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Interfacing with Aza Raskin

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the January 5th, 2009

You may not know 24-year-old Aza Raskin’s name, but if you are reading this in a Firefox browser on a Mac then you should say a big huge thank you to his family. Aza’s late father Jef started the Macintosh project at Apple. YES. And Aza is the user interface designer at Mozilla Labs. Honestly, Irina doesn’t often find herself at a loss for jokes, but this guy was kind of hard to make fun of at first try! We’ll have to bring him back for sure. Aza is also the founder of Humanized, Inc., Songza, and Bloxes, and President of the Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces. And he likes puns, so leave some in the comments.

Episode links: Aza Raskin, Jef Raskin, Mozilla Labs, Humanized, Songza

2 Responses to 'Interfacing with Aza Raskin'

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  1. jof said,

    on January 6th, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Audio equalization needed!
    Aza and Irina were really quiet compared to the intro/outro. Although I certainly don't mind blasting Doc Pop around the house!

  2. Juan Lanus said,

    on January 25th, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Hmmm … not many comments …. Jof is right: audio is not good.
    Ans, Aza talks so fast in such a low register! For a non-English-as-mother-language type like me this is almost a show-stopper: the sum of the audio and the speed issues. Not a good UI.
    In InfoQ sometimes they scroll a transcript below the video. One can see and read without awakening wife.