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From: Robert Neff <robert.neff@uaccessit.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 13:54:07 -0400
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Senior Usability Specialist, 02-007037

Amazon.com is looking for a senior usability specialist to join a select
group of human-computer interface specialists helping Amazon.com to
maintain and improve the industry-leading usability of its online
shopping Web site. Your primary responsibility will be to provide
usability advice and coaching to project teams tackling unusually
difficult usability issues. You will help each project team to set
usability goals and plans, and ensure that they reserve adequate time
for usability work in all phases of the project. In addition to your
primary responsibility, you will review functional specifications and
comment objectively on usability issues therein. You will manage
intermittent cross-functional projects aimed at making significant
improvements to the overall usability of the Web site. You will prepare
ROI analyses of Amazon.com usability activities to ensure that the
company is choosing the most cost-effective methods available. You will
drive the creation of documents describing user interface standards.
Working closely with designers, artists, Web page programmers, and
product managers, you will represent the user's viewpoint while helping
project teams to meet often aggressive project goals. A working
knowledge of statistical methods, graphic arts, Web page implementation,
software development, software creation and prototyping tools, focus
groups and surveys, Windows/Mac/Unix/SQL is also desired. The ideal
candidate will also have solid training and at least 5 years of
experience in human-computer interaction, experimental design,
observational methods, data analysis, and usability consulting.
Candidates should have a solid knowledge of the capabilities and limits
of HTML, JavaScript, Perl, Oracle, and other standard tools and systems
that make e-commerce systems run. This position requires a master's
degree or higher in human-computer interaction, usability engineering,
psychology, or a related field. Compensation includes stock options.

Robert Neff

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Tom James
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 11:39 AM
To: 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
Subject: RE: creating a menu

Randal Rust wrote ...

> I am currently using UL and LI to create menus.
> <ul>
> 	<li class="navHeader">Cheeses</li>
> 	<li>Limburger</li>
> 	<li>Swiss</li>
> </ul>

To me this looks like a list with two levels: the "types of food" (in
case "Cheeses") and the sub-types (e.g. Limburger etc.) This should be
from the mark-up, without any additional hints provided by class
This attribute is useful for a human reader, but doesn't convey any
semantics for a machine, whereas a two level list has such semantic
information built in. (This is the same argument as using <th> for a
heading, rather than <td class="tableheading">).

So it could be coded:


and extending to other food types:


etc - i.e. "Cheeses", "Breads", "Spreads" are in one list, and the
items are in sub-lists asscoiated with their particular heading.


Dr Tom James
Senior Consultant

Digitext - Online Information at Work

Telephone: +44 (0)1844 214690
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Email: tom.james@digitext.com
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