CURRICULUM VIT® (to 2002
CEO of Humane Interfaces
Interface and system
design consultant to large and small companies around the world
Creator of Macintosh
computer at Apple Computer, Inc.
Manager of Advanced
Systems at Apple Computer, Inc.
Author of The Humane
(Addison Wesley, 2000, ISBN 0-201-37937-6)
Named one of the 40 Most
Outstanding Graduates, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Named one of 10 Most
Outstanding Engineering Graduates, Pennsylvania State University
CEO of Information
Professor, University of
California at San Diego
Director, Third College, University of California at San Diego
Author of over 300
articles on interface design, mathematics, science, computer science, and other
Co-author of Information
(MIT Press, 1999, ISBN 0-262-10069-X)
Macintosh, Information Appliance, QuickDraw, Leap
Conductor of the San
Francisco Chamber Opera Co.
Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Interaction Design, Telocity Inc.
& Crun, LP
Independent Consultant and Writer.
Clients include Intel,
Matias Corporation, XOFamily, HP, IBM, Motorola, NCR, Xerox, Ricoh (Japan),
Kraft Systems, Bayer, Agensys, AT&T, McKesson, Technicon, Baan, Kammand
Corporation, Toyama Musical Instrument Co. (Japan), Enlighten Software,
Teknowledge, Fujitsu, Evolve Software, Fish & Richardson PLC, Apricus,
InfoDesign (Switzerland), and US Department of Agriculture (Pacific Northwest
Current and recent
contributing editor positions include Forbes ASAP, Wired, Mac Home Journal,
Pacifica Tribune, Model Airplane News, and RC MicroFlight.
Book published: The
Humane Interface, Informatrion Design (Co-author)
Interaction Design, Telocity Inc. Cupertino, California
1982-1989 Chairman and
CEO, Information Appliance Inc., Palo Alto, California
1982 Instructor in
Operating Systems and Documentation, Dansk Datamatic Institut, Lyngby, Denmark
Computer Inc., Cupertino, California (31st employee)
Manager of Advanced Systems (Macintosh Project)
Manager of Applications Software
Manager of Publications and New Product Review
Consultant and Writer
In these positions with
Apple, Jef Raskin conferred regularly with A.C. Markkula (V.P. Marketing,
Chairman of the Board/ President and Chief Executive Officer), J. Couch, (V.P.
Software /Vice President and General Manager of Personal Office Systems, 1981),
Tom Whitney (Senior V.P of Engineering), and Steven Jobs, (V.P. New Products/
Chairman of The Board and Vice President)
1974-1979 Faculty, San
Francisco Community Music Center, San Francisco, California
The center was
established in 1931 to bring music education within reach of the community.
Raskin taught recorder, harpsichord, chamber ensemble, and music theory.
Reported to Landon Young, Director of the Center.
1974-1979 Founder and
General Partner, Jef's Friends Model Aircraft Co., Brisbane, California
Raskin produced and sold
radio-controlled model sailplane kits; designed aircraft, managed manufacturing
subcontractors, advertising, and direct sales. Over 2,000 kits were sold during
the first two years, the active period of partnership. This company had 11
limited partners. It was formally dissolved in 1979. Raskin noted in 1979, ÒI
gained more experience in the legal, advertising, and financial aspects of
business than money.Ó
1974-1979 Founder and
President, Bannister & Crun, Brisbane, California
The company became a
formal partnership April 1977. Software consulting and documentation services.
Clients included Heath Co., (manuals for the H11 Computer), The University of
Washington, Apple Computer (manuals for the Apple I and Apple II), National
Semiconductor (manuals for the SC/MP system), The City of South San Francisco
(programming for inventory, sewer rental and permits, pollution monitoring,
maintenance scheduling), Dymax Publications (various manuals), and a number of
individuals for whom systems were produced. RaskinÕs role was to manage the
technical aspects of the company which he founded. He wrote most of the
manuals, and did half of the coding and all the design for the South San
Francisco programs. The company was successful financially. By the end of 1977,
it employed nine people.
and Portfolio Photographer; Bard, Funkhouser Associates, San Francisco,
Leader, City of Brisbane Recreation Department, Brisbane, California, Reported
to Jane Kirby.
Designer, The Box Factory, South San Francisco, California
Reported to Al DeNola,
Instructor, Bicycling, Department of Physical Education, University of California
at San Diego, La Jolla, California
Professor, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California
Taught courses in
computer programming, computer graphics, data structures, graph theory,
computer animation, computer music, and some courses in music and art. By
taking his accumulated vacation and sabbatical at the end of the time, RaskinÕs
dates of employment overlap slightly. On 3 November 1972, the students
published a course evaluation that stated, ÒMost of the students thought the
course was great. Raskin kept the class interesting, encouraged student
participation, and was a good speaker. Students were very enthusiastic about
the course even though there was a lot of work and he keeps the course moving
along pretty rapidly.Ó
taught at UCSD included:
Environments and Events
Materials for Artists
Humanities Applications of List Structures
Computer Applications in Arts and Humanities
Heuristics and Synergistics
Beginning Camera Technique
Computer Applications in Music
Ornamentation, Past and Present
Television Production Technique
Electronics for Musicians and Artists
Computer Programming in Pascal
Computer Programming in BASIC
taught ÒModel Planes, Silent Flight,Ó at San Diego Free University
Third College Computer Center, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla,
Designed and implemented
multi-mini-computer CRT-based student laboratory and the FLOW teaching
language. Two D.G. Nova 1200s were organized into a time-sharing system that
Raskin designed so that either could take over the entire student load in the
event of a malfunction in one of the computers. There was a staff of four
teaching assistants. A third Nova ran graphics applications on a Tektronix
storage CRT, and ran the animation camera.
Contractor, Designed a waterless darkroom for Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Visual Arts Computer Facility, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla,
This was the first
computer owned by the Art Department. It grew into the Third College Computer
1969 Split Appointment,
Lecturer, UCSD Computer Center (half time) and Lecturer in Visual Arts (half
time), La Jolla, California
1968-1969 Associate in
Music, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California
courses, designed and built computer music and computer art installation.
Overlapped appointment as Lecturer.
1968 Junior Development
Engineer, Electronics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla,
Precursor to the above
position, but without academic duties. Raskin was a graduate student at the
1966-1967 Instructor in
Electronic and Computer Music, Pennsylvania State University, State College,
Taught programming and
electronics, and designed and built the Penn State Electronic Music Studio.
Contractor, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
Designed and built
analog computer for Speech Department at Penn State.
Assistant, Penn State University Computer Center, State College, Pennsylvania
Aided users especially
in statistical and graphics applications programming. Reported to Dr. D.T.
Laird, Director of the Center. Raskin also helped to install an IBM 360/67
and Programmer, Columbia-Princeton Computer Music Project, New York, New York
Consultant to Ford
Foundation ÒProject for the Utilization of High Speed Digital Computer
Equipment to Prepare Masters for Music Publication.Ó Designed an input language
for music under Stephan Bauer-Mengleberg.
Operator and Programmer, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Oyster
Bay and Stony Brook, New York
Programmed and operated
an IBM 1620. Among other application and system programs, designed on of the
first KWIC indices. Reported to Dr. Aaron Finerman.
Contractor, Downstate Medical Center, New York City, New York
Designed and built
ionto-electrophoresis machine for Dr. Anthony Hernandez.
