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Design Studio and Agile UX : Process and Pitfalls | UX Magazine

  We are often asked how and when Design Studio should be used in a startup or enterprise whose product team embraces agile. We hope this article answers some questions about how to effectively use Design Studio (as well as variations on it), and to avoid potential pitfalls so those practicing some flavor of agile [...]

Posted on: 09/11/11
by Jimmy Keogh
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E-Commerce Usability (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)

Its been 11 years since our original studies of e-commerce usability — long enough that its definitely worth revisiting the topic. The bottom line? The number of usability guidelines for e-commerce sites has increased from 207 in the first edition of the report to 874 in the new edition. Using this rough metric, we now [...]

Posted on: 26/10/11
by Jimmy Keogh
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OmniTouch: Wearable Multitouch Interaction Everywhere | Chris Harrison

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Today’s mobile computers provide omnipresent access to information, creation and communication facilities. It is undeniable that they have forever changed the way we work, play and interact. However, mobile interaction is far from solved. Diminutive screens and buttons mar the user experience, and otherwise prevent us from realizing their full potential. We explored and prototyped [...]

Posted on: 18/10/11
by Jimmy Keogh
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Bill Buxton on Natural User Interfaces

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Bill Buxton explains his concept of natural user interface design looking into the way we write and the acknowledgement that it is a ‘bimanual action that requires a coordinated skill of the two hands using different functions, touch and stylus’. As the video progresses Bill talks about the layering up of multi-modalities and these are [...]

Posted on: 07/10/11
by Jimmy Keogh
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Visualising the User Experience

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Grant Robinson the senior interaction designer at Xero has put together a great selection of slides and kindly published them for all of us to enjoy on Slideshare. Grant begins by taking us through the concept of rapid prototyping and the added value it gives to a project and how this sits nicely with Agile [...]

Posted on: 06/10/11
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SEO and Social Media Matter to User Experience (UX) Designers

SEO and UX Design User experience, and our abilities as designers to guide and influence it positively, “starts from when you first hear about a product,” says Don Norman. And we should listen. After all, he coined “user experience design” over a decade ago. So what does search engine optimization (SEO) have to with user [...]

Posted on: 06/10/11
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Seductive interaction Design

Seductive Interaction Design: A UX Booth Book Review When talk builds about making seductive interactions, it’s nice to have people like Stephen Anderson giving us his two cents. Here are UX Booth contributor Michael Wilson’s two cents on Anderson’s two cents. Advertise here with BSA […]

Posted on: 06/10/11
by DavidBenyon
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Usability testing tool

  Here is an interesting usability testing tool http://www.loop11.com/

Posted on: 06/10/11
by DavidBenyon
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Educating the Client on IA

Information architecture (IA) means so much to our projects, from setting requirements to establishing the baseline layout for our design and development teams. But what does it mean to your clients? Do they see the value in IA? What happens when they change their minds? Can IA help manage the change control process? More than [...]

Posted on: 03/10/11
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Slides on xChannel from Nashville

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  Due to popular demand, here are the slides from my presentation at the Breaking Development conference in Nashville last week. It’s the same basic talk I have given before on The Cross-Channel Experience but with a few minor tweaks and the talking points were more focused on mobile web than anything else. If you [...]

Posted on: 03/10/11
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