Steph Rymer

User Friendly 2010 - UPA China's 7th Annual UX Conference. Nanjing, China (12th - 14th Nov)

User Friendly 2010, whose theme is  “Embracing Asian Culture”, is UPA China’s  seventh annual UX conference. It will take place in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, from Nov 12th - 14th, 2010.

Over the past decade, UX has been gradually gaining recognition throughout Asia. Although it is still a relatively new term in the region, Asian businesses are now beginning to see the importance of good usability, and the UX market is steadily maturing.

28 Oct 2010 - 5:08pm
4 years ago
9 replies
Malia Zoghlin

HFI Training Courses - worthwhile? Pros / Cons?

I am considering the fast track HFI usability courses - has anyone taken those? I found a thread from 2007 on the topic but was wondering if anyone had more recent experience. Thanks in advance.

Here's the info on the training:


26 Oct 2010 - 9:43am
5 years ago
21 replies
Joe Sokohl

The Traceability of Research into Design

In a recent convo on Twitter, Janna DeVylder, Dave Malouf, Steve Baty and I were discoursing about the difficulties of traversing the Research > Design chasm. Some really great thoughts ensued. So, I thought I'd keep the convo going here.

It's a topic I'm keely interested in. Having helped present From Design to Research at Agile '09, and having worked on this for many years, I still realize I have lots to learn.

19 Oct 2010 - 11:56am
5 years ago
4 replies
Robert Skrobe

Remote Working - Is there a 'tipping point'?

Hi all,

I've been doing remote work as a usability / IA professional consultant on and off for about four years now.  I have a home office here in Dallas, and have clients all over North America.  At the moment, business is pretty good.

28 Sep 2010 - 8:05pm
5 years ago
2 replies
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La Asociación de Diseño de Interacción presenta la primera edición de los “Premios UADI”

IxDA Buenos Aires convoca a empresas, organizaciones y profesionales independientes de los campos de diseño, desarrollo y experiencia de usuario a participar de la primera edición de los premios UADI.

Los UADI premian los trabajos realizados en las disciplinas de usabilidad, arquitectura de información, diseño de interacción e innovación en experiencia de usuario en Argentina.

La inscripción comienza el 16 de septiembre de 2010 y se extiende hasta el 14 de Octubre.

27 Sep 2010 - 3:14am
5 years ago
1 reply
Sachin Ghodke

Is there research on "text" metrics for Usability?


I have been posed with a different challenge –


15 Sep 2010 - 11:41am
Angel Anderson
14 Sep 2010 - 7:58pm
Fil Sapienza

Humor for IA and Usability People

For a brief break during the workday, I once posted some humor and satire about the field that was well received. Then the site ended and for awhile the humorous stuff was unavailable. I apologize for this outage. In response to ongoing requests by visitors, the humor has been restored and moved to  




Test the ultimate website prototyping tool & win licenses - Suggestions for the beta

Serious about getting as much feedback as possible, Justinmind will launch several testing contests, both on MAC OS X and Windows, giving away free licenses of Prototyper as prizes.

This private beta will kick start starts tomorrow, on September 1st. Watch the trailer and register online to participate.

More info:

24 Aug 2010 - 4:33am
6 years ago
2 replies

What makes a button a button?

Hi all! 

We've just done a new blog post in our "Design, Development, Usability" blog and would really like your opinion and comments.

"What makes a button a button?"

The post discuss about affordance of buttons and question the relationship between visual design and usability.

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