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 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 […]

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 […]

7 February

Facebook Redesigns It’s Home Page

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Facebook Redesigns It’s Home Page

On the launch of Facebook’s new home page users are first given an introduction to the home page and it’s new features with simplified graphic and instructional text. Written text simplifies the intro into three easy steps using action verbs “see”, “access”, and “manage”. The introduction is a good way to ease the user into […]

4 February

Project Guide To UX Design

A great book for people starting in the field of UX is “A Project Guide to UX Design by Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler. The book gives a broad view of what user experience designers do in their field and the roles they have on projects and teams. It also provides valuable information on the […]

31 January

Multitasking On Tablets For Users

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An article on CNET News by Brooke Crothers gives us a preview of multitasking on a device that uses Intel’s Moorestown chip and asks the question is multitasking on tablets important to users? Pankaj Kedia, director of Intel’s Global Ecosystems Program for Mobile Internet Devices and Smart Phones, responded to an email question:  “Consumers want […]