Category Archives: General

MinneDemo Summer 2012

Some interesting new developments should be hitting the market in the near future thanks to the hard work of the minds behind the presenters at Minnedemo Summer 2012. I had an opportunity to check it out last night and beyond the sea of faces, drinks and chatting. I witnessed a few of the presentations. Some on their game, some […]

Flexible Layouts

I’ve been working on converting an iPad-focused app into an app that is compatible with various-sized Android devices. Things were going pretty well until I flipped the Kindle Fire into portrait mode and saw the parts of the app’s interface get squished into submission. I couldn’t use the same technique to create the layout for […]

d.school @ CoCo

hey all – The Line Media wrote up an article on the d.school@CoCo w/ photos from our session. btw – if you wanna check out the Crash Course and haven’t yet – looks like there’s still room available for their Tues June 5th session.

On the Appropriateness of Alternatives

As an app developer, I am growing to understand the importance of the learnability of software. Giving a user access to each part of an app at all times is one thing, but what happens when the user has multiple options for navigating to a given page? It’s easy to take the functionality for granted […]

UX Meetup: April 11th

Happy Spring! Just a quick note about this month’s meeting. Topic The Business of User Experience. In honor of the all-too-quickly approaching Tax Day, it would be nice to hear about the business of user experience. Do you work at GigaUX GmbH providing UX solutions to the world? Perhaps you work for a large company […]

May 9 – UX Book Club

The next UX Book club title is Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting Stories for Better Design We will be meeting to discuss at Wilde Roast Cafe in Minneapolis. WHERE TO BUY Rosenfeld: Paperback + screen-optimized PDF + ePub + MOBI, $39 Print-optimized PDF + Screen-optimized PDF + ePub + MOBI, $22 Amazon.com Paperback, $39 MEETUP […]

More Resources for March UX Book Club

We have located some more resources for the UX book for March. As a reminder, our title for March is Nancy Duarte’s Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences. Date and Time Monday, March 14, 6:00p–8:00p Location Sen Yai Sen Lek 2422 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 612-781-3046 RESOURCES FOR THE BOOK Webinar Password […]

March UX Book Club

Title Our title for March is Nancy Duarte’s Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences. As a side note, duarte.com has several tools and resources you may find of use, as well as an informative blog. There are several entries on the blog that are an accompaniment to Resonate or continue its theme. She even […]

UX Book Club Reading List

Based on input that people have shared, we’ve narrowed down the reading list for UX book club. The months for the Book Club meeting this year are: March, May, July, September, November. MARCH: Resonate, by Nancy Duarte MAY: Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting Stories for Better Design, by Whitney Quesenbery and Kevin Brooks JULY: The […]

UX Meet Up on Monday, February 7

Happy New Year One and All! We hope everyone had a a very Happy New Year! May 2011 be our best year ever, but not half as great as the next! Our first regular meeting of the New Year will be Monday, February 7. Please note the date change to accommodate Valentine’s Day! Over the […]