Thinking Summer, Usability and Interactions


Four more weeks to Spring term.  Reminded the students of hard dates.   Now time to start preparing for next term, Summer, 2012.   So I will start blogging my thoughts about how to approach Usability and Interaction.  Have some new text books and the devices and apps are certainly changing.  Here are a couple of examples

http://mashable.com/2012/05/21/leap-motion/   Motion interfaces
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_bn11#/video/us/2012/05/22/erin-ipad-band.cnn  ipad band

Also, new dilemmas?   What are dilemmas–problems without answers, yet.

A question:  will the tablet replace the portable, personal pc for the workforce and what will that change as far as usability and interaction?

First up:  work out the goals of the interface.

Goals in mind, goals of application or web site, aligned or not?
Ambiguity, Consistency, Goals being the first alignment.   

 

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