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Jul 18, 2003: From UX to DC to the White House

Some tidbits for a lazy Friday.

The DUX 2003 conference's case studies are now available from the AIGA web site. Lots of great stuff; my favorite was John Armitage's "And Another Thing...The Current Site is in German": The Final Project in an International Digital Business Consultancy (.5Mb PDF file). John's presentation at DUX was funny as hell, and informative to boot.

Speaking of conferences: those of you who are fools for metadata, Dublin Core fanatics or just DC-curious should check out this September's DC 2003, September 28 to October 2 in lovely Seattle. (Great time of year there weather-wise.) Metadata gods Joe Busch and Mike Crandall have assembled a pre-conference seminar on metadata and search. Participants include Sun's Christy Confetti Higgins, Microsoft's Alex Wade, UC-Berkeley's Marti Hearst, and yours truly.

Finally, another interesting pick from the NY Times: John Markoff's article on the user-unfriendliness of the White House's new email system. The Bush folks are apparently using a controlled vocabulary based on issues, requiring users to classify their own postings. Nice for the folks on the receiving end; not so nice for the citizens doing the sending. One complains "that none of the many categories listed included either 'unemployment' or 'jobs.'" Ahem.

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