Excellent article from A List Apart on the strained relationship between seriousness and aesthetics and the latter’s affects in user decision making. Jennifer Bove discusses five aspects of the concept of Service Design Jared Spool lays out the key guidelines for icons Intentional Design says Content is Contextualized Data Jakob Nielsen wants web designers to [...]
Monthly Archives: June 2009
Here’s a bookmark to a good introduction to e-books by Jane Lee (via Charles Bailey): E-books: Understanding the Basics
I especially like the bibliography, which I’m partially reprinting here:
Dawn Bastian Paschal is co-author of an interesting usability study on Colorado State’s digital collections in JAL 35 No. 3 Design Mind has an article on how designers can influence behavior ColoRotate has a fascinating take on the color picker A compelling account of Kristina Halvorson’s talk regarding Content Strategy Karen McGrane talks Content Strategy: [...]
Fun video taken at the Sasquatch Festival this year which demonstrates a social proof timeline:
innovator > early adopters > mob
Lesson from American Airlines: “good design is necessarily the product of a heavily centralized structure” Bookmark: Interesting blog called Wireframes Lateral Action lines out the 9 ways users respond Smashing Magazine has some Useful Glossaries for Web Design Very funny: Dilbert on User Experience Smashing Magazine has an article on Modal Windows in Web Design [...]
The recent discussions about newspapers has got me thinking about the history, and costs, of information. Recently we just digitized a rather large collection of microfilm and are getting it ready to publish it on the library’s website.
Recently I was tasked to come up with a current awareness tool that tracks the ongoing debate surrounding Net Neutrality. The challenge for this project was to create something that wouldn’t just capture all activity for the keywords, but to filter out everything except for articles with the most social activity.