Monthly Archives: April 2007

UCD game

I was pointed the way of this new UCD game by Stephen at News.

Welcome to the UCD game website! The UCD game allows human-computer interaction practitioners to demonstrate the key user-centered design (UCD) process and methods to those who are unfamiliar with UCD. The game teaches how to incorporate user-centered design into every step in the software development process.

Read more at http://www.ucdgame.org/

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Far from home

I am a stranger in a strange land (an Englishman living in Australia). Although many things are culturally connected, the two countries are as different as they are the same. I suppose you don’t really notice the similarities so much, but the differences really stand out.

I was doing some work on the categories list of the True Local website yesterday and it highlighted how far away from home I am. Example categories include:

  • Squid jiggler
  • Drug plant growing
  • Dingo hunting or trapping
  • Snake catching
  • Prostitution services

Either illegal, irrelevant or just plain strange, I doubt if any of these appear on the UK’s Yellow Pages.

New Scott Berkun book out soon

I notice that Scott Berkun has a new book coming out soon, The Myths of Innovation. His previous book, The Art of Project Management, was (despite the dullish title) one of the best work-related books I’ve read in a long time. One of those ones that gets you thinking so much that you only read about 10 pages at a time.

My article got published on Boxes and Arrows

An article I wrote about 12 months ago finally got published on Boxes and Arrows today.

The article is an extension to Donna Maurer’s card-based classification evaluation technique, it is called “Measuring the Success of a Classification System” I wrote it while working at Step Two Designs. It is quite an involved piece strictly for IA’s only. Hopefully more inspirational articles will follow, but a nice practical one to get me started.