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/
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.
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.
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.