Coffee shop UX ethnography

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I’ve always been a very observant person. It stems partly from growing up the littlest in a large family –  my quiet observation and constant awareness kept me one step ahead in the game of parent and sibling relations (I got away with quite a bit) and kept me from being (physically) squashed by my […]

UX Roundup: fonts + unicorns

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About 80% of the accounts I follow on Twitter are UX related, and this is giving me another big reason to do regular Roundup posts. There’s so much to wade through and there’s no way I can keep a list of the (ostensibly!) important stuff in my brain. I’ve also had a couple setbacks in […]

On music + mentality

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I search for and listen to music in a lot of different places: hype machine, soundcloud, youtube, spotify, itunes, radio stations, etc. I’m always losing track of favorites because my searching and listening activity is so dispersed across web spaces. However, some favorites manage to infiltrate my scattered brain and create an undulating pulse throughout […]

UX Round-up

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I often feel overwhelmed by the task of “keeping up” with the UX field. I’ve recently requested a UX mentor via UX  Mentors because hands-on learning with a fellow UX professional is a great way to learn new ideas as well as time-tested approaches. In the mean time, my colleagues and I are planning group learning sessions […]

Ungoogleable

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In “Expressive bibliography: personal collections in public space”, Melanie Feinberg seems to convey that search engines provide unbiased, comprehensive Web resources on a certain subject. This claim is summarized well in the following quote: Bibliography authors can provide a means of information access different from that of search engines, similar to the still-life artist, they […]

Three-dimensional Media

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In thinking about collecting The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, I’ve started browsing the tumblr, watching clips of the vlogs, perusing the Twitter and Facebook accounts… and I can’t help wondering how I would have kept up with the story while it was unfolding. I immediately started mocking up an aggregation app in my brain. But really, […]

Thoughts on the Semantic Web

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In “Philosophers Trim the Tree of Knowledge,” Darnton attempts to uncover Diderot’s true goals and reasoning in his reimagining of the tree of knowledge. I then though about whether or not our current conception of knowledge is at all similar. The first thing that came to mind was the Semantic Web, which is a movement […]