Gian and I have been posting about 4- 5 blog posts a day. You may subscribe to the posts via email, which may be more convenient for you. The email is powered by Google’s Feedburner app, the tool developed by TC alum Matt Shobe.
UW Marketing has started a new blog that catalogs our progress toward a fully redesigned Web site, including a look back at past home page designs dating from 1996.
The Marketing Web team was formed in 2008 with a goal of helping to maximize the effectiveness of the Web throughout the UW community by fostering better coordination and improved navigation, architecture, design and strategy.
The team manages the UW home page and other top-level pages and sites. We created the UW Alert banner and interactive campus map, and made the design for the UW’s new iPhone app. Next up? A Web redesign. Watch for details on this blog!
After a successful reader survey on the design and usability of the HCDE blog, we have implemented a few changes.
- Default, simple design replaces custom box design
- Categories now grouped by parent and child labels to better address audience type
Future changes include:
- Guest posts by alumni and current students
- More cross linking between HCDE home site and the blog
I will be contacting readers who have won HCDE prizes for participating in the survey.
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If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes to fill out a survey on the usability of the HCDE blog.
The blog has been created as a tool for HCDE student services staff to communicate with students and alumni. As usability researchers and students, I would appreciate your input on the blog’s design (screenshots included!), categories, and purpose.
The HCDE jobs database is once again the sole spot for searching for jobs and internships. The jobs that are posted here are vetted to ensure that HCDE students and alumni are qualified for these positions.
If you have any questions about the jobs database please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Interested in learning about WordPress? Whether you are new to WordPress or an experienced theme designer, WordCamp Seattle has something for you.
WordCamp Seattle 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM (PT) at Adobe in Fremont.
WordCamp is an informal conference where you can learn about the world’s most popular blogging platform, WordPress. This is THE event to learn about WordPress which is used by millions of consumers and businesses. WordPress powers some of the worlds biggest sites and blog networks.
WordPress is the platform that publishes the HCDE blog.
To register and find out more, visit http://wordcampseattle.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount.
UI Trends (uitrends.com) is intended to be
- a dynamic light-weight repository for interesting user interface designs and trends for website and web applications
- a place to comment on and discuss user interface designs and trends
- a source of inspiration for designers and developers
There are several great user interface patterns websites, such as Welie.com and UI Patterns. UI Trends differentiates itself as stated above: by focusing on discussion and being dynamic and light-weight. UI Trends will not categorize designs/trends in a formal manner, but rather present designs in a critical context and leverage discussion and opinion to deliver value.
UI Trends hopes to recruit contributors who are interested in posting designs on a regular basis. If you are interested in being a formal contributor, please contact us here. You may also contribute designs through our submission link here (does not require registration).
The department has custom reusable grocery bags with “Technical Communication” on one side and “Human Centered Design & Engineering” on the other. The first 5 people to comment on this post will be given a bag. Please use your comment to suggest ideas for this blog, whether it be types of posts you’d like to see, new pages, links, or anything else. Winners will be contacted by email.
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