On September 10, I spoke to Canadian Library Association on the science behind making good user experiences for libraries. Despite a couple of technical glitches, it was a fun talk and a great group. I’ve never spoken while sitting on stage with my legs hanging off before, but I quite liked it; it made the […]
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I’ll be giving a keynote address at the Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest 2013 on Friday, August 9th at The University of Ottawa. The topic is Making Happy Users: The Science Behind Good User Experiences. The Web Experience Toolkit community invites Web coders, designers, accessibility and usability professionals, technical writers and anyone else interested in contributing […]
“We thought we could take our beautiful iPhone app, make a few tweaks for Android, and call ourselves ready for development. After all, we had seen this pattern from dozens of other highly successful apps. But after diving into design research, we realized this project would be a lot more complicated.” via 7 Key Questions […]
Get your website off to the right start. Here’s a list of resources that I personally use and recommend to my clients. Some of these will give you a discount. Let me know if you try any of them, and what you think! Web Hosting: HostGator is the website and WordPress host I recommend to […]
Happy New Year! Ahhhhh, yes. The time of year where we examine where we’re at and where we want to go… and the often lengthy bridge between the two. Instead of denying yourself second helpings and spending 4 hours at the gym, why don’t you consider making your resolutions website design related? Let yourself off the […]
I spoke last night at a Girl Geeks Ottawa dinner, had a blast and met all sorts of interesting and fun gals. The organizers did a top-notch job and the venue and food at Grounded Ottawa was great. Thank you so much for inviting me to talk about User-Centred Design (UCD). Below you can see the […]
Whether you realize it or not, you’re designing every day. It might be a simple document, an updated resume, or a presentation, but either way you’re making design choices, in particular about typefaces and layout. These decisions can have a significant impact that makes your work more compelling, or they can turn it into a […]
I’ll be speaking at Girl Geek Dinners Ottawa on April 25, 2012. Imagine a world where critical user interfaces like those for emergency room tools, aircraft cockpits and nuclear reactor controls have been designed based on best guesses. These interfaces have never been tested with real doctors, pilots and nuclear control system operators. They are being […]
What NOT to do – a list of things people never say about restaurant websites: Never said about restaurant websites.