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Country:Australia
Location:Canberra

Nathanael Boehm on user experience design, social media and Government 2.0.



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Here’s a real world example of where consistency can matter more than efficiency: The traffic light controlled intersection at Haydon Drive and Jaeger Circuit. Because there’s only a single lane coming out of Jaeger Circuit onto Haydon Dr...

From The Axe Book, a booklet that accompanies axes and tools made by Gränsfors Bruk, a forge north of Stockholm in Sweden: What we take, how and what we make, what we waste, is in fact a question of ethics. We have an unlimited responsibility for t...

From Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love (2014) by Jon Kolko: Most of our product development processes are arcane and reflect outdated ways of thinking. The “product requirements document” for example –...

Gold-plating

on Jan 9, 2017

“Gold-plating” is often used to criticise designers when they attempt to thoughtfully design a useful and usable surface or interface for a product. The cognitive model applied here is one of “all in” from the bottom nearly to the...

Or When Knowledge Bases Inevitably Go Bad. I wanted to look up the ACT road rules to check what I thought was a new rule that came in last year about having to stay in your lane when going around corners on multi-lane roads rather than drifting acr...

With over 400 registered accounts for websites I may be in the upper percentile for web users, but I’m sure everyone has at least once had an online account “lost” by a business. Sometimes e-commerce businesses lose their user d...

Contribution to The UX Book (2012) by Len Bass from NICTA: Architectural decisions made early in development [may] preclude the implementation of a usable system. Members of the design team are frustrated and disappointed that despite their best ef...