UX Toolkit. Whaa?

Zachariah Cameron ability at yorku.ca
Thu Jan 29 17:33:44 UTC 2009


Oh I like the Design Kitchen!
zachariah

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Moore, Kathleen E wrote:

> Designer's Toolkit?
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> Designer's Workshop?
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> Designer's Bookshelf?
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> User-Centered Design Kitchen?
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> User-Centered Design Library?
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> It really is more like a set of tools than like a set of guidelines.
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> Kathy
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> Kathleen Moore
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> Web Manager
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> Boston University School of Management
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> kemoore at bu.edu
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> 617-353-2685
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> From: fluid-work-bounces at fluidproject.org
> [mailto:fluid-work-bounces at fluidproject.org] On Behalf Of Jacob Farber
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:50 AM
> To: Erin Yu
> Cc: fluid-work List
> Subject: Re: UX Toolkit. Whaa?
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> +1
> 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.
> Jacob
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> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Erin Yu <erin.yu at utoronto.ca> wrote:
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> Hi Everyone,
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> 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.
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> 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?"
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> 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".
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> What do others think?
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> Erin
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Zachariah Cameron
Access Tech
York University

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