Designer, State University of New York at Oyster Bay, Department of Biology,
Oyster Bay, New York
Raskin supported part of
his college education by designing and building analog computers for the
1974-1979 Jef's Friends
Model Aircraft Co. (remote controlled model aircraft)
1976-1978 Bannister and
Crun (computer software and manuals)
Appliance Inc. (human interface design and implementation as hardware and
1988- Verity Recordings
(classical music compact discs, first release was in 1989)
1992- Anabatic Aircraft
(name change from JefÕs Friends)
2001- Humane Interfaces,
2000- Columnist, Forbes
Editor, RC MicroFlight
Editor, MacHome Journal
Editor, Model Airplane News
1978 Staff Editor, Silicon
Reviewer, Dr. Dobb's Journal
editor, Telemann Society
Computer Studies in the Humanities and Verbal Behavior (journal)
Editor, Computers and the Humanities Journal
Computing Reviews of the ACM
1961 Literary Editor,
Mind's Eye magazine
OTHER ACADEMIC POSITIONS
1998 Visiting Scholar,
Department of History, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
1995 Lecturer and
Visiting Scholar, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford
University, Stanford, California. Courses taught: Computer Science 377 / Music
1973 Visiting Scholar,
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Worked at the invitation of John McCarthy.
1970 Professor, Summer
Training Institute for Humanistic Computation, University of Kansas, Lawrence,
1969 Director of Summer
Session Computer Programming, Notre Dame College, Cleveland, Ohio.
Assistant, Pennsylvania State University Computer Center, State College,
studies in electronic and computer music, University of California at San
Diego, La Jolla, California.
Raskin specialized in
electronic and computer music, but interrupted his graduate studies to join the
1967 M.S. Computer
Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania.
Raskin was studying for
Ph.D. in Philosophy, but switched to computer science. At the time, however,
there was no Ph.D. available in computer science. RaskinÕs thesis was ÒA
Hardware-Independent Computer Graphics System.Ó The practical system developed
as part of the thesis was still in use in 1979, and formed the basis of the
DISPLAA system sold to a San Diego company in 1979.
1965 B.A. Philosophy,
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York.
philosophy of science with an additional minor in music.
1964 B.S. Mathematics,
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York.
Four years for the
mathematical logic major, with minor in physics.
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND
1973 Fellow, Creative
Arts Institute, Los Angeles, California.
Undergraduate Instructional Improvement Grant, Development of the Teaching of
Programming in the Third World and in the Arts and Humanities, University of
California, San Diego. This grant enabled the expansion of the Third College
1971 Unicubes, Academic
Senate Research Committee Grant 588, University of California at San Diego, La
Science Foundation Grant GY-7852, Computers in Undergraduate Education; this
grant was given to establish a computer center with a human orientation.
1969-1970 University of
California Grant, Use of Computers in Instructional Programs in the Visual
Arts, with Harold Cohen, to develop hardware and software for computer
animation and very large (10 by 30 foot) flat bed plotters.
Assistantship Grant, Pennsylvania State University.
1966 Research Grant in
Computer Music Typography, College of Arts and Architecture, Pennsylvania State
1962 State University
of New York Research Foundation Grant No. 31-81.
1962 National Science
Foundation URP Grant in Thermal Sciences, for study of problems of
communication with satellites during orbital re-entry.
Scholarship Award No. E60847, New York State Regents' College Scholarship for
Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, State of New York.
1960 New York State
Regents' Scholarship in Science.
Team Captain, Brentwood High School.
APPEARANCES, HONORS AND AWARDS
Panelist at ConJosŽ, science fiction conference. Steve Wozniak, moderator. San
"Cognetics" CogLunch speaker seriers, Center for the Study of
Language and Information, Stanford University. November 7
"Making Machines Fit For Human Consumption", Opening Plenary at UIST,
Orlando, Florida, November 12.
2001 ÒMaking Machines PalatableÓ, Invited Speaker at
ISMIR, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, October 16.
2001 ÒMaking Machines
Fit for Human ConsumptionÓ, Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture Series Kick-off
at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, October 12 (rescheduled from September
2001 ÒProlegomena to
Future Interface DesignÓ, Guest Lecturer, Stanford Seminar on Human-Computer
Interaction (CS547, Professor Terry Winograd), Stanford, California, October 5.
2001 Workshop at USDA,
Pacific Northwest Forest Station, Corvallis, Oregon, June 26.
2001 "Making Macs
Fit for Human Consumption", Keynote Speaker at MacHack Conference,
Dearborn, Michigan, June 21.
2001 Opening Session
(Panel with Andy Hertzfeld, Guy ÒBudÓ Tribble, Caroline Rose, Bruce Horn, Donn
Denman, and Jef Raskin, from the original Macintosh development project),
MacHacks Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, June 20.
2001 ÒMaking Machines
Fit for Human ConsumptionÓ, Distinguished Lecture Series Kickoff at OTUG,
St-Paul, Minnesota, June 19.
2001 Workshop at
Alias|Wavefront, Toronto, Canada, May 15.
Principles of Humane Interface Design WorkshopÓ, Workshop at TorCHI,
cosponsored with Communications and Information Technology Ontario, Toronto,
Canada, May 14.
2001 ÒTurning the art of
interface design to engineeringÓ, Invited Talk at EHCI, Toronto, Canada, May
2001 ÒMaking Machines
Fit for Human Consumption,Ó Invited Talk at University of Toronto, Canada,
sponsored by the Knowledge Media Design Institute, May 11.
2001 "Making Machines
Fit for Human Consumption", Invited Talk at BayCHI-East, Berkeley,
California, April 17.
2001 The Humane
(Addison Wesley Longman, 2000, ISBN 0-201-37937-6), nominated for 11th
Annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Award
2001 ÒMaking Interfaces
Fit for Human Consumption,Ó Lecture at Sun Systems, Mountain View, California,
2001 Guest on Beyond
Computers, KQED, February 4.
2000 ÒMaking Machines
Fit for Human Consumption,Ó ProvostÕs Lecture at SUNY Stony Brook, New York,
2000 Speaker, NASA Ames,
Mountain View, California, November 9.
2000 Guest on Moira
GunnÕs ÒTech NationÓ on National Public Radio re: The Humane Interface.
2000 Guest on Beyond
Computers, KQED, August 20.
2000 Forth talk,
Cogswell College, San Jose, California, August 19.
2000 Speaker, IEEE
Computer Society Microprocessor and Microcomputer Standards Committee. January
1999 Named by the
Pennsylvania State University as one of the 10 most outstanding graduates among
the 72,000 living graduates of its school of engineering.
Artist-in-residence, Odyssey School, San Mateo, California.
1998 Featured appearance
on ZDTV show Screen Savers, October.
1998 Named by State
University of New York, Stony Brook, as one of its 40 most outstanding graduates
since the founding of the University.
1998 Golden Artichoke
award for series of articles on Òpsychics.Ó
Interfaces,Ó lecture at Association for Software Design. Stanford Univ. 20 Jan.
1997 ÒTerrors of
Technology, or, ArenÕt Computers Dreadful?Ó Lecture at Center for the
Advancement and Renewal of Educators. San Francisco California 15 December.
1997 Interview with
Peter John Schuler, KQED Radio, San Francisco, California, March.
1997 ÒCrimes against the
Human Interface,Ó lecture at the Bay Area chapter of the ACMÕs Special Interest
Group on Human-Computer Interaction. Palo Alto, California, 11 February.
1997 Keynote speaker for
Berkeley Macintosh User Group, MacWorld Expo, San Francisco, California, 8
1995 ÒWhy We Hate Our Computers:
or, The Ô90s Was a Decade of Stasis in Interface Design,Ó presentation at the
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University,
Stanford, California, 11 May.
1995 Guest on Moira
GunnÕs ÒTech NationÓ on National Public Radio re: aerodynamics.
1994 Guest lecturer,
Stanford Seminar on Human-Computer Interaction (CS547) Project on People,
Computers, and Design. Professor Terry Winograd. Stanford, California, 14
1994 Presentation at the
Association of Software Developers, San Francisco, California, 3 October.
