Recently, I’ve bumped up against people asking me what user experience is and what it really means in the development process. These questions surprised me a little, as from my perspective, UX is well-established discipline within the software development industry, with a proven track record of improving the product quality based on user feedback. There […]
For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on transferring papers I wrote in college 15+ years ago from my collection of Mac-format backup disks to a modern format that I can use to transmit electronically to apply for graduate school. The adventure began with a visit to my parents’ basement to rescue my first […]
Whether you think Google can topple Facebook or not, one thing is undeniable about the field test of Google’s new social networking platform, Google +: the interface is clean, simple and straightforward. It’s a relief for anyone who is sick and tired of Facebook’s overly cluttered interface and less-than-intuitive menus for handling privacy.
Yesterday, Apple unveiled the iPad to the world in San Francisco and the online ‘verse promptly went nuts with the blogging, tweeting etc. about the device and whether or not it was as cool as everyone expected or if it fell short. One of the most common things I’ve heard people saying over and over […]
An article on SlashDot today references a study at Harvard that claims that electronic systems in hospitals are not in fact, saving them any money. The post on SlashDot is short and doesn’t really delve into the issues. The actual article that reviews the study in ComputerWorld does however hit the real problem right on […]
The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce needed a quick turnaround on a social networking and information-driven site focusing on regional economic recovery for the Seattle area. Key to this project was providing a large group of users with the ability to contribute to the site without needing to register for access, while allowing Chamber staff […]
One of the challenges of working with a pre-purchased template is that it can be a ‘black box’ that a developer knows little to nothing about from a code perspective and this can cause serious development problems for the unwary.
In an August 28th article, eWeek covers some of the recent changes and upcoming challenges facing Google Apps including Google Docs. One of the most exciting statements from the lead product manager for collaboration states that: “…Google wants to make sure that Apps users can not only pull into Docs and Sites any document created […]
AFHCAN » ATA 2009. I’m currently enrolled in a Master’s of Health Administration, Informatics program with the University of Phoenix. Our assignment this week was to analyze a trend in healthcare and given my specialization within the degree, I chose telemedicine as my topic. Through the course of my research for the paper, I found […]