Dmitry Zak, User Experience Team Manager for Digital Products & Services at NBC Universal, had a proven track record for creating user-friendly experiences and products within his company. Last year, a project was proposed which was the most ambitious yet: improving the user interface for CNBC’s complex video publishing system. While legal constraints don’t allow him to disclose deep metrics, he will share the project’s process, which began with the motivation to improve users’ quality of life.
I haven't posted in a while, but read through posts everyday. That said.
I will have an opportunity to sit with a few of the UX and UI Designers in an interview. Because some/many/most of you are using Windows and some/many/most of their software I would like to cast a net and see how you all feel about some/many/most of their products.
What bugs you? What makes no sense? What really sucks? What's really good?
This is for any tool in their arcenal !!! Any product !!!
Tired of traveling to other cities for conferences? Bored by their traditional rigidity? Looking for an opportunity to present something cool you've been working on or thinking about?
You're in luck! UX Camp LA is coming to town June 4, 2011 at UCLA. An unconference in the vein of infocamp, UX Camp LA will be an opportunity to network with the Los Angeles design community, talk about projects, and get some coffee and lunch. All for $25.
Slashdot.org has passed along news that the University of Electro-communications has created an artificial, Internet-enabled tongue. You manipulate a control with your tongue, and a paired control somewhere else mimics your tongue's movements inside someone else's mouth.
There's also discussion of Ubuntu's new user interface, which seems to have suffered from the rush to put out the latest version of the linux-based operating system. One user claims "Ubuntu is doing a great job throwing away years of UI experience." Ouch.
How does someone who spends most
of his day in meetings and has ridiculously short deadlines satisfy one
of the most demanding clients on earth? How does he deal with technology
constraints, and work with subject matter that heats up and then cools
down? NYTimes.com Multimedia Editor Andrew DeVigal gives us a rare look
at how the interactive department of New York Times works, and shares
the basic questions he must ask -and answer- before anything goes
Let's brunch together! Since Jeff Parks and I will be in Baltimore the weekend of 22-24 April for Rush (the band, Friday night) and the game (O's v. Yanks, Saturday night), we thought, "hey, let's get together & brunch on Saturday with some UXers in the area!"
Thus was UX Brunch Baltimore (#UXBrunchBalto on the Twitterz) born.
So, who's in? Who can arrange a place for us around 11:00 a.m.? Probably 15 folks? In walking distance perhaps from Aliceanna Street (between Fells Point & the Harbor)? Or a cab ride?
What a great conference! Fabulous lineup, great volunteers, and hospitable city.
This event proves the power of IxDA local groups as well as the benefit of partnering with other orgs. Oh, and also that not all design is done in NYC or Cupertino. ;)