[ros-general] Fwd: [ros-web] Re: Interface Team
jason.filby at gmail.com
Sat May 21 23:10:37 CEST 2005
I just noticed that this was sent to ros-web only.
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From: Mikko Tikkanen <mikko.tikkanen at gmail.com>
Date: May 16, 2005 10:48 PM
Subject: [ros-web] Re: Interface Team
To: ros-web at reactos.com
I am the other half of Jason's "list", the half that (usually)
responds to the name Mikko.
Something about me: I've seen 25 summers, so far. (a.k.a I'm 25-years
old ;) This summer would be my 26th. Usually my interests include
badminton, rollerskating, bandy, gentle loving of my car (My one and
only honey at the time. Hey, at least she's cheaper than a woman ;),
movies, programming, reading (Usually different articles of various
topics. Specially anything regarding of science.) and some sort of
I've studied something that goes like this: Special-vocational degree,
developing network solutions. (Level of studies ranging from quite
basic to university level) Basically it includes designing and
developing specified tools that utilize network in some way. Tools
VisualBasic, ASP, TCL and some other languages.
Nowdays I mostly work basically with PHP and SQL of some sort.
(Usually with MySQL, Postgre or Oracle) +xhtml & css
Oh, and of course there is High school.
Also, at the fall I'm hoping to get to this school which teaches
interactivity designing. Basically everything ranging from physical UI
design to game-, concept- or web design. However, my aim would to
specialize in UI design. (And, of course, ultimately have my own
company. 8) I've already cleared my way to last ~30 persons, now it's
30% change of getting in. 26th day are final exams and interviews for
the school and after that it's a months wait and results should be
here. Keep your thumbs up! :)
Next to UI related stuff. I've worked, in some way or another, with
www-applications for about 6-8 years. Also I like to educate myself so
I've taken some courses and trainings on it. Also, I was in charge of
design, production and maintaining of information gathering and
analysis tools at Inmet Mining, Pyhäsalmi mine Oy. Europe's deepest
metal ore mine and most technologically advanced mine in the world.
Some of those tools are used by miners who didn't have very much
experience with computers. Hence they needed to be easy to use yet
able to utilize enough power, for experienced user, to dig out every
last piece of information needed, regarding of i.e. certain ore
At my current job (head of sales, at paper. usually I lots of other
things too) I've created complete network-based software for the
shop's check-out. It also includes real time accounting for store,
billing and web-shop. Of course all this is wrapped to single user
interface. Which, sadly, has as good UI as I would like but there are
other matters which keep me busy from re-creating the whole system.
I've always been interested of UI design and have read pretty much
everything I've come across with. Of course, depending of the source.
;) When designing something I've always tried position myself as the
regular user and tried to forget all the "invisible" little helpers
that I am used to, since regular user usually doesn't have a clue.
Moms and dads actually make pretty good user test subjects as they
don't use computers that much but know their way around. ;)
I've also made initial design for a game called Notrium.
Lately I've made some initial mockups for ROS.
For software library:
And for ROS start menu:
Hmm. This turned to another rant, it seems.
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