UX Design-Planning Not One-man Show A lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounds the term "user experience." The multitude of acitivities that can be labeled with these two words span a vast spectrum of people, skills and situations. If you ask for UX design (UXD), what exactly are you asking for? Similary, if someone tells you they are going to provide you with UXD for an application, website or intranet or extranet, what exactly are you going to get? Is it just one person who is responsible or is it a team of people who are in charge of UXD? Let us start at the beginning – UXD starts with experience – experience of the users. UXD-P – every person is an individual Every person is an individual. User Roles Sometimes the individual person holds one role, but mainly he will hold quite a few roles like consumer, customer, user, client, investor, producer, creator, participant, partner, part of a community, member, and so on. UXD-P – network of expectations, experiences and knowledge Experiences Flow of Experience Image_7
FileZilla - The free FTP solution Flow of Information The Timeline: A look at linear time and information: from the occurrence of an event, era, social movement or discovery, ...to the documentation of evidence relating to this event, era, social movement, etc.to how the evidence is disseminatedand how researchers (and term paper writers) can find this documentation One Day - Days Later Articles appear in newspapers , and information is disseminated on TV, radio and web pages . For example: a general news search in Lexis Nexis lists 102 articles on the Exxon Valdez oil spill that appeared March 25 - March 31, 1989, just a few days after the event. A Week - Weeks Later Articles appear in popular magazines . Example: General magazine : Church, George J. Subject-focused magazine : Barinaga, Marcia, Fisheries first to suffer. Magazines Six Months or More Later Articles appear in scholarly or academic journals . Example: Alaskan oil spill: legal fallout. Journals and Conference Papers Two or More Years Later About Ten Years Later Reference Sources:
The Gospel According to Pinterest Ever since the wartime British propaganda poster bearing those soothing words went viral a few years ago, ending up on cases and coffee mugs, design types have been searching for the next great hyperlinked homily. Lately, the leading candidates are popping up in the most unlikely of places: Pinterest. The explosively popular image-sharing site has fallen under the spell of words — that is, quotes from the great minds that offer lessons to live by. In addition to sumptuous pictures of platform pumps, chalkboard-painted refrigerators and salted caramel shortbread, Pinterest is now jammed with inspirational quotes, some of which could have been lifted from fortune cookies. “Love All, Trust a Few, Do Wrong to No One” (by William Shakespeare), is making the rounds these days. Such pop-philosophy quotes, which seem to emanate from design-driven corners of the Web, serve as a form of group therapy on Pinterest. Virtual verities, it seems, are as hot as ombré hair and fingernail art.
User Experience Design June 21, 2004 I've been practicing information architecture since 1994, and from Gopher to Google have seen dramatic changes in the landscape of organization, search and retrieval. Through these ten tempestuous years, I've found the infamous three circle diagram to be a great tool for explaining how and why we must strike a unique balance on each project between business goals and context, user needs and behavior, and the available mix of content. Figure 1. The Three Circles of Information Architecture While this diagram was conceived with IA in mind, it's equally useful for explaining UX. Facets of the User Experience When I broadened my interest from IA to UX, I found the need for a new diagram to illustrate the facets of user experience - especially to help clients understand why they must move beyond usability - and so with a little help from my friends developed the user experience honeycomb. Figure 2. Here's how I explain each facet or quality of the user experience: Useful. A Big Hive
thickbook.com The legitimacy and usefulness of academic blogging will shape how intellectualism develops Academic blogging has become an increasingly popular form, but key questions still remain over whether blog posts should feature more prominently in formal academic discourse. Jenny Davis clarifies the pros and cons of blog citation and sees the remaining ambiguity as indicative of a changing professional landscape. The wider scholarly community must learn how to grapple with these ethical and professional questions of rigor in standards of academic sourcing. In this post I attempt to tackle a complex but increasingly important question: Should writers cite blog posts in formal academic writing (i.e. journal articles and books)? Mostly, I cite Cyborgology and a select few blogs that I know really, really well. Well I mean, I know these bloggers to be good theorists, and I find their work useful for my own. With this poorly articulated rationale in mind, I present first, some pros and cons to citing blogs within formal academic writing. Pros and Cons of Blog Citation Pros Cons 1.) 2.) 3.)
Jon Rimmerman, the Garagiste Founder and Wild Raconteur of Wine Standing in the low-ceilinged basement of a rundown Seattle bungalow, among the shiny steel vats and plastic tubing that constitute Animale winery, the wine merchant Jon Rimmerman swirled his glass, sniffed its bouquet, took a sip and moved his mouth around as if chewing. A fair-skinned, dapper and somewhat elfin man, Rimmerman wore Kelly green jeans, a lavender sweater and a black-and-white plaid sportcoat. Salt-and-pepper curls bushed out from under his Greek fisherman’s cap as he bent over a white plastic bucket. Spitting out a great purple jet of wine, Rimmerman signaled to the winemaker Matt Gubitosa that he could taste exactly one more vintage before leaving. From the outside, Animale — named for Gubitosa’s dead but still-beloved cat, whose image has appeared on many Animale bottles — looked more like a methamphetamine lab than a winery, with an overgrown lawn, a faded gnome statue and reflective insulation covering all the basement windows. “That’s the Dolcetto?”
User Experience Honeycomb - Peter Morville Web development solutions: Ajax ... - Christian Heilmann, Mark Norman Francis - Google Mga aklat Unintentional Knowledge - The Chronicle Review By Julio Alves I started teaching writing in graduate school 20-plus years ago, and it did not take me long to start looking forward to the pile of research papers at the end of the semester. Unlike much of the writing earlier in the semester, done from assigned readings and carefully crafted prompts, the research papers tackled broad, open-ended questions. Students developed their own ideas and went to the library to research topics of their choice. It was exciting to see how they made sense of what they read. But that was in the old days, before the ease and precision produced by the Internet. When I started teaching, books were easier to find than articles, whose references were buried deep in voluminous, thin-paged indexes. As periodical-search engines blossomed, students, ever adaptable, started using more articles. Then the development of Google and of electronic journals essentially converged. Consequently, my students hardly ever consult books.
15 Free Online Portfolio Hosting Sites Having a design portfolio online for your potential clients to browse through is important. If you need a web portfolio up and running in no time, this roundup of free online portfolio hosting sites has 15 options for you to consider. 1. Carbonmade With over 500,000 hosted portfolios and over 8 million pieces of work posted on the site, Carbonmade is a top choice for displaying your work. Besides being free (they do also have paid subscriptions), Carbonmade has a user-friendly interface and doesn’t require any coding knowledge. Example portfolio on Carbonmade. 2. The Behance network is a wonderful place to host your online portfolio. Example portfolio on Behance. 3. Shown’d is a terrific free online portfolio-hosting site. Example portfolio on SHOWN’D. 4. deviantART If you haven’t heard of deviantART before, you’re truly missing out. Example portfolio on deviantART. 5. PortfolioBox allows you to create and host online portfolios on their site. Example portfolio on PortfolioBox. 6. 7. 8. 9.
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