1994 ÒThe Interface
Paradox,Ó lecture at the Bay Area chapter of the ACMÕs Special Interest Group
on Human-Computer Interaction. Palo Alto, California, 13 September.
1994 ÒThe Coanda Effect
and Aerodynamics,Ó presentation at the Exploratorium, San Francisco,
California, 6 July.
1994 Guest on Moira
GunnÕs ÒTech NationÓ on National Public Radio re: interfaces and the Mac
1994 Guest on Ira
FlatowÕs ÒTalk of the Nation: Science Friday,Ó National Public Radio re: 10th anniversary
of the Macintosh.
Precision Aerobatics, Faculty, Eighth National Sailplane Symposium, Madison,
Wisconsin, 24 & 25 October.
1992 ÒMac Inventor,Ó
Subject of ÒHigh Tech HeroesÓ TV program, Episode 37, Foothill College Studios,
Los Altos, California, 19 February.
Design, Principles and Practice," presentation at the NCR User-Centered
Design conference (TIES), Atlanta, Georgia, 18 April.
1990 Seminar on Human
Interface Design at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, La Jolla, California,
1989 The John J.
Anderson Distinguished Achievement Award (awarded for the creation of the
Designer's Society of America Award, for design of Swyft portable computer
(awarded to my company, and not to me personally.)
1989 ÒAchieving Quality
in System Usability,Ó presentation before Ricoh Corporation, July
1989 ÒFriendly User
Interfaces ArenÕt,Ó Chair, E-3, 17 March.
Appliances,Ó Address to the AEA Financial Conference, 14 March.
Everyperson Colloquium,Ó 2 lectures on computer design at Humboldt State
University, Eureka, California, 10 March.
1988 Real-Time Computer
Conference, featured speaker, Anaheim, California, 16 November.
1988 "Principles Underlying
Good Interface Design," Interdisciplinary Computer Science Lectures, Mills
College, Oakland, California, 20 October.
Appliances in Education," Stone Valley School of Tomorrow Steering
Committee, San Ramon, California, 28 July.
1988 Lecture at IBM
Boca Raton, Florida, 21 June.
1987 Plenary Speaker,
INTERFACE 87 The Fifth Symposium on Human Factors and Industrial Design in
Consumer Products, Human Factors Society, May, Rochester, New York.
1987 NOMDA Datapro
Best-in-Show Awards to the Canon Cat both for "ease of use" and for
"revolutionary new technology".
1987 ÒProgrammers at
Work: Live!Ó panel discussion at Computer Literacy Bookshop, San Jose, CA, 8
1987 Panel member at
the ÒMiniconference on the Future of Mass-Market ComputersÓ at the Consumer
Electronics Show, Las Vegas, NV, January.
Speaker, Computer Forum Lecture Series, Stanford University.
1986 Panel Member,
"Where Is The Leading Edge Leading Us?" American Electronics
Association Northern California Council Dinner Meeting, 22 October. (With
Esther Dyson, Eric Carlson, Enzo Torresi, and Robert Metcalfe.)
1986 SwyftCard cited as
Editor's Choice Product, inCider, Vol. 4, No. 1.
1986 SwyftCard cited as
Expert's Choice product for 1986, inCider, Vol. 4, No. 12 p. 50.
1986 ÒSwyftcard: A
Practical Application Environment Based on Fostering Habits,Ó and ÒA Logical
Cursor Design for Textual Application: A Design Study,Ó demonstrations at
ÒHuman Factors in Computing Systems,Ó CHI Ô86, 13-17 April.
1986 - 1989 Member, West
Coast Computer Faire Advisory Board.
1985 Radio interview,
WXYZ Radio, Detroit, Michigan, October.
1985 User Group
Demonstrations for the SwyftCard in Venice, CA, San Jose and Redwood City,
1982 "On Computer
Documentation," Compuweek Conference, San Francisco, 2-5 March.
1981 Keynote Address,
Congr�s International de lÕInformatique et des Sciences Humaines, Li�ge,
Belgium, 18-20 November.
1981 ÒThe Computer as
an Instrument of Torture,Ó EE380/CS310 Computer Systems. Laboratory Seminar,
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University,
Stanford, California, Terman Building, 4 February.
1980 ÒA View of the
Future of Personal Computing,Ó SIGPC, Los Angeles, CA, 20 November.
1980 Panel Chair:
"Computers and Videodisks," American Video Institute Conference, New
York, New York, 23-24 May.
1979 Chairman, Session
on Documentation, National Computer Conference, Personal Computing Festival,
4-7 June, New York.
1979 "Use of
Microcomputers as Terminals," National Computer Conference, 4-7 June, New
1978 Speaker, I.E.E.E.,
PERCOM Ô78, 28 February.
1978 Speaker, Ô78
National Computer Conference.
Computing,Ó talk before the Peninsula Chapter of Association for Computing Machinery,
1977 WhoÕs Who in
1977 "A Pipe Organ
Microcomputer System," West Coast Computer Faire, San Francisco.
Editing," S-100 Microcomputer Bus Symposium, Diablo Valley College,
Pleasant Valley, California, 20 November.
Industrial Design Award for Excellence in Package Design for Western Wind Model
Plane and, separately, for the Bard, Funkhouser Booth Design.
Programming," International Conference on Computers and the Humanities,
1973 "Computers in
the Arts," Computer Arts Society, International Festival of the Arts,
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
1973 Computers in the
Humanities Workshop, New York.
Programming," Canadian Information Processing Society, Canadian Computer
Show, Montreal, Canada, 30 May -1 June.
California Regional Computer Art Symposium, Stanford, California.
1971 First National
Computer Art Symposium, Seminar on Computer Applications in the Humanities,
Tallahassee, Florida, 22-31 October.
California Regional Computer Network, Stanford, California, 16 August
1971 Gave a reading of
his own short stories, La Jolla, CA, 3 June.
1971 Elected to Third
College Standing Committee on Construction and Design.
Applications in the Arts," California Institute of the Arts, Pasadena
1969 IBM Symposium on
Introducing the Computer into the Humanities, Poughkeepsie, New York, 20 June -
1969 Conference on
Computer Technology in the Humanities, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas,
1969 ÒA Hardware
Independent Software Package for Computer Graphics,Ó Information and Computer
Sciences Seminar, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, 11
1960 American Rocket
Society Award for "Outstanding Contributions in the Associated Fields of
1960 Award for project,
ÒThe Computer,Ó from the Educational Committee of the Long Island Section of
the Science Teachers Association. Also received an award at the Suffolk County
Science Congress, April 1960.
CIVIC, AND EXECUTIVE POSITIONS
1994- 2002 American
Radio Relay League (ARRL)
1994- Association for
1993- BayCHI, Bay Area
Chapter of the Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction
1991-1993 Board of
Directors, Pacifica Land Trust
1990-1993 Board of
Directors, Pacifica Arts and Heritage Council
1988- Judge, San
Francisco Science Fair
1988- California Academy
1982-1985 Board of
Directors, Chanticleer Inc.
