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Don't Just Manage, Transform! Part 2

Jul 22, 2014 - By Baruch Sachs Published: July 21, 2014 “All too often, organizations miss opportunities to integrate User Experience into projects effectively, preventing the success of User Experience on large, digital-transformation software projects.” In my last column, I wrote about the challenges of [...]

Why Yes, and Matters

Jul 22, 2014 - By Traci Lepore Published: July 21, 2014 “We work in such collaborative environments. We follow agile or lean methods. So the strength of our work relies heavily on the strength of the team. As the UX people on any team, we play a critical role in bridging different sides of the story [...]

How We Stopped Bleeding Users by Changing the User Experienc [...]

Jul 22, 2014 - By Daria Shualy Published: July 21, 2014 “Early in a startup, you need to acquire your customers for free. Later on, you can spend on customer acquisition.”—Fred Wilson “When you're spending your own time—your most valuable asset—you want to make every hour count. So you find yourself measuring [...]

Experimenting with the IPEVO Interactive Whiteboard

Jul 21, 2014 - I got an IPEVO Interactive Whiteboard System ($149 retail price) to demo and did a first little experiment. The product consists of a video sensor and interactive pen. You have to have a projector as well. Here's a super rough demo I made for my team at Balsamiq to show how it would work using [...]

A systematic approach to interactive visualization

Jul 17, 2014 - Abstraction, the core competency for thinking. “This interactive essay presents the ladder of abstraction, a technique for thinking explicitly about these levels, so a designer can move among them consciously and confidently. I believe that an essential skill of the modern system designer [...]

Access Israel Is Working Towards True Integration of All Peo [...]

Jul 17, 2014 - One of the best parts of my job is that I get to collaborate with inspiring organizations around the world that are working to create a more accessible and inclusive society. Last month, I was at the second annual conference of Access Israel, a non-profit group working to improve quality of life [...]

Honing your research skills through ad-hoc contextual inquir [...]

Jul 16, 2014 - UCD mantra: “Don’t listen to them, but watch them.” “It's common in our field to hear that we don't get enough time to regularly practice all the types of research available to us, and that's often true, given tight project deadlines and limited resources. But one form of [...]

5 Variables to Manage in a Comparative Usability Study

Jul 16, 2014 - Which product is the most usable?One of the primary goals of a comparative study is to understand which product or website performs the best or worst on usability metrics such as

New Story Features Microsoft Project that Uses Your Skin as [...]

Jul 15, 2014 - Scientists and doctors are merging technology and the human body in breakthroughs that help people with a wide range of abilities, including a project by Microsoft researchers that is developing keypads for your skin, the Las Vegas Sun reports . Today...(re

Lean Content

Jul 15, 2014 - How lean is your content? Are you testing your messages to see if it generates a click before creating lots of marketing copy? That’s what Steph Hay discusses in today’s article on lean content. If you’re challenged to find the right words for your customers and feel there’s [...]

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