iapresentation

micro thoughts & quotes, discoveries

Posted in content, Data, ideas, links by solle on 22/05/2009

Media’s want to break free

Heady growth in online advertising encouraged countless start-ups and traditional media businesses to chase the same business model. But the belief that online advertising would grow fast enough to fulfil all the business plans riding on it was “almost a collective psychosis”, says Rob Grimshaw, managing director of FT.com.

London iA Google Custom Search

How to be better at digital, or interactive, or new media or whatever it’s called…
How to be better at digital, or interactive, or new media or whatever it’s called…
First they laugh at you. Then they hate you. And then you win.

…being obsessive about user experience and treating it like software

From Siri Hustvedt’s book Sorrows of an American

“If we run low on on empathy, we can always refuel on guilt”

Dieu seul sait quoi (God alone knows what this is) Doctor’s classification of injured First World War soldiers.

Designing site structures for intranets and websites

Creating site structures, especially for large intranets and websites, cannot be hurried. It needs to be designed with user needs and future change and scalability in mind. For this to happen there needs to be a plan and this plan needs to be created from sound principles. This article provides introductory material on how this can take shape.

User Experience = Management Development Visualisation (informationarchitects.jp)

Concept Maps

Including A Model of The Creative Process, A Model of Play and A Model of Innovation

Creating Inspiration

where I found Sky Catcher from Amsterdam

Persuasive web design (presentation from recent German IA conference)

Marrying Web Analytics and User Experience (Louis Rosenfeld presentation from recent German IA conference)

Flickr machine tag browser

Huffduffer machine tags

UXCampLondon is all go

The ultimate ways to test your site (Cennydd Bowles)

Structured Procrastination

Flairbuilder user interface prototypes and wireframes

Axure for Mac – coming soon (about time considering everyone I know who uses the existing version runs it on Windows on a Mac.

Lego Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Sets (launched in conjunction with present Show at the Guggenheim)

Fused Network – seems like good hosting

We made this – natty design blog

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this week’s inspiration

Posted in content, Data, links by solle on 05/05/2009

has to start with Milton Glaser’s 10 Things I Have Learned (from 2001) with gems from John Cage, Fritz Perls, Iris Murdoch and of course Milton himself. Good advice never ages.

MIT publish all course work free and without registration.

New York Stories – narrative audio and photo profiles of New Yorkers

(also from New York) New Sonic Youth album, The Eternal

Google Sites

London IA Google Custom Search

All the books you could possibly desire on Typography

Nice layout – globeandmail.com

euroia – Europe’s Fifth Information Architecture Summit

The Future of Wireframes

McMoon – Behind the counter of an abandoned McDonalds lie 48,000 lbs of 70mm tape… the only copy of extremely high-resolution images of the moon.

Eucalyptus. The library to go on iPhone

All our yesterdays

Wooden bicycle

Designing for Faceted Search

Inside Dylan’s mind

Complex inferiority: user experience in the UK

Skimmer

“1 in 1,300 purchasers writes a review. With a standard 2% conversion rate, you need 3 million visitors/day to get useful reviews.” (hat tip @iA)

Information Architects site redesign (iteration image on Flickr)

next stage of Online Form Innovation Awards

and of course the London IA group

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Recent links

Posted in content, ideas, links, RSS by solle on 18/02/2009

Pick of my recent links from Delicious, Google Reader and my local bookmarks:

From Nieman Reports: To Prepare for the Future, Skip the Present ‘… today’s obsession with saving newspapers has meant that, for the most part, media companies have failed to plan adequately for tomorrow’s digital future.’

Pixelmator – image editing for the rest of us

Language Log

From Boxes and Arrows (quite old but hugely relevant in these difficult times) Getting hired

The ‘How to influence worksheet’

From Wikipedia page on Pecha Kucha ‘The idea behind Pecha Kucha is to keep presentations concise, the interest level up and to have many presenters sharing their ideas within the course of one night. Therefore, the 20×20 Pecha Kucha format was created: each presenter is allowed a slideshow of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. This results in a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds on a stage before the next presenter is up.’

From Cameron Moll 20 tips for better conference speaking

Persona templates

UX Challenge Conference

BBC Radio Labs How we make websites

How to spot Arial

Beyond Usability: Designing Web Sites for Persuasion, Emotion, and Trust

From RWW: Vint Cerf: Despite Its Age, The Internet is Still Filled with Problems

Indexhibit

Aviary: Vector Graphics Editor for the Web

Rob Waller’s The Simpleton

Dan Lockton’s Design with intent

Sir Ken Robinson Speaks at the RSA

Posting soon:

Post on pattern libraries and need for further standardisation

Breadcrumb.me

Presentation methods and resources

2008 US Election time

Posted in Politics and links, Uncategorized by solle on 04/11/2008

How you going to watch/listen/read it?

A lot of Twitter, online TV and your usual suspects: The Times, CNN, BBC, Yahoo, Google, The Telegraph, AP &etc

Most of the links you need are here 

Twitter, Plodt Election 2008, Twitter Election &etc

US Election 2008: Who’s making the most of the web? (Online Journalism Blog)

US Election 2008: Coming to a computer near you, live, tonight (The Guardian)

after all the fun need to add these couple of afterthought links:

Fivethirtyeight.com

2008 Election Maps from Kottke

Thisfuckingelection.com