I think Google would do a lot better if they said, “Google Wave is the new Internet Messenger” instead of “Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration”, because after all this while people still have no idea how to define it when asked about it.
I would love to see a book on statistics and quantification in usability written by Jeff Sauro for Rosenfeld Media and thinks this is what the usability community needs at the moment.
I am glad to see that my website for the UX community, UX Quotes featured as dot com of the day at the popular Japanese website 100shiki and would like to thank them for it.
I think Twitter should create links out of any string beginning with ‘www’ instead of ‘htttp://’ (as it does currently) so the 140 character limit is not unnecessarily wasted.
I think that in the future, blazing fast internet speed will be available everywhere and internet connections will be very cheap. When this happens, we will store music on the cloud instead of local storage (hard disk, CD) as we do now. And we will listen to music through portable battery powered modems that will stream music straight off the cloud – private or public, instead of having them play through our conventional music players.
I am glad to see my Axure libraries (Clear Text Input on Focus & Touch Screen Hand Gestures Stencils) featured at the community libraries section of Axure.com along with other fantastic ones.
I feel winter’s finally arrived and its time to bring out the woolens.
I set up up my website with the visual style aiming towards simplicity and elegance, the same guiding principle I follows for my other sites.
I think HP’s touchscreen monitor will fail like any touchscreen monitor will for that matter. Poor ergonomics (with all the stress caused in the arm joints, neck and shoulders, its hard to imagine how it materialized to a product) will be the single most contributing factor to it’s failure.
I launch UX Quotes for the UX community where one can discover thoughtful and inspirational quotes that apply to different areas in user experience through serendepity.
I am glad to see my article published by Evolt, especially since they seem to select publish articles in the Usability/ IA column roughly once a year. The article is on interaction design and of interest to those in product management. It’s about preventive action in long web forms to make sure unnecessary loss in user conversion is plugged. Read the article: Increase Conversions in Long Web Forms by Resolving the Accidental Back Button Activation Issue.
I am taking a weekend break in Rishikesh.
I am pleased to see my Axure prototype widgets mentioned along with other fabulous ones at the popular Wireframes magazine.
I am pleased to see my article featured at Usability News run by BCS’ HCI group. Read the article: How to find usability test participants.
I am pleased to see my Axure version of the Touch Screen Hand Gestures Stencils featured at Dan Saffer’s Kicker Studio blog along with other contributors.
I am pleased to see my Axure widgets mentioned along with all the other useful ones on the official Axure Facebook page.
I created the Web Accessibility group on SlideShare for those working in, studying or interested in accessibility to view and share presentations on it. Join if you’re interested.
I quit smoking.
I am glad to see my article, “Tips for effective DIY Participant Recruitment for Usability Testing” linked to by Business Week’s Business Exchange.
I have joined Yog classes to progress beyond pranayam which I learned through the Ram Dev DVD (great stuff).
I often say that there is no such thing such as a bad user research or usability test session. There’s useful data in there, you just need to look well enough.
I am delighted to see my presentation, 15 Tips for Effective Usability Testing India, featured on the front page of SlideShare, since featured content is chosen out of thousands of presentations. Thanks SlideShare.
I presented at BarCamp 6 at the MDI Institute, Gurgaon. You can view the presentation here: Tips for Effective Usability Testing in India.
I launch The UX Bookmark, a website for the UX community that points to the credible, reliable and useful material on research, techniques and perspectives on the web that will help one stay up to date and well informed as a usability engineer, interaction designer, user researcher, information architect, user experience architect, what ever the case may be.
I formed the New Delhi chapter of the UX Book Club and invites you to join the club if you are a user experience practitioner living in and around New Delhi.
I am delighted to see my website on usability engineering included in Guy Kawasaki’s AllTop user interface section along with other authorities on other user experience.
I have an analogy for usability issues that might be low in severity but are too many in an application.
About the small usability issues that you think you can ignore, think of them in this way- one small crease on an ironed shirt is okay. But creases all over and you have an un-ironed shirt.
I have been jogging once in a blue moon but will try and jog more often from today sticking to the 800 meters a day plan.