April 2007 Contents
Jared Spool led the NYC UPA membership in an energetic discussion of user experience successes and failures. Comments ranged widely but centered on three main questions.
By Fred Sampson
On reading Fred Sampson's article, “Old Dogs, New Tricks,” I was struck by the similarities in the challenges of getting software engineers to consider usability during design, and getting mechanical product designers to consider life cycle issues during design. It occurred to me designers may resist adopting these two design processes for very similar reasons, and that possible solutions may be almost identical. I will explore this idea by describing:
By Caroline Hayes
When we set out to survey members of the AccessAbility SIG of Society for Technical Communication (STC), we needed an accessible tool to live up to the SIG's name and charter. Free was also a nice price tag.
By Karen Mardahl and Lisa Pappas
The online publications volunteer is responsible for formatting and posting the UPA Voice, UPA Monthly, and JUS on the UPA website. The time commitment is roughly 3-7 hours per month with some months requiring more or less time.
By Amanda Nance
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