Here’s a listing of upcoming User Experience conferences. I have been to the Adaptive Path UXWeek a couple of years ago and definitely recommend it – great speakers and people from our industry in attendance. Last year, I attended SXSW which was also informative and a great place to network. Continue reading
Oh how I have missed you SharePoint. In my past as a Software Engineer, I had a nice experience with helping deploy SharePoint 2003 and developed a little bit for that platform and for SharePont 2010. Recently, I’ve been helping with setting up a projects list which a project manager users to prioritize on SharePoint. A custom list was created and of course, the need to reorder an item came up. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to reorder a list through the browser. Here is a possible solution… Continue reading
Orange County User Experience has a great presenter lined up for July. Angel Anderson, Experience Director @ Crispin Porter + Bogusky is going to talk about topic of Battlefield Art of Design Triage: tips on how to provide solid UX design–even when there’s no time, deliver mercy killings, and help worthy projects thrive.
If you’re in the UX field and want to attend, sign up now!
As a User Experience Designer, I have been using Axure as my primary tool of choice for quick wireframing and prototyping. A lot of times, I find myself trying to find an icon for use in them and usually find one in the iconic icon set created by P.J. Onori.
It’s a great icon set but I have to keep going through the files from either Windows Explorer or Mac Finder which gets annoying at times when you’re “in the zone” in Axure – so, I put them in a widget library which means that I can now browse through them using Axure and just drag and drop in! I made a Black and Gray version (32×32) which you can grab here:
I was just working on a project where I wanted to add a fog affect. This required me to use a filter which I couldn’t find or add through normal means! To get it to show up, make sure the Flash Player in the Publish Settings is set to 8 or higher – that’s it.
The meetup group I run is hosting a presentation from Alfonso de la Nuez who will be speaking about Remote Testing Methods, Tools & Best Practices.
It’ll be on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. If you’re interested attending, sign up in the following link…
I occasionally run into quite a few interesting links weekly. Thought I’d share some on a weekly basis while I also post up other things. You can expect the subject matter to be very random! Here’s my first round…
There’s my mobile testing device I made for my workplace! There are some on the market; a couple I have seen are from Noldus, Tracksys, and there are many more but they usually cost a lot. There are also DIY ones such as from Nick Bowmast but what mostly everyone lacks is one that articulates. The one I’ve made can do that and also support multiple devices easily. I have been asked if I can make a full kit so if you’re interested, contact me. If you want to build a simpler version for yourself, keep on reading… Continue reading
I don’t have much experience in A/B testing but from what I know, it is another good method of research in our UX tool arsenal to use. There are many services that can help run an A/B test and one of them (Optimizely) will be presenting their software at OCUX’s next meetup. If you’re in the UX field and want to join, sign up here: http://www.ocux.org/events/49533112/
Just in a few weeks, the first class for Cal State Fullerton’s extension program for the User Experience and Usability Certificate will begin!
The program covers topics about research, analysis, user-centered design principles, prototyping and concepts and practices in usability testing. I have personally gone through the courses and acquired the certification last year. The teachers are great as they are active in the industry. Check out the 2012 courses at their website.