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May 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Why Project Managers are a Barrier for Designers

Project managers serve as the liaison between the designer and the client, but sometimes instead of serving as the liaison they can be a barrier between the designer and the client. When the designer is fed second-hand information through the project manager, this can result in misinterpretation and miscommunication.

When project managers communicate the tasks of a project to the designer, that is simply insufficient. In order for a designer to do a…


Added by Oviyas on May 26, 2012 at 9:32am — 3 Comments

Free Mockups/Prototyping Bundle, 1000 UI Components - mobile, web, desktop (New Resource)

Keynotopia just launched a free mockups bundle (hand-sketched UI components for prototyping interactive iPhone, Android, iPad, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Web, Facebook, OS X, and Windows 7 apps) today. 

It's FREE (with a tweet) for a limited time and has an awesome new feature- the ability to convert the hand-sketched look into clean wireframes and then into pixel-perfect high fidelity prototypes with Keynotopia's templates. (No more throwing away those early mockups…


Added by Caroline Jeannot on May 23, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

User Experience Research and Market Research (new HFI white paper)

What is the difference between user experience research and market research? How do their distinct approaches inform one another?

In this paper I answer these questions and addresses the unique challenges facing both market researchers and user experience researchers. I explain how they are different, and how they complement one another.

In this free white paper:

  • The unique approaches, goals and methods of market research and user experience research
  • 3…

Added by Apala Lahiri Chavan on May 21, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Steve Gillette, Usability Analyst Chevron, CUA of the Month, May 2012

Steve Gilltette, Usability Analyst Chevron.

Keeping it simple

by Sheldon Kreger

Many large companies have been using internet tools for many years. These systems support both the internal dynamics of an organization and also serve as an interface for their clients. As the…


Added by Human Factors International on May 2, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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