SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: Interesting Publicity
RE: SIGIA-L: Interesting Publicity
From: Ralph Brandi (sigia_at_brandi.org)
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 21:25:57 EST
"Dave Harland" <dave.harland_at_tallan.com> wrote:
>computer. Actually designing interfaces on a day to day basis is not
>what these people are being prepared for. In my opinion, they should
>NOT be prepared for this eventuality.
They may not be prepared to design interfaces on a day to day basis, but I've seen plenty of programmers do just that. I haven't seen too many design *good* interfaces....
If the idea is to train computer programmers to understand the *importance* of producing usable interfaces, then I'm all in favor. In my last job, my boss was trying to turn me into a programmer, and more than once in our group meetings I got to hear the programmers grumble and curse the usability and interface people working on the project and generally treat them with disdain (this was while they weren't present). That's not to say all programmers do so, just that enough do to make things bad. Given the number of programmers out there who don't have access to IAs or usability specialists, any training they could get in the field could only help....
Ralph Brandi ralph_at_brandi.org http://www.brandi.org/
"Any revolution that goes on for too long is by definition a failure.
The idea is to become the establishment." - Linus Torvalds
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