Garrett’s State of User Experience

10.18.09 3

Re. http://vimeo.com/6952223 Jesse James Garrett gives a State of the User Experience Address UX Week – Video Jesse James Garrett, author of The Elements of User Experience – User-Centered Design For The Web, who can …read on »

Agile 2008 Alan Cooper Interview

03.15.09 2

interview excerpts, clipped out to highlight Cooper’s ideas about Agile, Extreme Programming, Open Source, and being a knowledge worker/programmer a post industrial age, working in commercial enterprises still organized around industrial age management models. …read on »

Top Eight UX Design Definitions

06.02.08 6

No one person or source can define a term. Vocabulary, like all symbolic systems, is only useful to the degree we share meaning and experience relating to it, and agree (ideally, with no social coercion) on what a term refers to. Dictionaries, at best, merely document our collective sense of meanings and associations. As there is much misuse of “user experience,” with and without “design” affixed, and there is no dictionary entry for it (yet), here are the top seven definitions of ux design. I sought ten and came up wanting, so this entry comes with an invitation to you to contribute those definitions of user experience design (full three terms) that you find most precise or useful. Or add your own… inclusion is conditional, however, on a credibility standard that can only be defined as “secret sauce.” …read on »

What is UX?

08.04.07 9

Some prefer broad and inclusive definitions of User Experience (UX) design. Others (a few) claim The One True Meaning of it, usually in support of self interest. Both extremes muddy the semantic waters. Language best serves us when terms are both alive (evolving), and generally agreed. Here are a few collected definitions, for consensus, one more point of view, and the important career management perspective. …read on »