CURRICULUM VITÆ (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
- Computer Center
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)
- Trademarks created:
Macintosh, Information Appliance, QuickDraw, Leap
- Conductor of the San
Francisco Chamber Opera Co.
- Visiting Professor,
Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
- Vice President,
Interaction Design, Telocity Inc.
- President, Bannister
& 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)
- 1999-2000 VP
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,
- 1978-1982 Apple
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, "I
gained more experience in the legal, advertising, and financial aspects
of business than money."
- 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. Raskin's 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.
- 1974-1976 Advertising
and Portfolio Photographer; Bard, Funkhouser Associates, San Francisco,
- 1974-1975 Recreation
Leader, City of Brisbane Recreation Department, Brisbane, California, Reported
to Jane Kirby.
- 1973 Packaging
Designer, The Box Factory, South San Francisco, California
- Reported to Al DeNola,
- 1972-1973 Assistant
Instructor, Bicycling, Department of Physical Education, University of California
at San Diego, La Jolla, California
- 1970-1974 Assistant
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,
Raskin's dates of employment overlap slightly. On 3 November 1972, the
students published a course evaluation that stated, "Most 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."
- Courses taught at UCSD included:
- Environments and Events
- Materials for Artists
- Computer Art:
- Beginning Programming
- Humanities Applications of List Structures
- Computer Applications in Arts and Humanities
- Computer Graphics
- Heuristics and Synergistics
- Computer Animation
- Beginning Camera Technique
- Computer Applications in Music
- Ornamentation, Past and Present
- Television Production Technique
- Electronics for Musicians and Artists
- Computer Science:
- Computer Media
- Computer Programming in Pascal
- Computer Programming in BASIC
- Also taught "Model Planes, Silent Flight," at San Diego Free University
- 1973-1974 Director,
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.
- 1971 Independent
Contractor, Designed a waterless darkroom for Scripps Institute of Oceanography
- 1970-1973 Director,
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
- Taught programming
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
- 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.
- 1966 Independent
Contractor, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
- Designed and built
analog computer for Speech Department at Penn State.
- 1965-1967 Graduate
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
- 1963-1964 Consultant
and Programmer, Columbia-Princeton Computer Music Project, New York, New York
- Consultant to Ford
Foundation "Project for the Utilization of High Speed Digital Computer
Equipment to Prepare Masters for Music Publication." Designed an input
language for music under Stephan Bauer-Mengleberg.
- 1961-1965 Computer
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.
- 1961 Independent
Contractor, Downstate Medical Center, New York City, New York
- Designed and built
ionto-electrophoresis machine for Dr. Anthony Hernandez.
- 1959-1961 Computer
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)
- 1982-1989 Information
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 Jef's Friends)
- 2001- Humane Interfaces,
- 2000- Columnist, Forbes
- 1999- Contributing
Editor, RC MicroFlight
- 1996- Contributing
Editor, MacHome Journal
- 1993- Contributing
- 1992- Contributing
Editor, Model Airplane News
- 1988- Columnist,
- 1978 Staff Editor, Silicon
- 1976-1977 Equipment
Reviewer, Dr. Dobb's Journal
- 1975 Realization
editor, Telemann Society
- 1969-1973 Editor,
Computer Studies in the Humanities and Verbal Behavior (journal)
- 1968-1969 Algorithms
Editor, Computers and the Humanities Journal
- 1967- Reviewer,
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.
- 1964-1967 Graduate
Assistant, Pennsylvania State University Computer Center, State College,
- 1967-1969 Postgraduate
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 faculty.
- 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. Raskin's thesis was "A
Hardware-Independent Computer Graphics System." 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.
- Raskin studied
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.
- 1971 Regents'
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
- 1970-1972 National
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.
- 1968 Research
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.
- 1961 Maximum
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.
- 1959-1960 Mathematics
Team Captain, Brentwood High School.
APPEARANCES, HONORS AND AWARDS
Panelist at ConJosé, science fiction conference. Steve Wozniak, moderator.
San José, CA.
"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 "Making Machines Palatable", Invited Speaker
at ISMIR, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, October 16.
