oooh, hand drawing prototypes in Visio… why didn’t I think of that! Wondering why you might want to do this? Well, it would be quicker, for a start, if you’re just throwing together some concepts. Also – sometimes the lower the fidelity the better!
Once you know how to design and manipulate the space outside, inside, and around your content, you’ll be able to give your readers a head start, position products more precisely, and perhaps even begin to see your own content in a new light.
On a different note… I’m so bored of people who think that they’re cool because they can think of negative things to say about the iPhone… especially when practically all of them disclaimer it with ‘oh, I totally love it and I can’t wait to buy one, but…’. Sure, there are definitely some technical issues (how is this phone not 3G?! what’s with the built in battery? etc.) and of course we can’t make definitive statements about the usability of the interface until we actually get a proper look at one of the, in the flesh. But people, please.
Negativity is so 2006.
Speaking of which. 10 days in and my New Years Resolutions are miraculously still holding… How’re yours doing?
Yahoo has bought the distributed social network MyBlogLog…the story says the price is around $10 million…. I’ve been signed up on MyBlogLog for a while now… it’s kind of cool but very ugly and *desperately* needs a better mechanism for browsing. Go check it out, and see if you can find me there!
My name is Leisa Reichelt. I am the Head of User Research at the Government Digital Service in the Cabinet Office.
I lead a team of great researchers who work in agile, multidisciplinary digital teams to help continuously connect the people who design products with the people who will use them and support experimentation and ongoing learning in product design.
If you're interested in working with me or would like to talk more please email me