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Archive for February, 2008

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 […]

One step closer to cyborgs?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on February 27th, 2008

This article discuses a digital Bluetooth interface “tattoo” that runs on blood and has a display of pixels that change color from clear to black. The concept is fascinating and does bring us a bit closer to becoming cyborgs (although Haraway, Hayles and others argue we already are). I’m not sure how usability testing for […]

Languages and Design

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on February 3rd, 2008

One concept I often cover when I am teaching web design is the concept for creating website for “everyone.” Often my students in some way suggest or flat out state that their audience is “everyone” when they are forced to define an audience. Obviously this is problematic in too many ways to count. However, one […]