[User_Centered_Design] Need your input on a name
Michael S Elledge
elledge at msu.edu
Thu Jan 29 22:26:08 UTC 2009
I like the idea of clarity as well: I would opt for User Experience
Resources or Resources for Usable Design.
UX may be a mystery to some folks...
Allison Bloodworth wrote:
> Thanks Debra!
> Jess, the Fluid Project Project Manager had some helpful additional
> info for you, but can't post to the list:
> One missing detail that might redirect your ideas -- the audience is
> meant to be a broad group, including developers who aren't familiar
> with UCD or design principles. So an audience beyond the usual choir.
> Thanks in advance for your ideas,
> Jess Mitchell
> Boston, MA, USA
> Project Manager / Fluid Project
> jess at jessmitchell.com <mailto:jess at jessmitchell.com>
> / w / 617.326.7753 / c / 919.599.5378
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> http://www.fluidproject.org <http://www.fluidproject.org/>
> On Jan 29, 2009, at 11:39 AM, Debra Goldentyer wrote:
>> I'm all for clear and useable: UX Resources
>> On Jan 29, 2009, at 11:19 AM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> As part of the Fluid Project (http://www.fluidproject.org) we've been
>>> working on a section of our wiki which we currently describe as:
>>> "a How-to Guide filled with user-centered design (UCD) techniques you
>>> can use to learn from your users and design better user experiences.
>>> The **** includes information on a variety of UCD practices, from
>>> performing user research and creating models (such as personas and
>>> scenarios to inform the design process) to performing user experience
>>> walkthroughs and user testing of your website or application."
>>> Here is what it contains:
>>> * [Accessibility Resources]
>>> * [Comparative & Competitive Analysis]
>>> * [Contextual Inquiry]
>>> * [Design Patterns]
>>> * [Persona]
>>> * [User Experience Walkthroughs]
>>> * [User Modeling]
>>> * [User Testing]
>>> * [UX Resources]
>>> We came up with what we thought a catchy name for it, but there has
>>> been some confusion about what exactly it is so we are considering new
>>> names. (I'm not giving you the old name so I don't prejudice you. :))
>>> I'm wondering if folks on this list might have some suggestions on
>>> names for this which might give off good "scent" for you. Meaning, a
>>> name you'd click on because it gives you an idea of what it contains,
>>> or sounds like it would pertain to your work, etc..
>>> If you could cc: the fluid-work list with your response, too, that'd
>>> be great. :)
>>> Thanks for your suggestions!
>>> Allison Bloodworth
>>> Senior User Interaction Designer
>>> Educational Technology Services
>>> University of California, Berkeley
>>> (415) 377-8243
>>> abloodworth at berkeley.edu <mailto:abloodworth at berkeley.edu>
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> Allison Bloodworth
> Senior User Interaction Designer
> Educational Technology Services
> University of California, Berkeley
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