Wednesday, October 04, 2006

User Centered Design, Web 2.0, and AJAX

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We listen to the Design Critique Podcast around User Centered Design, a discussion from the UXPodcast with Donna Maurer on Card Sorting, and look at a better understanding of "bottom-up" versus "top-down" approaches including a definition of Web 2.0.

This Podcast also touches on the importance of understanding your end users within UCD for other professionals like software engineers. Finally we listen to an excerpt from the South by Southwest presentation with Jesse James Garrett about how the term AJAX came into being, how it is used, and the future for this Web 2.0 methodology, using the web as a platform.

Upcoming CapCHI presentation by Mike Atyeo from Neo Insight about AJAX and Usability will be presented on October 19th. We are working on a method for recording this presentation. I will also be looking into a Podcast with Mike after the presentation to provide an overview of his presentation and his thoughts on the future for AJAX.

Design Critique: Products for People Podcast: Tim and Tom are joined by guest colleague Serena for a wordcast episode on User-Centered Design (UCD). What is UCD, where did it originate, and how can it help you improve customer experience with a product?

Bob Goodman will be a special guest on the I.A. Podcast. Tim and Tom refer to the Usability Glossary that Bob created and how this assists in a better understanding of projects which focus on User Centered Design. I look forward to talking with Bob and sharing his own insights into Usability and the methodologies he uses including Listening Labs.

Dr. Timothy Lethbridge's presentation on Usability and HCI - The imperative and the resistance. Brilliant insight into the need to bring Usability into the Software Engineering domain to improve applications and other similar products today.

UXPod - User Experience Podcast - Card Sorting with guest Donna Maurer. Donna also has a fantastic website and blog that everyone should check out!

South by Southwest audio clip featuring Jesse James Garrett discussing the origins of AJAX, where it will lead us, and what we can expect in the future. The first AJAX article written by Mr. Garrett which started all of the excitment around this new approach to designing with the web as a platform.


At 5:34 PM, Blogger Ziomal said...

Very nice! I like it. places for birthday parties

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Jeff Parks said...

Thank you ziomal. Were there aspects of the show that you found helpful? useful? Are there other aspects of the show you'd like to hear more about?

Jeff Parks
I.A. Consultants

At 6:18 PM, Anonymous chris said...

Thanks for keeping the web development community up to date.
Best wishes for continued success in 2008.



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