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August 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Motivation, Maps and One Million Views - Part 1

In a humanitarian crisis, good data is essential and often in very short supply. Accurate maps will be needed immediately and it is an unhappy coincidence when disaster strikes in one of the most poorly mapped countries in the world. In a crisis, people are highly motivated to collect more, work harder and share productively and nowhere has this been shown more recently than during relief operations in Haiti, in the aftermath of the recent earthquake. The online mapping wiki, OpenStreetMap,…


Added by Alex Brooker on August 25, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

News from Africa

I'm in Africa for two extra weeks. But I don't much mind

as I'm getting to see a plan come together. As usual, we have been

helping align the institutionalization of UX and at the same time we

have been helping tactically to do essential UX work. We have limited

the damage of some train wrecks about to happen. And now we have

completed a new, far reaching, and radical digital strategy; and we are

starting to push that toward actual net and mobile…

Added by Eric Schaffer on August 20, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Web 2.0 fashion websites offer instant style feedback

Not long ago, people turned to fashion magazines for advice. Now they are turning to one another.

It has been hot in London lately, which makes getting dressed in the…


Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on August 18, 2010 at 10:33am — No Comments

Persuasive Government

At HFI, we've been exploring the principles of persuasion engineering and persuasive design for a number of years now. We've helped many clients understand the drives and blocks that affect users behavior on their websites and then employed proven design principles to make sure users "will do" when they visit the site. This has been a very powerful addition to the more conventional "can do" aspects of usability. Together, "can do" and "will do" define the larger user experience.

Many… Continue

Added by Jeff Horvath on August 13, 2010 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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