1982- 1984 Charter
Member ACM Computer Planning Commission
Association for the Advancement of Science
1981-1983 Chairman of
the Special Interest Group on Personal Computing of the ACM
1981-1982 Consultant to
the San Jose Board of Education on Computers in the Schools
ACMÕs SIGPC (Special Interest Group in Personal Computers)
National Standards Institute, Committee X3J2, BASIC
1977- 1982 Grant
Reviewer, National Science Foundation
Advisory Committee on Bikeways for the San Mateo County Regional Planning
1975-1977 City of
Brisbane Bicycle Path Designer
Vultures, Model Airplane Club
1974- Experiments in Art
1973- British Computer
Creative Arts Institute
1968- FCC License
#KASS 5857 (now KE6IGI)
1967- Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM)
1966- Amreican Recorder
1960- National Academy
1960- Academy of Model
Aeronautics, Life Member Number 88
1960- Honorary Member,
American Rocket Society
Association of America
PUBLICATIONS (this is a
partial listing; many individual columns, some smaller articles, and most
reviews omitted. Books on programming that I wrote when I was at Apple are
¥ "The Woes of
Ides" Queue 1:3 May 2003 (Queue is an ACM periodical)
¥ Correction to article
on Turning machines in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
¥ uDrive Me Crazy and
Jef Raskin's rules for interface design, Popular Science. November 2002. Web
¥ ÒItÕs Right Before
your EyesÓ in column ÒThe Humane TouchÓ Forbes ASAP September 10, 2001, p.
¥ ÒBad Design Can Be
CostlyÓ in column ÒThe Humane TouchÓ Forbes ASAP May 28, 2001, p. 16
¥ ÒThe Toyota PriusÓ in
column ÒThe Humane TouchÓ Forbes ASAP April 2, 2001, p. 24
¥ ÒFaceliftÓ in column
ÒThe Humane TouchÓ Forbes ASAP February 19, 2001, p. 38
¥ ÒSaying HI to IT,Ó
Computerworld, December 2000
¥ ÒThe Humane InterfaceÓ
Ubiquity, An ACM IT Magazine and Forum, May 23-29, 2000
¥ ÒThe User Interface in
Text Retrieval SystemsÓ SigCHI bulletin 31:1, Jan 1999, p. 37
¥ ÒThe toy that drove
the universeÓ (An analysis of the anthropic principle) Quantum 9:6 November/December 1999,
¥ ÒLCS 2420 ReviewÓ Mac
Home Journal 6:2 February 1998, p. 44
¥ ÒMama took my
Kodachrome awayÓ Mac Home Journal 6:1 January 1998, pp. 22-26 (cover story)
¥ ÒTouch-3D ReviewÓ Mac
Home Journal 5:12 December 1997, p. 85
¥ ÒInstant TVÓ Mac
Home Journal 5:12 December 1997, p. 87
¥ ÒTurboCAD 2D/3DÓ Mac
Home Journal 5:10 October 1997, p. 84
¥ ÒGetting Started With
Mac Midi Music MakingÓ Mac Home Journal 5:8 August 1997, pp. 64-65
¥ ÒGame ControllersÓ Mac
Home Journal 5:6 July 1997, pp. 32-37
¥ ÒFlight SimulatorsÓ Mac
Home Journal 5:6 July 1997, pp. 60-62 (Cover Story)
¥ ÒWhatÕs NeXT for
AppleÓ Interactions 4.3, May-June 1997, pp. 12-16
¥ Item in Ò101 Ways to
Save AppleÓ Wired 5.06 June 1997, p. 115
¥ ÒAvid CinemaÓ Mac
Home Journal 5:6 June 1997, p. 31
¥ ÒNASCAR RacingÓ Mac
Home Journal 5:6 June 1997, p. 61
¥ ÒNo Hands MouseÓ Mac
Home Journal 5:6 June 1997, p. 70
¥ Raskin J.; Worthington
P.; ÒPractical 3-D Design Tools,Ó Mac Home Journal 5:5 May 1997, p. 50
¥ ÒMusic AceÓ Mac
Home Journal 5:5 May 1997, p. 58
¥ ÒItÕs the Interface,
Stupid.Ó Mac Home Journal 5:5 May 1997, p. 106
¥ Trivia Munchers DeluxeÓ
Mac Home Journal 5:4 April 1997, p. 67
¥ ÒAscend 4.0Ó Mac
Home Journal 5:5 May 1997, p. 85
¥ ÒKeystoneÓ Mac Home
Journal 5:3 March 1997, p. 106
¥ Ò3D Landscape 2.0Ó Mac
Home Journal 5:2 February 1997, p. 108
¥ Ò ezFlyer 230Ó Mac
Home Journal 5:2 February 1997, p. 115
¥ ÒKM-760Ó Mac Home
Journal 5:2 February 1997, p. 116
¥ ÒLooking for a Humane
Interface: Will Computers Become Easy to Use?Ó Communications of the ACM
1997, p. 98, 50th Anniversary Issue on the future of computing
¥ ÒRobot Wars 3,Ó Radio
Control Car Action 12: 2 Feb 1997, p. 92ff
¥ ÒWeÕre not evolving,Ó Wired
1997, p. 112
¥ ÒMac HistoryÓ ComputerPress
Moscow, December 1996, pp. 9-20 (in Russian)
¥ ÒWanted for Crimes
Against The Interface,Ó Interactions 3.6, November-December 1996, p. 70 (cover
¥ ÒLow Voltage = High
Power: Getting down to brain-size computers,Ó Wired, April 1996, p. 72
¥ ÒCe que le crŽateur du
Mac en pense,Ó a commentary on the Microsoft ÒBobÓ interface (in French),
Science et Vie
Micro No. 125, March 1995, p. 69
¥ quoted in Green, Noah.
ÒThe Last Word?Ó Village Voice, 2 May 1995, pp. 41-42
¥ ÒOn The Future,Ó Upside, October 1994 pp 24 ff
Familiar,Ó Communications of the ACM 37:9, September 1994, p. 17
(The meaning of ÒintuitiveÓ as used in discussions of interface features.)
¥ ÒHoles in the
Histories,Ó a critique of histories of interface design Interactions 1.3, July 1994, p. 11
¥ ÒHubris of a
heavyweight, Ó a review of StrossÕs book, ÒSteve Jobs & the NeXT Big ThingÓ
IEEE Spectrum, July 1994 pp. 8-9
¥ ÒDown With GUIs!Ó Wired, December 1993, p. 122
¥ ÒUse of Computers in
EducationÓ, Upside, December 1993, pp. 8-9
¥ ÒPress 3 If You Want
This Voice-Response System To Self-DestructÓ. Wired, July-August 1993 p.
¥ ÒA Concern about the
Samuleson-Glushko SurveyÓ SIGCHI Bulletin 23:3 July 1991, pp. 12-14
¥ ÒVenture VulturesÓ Midnight
Engineering 1:2, March-April 1990, p. 55 ff
¥ ÒSystemic Implications
of an Improved Two-Part Cursor,Ó Proceedings of the Computer Human Interface
Conference, 30 April 1989, pp. 167-170
¥ ÒThe Mac and the
Mega-Micro Syndrome,Ó Dr. Dobb's Journal, (2nd annual Mac issue) Fall 1989, p. 6
¥ ÒA Critical View Of
The Computer In Education,Ó Electric Word No. 15, September-October 1989,
¥ ÒRaskin on HyperCrud,
Part I,Ó Language Technology Magazine No. 12 1989
¥ ÒRaskin on HyperCrud,
Part II,Ó Language Technology Magazine No. 13 1989
¥ ÒHypertext Problems,Ó The CD ROM Yearbook, Microsoft Press,
Redmond WA, 1989
¥ Letter to the Editor, MacWeek
June1989, p. 28. Refutes attack.
