My first (last?) instagram #selfie
My first (last?) instagram #selfie
Very nice presentation from the cool guys at AdaptivePath
The 10 Things Innovative Companies Do To Stay On Top
1. Everybody is an innovator
2. Measure their idea-generation success
3. Change the idea a lot before it becomes a product
4. Test their ideas with customers
5. Have an internal “idea czar”
6. Talk to customers and other partners
7. Find ideas everywhere
8. Spend R&D money thoughtfully, not profligately
9. Generate ideas in three basic ways
10. Systematically create new ideas
Faboulous? Beutiful? chic? Those might be words by fashion designers to describe clothes they find interesting, and also by “users” (costumers in Fashion jargon), to describe why they like the clothes they are wearing. ultimately, these are words to describe that something is working. Perhaps it makes you feel sexy, mature, more professional or just comfortable enough. The only thing you know, is that today, you want to trust those old jeans because you know how the fit and what image people get when they see you.
Garments are closer to the user than any other product or design industry talking about UX these days. But why the term UX is not widely known in fashion design?. Maybe that is about to change:
My friend Greg Climer , an artist, fashion designer, tech graduate and professor in the Fashion School of Design at Parsons. introduced me to Local Wisdom . a research project on fashion design that focuses on usability and the user experience surrounding garments. Greg himself is launching a course in user centered design for Fashion this spring.
Local Wisdom combines ethnographic research methods with design process. It gathers stories and images from the public of how people use their clothes at community photo shoots. These use practices are then the basis and inspiration for design projects in the UK, USA, Canada, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand which aim to amplify these practices and explore their integration into larger programmes or original business models.
I am sure there is a lot to learn for us, UX people, designers for the user experience or whatever title you may want to come up with , about clothing design. Fashion designers may not know this yet, but their discipline is perhaps the mother of User Experience Design.
image courtesy of Local Wisdom
Demo for BINDERS
Amazing things can be achieved with the most simple technology. Ive tried many tools for quickly proof concept and presentation at the same time. So far, Keynote as an interactive prototyping and presentation tool exceeds. Super simple, Super quick, efficient.
I can’t stop watching this film, so why not just have it in this blog for eternity
THE UX BOOK
Process and guidelines to ensuring a quality user experience.
While this book is large and very difficult to read from beginning to end, it is an incredible resource for anyone interested in UX. What is very interesting about the book is that it does not bound UX to desktop or screen based interfaces but it can also be general enough to consider hardware and the environment as an important factor of the human condition.It exceeds at giving very good examples of why we (humans) love what we love.
Im waiting for the Lean UX book by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden to hit my iPad. Wondering, if this is a beefy, yet comprehensive manual on UX, what would the lean UX leave behind or focus on extensively?
My dear friend Tina introducing Binders on her Blog
On a recent Sunday, over a giant bowl of cafe au lait, and some out of this world pastries. My dear friend and tech guru, Alvaro introduced me to BINDERS. Binders is an app he’s been working on for sometime now, and I was blown away by the practicality and the simplicity of it. I fell in love,…
NEW WIREFRAMES FOR BINDERS
Binders helps interior designers remember and organize their shopping trips and serendipitous findings.
See the complete project here
Stellar.js is a very light weight and easy to use jQuery plugin for creating Parallax backgrounds/scrolling. It also has support for iOS mobile Safari