July 2008

Twelve (12) emerging best practice for adding user experience work to agile software development

I'm often asked "does user experience practice work with Agile development?" The short answer is: "of course it does!" If the user experience practice in your company was weak before Agile, Agile development isn't going to help things. If your user experience practice was strong before Agile, it'll remain strong after Agile, and evolve to adapt.
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Published: Jul. 28th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Agile, Design, Software, User experience


The User Experience Iceberg

Jesse James Garrett’s Elements of User Experience is a great illustration of the components required to create engaging and rewarding experiences. But, it can be too much information for clients to fully comprehend during a quick presentation. The analogy of The User Experience Iceberg is a great way to help your clients realize that visual design is only the “tip” of the iceberg.
The User Experience Iceberg

Published: Jul. 28th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Design, User experience


Key differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is a buzzword introduced in 2003–04 which is commonly used to encompass various novel phenomena on the World Wide Web. Although largely a marketing term, some of the key attributes associated with Web 2.0 include the growth of social networks, bi–directional communication, various ‘glue’ technologies, and significant diversity in content types. We are not aware of a technical comparison between Web 1.0 and 2.0. While most of Web 2.0 runs on the same substrate as 1.0, there are some key differences. We capture those differences and their implications for technical work in this paper. Our goal is to identify the primary differences leading to the properties of interest in 2.0 to be characterized. We identify novel challenges due to the different structures of Web 2.0 sites, richer methods of user interaction, new technologies, and fundamentally different philosophy. Although a significant amount of past work can be reapplied, some critical thinking is needed for the networking community to analyze the challenges of this new and rapidly evolving environment.
Cormode

Published: Jul. 28th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Design, Marketing, Web


Excel art

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most digital artists use sophisticated software to create works which would otherwise not be possible. while artist danielle aubert does create one-of-a-kind artworks, the software he use is rather low-tech. aubert produces some of his drawings with none other than microsoft excel, the software more typically used for spread sheets. aubert manipulates the program in ways that clearly show the software’s traits but from a new perspective.[design boom]

Danielle Aubert

Published: Jul. 28th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Art, Digital


Abstract film

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I like this. film_080531_CENTURIA400_1120-01.jpg on Flickr

Published: Jul. 28th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Abstract, Film


The Desktop Wallpaper Project

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Nice. Kitsune Noir - The Desktop Wallpaper Project. Via Swissmiss I think.

Published: Jul. 28th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Art, Wallpaper


Trans-Canada Airlines

Published: Jul. 14th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Canadair, Ephemera, Vintage


Page design timelapse

Published: Jul. 14th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Design, Video


Shneiderman's Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design

To improve the usability of an application it is important to have a well designed interface. Shneiderman's "Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design" are a guide to good interaction design.
Shneiderman's Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design

Published: Jul. 7th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Interaction design, Interface design


Evolution of the mobile communication ecosystem


Francesco Cara, a design strategist at Nokia with a psychology background, looks at the evolution of mobile communication ecosystems.
Link: Evolution of the mobile communication ecosystem | LIFT conference

Published: Jul. 5th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Cellphone, Mobile, Mobilty, Nokia



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