- 2001 "Making Machines
Fit for Human Consumption", Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture Series Kick-off
at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, October 12 (rescheduled from September
- 2001 "Prolegomena to
Future Interface Design", Guest Lecturer, Stanford Seminar on Human-Computer
Interaction (CS547, Professor Terry Winograd), Stanford, California, October
- 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 "Bud" Tribble, Caroline Rose, Bruce Horn, Donn
Denman, and Jef Raskin, from the original Macintosh development project),
MacHacks Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, June 20.
- 2001 "Making Machines
Fit for Human Consumption", Distinguished Lecture Series Kickoff at OTUG,
St-Paul, Minnesota, June 19.
- 2001 Workshop at
Alias|Wavefront, Toronto, Canada, May 15.
- 2001 "Universal
Principles of Humane Interface Design Workshop", Workshop at TorCHI,
cosponsored with Communications and Information Technology Ontario, Toronto,
Canada, May 14.
- 2001 "Turning the art of
interface design to engineering", Invited Talk at EHCI, Toronto, Canada, May
- 2001 "Making Machines
Fit for Human Consumption," 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 "Making Interfaces
Fit for Human Consumption," Lecture at Sun Systems, Mountain View, California,
- 2001 Guest on Beyond
Computers, KQED, February 4.
- 2000 "Making Machines
Fit for Human Consumption," Provost's Lecture at SUNY Stony Brook, New York,
- 2000 Speaker, NASA Ames,
Mountain View, California, November 9.
- 2000 Guest on Moira
Gunn's "Tech Nation" 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 "psychics."
- 1998 "Analyzing
Interfaces," lecture at Association for Software Design. Stanford Univ. 20 Jan.
- 1997 "Terrors of
Technology, or, Aren't Computers Dreadful?" 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 "Crimes against the
Human Interface," lecture at the Bay Area chapter of the ACM's 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 "Why We Hate Our Computers:
or, The '90s Was a Decade of Stasis in Interface Design," presentation at the
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University,
Stanford, California, 11 May.
- 1995 Guest on Moira
Gunn's "Tech Nation" 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 "The Interface
Paradox," lecture at the Bay Area chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group
on Human-Computer Interaction. Palo Alto, California, 13 September.
- 1994 "The Coanda Effect
and Aerodynamics," presentation at the Exploratorium, San Francisco,
California, 6 July.
- 1994 Guest on Moira
Gunn's "Tech Nation" on National Public Radio re: interfaces and the Mac
- 1994 Guest on Ira
Flatow's "Talk of the Nation: Science Friday," National Public Radio re: 10th
anniversary of the Macintosh.
- 1992 "Sailplane
Precision Aerobatics, Faculty, Eighth National Sailplane Symposium, Madison,
Wisconsin, 24 & 25 October.
- 1992 "Mac Inventor,"
Subject of "High Tech Heroes" TV program, Episode 37, Foothill College Studios,
Los Altos, California, 19 February.
- 1991 "Interface
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
- 1989 Industrial
Designer's Society of America Award, for design of Swyft portable computer
(awarded to my company, and not to me personally.)
- 1989 "Achieving Quality
in System Usability," presentation before Ricoh Corporation, July
- 1989 "Friendly User
Interfaces Aren't," Chair, E-3, 17 March.
- 1988 "Information
Appliances," Address to the AEA Financial Conference, 14 March.
- 1988 "Mathematics
Everyperson Colloquium," 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.
- 1988 "Information
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 "Programmers at
Work: Live!" panel discussion at Computer Literacy Bookshop, San Jose, CA, 8
- 1987 Panel member at
the "Miniconference on the Future of Mass-Market Computers" at the Consumer
Electronics Show, Las Vegas, NV, January.
- 1987-1988 Distinguished
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 "Swyftcard: A
Practical Application Environment Based on Fostering Habits," and "A Logical
Cursor Design for Textual Application: A Design Study," demonstrations at
"Human Factors in Computing Systems," CHI '86, 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,
Congrès International de l'Informatique et des Sciences Humaines, Liège,
Belgium, 18-20 November.
- 1981 "The Computer as
an Instrument of Torture," EE380/CS310 Computer Systems. Laboratory Seminar,
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University,
Stanford, California, Terman Building, 4 February.
- 1980 "A View of the
Future of Personal Computing," 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 '78, 28 February.
- 1978 Speaker, '78
National Computer Conference.