¥ ÒThe Apple Suit: An
Interface Developer's View,Ó MacWeek 2:20, 17 May 1989, p. 23ff
¥ Dozens of small items
on technology in Wired (since1992)
Difficulties,Ó a discussion in the Proceedings of the Hypertext Conference, Boston, Massachusetts,
¥ ÒOn the Introduction
of the NeXT Computer,Ó San Jose Business Journal 6:26, 17 October 1988
¥ ÒThe Hype in
Hypertext: A Critique,Ó Proceedings of the Hypertext '87 Conference, Chapel Hill, North
¥ Alzofon, D.; Caulkins,
D.; Raskin, J.; Winter, J.; ÒCanon Cat Advanced Work Processor Reference
Guide,Ó Information Appliance Inc., Menlo Park, California; Canon Inc., Tokyo,
¥ Alzofon, D.; Caulkins,
D.; Raskin, J.; Winter, J.; ÒCanon Cat Advanced Work Processor How-To Guide,Ó
Information Appliance Inc., Menlo Park, California; Canon Inc., Tokyo, Japan,
¥ Raskin, J., ÒTradition
or Simplicity,Ó Tech Exec Magazine, December 1987, pp.45-46
¥ Raskin, J., ÒHuman
Interface Design," Dr. Dobb's Journal, May 1986, pp. 32-38
¥ "Is The Industry
'Taking' Us?" Personal Computing, October 10, 1986, p. 288 and 210
¥ Raskin, J.; et. al.,
ÒUsing SwyftWare on the Apple //e and //c: a Guide, Glossary, and Reference
Manual,Ó Information Appliance Inc., Menlo Park, California, 1986
¥ Raskin, J et. al.
ÒSwyftCard -- Using SwyftCard on the Apple //e: a Guide, Glossary, and
Reference Manual,Ó Information Appliance Inc., Palo Alto, California, 1985
¥ ÒComputers by the
Millions,Ó SIGPC Newsletter 5:2 1982
¥ ÒGlossary,Ó Skarbek
Software Directory, Skarbek, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981
¥ Raskin, J.; Whitney,
T.; "Perspectives on Personal Computing," IEEE Computer 14:1,1981, p. 62
¥ ÒA Plea for
Experiments in Language Design,Ó Communications of the ACM 24:1 1981
¥ Apple Pascal,
Operating System Reference Manual, Apple Computer Inc., 1980
¥ Apple Pascal,
Language Reference Manual, Apple Computer Inc., 1980
¥ "Using the
Computer as a Musician's Amanuensis, Part 1," Byte 5:4 1980
¥ "Using the
Computer as a Musician's Amanuensis, Part 2," Byte 5:5 1980
¥ "Jef Raskin's
Brief Dictionary of Computerese," Apple 1:4 1980
¥ "An 8080
Disassembler," 73 Magazine, April 1979
Precision Division," Byte 4:4, 1979
¥ "Pascal In
Education," Apple 1:3, 1979, p. 10
¥ "Jef Raskin's
Brief Dictionary of Computerese," 1979 Apple 1:3 p. 21, Apple 1:2 p. 21, Apple 1:1 p. 17
¥ "Students +
Computers = Learning," Apple 1:1, 1979, p. 22 ff
¥ Apple II Basic
Programming Manual, Apple Computer Inc. 1978
¥ "A Faire View,"
People's Computers, May-June 1978
¥ "Big Computer,
Little Computer," Personal Computing 1:2, March-April 1977, p.
¥ "A Pipe
Organ/Micro Computer System," Proceedings of the First Computer Faire, San
Francisco, California, 1977
¥ Silicon Gulch Gazette
-- many articles, 1977
"Consumer Notes," Dr. Dobb's Journal, 1977
¥ "Interfacing the
Qume Printer to the S-100 Bus," Interface Age, August 1977
¥ Two chapters in the Reference
Book of Personal and Home Computing, People's Computer Company, Menlo Park,
¥ "Review of
Commodore Pet Computer," Personal Computing, 1977
¥ "An 8080
Disassembler," Dr. Dobb's Journal 2:3, 1977
¥ "Solving Some of
the Software Interchange Problems," Kilobaud 1:1, 1977
¥ "Product Review
of the Poly 88 Computer," Dr. Dobb's Journal 1:10, 1976
¥ "Shape Grammars
and their Uses," Computers and the Humanities 10, 1976
Computers, a bit of Wheat among the Chaff," Dr. Dobb's Journal 1:8, 1976
¥ "A Mini
Tale," Datamation, 22:8, 1976
¥ "FLOW: A Teaching
Language for Computer Programming," Computers and the Humanities 8:4, 1974
Languages for the Humanities," Computers and the Humanities 5:3, 1971, p.155
Computer Programming in the Humanities," Proceedings, On Computer
Technology in the Humanities, University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, Kansas,
¥ "A Tutorial on
Random Number Generation," Computers and the Humanities 4:1, 1971
¥ Review of Hellwig,
Jessica, "Introduction to Computers and Programming," Computer
Studies in the Humanities and Verbal Behavior 3:1, 1970
Computer Programming for the Arts and Humanities," IBM Manual
¥ Howland, H.; Sharrock,
G., Raskin, J. "A Digital Computer Method for Dating Short Tree Ring
Series," Nature 201:4917, 1960
PILOTED VEHICLES, AND MODELS
Tangent" Backyard Flyer 2:3, May 2003, p. 64
¥ "WattAge Mirage
2000-5Ó Model Airplane News 129:10, October 2001, p. 58
¥ ÒMini Modeling Gear:
Honey, they shrunk the accessories!Ó RC MicroFlight 3:9, September 2001, p. 6
¥ ÒScale Speeds: Why
Park Flyers Look So Good in the AirÓ RC MicroFlight 3:8, August 2001, p. 9
¥ Letter to the Editor, Model
Aviation, 27:7, July 2001, p. 9
¥ ÒHow to Build Jigs for
Small ModelsÓ RC MicroFlight 3:6, June 2001, p. 15
¥ ÒHow to Balance Models
with a CalculatorÓ Model Airplane News 129:5, May 2001, p. 76
¥ ÒHow to Modify the
Little Tiny into a Flying WingÓ RC MicroFlight 3:3, March 2001, p. 8
¥ ÒKreighÕs Module Mini
IFOÓ RC MicroFlight 3:1, January 2001, p. 7
¥ ÒBeyond BatteriesÓ RC
MicroFlight 2:12, December 2000, p. 6
¥ ÒMore on Magnet
SourcesÓ RC MicroFlight 2:12, December 2000, p. 3
¥ ÒSimple Fixes for a
Longer-Lasting WingoÓ RC MicroFlight 2:11, November 2000, p. 13
¥ ÒYouÕll want to switchÓ
RC MicroFlight 2:11, November 2000, p.9
¥ ÒJeti: Mini ChargerÓ RC
MicroFlight 2:10, October 2000, p.15
¥ ÒUse Magnets to Hold
Models TogetherÓ RC MicroFlight 2:10, October 2000, p.14
¥ ÒItÕs a DragÓ RC
MicroFlight 2:9, September 2000, p.5
¥ ÒThe Ins and Outs of
Sewn HingesÓ RC MicroFlight 2:8, August 2000, p.6
¥ ÒConvert the Simprop
Pfalz DIII for More Powerful MotorsÓ RC MicroFlight 2:7, July 2000, p.7
¥ ÒThe Maha MH-C777Ó RC
MicroFlight 2:6, June 2000, p.7
¥ ÒAdjustable Pushrods
and Pull/Pull Cable Controls for Tiny RC ModelsÓ RC MicroFlight 2:5, May 2000, p.8
¥ ÒWarp 9: A cardboard
slope soarerÓ Model Airplane News, May 2000
¥ ÒStressed for Success:
Lighter Models with Structures you TrussedÓ RC MicroFlight 2:2, February 2000, p.8
¥ ÒBuilding for IndoorsÓ
RC MicroFlight 1:2, December 1999, p.4
¥ ÒSheet Materials for
Micro RCÓ RC MicroFlight 1:1, November 1999, p. 15
¥ ÒTesting Model
AirplanesÓ Model Aviation, June 1997, pp. 28-48
¥ ÒSimple Staggerwing
Goes ElectricÓ Flying Models, May 1997, pp. 36-39
¥ ÒRobot Wars IIIÓ Radio
Control Car Action, February 1997, p. 92 ff
¥ ÒUnderstanding How
Models FlyÓ Model Airplane News 124 Jan 1996 pp. 70-73
¥ ÒPiper L4Ó. Model
Airplane News. 123 July 1995 pp. 74-77
¥ ÒMake an Instant Foam
TrainerÓ. Model Airplane News 122 No. 9 1995 pp. 26-29
¥ ÒForward Swept WingsÓ.
