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Contextual design: design for life (2nd ed.)
Holtzblatt K., Beyer H., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2016. 530 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128008-94-2)
The methodology of contextual design was first introduced in 1992, and it looks at software system design from a broader perspective than is usually done in requirements gathering and design. This book is a second edition, which focuse...
Apr 6 2018
Designing user interfaces for an aging population
Johnson J., Finn K., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Cambridge, MA, 2017. Type: Book (9780128044674)
Johnson and Finn observe that we are continuing to see increases in the number of people aged 50 or more; by 2035, the percentage of people in this category in more developed regions has been predicted to be 45 percent. These people ca...
Jul 18 2017
Families and mobile devices in museums: designing for integrated experiences
Rennick-Egglestone S., Brundell P., Koleva B., Benford S., Roussou M., Chaffardon C. Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage 9(2): 1-13, 2016. Type: Article
For several years, museums have been exploring digital technologies in order to enhance visitor experiences. Initiatives go beyond the traditional multimedia guides to include pervasive uses of mobile technology aiming to create intera...
Aug 12 2016
Designing connected products: UX for the consumer Internet of Things
Rowland C., Goodman E., Charlier M., Light A., Lui A., O’Reilly Media, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2015. 726 pp. Type: Book (978-1-449372-56-9)
Seven hundred pages of text on topics like network architecture, battery-life considerations, and authentication mechanisms; only a masochist would read this stuff! The good news is that there are color pictures of real-world products ...
Jul 27 2016
Typing Tutor: individualized tutoring in text entry for older adults based on input stumble detection
Hagiya T., Horiuchi T., Yazaki T. CHI 2016 (Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Santa Clara, CA, May 7-12, 2016) 733-744, 2016. Type: Proceedings
As older users adopt smartphones, they need to acquire new skills for interacting with touch-based devices. This paper describes the development of a support system, Typing Tutor, to improve text entry for older users in Japan transiti...
Jul 26 2016
Graphical passwords for older computer users
Carter N. UIST 2015 Adjunct (Adjunct Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology, Daegu, South Korea, Nov 8-11, 2015) 29-32, 2015. Type: Proceedings
The ubiquitous use of alphanumerical passwords to control access to computing devices poses a dilemma for most users: a simple, convenient scheme risks unauthorized access, while a more sophisticated but also more cumbersome scheme imp...
Jun 28 2016
Introduction to the special issue: cultural considerations for communication design: integrating ideas of culture, communication, and context into user experience design
St. Amant K. Communication Design Quarterly Review 4(1): 6-22, 2015. Type: Article
Although communications designers know that context matters in the design of communications artifacts, they may not be cognizant that national culture, economics, and politics are contextual factors that are salient in the design of co...
Apr 7 2016
UX design and usability mentor book: with best practice business analysis and user interface design tips and techniques
Yayici E., EMRAH YAYICI, 2014. 100 pp. Type: Book (978-6-058603-72-1)
Very relevant and practical information on a user-centered approach to building software applications is presented in this book, in the form of a practical advice list. The author concentrates on user experience (UX) design focused on ...
Jan 20 2016
Smart homes and their users: a systematic analysis and key challenges
Wilson C., Hargreaves T., Hauxwell-Baldwin R. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 19(2): 463-476, 2015. Type: Article
Pervasive and ubiquitous computing have been around for many years now, but the promised technologies and their adoption have had questionable results. The authors of this paper question who the users are for smart homes and whether th...
Nov 2 2015
There’s not an app for that: mobile user experience design for life
Robinson S., Marsden G., Jones M., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2014. 448 pp. Type: Book (978-0-124166-91-2)
There is a famous picture showing the crowds at the pontification ceremony of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 and that of Pope Francis in 2013. In 2005, the crowds are head-up and looking forward. In 2013, the crowds have their hands up, wit...
Oct 7 2015
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