Summary of site. Title of the song. Naive expression of love.
Welcome to my ever-evolving website. My name is Jennifer Boriss, but I typically go by Boriss.
5.28.08: The much anticipated Firefox v3.0 is going to be released very soon! To celebrate, Mozilla is having Download Day, where you can pledge to download Firefox v3.0 when it comes out. We're hoping to have so many downloads that it will make a Guinness Record. So click Pledge, give your email address, and you'll get a download link as soon as 3.0 is released.
12.9.07: The job search is over! I've accepted a job with Mozilla, the people that brought you everyone's favorite browser. Thank you to all the companies who flew me around and fed me over the past few months. I met many incredible people through this process with fantastic ideas about the future of interaction and technology. You all made this decision so difficult.
That said, I'm confident that I made a good decision and am enormously excited about beginning work at Mozilla this Spring. Firefox has some very interesting challenges ahead of it - I believe we'll see our concept of the browser redefined over the next few years.
I'll likely be creating a legitimate blog aside from this website to post about Firefox work and get feedback, but not for a few months. First I'm going to travel around the world.
10.18.07: I'm back in Pittsburgh and on the job search now, so I'll be gradually updating my portfolio page. Also, I've decided to go ahead and develop dotnotlick.com. I haven't decided what specifically I'm going to do with it, but the sketchpad is out.
2.4.07: This site is now linked to www.jennyboriss.com.
12.4.06: I've been playing around with Processing, and open-source programming language by Ben Fry, which lets you code visual, interactive applets like the one below. Here's a few I've worked on.
Note on Scrolling
On this site, most pages are long and vertical. You will have to do a lot of scrolling. Already I can feel you judging me. You may ask, how can anyone with an interest in usability force me, the user, to scroll for information? The answer is that I like scrolling. I like the whizzing noise my mouse-wheel makes and I like the gradual reveal. It's often best usability-wise to make all information easily viewable with minimal work required, but this is my personal site and I like scrolling. So there.
I attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, attending the accelerated Master's of Human-Computer Interaction program. I'm interested in the interaction between users and their technology, and how this interaction will change over time. I enjoy creating technology which both provides useful tools to the end-user and creates emotionally satisfying experiences.
In my free time, I draw, read, travel, drink coffee, and explore above and below ground.