To: little jakobs everywhere
Subject: Gleanings: more usable than ever
Remember the 5K competition?
There is another competition for under 4K applications and you can find the
Formal paper on user’s tolerance of low quality of service (things like slow download, etc.)
RNIB’s (Royal National Institute for the Blind) Campaign for Good
Web Design has many useful links as well as a design guide for
Very good thread recently on CHI-WEB on why you should make your fonts resizable and ways to do it.
IBM Developer: The usability lifecycle.
Jakob Nielsen. The one thing that works for creating usable systems is a full
usability engineering lifecycle that corrects the quality of the design at
every single step of the way. Here is the lifecycle I recommend, divided
across the three main stages of a development project.
your guide to the wireless revolution
GENERAL NET STUFF
mostly from Tomalak http://www.tomalak.org
NY Times: Now That I Have Your Attention.
Lately, it seems, spammers have become more intimate in their subject lines,
often hinting at some connection to the recipient. Messages to me that were
labeled “Hi” turned out to be a get-rich-quick scheme, “How’s it going” was
Maps of the Month: Mapping the Geography of Domain Names.
Zook argues that his research is ‘putting place back in cyberspace’ as a
scholarly response to the simplistic claims made by some commentators that the
Internet and telecommunications will inevitably lead to the massive dispersal
of people and economic activities…
Scientific American: Speech without Accountability.
Inventors have played an occasional starring role, too, Gutenberg being the
archetype. But with the rise of the Internet, a certain class of inventors–
computer scientists–has asserted its own special power to determine the
boundaries of permissible speech.