User Experience Cosmos.

10 Sep 2005 - 10:04am
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Marcin Wichary
2004

I was wondering what do you think about the User Experience Cosmos
(http://terremoto.net/uxcosmos).

I very much like the idea and I would like to show this to HCI
newcomers, but I was curious what other people think about it. Does
the information seem valid, objective and well-balanced? Is something
crucial missing? Are some entities unnecessary? Would you move some
of them around?

I have also spotted these small problems:
- the static nature of the map (I've prepared a clickable version
with links to most entities at http://aresluna.org/uxcosmos/)
- the strong presence of Spanish sites (useless for people not
knowing that language)
- the original is already slightly outdated
- typos ("Jeff" Raskin, Ben "Schneiderman," Scott "McLoud")

Thanks in advance for the help. I'll be sure to send the summary to
the author (if he's not here, that is).

--
Marcin Wichary >> mwichary at aresluna.org
Graphical User Interface gallery >> www.guidebookgallery.org
Usability.pl >> www.usability.pl

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11 Sep 2005 - 10:29am
Dan Saffer
2003

This might be a better question for the AIGA's Experience Design
list, but I really question

1) its usefulness to newcomers. I've been doing this for a number of
years and I found it overly confusing.
2) its validity. Who are some of these people?
3) its timeliness. Some of these people haven't significantly
contributed to the field in a decade.
4) its accuracy. Why are jjg.net and Jesse James Garrett (the person
and his website) listed twice and not in the same place?

Something more useful, especially to newcomers, might be to use the 9
Pillars diagram (http://www.jjg.net/ia/pillars.pdf) and map people
(and books!) to each of the 9 pillars.

Dan

12 Sep 2005 - 9:54am
Wendy Fischer
2004

I asked about diagrams about two months back.

What I found was that designers were designing UX process diagrams mostly for themselves or for internal audiences that had knowledge of User Centered Design processes.

Most of the diagrams were overly complicated and rather gratuitous in terms of the visual design or rather esoteric. They were helpful in designing my own process diagrams but weren't anything that I would want to distribute to a larger audience not knowledgeable with UCD and UX design processes.

-Wendy

Dan Saffer <dan at odannyboy.com> wrote:
[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]

This might be a better question for the AIGA's Experience Design
list, but I really question

1) its usefulness to newcomers. I've been doing this for a number of
years and I found it overly confusing.
2) its validity. Who are some of these people?
3) its timeliness. Some of these people haven't significantly
contributed to the field in a decade.
4) its accuracy. Why are jjg.net and Jesse James Garrett (the person
and his website) listed twice and not in the same place?

Something more useful, especially to newcomers, might be to use the 9
Pillars diagram (http://www.jjg.net/ia/pillars.pdf) and map people
(and books!) to each of the 9 pillars.

Dan

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15 Sep 2005 - 11:18am
Javier Cañada ·...
2004

My name is Javier Cañada and I am the author of the recently commented
"User Experience Cosmos". Just some aclaratory comments on what's been
said:

- The User Experience Cosmos is no more than a representation of my
own personal references. I assume everybody has their's. I am not
suggesting these shoud be everyone's references at all. The real
proposal of the UXC doesn't come from the content but from its
structure.

- My intention was to suggest a way to position the various ressources
out there. Therefore, my only proposal is to structure around the axis
of analog-digital and emotional-rational. That's it.

> 4) its accuracy. Why are jjg.net and Jesse James Garrett (the person
> and his website) listed twice and not in the same place?

- Everything is explained in the document: the UX Cosmos has different
layers of information. One of them is "people" in which J.J. Garret
fits. Another one is "websites" in which I put jjg.net. That's why Dan
seems to understand it's repeated.

I usually encourage people to take the model and make their own
cosmos. It's a nice way to see clusters and density in specific areas
of our field.

Thanks a lot to Marcin Wichary for adding links to the UX Cosmos,
making it a bit more useful.

Javier Cañada
www.javiercanada.com

On 9/12/05, Wendy Fischer <erpdesigner en yahoo.com> wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> I asked about diagrams about two months back.
>
> What I found was that designers were designing UX process diagrams mostly for themselves or for internal audiences that had knowledge of User Centered Design processes.
>
> Most of the diagrams were overly complicated and rather gratuitous in terms of the visual design or rather esoteric. They were helpful in designing my own process diagrams but weren't anything that I would want to distribute to a larger audience not knowledgeable with UCD and UX design processes.
>
> -Wendy
>
> Dan Saffer <dan en odannyboy.com> wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> This might be a better question for the AIGA's Experience Design
> list, but I really question
>
> 1) its usefulness to newcomers. I've been doing this for a number of
> years and I found it overly confusing.
> 2) its validity. Who are some of these people?
> 3) its timeliness. Some of these people haven't significantly
> contributed to the field in a decade.
> 4) its accuracy. Why are jjg.net and Jesse James Garrett (the person
> and his website) listed twice and not in the same place?
>
>
> Something more useful, especially to newcomers, might be to use the 9
> Pillars diagram (http://www.jjg.net/ia/pillars.pdf) and map people
> (and books!) to each of the 9 pillars.
>
>
> Dan
>
>
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