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April 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Great questions from the webcast

We got great response on our webcast last week, Design for the Big: How User-Centric Innovation and Strategy Can Move UX Up the Value Chain. We had so many good questions from viewers that we couldn't answer them all on the webcast. Here are more:



Would love to know what article was referenced re: "if you have money, buy…

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Added by Eric Schaffer on April 27, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How to master the art of wireframe

Today, a wireframe is fundamental to prepare any IT project effectively. Failing to plan development and design will ensure a bloody nose to the project.



Hence, wireframes are key to a well-planned development. Wireframing should appear right at the very beginning, when the first idea pops up. This article aims at giving you tips to create better wireframes.



Set a real objective

It´s… Continue

Added by Etienne on April 27, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

The future of the internet?

what the people you know are reading and liking RIGHT NOW

http://www.likebutton.me/

Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on April 26, 2010 at 5:38am — No Comments

Wireframing for RIAs

Just when the concept of wireframe was starting to be accepted as a standard for UX/IA designers, the Information Architect game changed again with the coming of Rich Internet Applications (RIA).



With AJAX, php or Flex, RIA became both really dynamic and interactive. From a UX design perspective, this is a real challenge as it becomes harder but also more important to wireframe them.…



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Added by Etienne on April 21, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

The TV is dead; long live the TV

'new' Homer would be happy - 'new' TV goes from strength to strength

Don’t believe the hype that TV is in decline. Recent research reiterates people’s engagement with TV content is stronger than ever, and many homes claim they watch more content than ever – because they can.

Technology continues to make more content available with more flexibility. Personal video recorder penetration continues to…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on April 16, 2010 at 6:58am — No Comments

Twitter soon to have ‘promoted tweets’ to earn cash

Twitter is introducing advertising to tweets, but it won’t be giant banner ads or annoying pop-ups.



The social networking website announced Tuesday it will allow “promoted tweets” and they’ll appear on Twitter’s search results page.

“It’s…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on April 15, 2010 at 7:59am — No Comments

Does one size fit all?

Does it? I mean, for such a long time we have all been looking at how cultures are different and evangelizing the need to look at cultural requirements as part of our design solutions. BUT, I have been wondering for a while, whether we should in fact flip the question and ask whether there is any possibility of a set of values that truly exist/appeal across ALL cultures in the same way? And what exactly do I mean by values? For example, values such as the 36 values in the Rokeach… Continue

Added by Apala Lahiri Chavan on April 14, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Prepare to be astounded in the world of augmented reality



As your eyes alight for the first time on a beautiful building in a foreign cityscape, a voice whispers in your ear the phone number of an amazing coffee shop inside.…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on April 13, 2010 at 8:58am — No Comments

User testing & wireframes: a stormy affair

“Is my new website be as sketchy as the wireframe?” I’m sure you’ve heard this comment when presenting a wireframe to a client?



A wireframe often confuses people, especially during usability tests with users who don’t know anything about the app in question. Here we´ll talk about a new agile methodology involving wireframe and user testing, putting all people involved on the same page.



User testing… Continue

Added by Etienne on April 13, 2010 at 7:45am — No Comments

Websites that automatically play videos

In contrast to UX 'best practice' around the playing of content that is not user-initiated, Fairfax refuses to budge on net videos.

FAIRFAX MEDIA is sticking by its controversial policy of automatically playing videos on its websites, citing a surge in traffic that it says will propel it to eclipse Ninemsn in volumes of video traffic.
The media company’s digital arm is finding…
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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on April 12, 2010 at 8:49am — No Comments

Will iPad users really be The Modern Family?

Full exposure to the Apple iPad began for me last week during ABC’s hit show “Modern Family,” which created an entire episode around the device that went on the market Saturday.

In the product placement ad/episode, viewers also got a glimpse of a new application for the device when hapless dad Phil Dunphy blew out his “candles” on a virtual birthday cake…

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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on April 8, 2010 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

History of wireframe, a tool for the future

Wireframes for specification purpose only, a thing from the past



A few years back, a wireframe was mainly a document cataloguing a long list of page elements… pretty dull to read. Its main goal was to specify a website or a piece of software. This kind of documents was useful to developers but that´s about it! Final users couldn´t get a clear idea of how the final website or app would look & feel like.… Continue

Added by Etienne on April 8, 2010 at 7:40am — No Comments

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