With the recent snowfall it only seems fitting to recap a presentation that had caught my interest since I saw it on the schedule for Midwest UX months ago. Ken Leung (@moogbot) spent thirty minutes talking about a recent side project by Normative Design. Their goal? To do for skiing what Garmin and Nike have done for cycling, running, and other outdoor activities.Read More
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. (Douglas Adams)
Both employed by Indiana University's Process eXperience Architecture (PXA) department, Tara Bazler and Chris Basham (@chrisbasham) cover many parallels between navigating forests and the wilderness of the web. Many of the theories will be familiar to anyone who has ever taken library science courses or practiced information architecture for a few years. For those who have not this talk offers the perfect gateway into Peter Morville's writings.
Read on to learn more about the parallels between physical wayfinding and the digital world.Read More
Have you ever stopped yourself from diving into a new project because you didn't know anything? Do you fear taking on new challenges because you might fail? Todd Zaki Warfel addresses these concerns and more in a wonderful talk about developing your skills, mentorship, and lifelong learning.Read More
On October 18th I attended an presentation by Susan Weinschenk on the Top 10 Things That Every Designer Needs to Know About People. Thanks to both NEOUPA and Metrics Marketing for organizing this excellent event. I am looking forward to learning more about the topic at World Usability Day as well as picking up her book 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People.
Read on to learn what advice she has for designers and developers. Maybe they will whet your appetite to learn more as much they did for me.