How not to do a Diary Study

I’m employing a diary study for my MSc dissertation on image search, and I realized I was doing it all wrong today when I met with my supervisor and project sponsors. Well, okay I wasn’t entirely clueless but I did make some pretty bad assumptions about diary studies, and these were the lessons I learnt. […]

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A Framework for Interaction

Because I have been doing a lot of PHP plumbing lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about implementing a web interaction framework that would make my life easier as a web developer cum interaction designer. One of things that got me thinking is the amount of complexity that’s involved in provide the right kind of […]

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To-do: Evaluate Google Page Speed

Update: Rey alerted me to Yahoo! YSlow This looks interesting: http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/ Curious to know how effective this is towards usability/interaction design. Blurb from site: Page Speed is an open-source Firefox/Firebug Add-on. Webmasters and web developers can use Page Speed to evaluate the performance of their web pages and to get suggestions on how to improve […]

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CSS Rite of Passage

Once again, I am getting my hands dirty with CSS. And I’m no expert, but having read through numerous articles from A List Apart, I’ve been fairly sensitive to how “designer-y” people think and react to CSS issues. For one, I am currently working with rey who’s coding up the front-end for a site we’re […]

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UX Barcamp London 2009

Mark your calendars! UXCampLondon will be held on 22 August 2009, at the eBay/Gumtree offices in Richmond. As with all Barcamps, UXCamp will be highly collaborative, self-organising, and gather people from all sorts of UX-y places (interaction design, usability, user-experience, information architecture, HCI, etc.). Paraphasing TheRulesOfBarcamp: You do talk about BarCamp. You do blog about […]

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