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  • Blog Post: Design principles for Windows 7

    Long Zheng has put up some photos from the " Design principles for Windows 7 " session at PDC . These really are general principles that we should all take into account designing software experiences. The example of the jump lists in Windows 7 is interesting. By right-clicking on an application...
  • Blog Post: You can be a usability specialist like Olly

    Nice to see "Technology Usability Specialist" highlighted on the ABC's "Ace Day Jobs" site. Technology Usability Specialist I have to agree with Oliver , one of the best parts of the job is the variety - I personally have worked for organisation ranging from defence to retailers to...
  • Blog Post: Expression, Silverlight, User Experience and Web Futures - my 2.5 sessions at Tech.Ed Oz

    Here are the details for my sessions at Tech.Ed Australia : My Breakout Sessions The art and science behind creating a great user experience ARC301 03/09/2008 12:00-13:15 A great user experience means more than drop shadows and rounded corners. It might end with placing elements on a screen, but user...
  • Blog Post: Of Mapping, Cognitive Load and Credit Card Payments

    Every credit card I've ever owned shows the expiry date in MM/YY format. E.g. 07/10. If an online payment site asks me to enter the expiry date by selecting the Month name , they are asking me to perform a mapping from the numerical information on my credit card to the desired format. This adds unnecessary...
  • Blog Post: Best Careers: Usability/User Experience Specialist

    US News and World report has listed " Usability/User Experience Specialist " as one of the best careers for 2008. I couldn't agree more! Just a couple of notes comparing the US market to the Australian market, though: First the bad news: I'm not sure the pay is quite as good here on average...
  • Blog Post: Customer Experience: The Future of Usability - Dec 3, Sydney

    A number of usability industry luminaries, plus me, are speaking on an AIMIA panel entitled "Customer Experience: The Future of Usability" in Sydney on Dec 3. I plan to talk about emerging pressures on user-centred-design: faster design, design by everyone etc. How can user experience professionals...
  • Blog Post: World Usability Day on Thursday

    Thursday is World Usability Day and there are Australian Events in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. The theme this year is healthcare.
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