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June 2009 Blog Posts (6)

UX Maturity Survey Findings | Usability Champions

Lets take a look at two charts. The first one shows really good news. About half of the respondents report having a committed usability champion. That shows a shocking change from the recent past. Just five years back it was rare to find a committed champion. Today they are common place. Executives are hearing from books, magazines, and their friends that this is a ‘user experience economy’ and that success is based on ‘customer experience’. When we work with companies to get their executive… Continue

Added by Eric Schaffer on June 29, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Designer - Philippe Starck thinks deep on design

Designer Philippe Starck - with no pretty slides behind him - spends 18 minutes reaching for the very roots of the question "Why design?" Along the way he drops brilliant insights into the human condition; listen carefully for one perfectly crystallized mantra for all of us, genius or not. Yet all this deep thought, he admits, is to aid in the design of a better toothbrush.

Why you should listen to him:

Philippe Starck is a… Continue

Added by Surjeet Choudhury on June 19, 2009 at 12:26am — No Comments

2008 HFES Presidential Address Quo Vadis Ergonomia - Redux by John F. ("Jeff") Kelley, Ph.D., CHFP


Note about the video: Despite the rehearsal, the video director didn't "get" that the talk would be of an unusual format and that the technical slides were just a prop; hence a good deal of camera time in the first few minutes were devoted to the slides and not to the speaker, who was pantomiming a "Bob Newhart" style phone… Continue

Added by Tom Coleman, CUA # 2007-1319 on June 18, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

What Makes a City Usable?

Last week I was in Portland Oregon for the Usability Professional's Association Conference. It's my second time in Portland, and I was struck again with how comfortable Portland feels. A common phrase I kept hearing on this trip while talking with people from the conference was, "Have you been to Portland before? It seems like such a nice city." So I've been thinking in the last few days about the concept of a usable city. What makes Portland seem so… Continue

Added by Susan Weinschenk on June 17, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

How is PET different from real world Marketing?

Ok, I received the newsletter for the forthcoming PET course today so also felt compelled to start a discussion here. Although I asked about this course while in Bangalore last month but then nothing was concrete. Actually now the situation is different.. why? CAUSE I'VE BEEN THINKING, more so after watching webcast by Dr. Schaffer on PET and the rationale behind this transition from just usability to user experience.

Well I already have on a daily basis, numerous discussions or… Continue

Added by Girish Dhulekar on June 4, 2009 at 2:51pm — 6 Comments

F@*K! My emotions have been hacked!

By Shawn de Freitas @ use8.net

Social media has arrived and the Facebook generation is much more aware about privacy issues and rights regarding personal data. Just think about the recent uproar caused when Facebook tried to update its privacy policy; a decision it had to swiftly recant, removing the controversial clause.The truth is privacy on the web is a big deal but not only in the case of Facebook and other similar social… Continue

Added by Begona Bagur Roca on June 1, 2009 at 10:45pm — No Comments

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