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Anyone Using FIDO Method? Tips?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Megan Ellinger Feb 18, 2010.

Preventing ROTten Content - Governance Practices
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Wendling Dec 3, 2008.

A "home" link. To use one, or not?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey Bryan Dec 11, 2008.

 

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Company
The National Academies
Job Title
User Experience Analyst
CUA number
2005-609

Megan Ellinger's Blog

Help Clients Find The Web Design of Their Dreams

Repost from my blog:  http://failforward.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/web-design-dreams/

If you have suggestions for improving the document, please send them to me via my blog. I hope it helps you as much as it seems to be helping us! 

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Growing up my Mom used to dread going shopping for Prom dresses because I'd have a vision of what…

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Posted on January 18, 2011 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

How to Effectively Deliver a Design Critique

Early in my career I had no idea how bad I was delivering a design critique. I basically told people (usefully developers) that their baby (website or web application) was really ugly and they ought to fix it. I even told them how to fix it.



From my perspective, it wasn't personal. I was doing my job! I was good at my job and I had a lot of valuable expertise to share. But above all, I had user research to back up my "your baby is…

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Posted on August 27, 2010 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

5 Tips: Knowing HOW to Fold 'Em

Over the weekend Putting People First posted Louis Rosenfeld's announcement that UXnet disbanded. As I read the announcement I was simultaneously filled with sadness, surprise and oddly enough admiration.



We spend so much time talking about…
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Posted on June 21, 2010 at 10:28am

Just for Fun - Destination X Marks the Spot

“Surely this thing exists,” we said. “We’re not going THAT far outside the box.”

And yet I really can’t find what we were dreaming of.

  • Maybe it’s because the cafeteria at…
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Posted on May 7, 2010 at 11:15am

What? My site doesn't play nice with search?!

First published on my blog, Fail Forward.



We wanted to share this "heads up" piece with the CUA community. We hope you find the article helpful and that you can prevent some heartache...


Today's post comes from my friend, colleague, and information architect extraordinaire,…

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Posted on April 5, 2010 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

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At 1:53pm on August 19, 2008, CUA Central said…
Hi Megan!

Welcome to CUA Central! Feel free to join forum discussions and groups, post comments and ask questions. Add a blog post or share your photos. Let us know if you need help getting started.

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