Web application design teams that have a shared understanding of a project’s context and objectives produce better results. Joseph Selbie explains, and gives us tips on how to promote shared, holistic understanding in our own teams.
The Chicago Sessions
The IDEA Conference took place in Chicago on October 7-9. The speakers pushed the boundaries of what it means to design complex information spaces of all kinds. We can all expand our practice by absorbing their experiences and ideas.
In cooperation with the IA Institute, we’re happy to bring you recordings of most conference talks.
We all need context to better understand how to react to environments. Andrew Hinton thinks deeply about how context pertains to a world where architecture is
not made of tangible objects. He shares some of these thoughts with Russ Unger.
How UX professionals can learn from video game design
Games are fun and immersive, while websites, for the most part, are not. How do we get users to suspend disbelief on the web? Mia Northrup examines how some techniques for developing games can lead to better digital experiences.
In this article, part five of a series, the author describes ways to enhance the long-term value and user experience quality of portals by encouraging portability and natural patterns of dialog and interaction around aggregated content.
How it’s less about deliverables, and more about design.
Andrew Hinton digs into the origins of the persona and reflects on how business uses (or misuses) design documentation.
Podcast with David Malouf
Jeff Parks speaks with David Malouf on his article, Foundations of Interaction Design. They discuss several foundations of Interaction design explore in greater detail issues posted in the story’s comments.
This article is the fourth in a series sharing a design framework for dashboards and portals. In this installment, Joe Lamantia demonstrates how to connect content containers to ease navigation at all levels of the architecture.