I'm working on creating documentation for a programming language and development environement. We're considering creating a wide variety of material including tutorials, reference material, inline documentation, videos, searchacle examples, et cetera.
There are two things I would love to hear from anybody:
1) Books/articles/anything you know of discussing design of documentation
2) Examples of awesome documentation that you know of. Even though I'm working on programming tools, I would love examples from any domain to get inspiration.
I'm wondering if anyone could point me to some good resources (books, blog posts, websites etc) that focus on designing for educational tools, spaces and displays (info design)? This would be for a science museum so there's the physical space to consider as well as their digital presence/tools that support learning.
Does anyone know of any reserach recently done on the user's preference of online learning methods (i.e. reading articles over watching videos) ? A lot of UX sites touch on these topics, but do not go into detail.
What I know is that it tends to be a user preference, but is there any data to back up on side or the other?
I'm currently at the beginning stages of developing my thesis for an M.S. in Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University. Over the past couple of years, I've become increasingly interested in instructional games and simulations as effective learning tools. However, as a UX and IXD professional, my focus has narrowed more on the UI aspects of instructional design -- more specifically instructional game design.
The workshop is titled "Short Video Production for the Internet". It's open to non-members for $40 and takes place in El Segundo, CA. I'm passing this information along in case anyone is interested or has some experience with this workshop.
Just a few hours back when I was speaking to a musician friend of mine, he seemed very frustrated about the interface of a sound-mixing software. As a usability and user interface professional, I never ever understood one thing: In the music world, there are so many softwares and so many workstations used to create music and certainly people want to buy these expensive products yet they are scared of one question. The question is how do they learn them??
As a creative web designer, you will probably jobless in the near future; because variety of web layouts, iconography and interactivity has already invented and tested within the past 20 years. You may only experiment new graphic styles; but not more then that… Regardless, your boss, your customers or the users still demand on your innovations to be impressed, but it isn’t so easy as before.
I´m currently studying Digital Media at the international school of Hyper Island in Stockholm, Sweden.
Me and some fellow students feels very passionate about interaction design but are missing it in the schools curriculum, and we are now starting up something what can only be described as the Dead Poets Society, but for interaction design.