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Archive for November, 2007

Emotional Connections to Good Design

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on November 16th, 2007

I love my iPod and I love my Volvo. I bought my iPod in part because I knew Apple done user testing to develop the design, and as a user-centered design specialist I value that and like to support it when I can. Sadly, that is not often. But now my iPod is really a […]

Copryright, writers’ strike, & the value of online content

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on November 15th, 2007

This interesting video brings out some concepts that the writer’s strike is making us deal with now concerning the value of online content and writers’ rights. The big media companies say that it is “too soon” to place value on online content and that the writers should not be paid when their content is used […]

Call for Panel and Paper Proposals: IPCC 2008

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on November 14th, 2007

Call for Panel and Paper Proposals: IEEE International Professional Communication Conference 2008 (IPCC 2008) Conference Theme: Opening the Information Economy Conference Location: Concordia University, Montréal, Canada Conference Website: http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pcs/?q=node/2 The information economy is based on the collection and the exchange of data and ideas. We all either contribute to or use materials from the information […]

Happy World Usability Day!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on November 8th, 2007

Ever yelled at a website? Stopped using a program because you could get it to work? Been frustrated because you just couldn’t get some technology or product to do what you wanted? World Usability Day is for you! World Usability Day is all about making technology work for the real users and acknowledges how far […]