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  • User experience without the user is not user experience

    Ashley Karr Posted: Mon, November 24, 2014 - 10:09:33

    Take away: User experience (UX) is a method of engineering and design that creates systems to work best for the intended user. In order to design in this way, users…

  • Debatable

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Fri, November 21, 2014 - 3:18:30

    Issues that elicit passionate and unpredictable views arrive, fast and furious: The right to be forgotten Facebook emotion manipulation Online bullying and cyber hate Institutional Review Boards Open publishing The…

  • Disrupting the UX design education space

    Richard Anderson Posted: Wed, November 19, 2014 - 11:31:39

    Room 202 My teaching partner Mandy and I stood in silence looking around the room one last time in which magic had happened the preceding 10 weeks. We teach the…

  • The top four things every user wants to know

    Ashley Karr Posted: Thu, November 13, 2014 - 10:43:44

    I have been conducting research with human participants for roughly 14 years. Some of my studies have been formal (i.e., requiring the approval of an ethics or internal review board),…

  • Love it or list it

    Monica Granfield Posted: Wed, November 12, 2014 - 2:57:45

    Have you ever tried to coordinate a project, a group of people, their activities, and their progress? Or organize your thoughts or what needs to get done? What has been…

  • Batman vs. Superman (well, actually, just PDC vs. DIS)

    Deborah Tatar Posted: Tue, October 28, 2014 - 9:48:54

    The Participatory Design Conference (PDC), which just had its 13th meeting in Windhoek, Namibia, is a close cousin to DIS, the Design of Interactive Systems conference. Both are small, exquisite…

  • Uses of ink

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Fri, October 17, 2014 - 9:06:47

    Many species communicate, but we alone write. Drawing, which remains just below the surface of text, is also uniquely ours. Writing and sketching inform and reveal, record, and sometimes conceal.…

  • Designing the cognitive future, part V: Reasoning and problem solving

    Juan Pablo Hourcade Posted: Tue, October 14, 2014 - 2:38:54

    I have been writing about how computers are affecting and are likely to affect cognitive processes. In previous posts I have touched on perception, memory, attention, and learning. In this…

  • Conceptual precision in interaction design research

    Mikael Wiberg Posted: Wed, October 01, 2014 - 10:13:28

    Interaction design research is to a large extent design driven. We do research through design. A design can be seen as a particular instantiation of a design idea. Accordingly, interaction…

  • Lasting impact

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Wed, September 24, 2014 - 9:35:29

    An enduring contribution can take different forms. It can be a brick, soon covered by others yet a lasting part of a field’s foundation. Alternatively, it can be a feature…