Archive for the 'UI11' topic

Podcast: Designing for the Paradox of Choice: An Interview with Barry Schwartz

Recently, Jared had a chance to discuss these issues with Barry, in preparation for Barry’s keynote at the upcoming User Interface 11 conference. We recorded the discussion and have added it to the UIE Brain Sparks Audio Library for your listening pleasure.

Recruiting Volunteers for User Interface 11

We are still currently looking for volunteers who are available to assist us throughout the full five days of the User Interface 11 Conference

Article: The Quiet Death of the Major Re-Launch

UIEtips 8/07/06: The Quiet Death of the Major Re-Launch

Every week, dozens of sites launch major redesigns, only to see them fail to accomplish their objectives. The best sites have a better strategy: incremental change.

UI11 Conference Hotel Block Filled up

Apparently, the overwhelming response we’ve had to this year’s User Interface Conference has sold out the Cambridge Marriott, where we’re holding the conference.

Article: Where Visual Design Meets Usability – An Interview with Luke Wroblewski, Part II

UIEtips 6/28/06: Where Visual Design Meets Usability – An Interview with Luke Wroblewski, Part II

In the second part of his interview, Joshua Porter catches up with Luke Wroblewski about the intersection between visual design and web site usability. Here is what Luke had to say.

Article: Where Visual Design Meets Usability – An Interview with Luke Wroblewski, Part I

UIEtips 6/22/06: Where Visual Design Meets Usability – An Interview with Luke Wroblewski, Part I

Joshua Porter catches up with Luke Wroblewski about the intersection between visual design and web site usability. Here is what Luke had to say.

Article: UIE’s Interview with Gerry McGovern

UIEtips 6/8/06: UIE’s Interview with Gerry McGovern

Gerry McGovern discusses how most organizations aren’t focusing enough on the customer. Their cultures are inwardly-focused and so their web sites are as well.

Article: Web Navigation Is About Moving Forward

UIEtips 5/23/06: Web Navigation is About Moving Forward

The primary purpose of web navigation is to help people to move forward. It is not to tell them where they have been, or where they could have gone.

Barry Schwartz on NPR

The UI11 Spotlight Plenary speaker, Barry Schwartz, was recently featured in this NPR story, talking about the Mechanics of Choice.

Luke Wroblewski on a Designer’s Ability to Reposition a Problem

Luke Wroblewski, one of the designers we learn a tremendous amount from, recently brought up a great point about the role of designers.

“As analysts and representatives of end user requirements, designers are in a perfect place to reposition a “problem” (or market opportunity -if you prefer) to reflect the perspective of the customer. So instead of describing the problem from the standpoint of business goals, designers articulate it by outlining what it means for the end user of a product: the customer.”