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Use the correct, more readable, and preferred “curly” quotes in your writing. Due to first the advent of typewriters and later our good friend ASCII, the normal “curly” quotation marks of printing were turned into ambidextrous "straight" quotes. This saved two keys on typewriters (as only one is needed for the ‘single quote’ and one […]

Specialization and the whole

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on January 16th, 2011

In academia in particular, but in many other areas, we have to specialize. Many academics know a huge amount of information on a very specialized subject. Few of us have a broad understanding of our field as a whole, let alone a more broad understanding of related areas and even our specialization in other areas. […]

Usability testers motto

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on February 28th, 2008

Usability testers motto and a great quote to think about: “Nothing you fail to test will ever work. Even things you do test will sometimes go haywire. So test. Test again. Test your test. Test remotely. Test at midnight. Test at high noon. Above all, test your pages the way users will access them.” From […]