that became the popular Microsoft product. He is the author of About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design, published by IDG Books. Cooper’s other credits include Computer Associates’ SuperProject, and MicroPhone II for Windows. Cooper is a […]

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