Submitted by Dani Nordin on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 3:35pm
Submitted by Dani Nordin on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 12:00am
Presenter: Michael Keara, MyPlanet
What is a user interface systems architect?
- equal parts listener and software developer
- Listens to users and finds pain points
- Understands software and how to build the technology
- Focus: how to bridge the gap between the two.
Submitted by Dani Nordin on Sun, 02/26/2012 - 12:00am
Phin Barnes: Investing in Design
Submitted by Dani Nordin on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 5:42pm
Note: This is an entry from August of 2010, but it seemed especially apt, as I've been spending most of my days this week in a frenzy of food preservation. Enjoy.
Submitted by Dani Nordin on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:00am
It was a dewy, slightly drizzly day on the Internets. I was on my third latte.
Serenaded by the sounds of a bustling coffee shop in Prague, I chatted over Skype with Leisa Reichelt, part of the UX team that is responsible for the overhaul of both Drupal.org and Drupal 7. What follows is a rather incomplete summary of our conversation, which centered around the challenges inherent in doing, communicating and selling quality UX work.
Submitted by Dani Nordin on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 5:24pm
In Thoughts on Interaction Design, author Jon Kolko talks about “poetic interactions.” The thrust of his essay was that a truly poetic interaction went well beyond simple “usability” - whether a task is easy or efficient to perform - and that too much of interaction design, especially in the digital realm, focuses on usability to the exclusion of other factors. As Kolko writes in his essay,
Submitted by Dani Nordin on Fri, 07/09/2010 - 12:00am
On last night's Top Chef (come on, you didn't think that I wouldn't be obsessed with that show, did you?), in one of those random throwaway segments that they throw in just before or after the commercials, two of the chefs got into an argument. The argument was about whether customers should need instruction on how to eat a chef's food.
Submitted by Dani Nordin on Wed, 06/02/2010 - 12:00am
Over the last few years, I've woken up almost every day with insane neck pain. I've tried a bunch of different solutions for this: yoga, chiropractic, massage, and so many new pillows (some quite expensive) that my fiancé Nick frequently jokes about my “pillow quiver” - the two Tempurpedic pillows that I switch through every night depending on what position I'm in.