- 1977 "Personal
Computing," talk before the Peninsula Chapter of Association for Computing Machinery,
- 1977 Who's Who in
- 1977 "A Pipe Organ
Microcomputer System," West Coast Computer Faire, San Francisco.
- 1976 "Computer
Editing," S-100 Microcomputer Bus Symposium, Diablo Valley College,
Pleasant Valley, California, 20 November.
- 1976 California
Industrial Design Award for Excellence in Package Design for Western Wind Model
Plane and, separately, for the Bard, Funkhouser Booth Design.
- 1973 "Teaching
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.
- 1972 "Teaching
Programming," Canadian Information Processing Society, Canadian Computer
Show, Montreal, Canada, 30 May -1 June.
- 1972 Northern
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.
- 1971 Northern
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.
- 1971 "Computer
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
- 2 July.
- 1969 Conference on
Computer Technology in the Humanities, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas,
- 1969 "A Hardware
Independent Software Package for Computer Graphics," Information and Computer
Sciences Seminar, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California,
- 1960 American Rocket
Society Award for "Outstanding Contributions in the Associated Fields of
- 1960 Award for project,
"The Computer," 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
- 2001- IEEE
- 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
- 1981- American
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
- 1981-1982 Chairman,
ACM's SIGPC (Special Interest Group in Personal Computers)
- 1979-1981 American
National Standards Institute, Committee X3J2, BASIC
- 1977- 1982 Grant
Reviewer, National Science Foundation
- 1975-1978 Member,
Advisory Committee on Bikeways for the San Mateo County Regional Planning
- 1975-1977 City of
Brisbane Bicycle Path Designer
- 1975-San Francisco
Vultures, Model Airplane Club
- 1974- Experiments in Art
- 1973- British Computer
- 1973- Fellow,
Creative Arts Institute
- 1968- FCC License
#KASS 5857 (now KE6IGI)
- 1967- Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM)
- 1966- American Recorder
- 1960- National Academy
- 1960- Academy of Model
Aeronautics, Life Member Number 88
- 1960- Honorary Member,
American Rocket Society
- 1960-1964 Mathematical
Association of America
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
- "It's Right Before
your Eyes" in column "The Humane Touch" Forbes ASAP September 10, 2001,
- "Bad Design Can Be
Costly" in column "The Humane Touch" Forbes ASAP May 28, 2001, p. 16
- "The Toyota Prius" in
column "The Humane Touch" Forbes ASAP April 2, 2001, p. 24
- "Facelift" in column
"The Humane Touch" Forbes ASAP February 19, 2001, p. 38
- "Saying HI to IT,"
Computerworld, December 2000
- "The Humane Interface"
Ubiquity, An ACM IT Magazine and Forum, May 23-29, 2000
- "The User Interface in
Text Retrieval Systems" SigCHI bulletin 31:1, Jan 1999, p. 37
- "The toy that drove
the universe" (An analysis of the anthropic principle) Quantum 9:6 November/December
1999, pp. 49-50
- "LCS 2420 Review" Mac
Home Journal 6:2 February 1998, p. 44
- "Mama took my
Kodachrome away" Mac Home Journal 6:1 January 1998, pp. 22-26 (cover story)
- "Touch-3D Review" Mac
Home Journal 5:12 December 1997, p. 85
- "Instant TV" Mac
Home Journal 5:12 December 1997, p. 87
- "TurboCAD 2D/3D" Mac
Home Journal 5:10 October 1997, p. 84
- "Getting Started With
Mac Midi Music Making" Mac Home Journal 5:8 August 1997, pp. 64-65
- "Game Controllers" Mac
Home Journal 5:6 July 1997, pp. 32-37
- "Flight Simulators" Mac
Home Journal 5:6 July 1997, pp. 60-62 (Cover Story)
- "What's NeXT for
Apple" Interactions 4.3, May-June 1997, pp. 12-16
- Item in "101 Ways to
Save Apple" Wired 5.06 June 1997, p. 115
- "Avid Cinema" Mac
Home Journal 5:6 June 1997, p. 31
- "NASCAR Racing" Mac
Home Journal 5:6 June 1997, p. 61
- "No Hands Mouse" Mac
