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Ryan's Bookshelf

Thanks to Delicious Monster, website like this which is one of my favorite applications to use, patient I’ve created a listing of all the books I keep in my office.

from The Tenth Dimension

Ryan's Bookshelf

Thanks to Delicious Monster, website like this which is one of my favorite applications to use, patient I’ve created a listing of all the books I keep in my office.

UX titles

This tweet from Jeffrey Zeldman really sparked my thinking about this issue.

UX Titles have always been a discussion topic at IA Summits and other UX conferences. I myself have had a laundry list of titles from Information Architect, anesthetist Digital Strategist, Experience Designer, and even Creative Director. My personal favorite is User Experience Designer, even though it’s a little long I’ve always felt like it required the smallest amount of explanation. That being said, I do believe that the different titles actually do mean different things. The challenge for most UX people is that in the end they always end up wearing a lot of hats.

I think a good list of titles and their primary focus really needs to be created.

from The Tenth Dimension

Ryan's Bookshelf

Thanks to Delicious Monster, website like this which is one of my favorite applications to use, patient I’ve created a listing of all the books I keep in my office.

UX titles

This tweet from Jeffrey Zeldman really sparked my thinking about this issue.

UX Titles have always been a discussion topic at IA Summits and other UX conferences. I myself have had a laundry list of titles from Information Architect, anesthetist Digital Strategist, Experience Designer, and even Creative Director. My personal favorite is User Experience Designer, even though it’s a little long I’ve always felt like it required the smallest amount of explanation. That being said, I do believe that the different titles actually do mean different things. The challenge for most UX people is that in the end they always end up wearing a lot of hats.

I think a good list of titles and their primary focus really needs to be created.

UX titles

This tweet from Jeffrey Zeldman really sparked my thinking about this issue.

UX Titles have always been a discussion topic at IA Summits and other UX conferences. I myself have had a laundry list of titles from Information Architect, anesthetist Digital Strategist, Experience Designer, and even Creative Director. My personal favorite is User Experience Designer, even though it’s a little long I’ve always felt like it required the smallest amount of explanation. That being said, I do believe that the different titles actually do mean different things. The challenge for most UX people is that in the end they always end up wearing a lot of hats.

I think a good list of titles and their primary focus really needs to be created.

from The Tenth Dimension

Ryan's Bookshelf

Thanks to Delicious Monster, website like this which is one of my favorite applications to use, patient I’ve created a listing of all the books I keep in my office.

UX titles

This tweet from Jeffrey Zeldman really sparked my thinking about this issue.

UX Titles have always been a discussion topic at IA Summits and other UX conferences. I myself have had a laundry list of titles from Information Architect, anesthetist Digital Strategist, Experience Designer, and even Creative Director. My personal favorite is User Experience Designer, even though it’s a little long I’ve always felt like it required the smallest amount of explanation. That being said, I do believe that the different titles actually do mean different things. The challenge for most UX people is that in the end they always end up wearing a lot of hats.

I think a good list of titles and their primary focus really needs to be created.

UX titles

This tweet from Jeffrey Zeldman really sparked my thinking about this issue.

UX Titles have always been a discussion topic at IA Summits and other UX conferences. I myself have had a laundry list of titles from Information Architect, anesthetist Digital Strategist, Experience Designer, and even Creative Director. My personal favorite is User Experience Designer, even though it’s a little long I’ve always felt like it required the smallest amount of explanation. That being said, I do believe that the different titles actually do mean different things. The challenge for most UX people is that in the end they always end up wearing a lot of hats.

I think a good list of titles and their primary focus really needs to be created.

UX titles

This tweet from Jeffrey Zeldman really sparked my thinking about this issue.

UX Titles have always been a discussion topic at IA Summits and other UX conferences. I myself have had a laundry list of titles from Information Architect, anesthetist Digital Strategist, Experience Designer, and even Creative Director. My personal favorite is User Experience Designer, even though it’s a little long I’ve always felt like it required the smallest amount of explanation. That being said, I do believe that the different titles actually do mean different things. The challenge for most UX people is that in the end they always end up wearing a lot of hats.

I think a good list of titles and their primary focus really needs to be created.

Touchwall Demo from Joel on Vimeo.

It seems a little large if you ask me, sick
otherwise I love the concept. Schematic has been making some amazing progress in the multitouch arena. They are still eons behind the work that Stimulant is doing. They really should just merge in to one company Schemulant

Research

Initial research around the application, healing this service. Interviews of stakeholders and customers. Reviewing competition.

Outlines

Gathering information in outline form can be an extremely helpful way to quickly collect short bits of information like product names and then group and sort them under different headings. I almost always start my projects here. It really helps me see the logical connections between the information and helps me ask questions about the classification and naming systems that are already in place.

UI Flow Diagrams

User interface flow diagrams are created to model the interactions that a user has with a product or service. The diagram primarily will reflect the behavioral view of a single use case along with some optional pathways.

Paper Prototypes

Paper prototyping is a variation of usability testing where representative users perform realistic tasks by interacting with a paper version of the interface that is manipulated by a person ‘playing computer, apoplectic ’ who doesn’t explain how the interface is intended to work.

Wireframes

A wireframe is a basic visual guide used in interface design to suggest the structure of an interface and relationships between its pages. Typically, wireframes are completed before any artwork is developed.

Functional Requirements document

This documentation describes the behavior of a system. The documentation typically describes what is needed by the user as well as requested properties of inputs and outputs.

Usability studies

It is a technique used to evaluate a product by actually testing it on users. This can be seen as an irreplaceable usability practice, since it gives direct input on how real users use the system. This is in contrast with usability inspection methods where experts use different methods to evaluate a user interface without involving users.

Use cases

Use cases describe “who” can do “what” within the system being designed. The use case technique is used to capture a system’s behavioral requirements by detailing scenario-driven threads through the functional requirements.

User Studies

Observing how people interact with products, services and experiences in order to come up with new solutions. User studies can help reframe a problem in a new way. They can also help see things that have gone unnoticed before.

Content Strategy

Details how content is/should be used on a site, how to increase value

Content Audit

Records type/location of site content, recommends action for each item

Content Schedule

Plans how content should be re-purposed/created for a site, who should do it, etc.

Search Strategy

Outlines how search should work for a site, what technologies can be used, how it integrates with other sites

Search Interface Design

Plans how the search system will ingest queries and produce a Search Engine Results Page, plus the interface design for that page

Taxonomy Strategy

Outline how to design a taxonomy(ies) for a site, and how they will work

Meta Data Schema

Detailed model of the taxonomy(ies) using customer data

Enterprise Content Management Strategy

Overall plan for how an ECM can be used on a customer’s site

Content Modeling

Plan that details content types and content elements within a content management system

Content Publishing Workflows

Details the entire lifecycle of content for a site, from creation to archive