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August 2008 Blog Posts (7)

Usability Blog and "What is Usability" Presentation

I try to blog about usability now and then. Sometimes it ends up being more venting about whatever it is I'm working on that day, but today I had someone post a comment asking me for more info on usability, so I posted my "What is Usability" presentation. For those of us who are usability practitioners, it's pretty basic, but when you need something for one of your colleagues that don't know much about usability… Continue

Added by Ann Krause on August 29, 2008 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Check out the new videos!

We have a new videos section with a three part series from Eric Schaffer on the History of the CUA. Eric tells the story of the need for certification, development of the test, and adoption by usability professionals. He also discusses the growth of the CUA community and the future of certification. Check it out!

Added by CUA Central on August 28, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Collaborative Usability Inspection

I read an article on the technique called Collaborative Usability Insepction (CUI) or Usability Peer Review. It's pretty much a low cost, quick usability inspection done by users, developler, UX specialist at the end of the day on the UI development, especially in Agile environment.

As we've decided to go for Agile development process, CUI sounds like a practicle approach to fit into our situation. However, I need more careful study before proposing the idea.

Added by Christina Chang on August 20, 2008 at 9:16am — No Comments

CareSeries 3.0

We're working on designing our new EHR (Electronic Health Record) - CareSeries 3.0 with WPF/Sliverlight at ESSENCE health (by the way, Purkinje and ESSENCE have merged early this year).

Any one who has experience on WPF UI usability study would you please share with me?

I am studying the Microsoft Health Common User Interface ( and wonder what kind of impact it would be on Healthcare software especially EHR.

I am pretty excited to be part… Continue

Added by Christina Chang on August 19, 2008 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Contextual Innovation

Apala Lahiri Chavan, HFI VP Asia, speaks on Contextual Innovation

Added by CUA Central on August 14, 2008 at 2:31pm — No Comments

What do YOU think ... should we dismiss this research?

Some of you may know that Susan Weinschenk is writing a book as a

(sorta) companion for the PET course. Its gonna be called: Neuro Web

Design: What Makes Them Click and should land sometime early 2009.

Her first post talks about how the Kitty Genovese story ... and how it

is possibly an urban legend. Remember the story from your Psych 101

course? A woman was severely beaten in a very public place in NYC ...

there were a substantial number of onlookers ...… Continue

Added by kath straub on August 11, 2008 at 9:49am — No Comments

Literacy 2.0

There was a recent NY Times article on reading and literacy that sparked a bit of discussion amongst some of us HFI'ers:

The basic discussion was about how kids "read" differently than older folks. Older folks who grew up with books and newspapers consider "reading" to be about those same things - books, etc. The current educational system is still largely geared toward that… Continue

Added by Jeff Horvath on August 4, 2008 at 12:54pm — No Comments

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