Home Journal 5:6 June 1997, p. 70
- Raskin J.; Worthington
P.; "Practical 3-D Design Tools," Mac Home Journal 5:5 May 1997, p. 50
- "Music Ace" Mac
Home Journal 5:5 May 1997, p. 58
- "It's the Interface,
Stupid." Mac Home Journal 5:5 May 1997, p. 106
- Trivia Munchers Deluxe"
Mac Home Journal 5:4 April 1997, p. 67
- "Ascend 4.0" Mac
Home Journal 5:5 May 1997, p. 85
- "Keystone" Mac Home
Journal 5:3 March 1997, p. 106
- "3D Landscape 2.0" Mac
Home Journal 5:2 February 1997, p. 108
- " ezFlyer 230" Mac
Home Journal 5:2 February 1997, p. 115
- "KM-760" Mac Home
Journal 5:2 February 1997, p. 116
- "Looking for a Humane
Interface: Will Computers Become Easy to Use?" Communications of the ACM
1997, p. 98, 50th Anniversary Issue on the future of computing
- "Robot Wars 3," Radio
Control Car Action 12: 2 Feb 1997, p. 92ff
- "We're not evolving," Wired
1997, p. 112
- "Mac History" ComputerPress
Moscow, December 1996, pp. 9-20 (in Russian)
- "Wanted for Crimes
Against The Interface," Interactions 3.6, November-December 1996, p. 70
- "Low Voltage = High
Power: Getting down to brain-size computers," Wired, April 1996, p. 72
- "Ce que le créateur du
Mac en pense," a commentary on the Microsoft "Bob" interface (in French),
Science et Vie
Micro No. 125, March 1995, p. 69
- quoted in Green, Noah.
"The Last Word?" Village Voice, 2 May 1995, pp. 41-42
- "On The Future," Upside, October 1994 pp 24 ff
- "Intuitive Equals
Familiar," Communications of the ACM 37:9, September 1994, p. 17
(The meaning of "intuitive" as used in discussions of interface features.)
- "Holes in the
Histories," a critique of histories of interface design Interactions 1.3,
July 1994, p. 11
- "Hubris of a
heavyweight, " a review of Stross's book, "Steve Jobs & the NeXT Big Thing"
IEEE Spectrum, July 1994 pp. 8-9
- "Down With GUIs!" Wired, December 1993, p. 122
- "Use of Computers in
Education", Upside, December 1993, pp. 8-9
- "Press 3 If You Want
This Voice-Response System To Self-Destruct". Wired, July-August 1993
- "A Concern about the
Samuleson-Glushko Survey" SIGCHI Bulletin 23:3 July 1991, pp. 12-14
- "Venture Vultures" Midnight
Engineering 1:2, March-April 1990, p. 55 ff
- "Systemic Implications
of an Improved Two-Part Cursor," Proceedings of the Computer Human Interface
Conference, 30 April 1989, pp. 167-170
- "The Mac and the
Mega-Micro Syndrome," Dr. Dobb's Journal, (2nd annual Mac issue) Fall
1989, p. 6
- "A Critical View Of
The Computer In Education," Electric Word No. 15, September-October 1989,
- "Raskin on HyperCrud,
Part I," Language Technology Magazine No. 12 1989
- "Raskin on HyperCrud,
Part II," Language Technology Magazine No. 13 1989
- "Hypertext Problems," The CD ROM Yearbook, Microsoft Press,
Redmond WA, 1989
- Letter to the Editor, MacWeek
June1989, p. 28. Refutes attack.
- "The Apple Suit: An
Interface Developer's View," MacWeek 2:20, 17 May 1989, p. 23ff
- Dozens of small items
on technology in Wired (since1992)
Difficulties," a discussion in the Proceedings of the Hypertext Conference,
Boston, Massachusetts, 1988
- "On the Introduction
of the NeXT Computer," San Jose Business Journal 6:26, 17 October 1988
- "The Hype in
Hypertext: A Critique," Proceedings of the Hypertext '87 Conference, Chapel
Hill, North Carolina, 1987
- Alzofon, D.; Caulkins,
D.; Raskin, J.; Winter, J.; "Canon Cat Advanced Work Processor Reference
Guide," Information Appliance Inc., Menlo Park, California; Canon Inc., Tokyo,
- Alzofon, D.; Caulkins,
D.; Raskin, J.; Winter, J.; "Canon Cat Advanced Work Processor How-To Guide,"
Information Appliance Inc., Menlo Park, California; Canon Inc., Tokyo, Japan,
- Raskin, J., "Tradition
or Simplicity," Tech Exec Magazine, December 1987, pp.45-46
- Raskin, J., "Human
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.,
"Using SwyftWare on the Apple //e and //c: a Guide, Glossary, and Reference
Manual," Information Appliance Inc., Menlo Park, California, 1986
- Raskin, J et. al.
