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August 2010 Blog Posts (4)

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…


Added by Megan Ellinger on August 27, 2010 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Voel je je aangesproken?

Sinds ik in maart moeder ben geworden, ben ik het mikpunt van marketingcampagnes. Eigenlijk al eerder, want het begon toen ik zwanger was. Misschien was het toen zelfs erger: je weet als (voor het eerst) zwangere vrouw nog niet precies wat je aan spullen nodig hebt, en dus zeggen ze dat je álles nodig hebt: van flesjes tot navelbandjes, van neuspeertjes tot kinderstoelen. En wel nú natuurlijk, want als je kind er is, dan kan je het niet meer kopen. Tenminste, dat gevoel kreeg ik wel…


Added by Esther van der Wel on August 17, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Plague on both your houses!

I can only assume old Willy Shakespeare was trying to update to the latest version of Adobe Reader on his Windows 7 laptop when he uttered this famous phrase.

I mean really. I expect to run into the odd software install problem when I'm introducing an obscure little app into my machine.

But Adobe Reader.

Come on folks. Between Windows 7 and Adobe Reader there may not be any other programs so…


Added by Terry Fitzgerald on August 13, 2010 at 7:43am — No Comments

Five tips for preventing user screw-ups?

i recently stumbled upon an article which of course created a reaction from me.

The article (snippet):

Five tips for preventing user screw-ups:

1: Schedule tasks…

Added by Alan Williams on August 13, 2010 at 2:57am — 1 Comment

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