28 February

2012 User Experience in Canada – Salary Survey

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2012 User Experience in Canada – Work & Salary Survey from Laura B

23 January

Cooper Interaction Design Course

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Cooper Interaction  Design Course

Four-day workshop in San Francisco led by Cooper designers. Recently my company sent me and my co-worker down to Cooper U for their Interaction Design course in San Francisco. As someone who believes learning is a lifelong activity, I was wanting to add more tools to my skill set as a user experience designer. As […]

17 April

Interactive Displays at 2011 Auto and Truck Show

Interactive Displays at 2011 Auto and Truck Show

At the Calgary Auto and Truck Show there are always some interesting interactive displays for people attending.

16 April

Typography Joy

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Typography Joy

Some BMW typography Joy at the auto and truck show in Calgary.

16 January

Modern Mobile Design on Windows Phone 7

Modern Mobile Design on Windows Phone 7

The user experience around Windows Phone 7 stands to move mobile design forward based on traditional principles of modern design from transportation graphics. “I think we’re at the forefront of something new, something more immersive,” said Albert Shum, Windows Phone Design Studio GM on their attitude towards designing Windows Phone 7. Shum described Windows Phone […]

25 May

UI Design Direction for Google Chrome

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I liked how the design team focused on making the content the priority instead of the UI in Google Chrome. When you first launch Google Chrome you notice right away the minimalist interface. At first I wasn’t sure about the UI in Chrome, but the more I use it the better the experience I’m having […]

12 April

iMockups for iPad – Create Wireframes on the iPad

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iMockups for iPad – Create Wireframes on the iPad

Endloop System has released one of the first must have applications for UX designers, iMockups for the iPad. The application allows designers to create mock-ups and wireframes rapidly. I haven’t had a chance to actually use it yet, but I will definitely make it one of my first purchases for the iPad when it arrives […]

14 February

Shelley Evenson – Service Design

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Shelley Evenson – Service Design

“The social is really the inevitable extension of all services that we’re all going to be participating in … businesses have to address the value exchange with constituents wherever they are,” said Shelley Evenson, Principal in user-experience design at Microsoft Start-Up Labs, at a discussion hosted by the Alberta College of Art and Design. Comparing […]

10 February

The Right Way to Wireframe Videos

Russ Unger’s wireframing process Todd Zaki Warfel’s wireframing process. Will Evans’s wireframing process As an interaction designer I’ve come to appreciate the beauty of wireframes and the amount of thought that goes into them. They are not the final product but a means or a process to get there. Websites like I ♥ wireframes or […]

8 February

HTML and XHTML Structural Templates To Get Your Website Project Started

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The Web Standards Project has a list HTML and XHTML structural templates to get your website project started on the right track. The list includes HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0, 1.1 templates. The website is also a great resource for learning web standards. It was started in 1998 to advocate standards and increase accessibility for […]