"SwyftCard -- Using SwyftCard on the Apple //e: a Guide, Glossary, and
Reference Manual," Information Appliance Inc., Palo Alto, California, 1985
- "Computers by the
Millions," SIGPC Newsletter 5:2 1982
- "Glossary," Skarbek
Software Directory, Skarbek, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981
- Raskin, J.; Whitney,
T.; "Perspectives on Personal Computing," IEEE Computer 14:1,1981,
- "A Plea for
Experiments in Language Design," 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,
- "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,
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
2000-5" Model Airplane News 129:10, October 2001, p. 58
- "Mini Modeling Gear:
Honey, they shrunk the accessories!" RC MicroFlight 3:9, September 2001, p. 6
- "Scale Speeds: Why
Park Flyers Look So Good in the Air" RC MicroFlight 3:8, August 2001, p. 9
- Letter to the Editor, Model
Aviation, 27:7, July 2001, p. 9
- "How to Build Jigs for
Small Models" RC MicroFlight 3:6, June 2001, p. 15
- "How to Balance Models
with a Calculator" Model Airplane News 129:5, May 2001, p. 76
- "How to Modify the
Little Tiny into a Flying Wing" RC MicroFlight 3:3, March 2001, p. 8
- "Kreigh's Module Mini
IFO" RC MicroFlight 3:1, January 2001, p. 7
- "Beyond Batteries" RC
MicroFlight 2:12, December 2000, p. 6
- "More on Magnet
Sources" RC MicroFlight 2:12, December 2000, p. 3
- "Simple Fixes for a
Longer-Lasting Wingo" RC MicroFlight 2:11, November 2000, p. 13
- "You'll want to switch"
RC MicroFlight 2:11, November 2000, p.9
- "Jeti: Mini Charger" RC
MicroFlight 2:10, October 2000, p.15
- "Use Magnets to Hold
Models Together" RC MicroFlight 2:10, October 2000, p.14
- "It's a Drag" RC
MicroFlight 2:9, September 2000, p.5
- "The Ins and Outs of
Sewn Hinges" RC MicroFlight 2:8, August 2000, p.6
- "Convert the Simprop
Pfalz DIII for More Powerful Motors" RC MicroFlight 2:7, July 2000, p.7
- "The Maha MH-C777" RC
MicroFlight 2:6, June 2000, p.7
- "Adjustable Pushrods
and Pull/Pull Cable Controls for Tiny RC Models" RC MicroFlight 2:5, May 2000, p.8
- "Warp 9: A cardboard
slope soarer" Model Airplane News, May 2000
- "Stressed for Success:
Lighter Models with Structures you Trussed" RC MicroFlight 2:2, February 2000, p.8
- "Building for Indoors"
RC MicroFlight 1:2, December 1999, p.4
- "Sheet Materials for
Micro RC" RC MicroFlight 1:1, November 1999, p. 15
- "Testing Model
Airplanes" Model Aviation, June 1997, pp. 28-48
- "Simple Staggerwing
Goes Electric" Flying Models, May 1997, pp. 36-39
- "Robot Wars III" Radio
Control Car Action, February 1997, p. 92 ff
- "Understanding How
Models Fly" Model Airplane News 124 Jan 1996 pp. 70-73
- "Piper L4". Model
Airplane News. 123 July 1995 pp. 74-77
- "Make an Instant Foam
Trainer". Model Airplane News 122 No. 9 1995 pp. 26-29
- "Forward Swept Wings".
R/C Soaring Digest, 11:9, September 1994 pp 40-41
- "Physics of Flight". Quantum, September-October 1994,
- "Airfoils for
Aerobatic Sailplane Wings". 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
- "Quick, Arrest That
Airplane! A Primer on Precision Glider Aerobatics" Slope Soaring News 2:5, March 1990, pp. 4-7
- "Why You Shouldn't
Repair Your Own Avionics Equipment," Private Pilot 21:5, May 1986, p. 22
- "Products in Use:
Cox's Sportavia and Pilot's Tiny Ace," Model Builder 9:91, 1979
- "Products in Use: Cox
Centurion," 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)
- "Just a Maginot Line
in the Sky," The Globe and Mail, Tuesday May 22, 2001, p. A1
- "Goodbye, My Love!
