UX Toolkit. Whaa?

Jacob Farber jacob.farber.work at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 16:50:12 UTC 2009

I agree. "Toolkit" sounds like exactly that - if Im not interested in
learning how to use a new "tool" then I would never explore it.
I would miss out on a wealth of research information and guidlines.

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Erin Yu <erin.yu at utoronto.ca> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> As I was reorganizing the Fluid website, I was reminded of the
> unintuitiveness(!) of the name "UX Toolkit". Some of the new members our
> team were confused by the name as I was when I first heard it.
> General reactions were:
> "What is UX?"
> "Toolkit sounds like it's something technical. Something developers would
> use."
> "Toolkit for user experience. What could it be... Is it like diagrams?"
> If I was looking for information on say, "how to do user testing", I would
> never think to click on something called "UX Toolkit". We have great stuff
> in UX Toolkit, and I think it will be seen and used more if the name was
> more intuitive, perhaps something like "Design Guidelines".
> What do others think?
> Erin
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Jacob Farber
University of Toronto - ATRC
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