Notes from an UX Consultation

During one of our recent UX consultations– as is often the case– we hosted members of a UW department who needed some help navigating the early stages of a full-site redesign. ┬áThe current site, everyone agreed was confusing and not helpful in allowing users to…

Are you experienced? If not (with User Experience), we can help!

Are you a University of Washington-affiliated group and in need of User Experience design advice? If so, then you’re in luck because we now offer free design consultations on UW-sponsored projects. To find out more, go to our brand-spanking new Consultation page, wherein you can…

Sweet Mobile! Now What? Part 4 — User Context

Now that we know some things about our users, both student-age mobile device users in general and UW students specifically, and we’ve gone over how to learn some other things about our audience, such as assumptions and user needs, we are ready to tackle some…

Less gear, better interactions: A UW talk on augmented reality

After attending the University of Washington Dub Talk “High-Fidelity Augmented Reality Interactions Without Goggles, Gloves or 3D Trackers” by Hrvoje Benko, researcher from Natural Interaction Research group at Microsoft Research, I decided to share some things I learned and some things the talk made me…

Pushing Design Boundaries with Mobile Accessibility Projects

Expanding accessibility through mobile technologies has turned into a reality at the University of Washington, and UW researchers, like Richard Ladner, are pushing traditional accessibility boundaries for individuals with visual and hearing impairments. At a recent dub talk, Ladner, who is the UW Boeing Professor…