October 2008 - Broken Links Archive

Links Round-Up: Firefox, Microsoft, Yahoo

The last month has seen me com­plete­ly immersed in User Expe­ri­ence the­o­ry and Infor­ma­tion Archi­tec­ture for my new role, and it’s been a very hec­tic time. While that has­n’t stopped me from keep­ing an eye on devel­op­ments on the web, it’s giv­en me less time to write about them.

Here’s a quick round-up of a few links that have grabbed my inter­est over the past weeks; I’d like to write more about them, but time forbids.

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Understanding Comics and User Experience

I work as an Infor­ma­tion Archi­tect / Devel­op­er, and I’m a big fan of comics. For my IA work I refer fre­quent­ly to the work of Jesse James Gar­rett, espe­cial­ly his Ele­ments of User Expe­ri­ence book, and as a fan of comics I recent­ly read (again) Scott McCloud’s Under­stand­ing Comics.

I’m not say­ing that to boast of my geek cre­den­tials, but to intro­duce some­thing I nev­er imag­ined I’d find: a con­nec­tion between the two.

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WordPress begins to open up its redesign process

The ongo­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion of Mark Boul­ton Design’s redesign of the Dru­pal web­site is pro­vid­ing some great insight into the process; Leisa Reichelt’s lat­est post, on the com­mu­ni­ty wire­fram­ing project, is a prime exam­ple. Now — whether by hap­py serendip­i­ty or a desire to com­pete — Word­Press have begun to do likewise.

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Aside

I’ve updat­ed my Speak­ing page to include more con­fer­ences, more videos, and a lit­tle on my speak­ing require­ments and pref­er­ences. I’m plan­ning to cut down on the num­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter­est­ing offers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, so please get in touch if you’re organ­is­ing an event.

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