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February 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Good UX Leaders and Bad UX Leaders

I've written a lot about the importance of executive championship and governance in supporting the institutionalization of a user centric design capability. There is no question that that is a prerequisite. But, a second key to success is a leader who will run the internal usability organization. This leader will be full time working on UX issues. And the quality of this leader is profoundly important. The ideal head of this group will have a deep understanding of the organization, excellent… Continue

Added by Eric Schaffer on February 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Clean Metrics from Quick and Dirty Assessment: "The SUS"

HFI Trainer John Sorflaten, PhD, CPE, CUA, discusses an easy method for "grading" your interface design.

In the youthful field of usability, we may be surprised to hear about "venerable" measures of usability. However, that's just what we have with the DEC…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 19, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

EMR/EHR Usability Heating Up

As anyone who hasn't been under a rock for the past year and a half knows, health care reform is a hot topic. Many have made the argument that reforming the health care system is key to the US's economic recovery, and one of the key ways to realizing that the path to reform is through better use of health care IT systems. President Obama explicitly called this out in his inauguration speech.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's… Continue

Added by Jeff Horvath on February 16, 2010 at 11:29am — No Comments


Today’s modern age everyone is looking to drive traffic on their site as much as possible. There are different ways one of them is through landing page design. If you are selling a product or service you need LEADS and landing page is the key. Create a different color opt-in box that attract attention and your landing should be elegant enough forcing people to fill the opt-in. Once you… Continue

Added by yasi on February 12, 2010 at 9:48am — No Comments

Scholarship for PhD/DBA in Development Informatics at University of Manchester

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Here is a scholarship opportunity at the University of Manchester shared by Mr. Richard Heeks and Mr. Brian Nicholson, Directors of the Centre for Development Informatics:

The Centre for Development Informatics at the University of Manchester is

seeking high-quality PhD and DBA candidates to research… Continue

Added by Peter Jones on February 11, 2010 at 6:09pm — No Comments

A Place at the Table

Everyone is fighting for a place at the table. There was a time when we had no chance and we would sit off in a corner, twiddling our radio buttons. But those times are changing.

The success of a program of institutionalization of usability does not hinge on brilliant design. You need brilliant design, but it is hardly the critical thing. It does not hinge on methods, and standards, and templates. It does not hinge on staffing or even…


Added by Eric Schaffer on February 8, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

iPad UI Review - You think it will renders laptop entirely?

Hey All,

As usual with a large Apple product launch and becomes a talk of the town (.. as people like to talk about every new gizmos comes in to the market for showing their greater technical knowledge … :) ) , but obviously I am also feeling like other feels that ipad may soon renders the laptop soon, as it’s so easy to use, surf, watch video, read books :) etc.,

…. end yes, also seems that it will soon become very loving for people who have habit of reading news paper in… Continue

Added by Sharad on February 3, 2010 at 8:15am — No Comments

The Wave is Finally Here

I've been waiting for ten years or more. And after all that time of so many of us pushing, and praying, and writing, and teaching, it has finally happened. We should probably have a party. But I for one don't have time.

It's 4am in Dubai airport. I'm headed home to India for a week. Then a month in Bombay, Africa, and then Germany. At each stop there is a new phenomena - clients who have hired us for guidance in the Institutionalization of Usability. About time!

I started… Continue

Added by Eric Schaffer on February 1, 2010 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

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