R/C Soaring Digest, 11:9, September 1994 pp 40-41
¥ ÒPhysics of FlightÓ. Quantum, September-October 1994,
¥ ÒAirfoils for
Aerobatic Sailplane WingsÓ. Soartech No.10, September 1993
¥ Anabat 2. The White
Sheet No.71, Spring 1993, p. 25
¥ Design Considerations
for the Aerobatic Sailplane. R/C Soaring Digest 9:12, December 1992, pp.
¥ Precision Sailplane
Aerobatics. Proceedings of the Eighth National Sailplane Symposium. MARCS, Madison, Wisconsin,
¥ Fourth Annual
Precision Slope Aerobatics Contest. R/C Soaring Digest 9:11, November 1992, pp.
¥ How to Trim Sailplanes
for Aerobatics. Model Airplane News 120:9, 1992, p. 24 ff
¥ Columnist, Model
Airplane News, 1992-present
¥ ÒQuick, Arrest That
Airplane! A Primer on Precision Glider AerobaticsÓ Slope Soaring News 2:5, March 1990, pp. 4-7
¥ ÒWhy You Shouldn't
Repair Your Own Avionics Equipment,Ó Private Pilot 21:5, May 1986, p. 22
¥ ÒProducts in Use:
CoxÕs Sportavia and PilotÕs Tiny Ace,Ó Model Builder 9:91, 1979
¥ ÒProducts in Use: Cox
Centurion,Ó Model Builder 8:1, 1978
¥ Letter to the Editor, American
Scientist 91:3, May-June 2003 p 197
¥ Toy planes can elude
Star Wars shield, Forbes ASAP, 25 March 2002 p 13
¥ Kushner Costume, Fashion
Theory 5:3, Sept 2001, p 314 (my only fashion photo)
¥ ÒJust a Maginot Line
in the Sky,Ó The Globe and Mail, Tuesday May 22, 2001, p. A1
¥ ÒGoodbye, My Love!
(But I donÕt Miss You as Much as I Thought I Would),Ó Knowledge Quest, 29:4, March/April 2001, p. 35
¥ Letter to the Editor, Science
News, 159:1, January 6 2001, p. 3
¥ ÒRogerian Nursing
Theory: A Humbug in the Halls of Higher Learning,Ó Skeptical Inquirer 24:5 September-October 2000,
¥ Letter to the Editor: Skeptical
Inquirer 22:6 November-December 1998
¥ Letter to the Editor:
Skeptical Inquirer 22:4 July/August 1998 p 64
¥ ÒHow To Read A
Magazine Review,Ó R/C Report, December 1994, p. 24
¥ Poem in the anthology
ÒAt WaterÕs Edge,Ó 1996
¥ Poem in the anthology
ÒEast of the SunriseÓ H. Ely, ed. 1995
¥ÒThe Upper El
Conducting Elective,Ó The Nueva Journal 36:1, Winter 1995, p. 9
¥ÒRecollection of Harry
Partch,Ó 1/1 The Journal of the Just Intonation Network 8:4, November 1994, p. 24
¥ ÒThe Lazy HumanÕs
Guide to Wealth,Ó Boing Boing 13, 1994, p. 45
¥ ÒTeaching Proof
Technique with Manipulatives,Ó The Nueva Journal 34:2, Winter 1993, p. 12
¥Recorder Studies (a
three volume set of recorder quartets). Hannacroix, Loux Music Publishing Co
1991. Reviewed in The Recorder Magazine (U.K.) 15:1, p. 17 March 1994
¥ ÒPacifica MoodsÓ a
weekly nature column, Pacifica Tribune, 1989- present
¥ ÒA Vote For Freedom,Ó Pacifica
12 July 1989, p. 11A
¥ ÒA Rational
Explanation for One Aspect of UFO Behavior,Ó BASIS (Bay Area Skeptics
Information Sheet) 7:5, 1988
¥ Letter (on
statistics), American Scientist 76: 5, 1988, p. 432
Retort," California Business, 1988
¥ "Apple's Legal
Sparks," California Lawyer 8:9, 1988
¥ Letter to the Editor, Wall
Street Journal, Monday 27 July 1987
¥ Letter to the Editor; Science
News 129:24, 14 June 1986
¥ "Errata (to a
Nonexistent Article)," Journal of Irreproducible Results 20:2, 1973
Patterns," script for movie, Senses Bureau, La Jolla, California. Shown on
¥ "Purification of
Water by Sand Filtration," Journal of Irreproducible Results 19:5, 1972
¥ Photo essay (with
David Wing) in Knowles, Alison, Journal of the Identical Lunch, Nora Broadcast Press,
San Francisco, California, 1971
¥ Photo Illustrations, UCSD
Soaring Club, La Jolla, California, 1970
¥ "The Limitations
of Science," Mind's Eye 1:3, 1961
Congruences," Mathematics Student's Journal, March 1960
¥ "A Simple Random
Noise Generator," Radio Electronics 33:7, 1958
COMMENTARY ON AND
REVIEWS OF RASKIN'S WORK
¥ 2001 Swaine, Michael. Column in Dr. Dobbs Journal, November, p.101.
¥ 2001 Schwartz,
Matthew. ÒTechnology Visionaries Scope the FutureÓ Computerworld 35:41, October 8, 2001, p.54
¥ 2001 Schwartz,
Matthew. ÒThe Interface RevolutionaryÓ Computerworld 35:6, February 5, 2001, p.62
¥ 2000 Lemm,
Karsten."Ein Messias mit kleine Macken." Stern 47, December 2000, p.215
¥ 2000 Urchins, C.
ÒRaskin SuccessÓ. Pacifica Tribune July 5, 2000, p.2B
¥ 2000 Crook, Neal. ÒThe
Canon CatÓ Forthwrite FIGUK 107 June 2000 p. 11
¥ 1999 Trudel, John. IEEE
Spectrum 36:9, September 1999, p. 6 response to Jef RaskinÕs letter
¥ 1999 Linzmayer, Owen.
Apple Confidential, ISBN: 188641128X. No Starch Press 1999
¥ 1999 Lanier, Jaron. ÒInterface-OffÓ. The Sciences, May-June 1999, p. 41.Óthe concept of the
Òinformation applianceÓ originally proposed by the computer scientist Jef
¥ 1997 Garwood, Dave.
ÒSlope CombatÓ. Model Airplane News, July p. 39. ÒIn the early 1990s Jef RaskinÕs
Anabatic Aircraft revolutionized slope combat...Ó
¥ 1997 Prasek, Ed. ÒThe
Making of MacintoshÓ Mac Home Journal. 5:5, May 1997, p. 24ff.
Concentrates on my contributions to the Mac.
¥ 1997 Garwood, Dave.
ÒFoam Slope SoarersÓ QFI 24 Dec / Jan 1997 p. 46.
¥ 1994 Linzmayer, Owen. The Mac Bathroom Reader. San
Francisco: Sybex Inc. Contains a particularly accurate account of the history
of the creation of the Macintosh and of my part in it.
