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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.”

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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!

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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/

Type Setter for Web Design December 17, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Design, Usability, User Experience, Web Development, Websites.
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Compare screen type

Some words on word recognition July 28, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Design, Life, Usability, User Experience.
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To piggyback off the previous post. Here is an article on Microsoft’s site showing us the wonders of word recognition.

I thought they would use this article to plug the new vista fonts, but they didn’t. Either way it’s excellent reading.

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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

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

Enjoy!

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ooo. make that 4 cool design patter sites…

#4 Welie.com

Mapping the mind and storming the brain April 4, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Business, Information Architecture, Life, Usability, Websites.
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Mindomo – a web based mind mapping software

Bubbl.us – brainstorming made simple

See stats move using Gapminder February 27, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Blogging, Business, Design, Entertainment, Information Architecture, Internet Marketing, Life, Metrics, Search Engines, Usability.
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Hans Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s world-renowned Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a non-profit that brings vital global data to life.

Now Gapminder is being offered within Google tools and lets you see and create a time-lapsed view of statstics.

hot stuff! thanks JL!

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Great Video on Web 2.0 – The Machine is Us/ing Us February 8, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Blogging, Business, Design, Entertainment, Information Architecture, Internet Marketing, Life, Metrics, Search Engines, Usability, Video.
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Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us

A very inspiring way to describe Web 2.0 and the progression to it by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professior of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University.

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