internationali(s/z)ation

it makes me flinch just a little when I read a page written from a usability perspective about how different countries and cultures have language and other nuances that need to be accounted for in experience design, and to find that the page is littered with US spelling. Now, I know, it was written in the States, and that’s how you spell things over there….

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links for 03 May 2006

A bit of a mixed bag again today. P.S.Happy Birthday Mick :) Usability Myths Need Reality Checks a nice little article about how some ‘conventions’ are rubbish and user testing is the best way to decide if something works or not (tags: usability conventions usertesting) The Three Click Rule – thebestpractice.com, the bottom line against the ‘three click rule’ (tags: usability convention) Your Views Count…

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Sphere (Review): Hidden treasures, 2.0 Orange & the perils of style for design agencies

So, I (along with the rest of the Blogosphere) have been checking out Sphere since it launched yesterday. Sphere is the latest in a growing range of blog search engines. (I’m also waiting for Gnoos to launch – we’re just days away apparently from having an Australian blog search engine.) My initial thoughts? I don’t like it. (But only because I’m miffed that my blog…

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Using Google Calendar to replace MS Project

The more I use Google Calendar, the more I love it. Yesteday I realised that I could pretty much use it to replace Microsoft Project (if only I could create dependencies between items and spit out a gant chart…. perhaps I’ll just have to train clients to not like gant charts quite so much. What’s with that, hey?) Google Calendar is SOOOO much better at…

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