UX Toolkit. Whaa?

Justin justin.obara at utoronto.ca
Thu Jan 29 17:55:12 UTC 2009


How about some variation with "Handbook"

e.g. Usable Design Handbook

- Justin
On 29-Jan-09, at 12:33 PM, Zachariah Cameron wrote:

>
> Oh I like the Design Kitchen!
> zachariah
>
> On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Moore, Kathleen E wrote:
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>> Designer's Toolkit?
>>
>> Designer's Workshop?
>>
>> Designer's Bookshelf?
>>
>> User-Centered Design Kitchen?
>>
>> User-Centered Design Library?
>>
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
>> Web Manager
>>
>> Boston University School of Management
>>
>> 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?
>>
>>
>>
>> +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
>>
>> 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
>> Tel: (416) 946-3002
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> Zachariah Cameron
> Access Tech
> York University
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