(English) Design Like da Vinci: Sketching Lessons from the Original Renaissance Man

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(English) Michael Gelb’s How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, drawing from Leonardo’s sketch-books, provides designers and usability practitioners lessons in better thinking and problem solving. [Leia mais]

(English) Engaging Users in Product Design: Bridging the Gap from Insight to Strategy

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(English) More researchers should partner with their users in targeted research and design activities to help bridge the gap between insight and strategy. [Leia mais]

(English) Separate but Unequal: Web Interfaces for People with Disabilities

(English) A separate, unequal interface is not an acceptable accessibility solution. Good design values having one interface accessible to the widest range of users and situations. [Leia mais]

(English) SUStisfied? Little-Known System Usability Scale Facts

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(English) SUS will continue to provide a reliable, valid and quick measure of ease of use and average SUS scores may increase due to UX improvements. [Leia mais]

(English) From One Student to Another: Advice for Beginning a Career in User Experience

(English) As you enter the UX job market, remember that each opportunity is a means to build your story and showcase your value or potential impact. [Leia mais]

(English) Designing with a Service Perspective: A Bronx Tale

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(English) The world is heavily reliant on services. User experience and design professionals are primed to apply a service perspective for making these experiences effective. [Leia mais]

(English) Helping Students Go to College: Lessons Learned from the KnowHow2GO Public Service Campaign

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(English) Public service campaigns, like KnowHow2GO.org, intended for college bound students, must understand how best to present necessary information in order to serve large, diverse audiences. [Leia mais]

(English) How Was It for You?: Helping People Describe Their Experiences

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(English) Usability study participants may choose words from a list to assist their feedback. Produc-ing one set of words for an entire user population proves challenging. [Leia mais]

(English) Power in Numbers: Measuring Usability with Web Analytics

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(English) Web analytics provide usability professionals working with websites an opportunity to gain deeper insight into their users and communicate the value of their work. [Leia mais]

(English) On the Edge: Branding the User Experience

(English) Branding establishes and maintains people’s identification with and “loyalty” to people, companies, products, and services and likely this focus on branding may increase in prevalence. [Leia mais]

(English) What’s News: Voice Recognition Technology Aiming Higher

(English) With permanent voice recognition features appearing in popular consumer products, technology is becoming more an auditory and verbal experience than a manual and visual one. [Leia mais]

(English) A Book That Talks (Book Review)

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(English) A review of Practical Speech User Interface Design by James R. Lewis. Recommended for students and seasoned practitioners with an interest in design of speech user interfaces. [Leia mais]

(English) Editor’s Note: Short and Tweet

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(English) Our Editor’s Notes usually focus on a theme, but this issue (gasp) doesn’t have a theme! Instead, there is something here for everyone. [Leia mais]

(English) WUD in Manila: An Interview with Regnard Raquedan

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(English) Editor Joe Bugental talks to usability consultant Regnard Raquedan about last year’s World Usability Day, celebrated in the Philippines, and his plans for this year’s event. [Leia mais]

(English) Rubes Cartoon: So Your Windows Crashed

(English) Cartoons from the wild and twisted world of Leigh Rubin, syndicated cartoonist. [Leia mais]