Interaction Modeling – Boxes and Arrows
Interaction modeling is a good way to identify and locate usability issues with the use of a tool. Several methods exist (see Olson & Olson 1990 for a review of techniques). Modeling techniques are prescriptive in that they aim to capture what users will
interesting… at the meta level, completely useless to me, although probably v. interesting to social theorists. Combine it with friends/groups/communities of practice and suddenly v. useful (see post below for a more detailed review)
How are we going to transcend the tiny screen images of current cellphones and VidPods? By projecting their images onto any convenient surface…. hmmm… interesting social issues coming up if they follow this path…
I stumbed across this via http://atariboy.wordpress.com/2006/02/12/all-the-web20-you-could-want/
At first I was thinking – so what… its a static image on Flickr with a bunch of 2.0 terms and buzzwords… but then… as you mouseover, the magic appears… using Flickr’s ‘notes’ function, lots of people have added hyperlinks to the terms in the cloud, creating a rich networked map to an enormous range of key sites and readings associated with Web 2.0
MetaWrap Time Converter, Build 3
More clever code from James, but this time something even I can play with :) The Time Convertor allows you to easily see what time it is in any city of the world (and includes links to Google Maps. v clever James). Particularly sexy is the way that you can see whether or not it is daylight in any given city (celestial mechanics, I think James said was behind it). The cities also link to their Google Map equivalent. Very nice. I’ve asked James if he can do me one where I can see where ‘business hours’ are still in play to help organise global phone conferences :)
I’m interested in the idea of an Agile Development approach. This article sets out some ‘core principles’ right at the end. This is related to the ongoing dialogue on the challenges associated with designing for Ajax.
First published February 8, 2003. So, there you go. All though AList bashing is issue du jour, we’ve been carrying on about it for years and years. Just goes to show, you can’t keep a good issue down. (Or, these AListers may be rolling their eyes at us with good reason)
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