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Neilsen Norman Weighs in on the Usability of Apple’s iOS 7

iOS 7, Apple’s operating system for their tablets and mobile devices, moves away from the skeuomorphic design that characterized earlier versions of iOS. The new look is drastically different from the previous operating-system iterations and it boldly parts with some of the conventions that Apple had worked hard to establish over the past 8 years. […]

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Upcoming Talk on User Experience Design for Librarians

I’ll be giving a talk on user experience design at the Canadian Library Association Ottawa Kick-Off on September 10th at the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St. We’ll be discussing how user-centred design methods can make happy patrons – whether they’re navigating the library website or the library itself.

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3 Design Resolutions for Your Website

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 […]

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4 Reasons Your UX Investment Isn’t Paying Off

“EVERY DOLLAR SPENT ON UX BRINGS IN BETWEEN $2 AND $100 DOLLARS IN RETURN.” We all know the business case for doing user experience work: investing upfront in making products easy to use really pays off. It reduces project risk, cost and time while improving end user satisfaction, efficiency and effectiveness. (Don’t know the business case? […]

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CapCHI Usability Bootcamp

Making Your Websites and Software Easy to Use An Introduction to Usability, featuring Gitte Lindgaard, Amy Dillon, Dr. Helen Maskery, Mike Atyeo, and Hilary Little Tuesday November 22, 2005 from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM at the Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel In celebration of World Usability Day, CapCHI was proud to announce a Usability Bootcamp […]

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