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November 2010 Blog Posts (2)

CUA Manidipa Bhattacharyya's WInning Essay for the HFI World Usability Day Essay Contest

Manidipa Bhattacharyya's Essay

How can communication be global in the midst of local cultures?

Harold Lasswell (1902-1978) defined communication as, "who says what to whom in what channel with what effect" thereby pointing out the cultural influences – the "Context" – on communication –

the "Content".

Context defines the content. Context loads the content with meaning. And context is created by local culture.



Added by Human Factors International on November 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Seeing is Believing - How to Design for Videos

HFI Writer John Sorflaten, PhD, CPE, CUA, discusses

the impact of video when designing your website.

A 2007 surveys indicates that in the United States, visitors found video on 92 of the major 100 newspaper websites.

A 2009 Pew Research Center study finds 62% of online adults watch video online, more than the 46% of adults who use social networking…


Added by Human Factors International on November 9, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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