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Tuesday, April 29, 2003
 
ITP Spring Show
An exhibition of innovative student work including multimedia installations, physical computing, interaction design, sound and video projects, and virual reality spaces. Details of show


Sunday, March 30, 2003
 
First Rule of Usability? Don't Listen to Users
To design an easy-to-use interface, pay attention to what users do, not what they say," Jakob Nielsen reports.

posted by liz danzico 11:05 PM


Monday, March 24, 2003
 
Read more about prototyping
Some good reading as background for next week's class...
IA Wiki Definition and Examples
What an IA Should Know About Prototypes for User Testing
Paper Prototyping
Adventures in Low Fidelity: Designing Search for Egreetings

posted by liz danzico 11:05 PM


Monday, March 17, 2003
 
Why Usability Testing Matters

The result of the 2000 U.S. Presidential race was so close that some Democratic Party officials argue that one Florida county's hard-to-use ballot may have unfairly decided the presidency.

posted by liz danzico 8:41 PM


Tuesday, March 11, 2003
 
"But what books do I need to buy" you ask?
"The purpose of this article is not to say whether one book is better than another, or even to comment on the overall quality of the books, but to provide a guide to what kind of deliverables information you can find in each book, and where."

posted by liz danzico 11:16 PM

 
Wiki collection of "sitemap"
Compare how we define "sitemap" to some of the defintions and examples here. IA Wiki

posted by liz danzico 11:02 PM

 
Alternatives to mapping
Dan Brown's portfolio site provides inspiration in the otherwise routine process of creating a sitemap. Spend some time looking around here...

posted by liz danzico 10:58 PM



Monday, March 3, 2003
 
Bringing Your Personas to Life in Real Life
When presenting, talking about your personas, or referring to them in writing, communicate as though they are real people, people that you know. Express it like you are talking about a friend. Interesting Boxes & Arrows article.

posted by liz danzico 11:52 PM

 
Getting from Research to Personas: Harnessing the Power of Data
More detail on how to leverage ethographic user data and identify patterns. Getting from Research to Personas

posted by liz danzico 11:51 PM

 
Perfecting your personas
Overview on how to design personas from the director of design at Cooper Interaction Design. Perfecting your personas

posted by liz danzico 11:45 PM



Sunday, February 23, 2003
 
Stalk your users
Techniques on how to gather user research by observation. Read the article.

posted by liz danzico 10:45 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
 
Design Not Found
37 signals posts interesting case-study vignettes on a range of usability issues. Useful to view when you have a specific client or issue in mind and even when you don't. Read Design Not Found.

posted by liz danzico 10:05 PM


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