Facebook “Like” Button on Usability & Experience

On April 27, 2010 at 9:48 am in: Design & Experience

With the unveiling of Facebook Open Graph last week, Usability & Experience now features the Facebook "Like" button! Using it is simple. If you read an article here that you like, be sure to click the "Like" button at the bottom of the page.

UX Books: A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making

On August 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm in: Design & Experience

uxdesignbook This book is very much recommended for anyone who are just learning about UX design and for those who are already in the field. Buy it on Amazon! Product Description “If you are a young designer entering or contemplating entering the UX field this is a canonical book. If you are an organization that really needs to start grokking UX this book is also for you. "  -- Chris Bernard, User Experience Evangelist, Microsoft User ... read more

The Spectrum of User Experience

On July 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm in: Design & Experience

spectrum Here is an interesting article from the Information Architects blog involving three different aspects of product development: how designers, engineers, and businessmen should work together. I'm sure all of us designers, developers, and business people have all been in this position before where we sometimes feel that we don't need to communicate with each other.  That things will just work out in the end if everybody is assigned a certain task that ... read more

What is a Browser?

On July 22, 2009 at 11:03 am in: Design & Experience

browsers Google recently conducted a survey of random passerby's in New York City with the question "What is a browser?" in order to understand their users better. Turns out that more than 90% of people surveyed had no idea what a browser is. Most would relate it to search engines, answering with "It's Google" or internet-related terms such as "broadband". Very few people actually got it right, only about 8% in fact. ... read more

New iPhone 3GS Unveiled and Confirmed!

On June 8, 2009 at 3:43 pm in: Design & Experience

During today's Worldwide Developers Conference 2009, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 3GS along with the new MacBook Pro. It's a very exciting news for me considering I've been wanting to get the iPhone for a long time now, but kept hearing about the new hardware coming out during this summer.  Finally with an actual release date I can now make the jump from my old Blackberry 8100 Pearl. iPhone 3GS 16GB is priced at ... read more

Facebook Rolled Out a New Friends Page – FAIL?

On May 2, 2009 at 2:27 am in: Design & Experience

facebook_friends_page After a long meeting with my colleagues last night at about 10:35PM, I went on Facebook.  As usual, I did a status-update-checking routine on the homepage, scrolled up and down the page some more and finally clicked on the Friends link up top.  Then I paused. Instead of finding a list of recent status updates, I was greeted by a brand-new "Find your friends" page.  Hmm...  I've been a Facebook user for ... read more

Design by Committee Video: Hilarious but true

On March 13, 2009 at 3:25 pm in: Design & Experience

A very clever and funny video depicting the oh-so-common design process that involves a lot of people, a.k.a Design by Committee. Background: Design by Committee usually consists of a designer and a group of people (usually clients) who seemingly do not communicate with each other.  This process is usually accompanied by a flurry of additional features that were never mentioned in the requirements gathering phase, and it goes on throughout the life cycle of the design phase. This process usually happens because ... read more

hmuljadi.com got a makeover!

On March 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm in: Design Inspiration

redesign Today will mark the third redesign for my personal website.  I think this time around I'm very close to getting where I wanted. When I got the site, I wanted a way to showcase the work I've done in the past as well as provide a really seamless experience for whoever is checking this site out.  My old design had a few pages - About Me, Portfolio, Contact Page, and a little ... read more

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