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Meeting #2 Friday, June 16, 2006

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We covered some ground on the backend. The system is currently running on top of Tomcat with some servlets. In any case, the more important things are:

  1. Need to formalize:
    • cutomization
    • user base
    • language for UI
  2. Write up schedule
  3. Continue reading

Well, I have been bogged up more with points 2 and 3 since the meeting actually. Im meeting Prof Tan today and I need to either decline / manage this offer for doing a website design. The money is good but its more about timing issue. 

As for the reading, Ive been really glued to the Handbook on Human Factors in Web Design. Ive been abandoning my Ajax and Usability books so point 1 is a lil hard to accomplish. Then again, im having more and more thoughts of what the system should look like and be like. So once I come back to reading on ajax again (i dont think I want to blindly choose RoR for the project) I will have a better idea on which one will achieve my purpose best. 


Meeting soon Tuesday, June 6, 2006

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Alright, I just got back from Indon.

To Do:

  1. Read Ben Shneiderman, Nielson, and Ivory
  2. Continue with RoR, Ajax reading
  3. Free Form Thinking on: User tasks for LINC
  4. HYP Schedule broken down by month – hard-copy, Google calendar, Excel
  5. Look at NLB search interface
  6. Look for other Library interface – any other AJAX-ed?
  7. Re-read Malcolm's paper


Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design Tuesday, May 30, 2006

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Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design

Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design
by Robert W. Proctor (Editor), Kim-Phuong L. Vu (Editor)
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2004.

Progress: N.A.



My Bookmarks Saturday, May 27, 2006

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Ive been in research for the project for about a month over now actually. And I have this habbit of bookmarking everything remotely interesting or related to the research at hand. Hmm… Now if only there is a good way to port all my bookmarks to this blog with the least hassle possible. Hmm… I can probably load them as WordPress bookmarks but that would involve a horrendously long list of links. Ah… Ok.. never mind, Im just going to make a dedicated page for it. Ill get right on it after I finish writing the Thermaltake Armor article im writing for Science CBLC's annual CompLink publication.  

Loading Feeds Saturday, May 27, 2006

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So here I am, 3am in the morning, listing down the RSS feeds I read.

I have like tonnes of them… I used to just use the Live Bookmark from Firefox but that kind of slowed down things so then I changed to Wizz RSS News Reader. Then I switched over to using Sage because of its better use interface. And listing them down on the side bar would just be a pain for both me and who ever reads the blog. So anyway, im just gonna link the OPML here and have only my fav ones (and related ones) listed on the side bar.