design by committee vs design by community (things we learned from the Drupal.org project)

Recently I presented a casestudy of things that we learned about designing with a community, the Drupal community, at the Interaction09 Conference in Vancouver. (I’m still trying to get my slides down to a reasonable size to post on Slideshare!) It was a short presentation so I thought I’d take some time to flesh out some of the ‘things we learned’ here for anyone who…

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UX Bookclub, London – Announcing first meeting 25 Feb

In the past month or so, UX Bookclub‘s have started popping up all over the world. I’m pleased to let you know that the same is about to happen in London, and if you’re interested in reading about and discussing issues related to User Experience, then you’re more then welcome to come along! We’re meeting at 6.30pm on 25 Feb at BDP Studios, in Clerkenwell…

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Come to UX London!

People of, or near, London, have you registered for UX London yet? It’s a brand new conference brought to you by the people behind the most excellent dConstruct conference. I’m very excited about UX London not only because I’m lucky enough to be running a Design Research workshop, but also because we’re going to get to see The Don, Dr. Don Norman, live and in…

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Drupal.org redesign – why is it so? Some insights into our design strategies.

Over the past few days I’ve been posting a lot in the Drupal Groups at Drupal.org about the rationale for some of the design decisions we have taken on the Drupal.org redesign. I thought you might find them interesting, so I’ll copy them over here as well. In particular we’re talking about why the header is so big, the global navigation is so small, search…

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