¥ 1994 Levy, Steven.
ÒInsanely GreatÓ Popular Science, February, 1994. p. 56 ff. Early Macintosh
history, more accurate than the book from which it was derived.
¥ 1994 Levy, Steven. Insanely Great: the life and times of
Macintosh, the computer that changed everything. New York: Viking. At best a
moderately accurate account.
¥ 1993 Special Report on
Information Appliances, Business Week, 22 Nov, p. 110. I am correctly credited with
the creation of the Mac and coining the term ÒInformation ApplianceÓ in 1978.
¥ 1993 Walbank, Sean.
ÒSilent FlightÓ RC Model World, July 1993 pp 27-29 (British)
¥ 1989 Letter to the
Editor, Douglas McKenna, MacWeek 3:23, 13 June, p. 28.
¥ 1989 "Cat Has 9
Lives. Here's Number 2.," Electric Word, No. 15
September/October p. 3
¥ 1989 "It's Apple
Macintosh Time Here," Bill Drake, Pacifica Tribune, Wednesday 9 August, p.
¥ 1989 "Raskin:
Man of Many Talents," Bill Drake, Pacifica Tribune, Wednesday 9 August p.
¥ 1989 "The Cat is
Dead, Long Live the Interface," Ezra Shapiro, Language Technology
¥ 1989 "The Soul
of a Not-so New Machine" Connie Guglielmo, MacWeek 3:3, 17 January, p. 52
¥ 1988 "Of Maytags
and Macs" G. Pascal Zachary, California Business 23:9, September, p. 23
¥ 1988 "The
Macintosh Wizard Pulls a Cat From his Hat," Joseph M. Caiola, The
Magazine of the State University of New York at Stony Brook 2:2, cover story
¥ 1988 "Jef and
the Mac," a chapter on my work appearing in Martin Hollman, Modern
Aircraft Design, Cupertino, California
¥ 1988 Young, Jeffrey S. Steve Jobs, The Journey Is the
Reward. Scott, Foresman; Glenview IL, descriptions of my work on pp 15, 22, 36,
81, 87, 90, 97, 154, 163, 169, 172, 176, 180, 198, 199, 207. A book of only
¥ 1988 "Technology
to Creativity to Usefulness," Silverthorne, Sean, Palo Alto Times
Monday 11 January, p. D1
¥ 1988 Hawkins, William
J. "The Fastest Word Processor?" Popular Science 232:2, p. 106
¥ 1988 Shakespeare,
Margaret. ÒMarketing the Feline MystiqueÓ Business section of The New York
Sunday 29 May, p. 5.
¥ 1987 "Raskin
Unveils Easy-To-Use Non-Computer," Kathy Rebello, USA Today, 8 July, p. 2B
¥ 1987 "No
Comparison," Letter to the Editor by Robin Samelson. A+ Magazine 5:1, January, p. 15
¥ 1987 "New Work
Processor Has No OS, Windows Or Menus" Electronic Engineering Times, 6 July
¥ 1987 "Canon
Introduces Its New 'Work Processor'," Patricia Zengerle, Management
Information Systems Week, 13 July p. 30
¥ 1987 "Chip on
Intel's drawing board...," G. Pascal Zachary, San Jose Mercury News, 15 July
¥ 1987 Caruso, Denise,
"Upcoming: Better-Behaving Computer", San Francisco Examiner, Sunday 28 June, p. D3
"Programmers Debate Languages, 'Corporate Programming'", Byte, June
¥ 1987 Shapiro, Ezra,
"A Spiritual Heir to the Macintosh" Byte 12:11 October, p. 121ff (A
¥ 1987 Carrolls, Paul
B. "Computer Firms Step Up Efforts to Make Machines Easier to Use." Wall
Street Journal, Monday 14 December, p. 25
¥ 1987 Frieberger,
Paul, "The Mac's 'Pirates' are Still Buccaneering" San Francisco
Sunday 13 September p. D6
¥ 1987 Lewis, Jan,
"Info Appliance's Raskin: Pushing The Interface", Jan Lewis's Computer
Insider 2:10, March
¥ 1987 "Millionth
Mac; Hot Graphics" Marketing Communications Newsletter 1:5, p. 1
¥ 1987 Interview about
Canon Cat, KNTV News Channel 11. 22 July
¥ 1986 Clayton, Mark,
"This chap envisions data cruncher that's simple as a toaster" The
Christian Science Monitor, Tuesday 29 April
¥ 1986 Cook, Brian,
"It's a waffle iron! It's a toaster! It's SwyftCard!", Boston
Business Journal, 7 April
¥ 1986 Lammers, Susan.
Programmers At Work. Microsoft Press, Redmond WA (There is a chapter on my
work, pp 226-245)
¥ 1986 "The
'Information Appliance'" John Voelcker, IEEE Spectrum 23:5, May, p. 65
¥ 1986 Editors' Choice:
SwyftCard, inCider 4:1, p. 128
¥ 1986 "Panelists
blazed historic computer trails," Kathie Price, Arizona Republic, Saturday 5 April p. E1
¥ 1985 "SywftCard
Changes Concept of Apple IIe Operation" Paul Freiberger and Philip
Robinson, San Jose Mercury News, Sunday 8 December, p. 15F.
¥ 1985 "SwyftCard
Lets Apple IIe User Work with Ease," Kathy Rebello, USA Today, Friday 30 August p. 5B
¥ 1985 "'Swyft'
Idea for Simpler Computers" C. W. Miranker, San Francisco Examiner, Sunday 15 September,
p. D1 ff
¥ 1985 "Online:
Apple Has The Edge, Analyst Says" San Jose Mercury News, Sunday 8 September p.
"Application Environment for Apple IIe" Ezra Shapiro, Byte 10:9, September, p. 37
¥ 1985 "Shhh!
Undercover Entrepreneurs" Sabin Russell, Venture, December p. 34ff
¥ 1985 "The Race
Goes to the Swyft" David D. Thornburg, A+ Magazine 3:11, November, p. 86
"Information Appliance: The Next Revolution?", MicroTimes, 8 Nov., p. 46
¥ 1985 McKenna, Regis,
The Regis Touch, Addison Wesley (A garbled history of my role in the Mac
project appears there)
¥ 1985 "News
+" Frederic E. Davis, A+ Magazine 3:10, October p. 18
¥ 1985 Interviewed on
the program Tech Talk by Michael Schrage 27 October
"Macintosh's Other Designers," John Markoff and Ezra Shapiro, Byte9:8, August, pp 347ff. The
article that first revealed that I and not Steve Jobs had conceived the
¥ 1984 "Design
Case History: Apple's Macintosh" Fred Guterl, IEEE Spectrum 21:12, p. 34 ff
"Interview:" The University of Phoenix Viewpoints 1:2, Summer, (An interview
with me) p. 14 ff
¥ 1972 "In His Hands,
Computer Can Be a Tool of the Arts," Pat Harbolt, Tallahassee Democrat,
¥ 1970 "UCSD
Reflects Season with Toy Exhibition," Armin Kietzman, San Diego Evening
¥ 1970 SIGLASH
Newsletter 3:4, October
¥ 1969 "Mazes -- A
Show of Transient Architecture," David Antin, Arts Magazine 43:7, May, p. 18
¥ 1969 "Art by a
Man who Plays with Toys," Marylyn Hagberg, San Diego Magazine22:2, December, p. 92ff
"Mazes" David Antin, San Diego Magazine 21:3, January, p. 94ff
PATENTS AND PATENTS
PENDING (partial listing)
2000 Raskin, J. (8
provisional patents relating to interface designs submitted)
1991 Raskin, J. ÒMethod
and apparatus for controlling a keyboard operated deviceÓ, Number 5,025,705
(allows detection of which finger operates which button)
1991 Raskin, J. and
Winter, J. ÒMethod and apparatus for control of an electronic displayÓ, Number
5,019,806 (LEAP patent)
