All posts from
August 2002

What Is ‘Usable’ e-Learning?

“(…) most major producers of e-learning are not doing substantial usability testing, probably because most major purchasers and consumers of e-learning have no way of evaluating the degree to which a course is usable.” (Michael Feldstein – eLearn Magazine)

Doors of Perceptions 7: Flow

The design challenge of pervasive computing (Nov. 14-16, 2002 – Amsterdam NL)

Get ROI From Design 

“(…) some examples on how to measure ROI on design investments and ways to prioritize fixes.” (A Forrester Report 2001)

Flow: The Optimal Experience

“(…) we feel a sense of exhilaration, a deep sense of enjoyment that is long cherished and that becomes a landmark in memory for what life should be like.” (Michael Cole)

Tablet PCs Will Provide New User Interfaces

“Presuming that Microsoft does a good job at developing and integrating the handwriting recognition and voice technologies, we believe these new interfaces will help drive the emergence of a viable tablet form-factor market.” (IT insights from Meta GroupIT World.com)

Shall We Dance?

Ten Lessons Learned from Netscape’s Flirtation with Open Source UI Development (Peter Trudelle – CHI2002)

Usability Professionals: Stay Prepared for Business Waves

“(…) how you can prepare for the uncertainties of the waves of the current work environment, both how to ride the wave and how to handle it if you fall off your surfboard.” (Anne M. PaukerThe UPA Voice)

Why XP and UX Have Something in Common

“It’s true your initial design may not be perfect the first time, which is why UX works best when you take an iterative approach – and that’s where things like card sorting exercises, paper prototyping, etc are just as necessary as the programming prototypes.” (George OlsenUsability News)

GNOME: Human Interface Guidelines

“(…) how to create applications that look right, behave properly, and fit into the GNOME user interface as a whole. It is written for interface designers, graphic artists and software developers who will be creating software for the GNOME environment.” (GNOME Developer’s Site)