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ia/recon by Jesse James May 29, 2008

Posted by pakman050 in Design, Information Architecture, Usability.
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Very interesting article on information architecture.

“But most people who do IA will never be able to focus on it exclusively. Most organizations will never have the volume of work to justify hiring a dedicated in-house IA. For the vast majority of organizations, Web work will always be a cost center, not a profit center. As a result, most teams will always be undertrained, understaffed, and constrained by budgets.”



Finally, a CMS Tool with Sex Appeal April 9, 2008

Posted by pakman050 in Blogging, Business, Design, Information Architecture, Web Development, Websites.
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CushyCMS.com, its currently in beta, but click on the 3 minute video – you will be happy.


Personal Finance Made Free, Easy, with a Slick User Experience March 6, 2008

Posted by Laurie in Design, Information Architecture, Life, Usability, User Experience, Websites.
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Check out Mint.com.

Why you will love Mint:

  1. You’re always up-to-date
  2. You know your spending
  3. You find real savings
  4. We look out for you
  5. You’re safe and secure
  6. …and it’s free!


User Interface Newsletter from Jared Spool January 4, 2008

Posted by Laurie in Information Architecture, Internet Marketing, Usability, User Experience, Web Development.
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To sign up go to http://www.uie.com/uietips/

Spoken Hyperlinks from the FOWD Conference November 9, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Blogging, Books, Business, Design, Information Architecture, User Experience, Web Development.
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Social/Web 2.0
All the different ways to see, hear, and laugh at other people on the web (or vice-versa).

“We use a combination of technology and human editors to track and grow online buzz for a select group of partners. Our proprietary technology detects positive buzz about a client’s product, and our editors write headlines that point to the very best of these links.”

“We made Scrapblog drag-and-drop-easy so that everyone can tell their stories and create beautiful multimedia scrapbooks.”

“A community based t-shirt company…” making millions!

“Rememble is a ‘washing line’ for your digital bits and pieces. Thread together texts, photos, videos, sounds, scribbles, scans, notes, tweets… so they’re not drifting in a digital wasteland.”

“The next generation media blog that easily integrates all your audio, video, photos and writin seamlessly in one place.”
Nifty design-related stuff

Veerle’s Blog
“I’m a graphic/web designer living in Belgium. My personal journal is an online source for topics ranging from XHTML/CSS to graphic design tips.”

Dave Shea’s Blog
“I’m a Vancouver local and a freelance designer. I’m happiest when designing, building, or creating something that didn’t previously exist; this has taken many forms over the years.”

Yahoo! Pattern Library
“A pattern describes an optimal solution to a common problem within a specific context.”

ElliotJayStock’s Blog
” Senior Designer at Carson Systems<!–Carsonified–>, a small but influential company located in Bath, England. ”

Jina Bolton’s Blog
“Jina Bolton is a 24-year-old interactive designer & artist, working/residing in Silicon Valley. She adores modern/contemporary design, & has an appreciation for retro/vintage design. She digs web standards, karaoke, sushi, design, art, writing, markup, life, & you…”

“Subscribe to JPG Magazine to get the best photos, features, and interviews delivered right to your doorstep six times a year.”

email standards project
“Working with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email. ”

Applications to make life better

37signals.com (and also http://gettingreal.37signals.com/)

“Basically, if you need to send invoices, Blinksale can work for you.”

“Ext is a client-side, JavaScript framework for building web applications.”

“Campaign Monitor is built for designers who can create great looking emails for themselves and their clients, but need software to send each campaign, track the results and manage their subscribers.”

More than just clicks and keystrokes May 31, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Business, Design, Information Architecture, Usability, User Experience, Video.
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I can’t wait to get my hands on this.

Jeff Han speaks  at TED

Jeff Han demos at TED

Accenture’s InteractuveWall

and low and behold… Microsoft Surface

All the Web 2.0 Companies You Ever Wanted to Know May 1, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Blogging, Business, Design, Entertainment, Information Architecture, Internet Marketing, Life, Websites.
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Go  2 Web 2.0 has a list of all the web 2.0 companies along with some interesting interactions.


3 cool design pattern sites April 11, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Design, Information Architecture, Usability, Websites.
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  1. Chris Messina’s flickr Account
  2. Design Meltdown
  3. Web Patterns – A UC Berkeley Resource for Building User Experience



ooo. make that 4 cool design patter sites…

#4 Welie.com

IA Summit 2007 Presentations April 9, 2007

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SlideShare and elearningpost have added the presentations from the 2007 IA Summit.

Also here is a pdf of Interaction Design Style presentation by Christopher Fahey.

Mapping the mind and storming the brain April 4, 2007

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Mindomo – a web based mind mapping software

Bubbl.us – brainstorming made simple