1989 Raskin, J.;
Winter, J.; Curry, R.; "Two-Part Cursor", Number 4,806,916
1986 Winter, J.;
Raskin, J.; Bumgarner, J.; "Method and apparatus for control of data
storage". Pending Application for United States Letters Patent, Serial
1986 Raskin, J.;
Winter, J.; Bumgarner, J.; Curry, R.; "Method for Control of Data Storage
and Display". Pending Application for United States Letters Patent, 1986
1980 Raskin, J.
"Multiposition Electronic Component Mounting", Number 4,303,887
1979 Raskin, J.
"Digital Electronic Tuner", Number 4,196,652
1975 Raskin, J.
"Construction Technique for an Airplane Wing", Number 4,003,155
CREATED AND MAJOR UNPATENTED INVENTIONS
for Apple Computer, Inc. 1984
Information Appliance Inc. Registration No.: 1,503,629, 13 September 1988
internal graphics system, 1982
The one-button mouse and
method for its use, 1979
The placement of a user
interface into ROM, 1978
1992 Anabat series of
remote piloted vehicles
1987 Canon Cat, a work
station featuring high productivity and extreme ease of use
1985 SwyftCard, the
first document-centered software product
1984 Apple Macintosh, a
popular and trend-setting computer
1974 Western Wind, a
radically inexpensive radio-controlled training aircraft
Systems designed and implemented:
1972 Flow computer
1971 Third College
Computer Facility, University of California, San Diego
1969 Computer art
facility for Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego
1967 Quick Draw Graphics
System (QDGS), Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
1967 Pennsylvania State
University Electronic Music Studio, Pennsylvania State University, State
1964 Analog Computer,
Department of Biology, State University of New York at Oyster Bay
ARTISTIC AND MUSICAL
EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES (partial listing)
1994 Exhibit Designer,
ÒPhase WalkwayÓ Exploratorium, San Francisco, California
1994 Performance of the
musical, ÒThe Practical PrincessÓ, for which I wrote the score. Hillsborough,
1991 Solo Piano
Performance in ComposerÕs Showcase (Keyboard Productions Inc.)
1990 Solo Piano
Concert, Pacifica Arts And Heritage Council Concert Series, Pacifica California
1990 Premier of
"Four-Handed Rag" performed by Blasdale and Michaelian, Hillsborough
1990 Premier of
"10 Studies", Berkeley, California
1989 Guest conductor,
San Francisco Recorder Society, San Francisco, California
1974 Conductor, San
Francisco Chamber Opera Company, San Francisco, California
1973 Score for movie,
"Smog Patterns," shown on PBS. Senses Bureau, La Jolla, California
with People," one-man show, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Expanders" one-man show, University of California, San Diego, California
Amalgamated Amorphous," group show, Anomaly Factory, La Jolla, California
Computer Art Exhibit, group show, Montreal, Canada
Harpsichordist, Heritage Coffee House, San Diego, California
"Unicubes," one-man show, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los
1971 Faculty Art Show,
University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California
1971-1973 Director, San
Diego Ancient Music Society, La Jolla, California
"Bestiary," one-man show and poetry reading, Art Gallery, University
of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California
Collected by Jef Raskin," one-man show, University of California at San
Diego, La Jolla, California
artist, "Artist in Industry" program, Los Angeles County Museum, Los
ÒThe Music of Harry PartchÓ a television documentary shown on PBS
one-man show, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California
1969 "Art and
Technology," group show, Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York
1969 Percussionist, San
Diego Symphony (on tour)
1968 "The Machine
as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age," group show, Museum of Modern
Art, New York, New York
1965 Director, Old
Southaven Chamber Ensemble, Southaven, New York
1992 Daughter Aenea
1987 Daughter Aviva
1984 Son Aza Benjamin
1982 Married Linda S.
FCC technician radio
Academy of Model
Aeronautics Life Member No. 88
8 Gypsy Hill
Pacifica CA 94044
N 37û 37Õ 37" W
122û 28Õ 55"
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECTS
are sometimes limited by the need to protect confidential information.
1. Apple: Macintosh and Lisa
I conceived of the Macintosh (and coined the name) in response to my belief
that to reach a larger marketplace, future computers had to be designed from
the user interface out. Up to that time, at Apple and most other manufacturers,
the concept was to provide the latest and most powerful hardware, and let the
users and third-party software vendors figure out how to make it usable.
When I first started to
work on the Macintosh the Lisa was also just beginning its development.
Originally, it was a character-generator-based machine. After I explained the
Macintosh architecture and the advantages of an all-bit-mapped computer to
them, the Lisa team decided to follow my graphic approach.
From its inception until
1982 I headed the Macintosh development team. I reported to Steve Jobs and Tom
2. McKesson. I worked on three
distinct major projects during 1995-96.
Project 1: This was a
major database, MIS, order entry and fulfillment system, with a number of
other, proprietary, applications involving widely spread geographical sites and
multiple major corporate organizations. While originally hired to help design
the GUI interface so as to provide a highly usable system with a branded look
and feel, I was soon also employed in rationalizing the underlying database and
support systems. My original contract of 2 months extended to nearly a year.
For a recommendation contact project leader Armen Tekerian at 415-983-7128.
From the beginning I
suggested that the project be done with Internet technologies, an idea that was
resisted for over half a year, but finally adopted. Many other systemic
improvements that I suggested or designed were also used. I was also able to
materially improve the interface as originally hired to do.
Tools used on this
project included Visual BASIC, C++, Oracle, and a number of proprietary and
Project 2: An order
entry system that required some 20 complex screens was working but caused
considerable customer dissatisfaction. I redesigned the interface to require
only 7 screens, each of which was simpler to use than the previous design and at
the same time I increased the functionality. The new interface, implemented in
and efficient to use.
Project 3: Smalltalk was
to be used to implement a particular task. I designed an interface but that
interface was rejected by the team who used a Smalltalk-like (tabbed) interface
due to their tight deadlines and (in my opinion) unwillingness to move from
their familiar style. The project was judged a failure, partly because of their
poor interface and mostly because it did not meet memory or performance goals,
and was abandoned.
An analysis of my
performance was published by the McKesson project leader, Charles Nettles.
3. HP. My role was to conduct
a seminar in interface design, attended by hundreds of HP employees. It was
well received; the written HP evaluations were overwhelmingly positive.
4. IBM. I was called in to
consult on a project that had a major interface component at their Boca Raton
plant. I cannot be more specific. I have also given executive seminars at their
headquarters in NY.
5. NCR. My task was to help
create a new product based on a very advanced interface concept. The project
was abandoned when AT&T bought NCR, though I am told that my work is still
influencing current development. The work was done over a period of two years
at their Atlanta Human Interface technical center. I reported to Michael
6. Other companies for
which I have taught classes in interface design include Technicon, Ricoh,
Bayer, AT&T, and Fujitsu. I have also done some interface work for Fujitsu
in connection with a technology transfer from my company, Information Appliance
Inc. working with Dr. Yoshioka, email: email@example.com. At Ricoh
I worked with Kenji Hiruma, 011-81-33-479-3111.
7. I have completed many
small interface design tasks for the other companies listed on the C.V.
Teknowledge is a Department of Defense subcontractor for which I designed an
interface that greatly simplified the approach they had been taking. I reported
to Scott McGregor.
Appliance Inc. was a venture-funded startup from 1982 to 1989. I was its
founder and CEO. It designed SwyftWare and the Cat work processor for Canon,
and completed many smaller projects.