(But I don't Miss You as Much as I Thought I Would)," Knowledge Quest, 29:4, March/April 2001, p. 35
- Letter to the Editor, Science
News, 159:1, January 6 2001, p. 3
- "Rogerian Nursing
Theory: A Humbug in the Halls of Higher Learning," 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
- "How To Read A
Magazine Review," R/C Report, December 1994, p. 24
- Poem in the anthology
"At Water's Edge," 1996
- Poem in the anthology
"East of the Sunrise" H. Ely, ed. 1995
- "The Upper El
Conducting Elective," The Nueva Journal 36:1, Winter 1995, p. 9
- "Recollection of Harry
Partch," 1/1 The Journal of the Just Intonation Network 8:4, November 1994, p. 24
- "The Lazy Human's
Guide to Wealth," Boing Boing 13, 1994, p. 45
- "Teaching Proof
Technique with Manipulatives," 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
- "Pacifica Moods" a
weekly nature column, Pacifica Tribune, 1989- present
- "A Vote For Freedom," Pacifica
12 July 1989, p. 11A
- "A Rational
Explanation for One Aspect of UFO Behavior," 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. "Technology Visionaries Scope the Future" Computerworld 35:41, October 8, 2001, p.54
- 2001 Schwartz,
Matthew. "The Interface Revolutionary" 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.
"Raskin Success". Pacifica Tribune July 5, 2000, p.2B
- 2000 Crook, Neal. "The
Canon Cat" Forthwrite FIGUK 107 June 2000 p. 11
- 1999 Trudel, John. IEEE
Spectrum 36:9, September 1999, p. 6 response to Jef Raskin's letter
- 1999 Linzmayer, Owen.
Apple Confidential, ISBN: 188641128X. No Starch Press 1999
- 1999 Lanier, Jaron. "Interface-Off". The Sciences, May-June 1999, p. 41."the concept of the
"information appliance" originally proposed by the computer scientist Jef
- 1997 Garwood, Dave.
"Slope Combat". Model Airplane News, July p. 39. "In the early 1990s Jef Raskin's
Anabatic Aircraft revolutionized slope combat..."
- 1997 Prasek, Ed. "The
Making of Macintosh" Mac Home Journal. 5:5, May 1997, p. 24ff.
Concentrates on my contributions to the Mac.
- 1997 Garwood, Dave.
"Foam Slope Soarers" 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.
"Insanely Great" 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 "Information Appliance" in 1978.
- 1993 Walbank, Sean.
"Silent Flight" 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. "Marketing the Feline Mystique" 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. "Method
and apparatus for controlling a keyboard operated device", Number 5,025,705
(allows detection of which finger operates which button)
- 1991 Raskin, J. and
Winter, J. "Method and apparatus for control of an electronic display", 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
- "Leap," for
Information Appliance Inc. Registration No.: 1,503,629, 13 September 1988
- "QuickDraw" Apple's
internal graphics system, 1982
- The one-button mouse and
method for its use, 1979
- "Information Appliance,"
- 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
- Academic Computer
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,
"Phase Walkway" Exploratorium, San Francisco, California
- 1994 Performance of the
musical, "The Practical Princess", for which I wrote the score. Hillsborough,
- 1991 Solo Piano
Performance in Composer's 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
- 1972 "Environment
with People," one-man show, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
- 1972 "Space
Expanders" one-man show, University of California, San Diego, California
- 1972 "Amazing
Amalgamated Amorphous," group show, Anomaly Factory, La Jolla, California
- 1972 International
Computer Art Exhibit, group show, Montreal, Canada
- 1972 Staff
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
- 1970 "Toys
Collected by Jef Raskin," one-man show, University of California at San
Diego, La Jolla, California
- 1970 Participating
artist, "Artist in Industry" program, Los Angeles County Museum, Los
- 1970 Percussionist,
"The Music of Harry Partch" a television documentary shown on PBS
- 1969 "Mazes"
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Miller, 404-810-7205.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This 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.