Category: Inspiration

Have I got the list of lists for you. Are you looking for the very best list of authoritative standards sites? One of my most favorite persons, “iamlost” (sure, he has a real name but this one is so cute) just posted the list to beat all lists at Cre8asiteforums. It goes into web site standards, web best practices, server stuff, Internet stuff, database goodies and organizations. Bookmark and feast on A Site List For Web Standards And Best Practices

Two hurdles web designers face when designing web sites are how to setup the information architecture and from there, create easy to understand navigation. Hopefully, an easy to understand navigation scheme also means easy to use. But, should we really have to THINK about navigation? I don’t want to. I want to be able to scan words that tell me where I am, where to go, what happens when I get there, and why I should take a few extraRead more…

CNN’s online news site recently posted a poll that asked, “Are you tired of social networking?” When I had checked their results, it showed that 74% chose “YES.” Yet according to Inside Twitter by Alex Cheng, Mark Evans and Harshdeep Singh, after analyzing information disclosed on 11.5 million Twitters accounts, 72.5% of all users joined during the first five months of 2009. 85.3% of all Twitter users post less than one update per day. Twitter is not the sole meansRead more…

In case you missed it, Angelina Jolie made quite the impression at the recent Oscars by showing off her right leg. One small act was a marketing sensation. Would it not be truly incredible if web designers were able to find and flaunt their web site’s sweet spot, I wondered? (Because of course, I see a woman’s leg and immediately think of usability, right?) I mean, come on. Another winner from a different category, a man, after seeing Angelina strikeRead more…

According to popular prejudice, women embody ‘emotion’ and ‘irrationality’ whereas men embody ‘rationality’ and ‘objectivity’. As such, designing for emotions/affect stir up gender issues. Are women better designers of technology which uses emotion and affect? Affective Computing, Affective Interaction and Technology as Experience One free chapter and several videos are available now for Affective Computing, Affective Interaction and Technology as Experience The video below is on Designing Affective Interaction Products Dealing With Stress:

I was recently witness to a debate at a local gathering that began when one man angrily claimed that people who live on their cell phones and laptops are “selfish” and “not connected with people”. His statement turned into a long discussion with people as young as a woman in her early 20′s to a gentleman in his 70′s speaking their opinions. Interestingly, the youngest one in the bunch was the most reasonable. She agreed that many behaviors are impoliteRead more…

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