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Clearinghouse Post! Part 1 : Grab Bag, Usability, Information Design

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Back from long, busy business trip – from Hyderabad (+one day stop over at Colombo, Srilanka.)
Colombo Buddhist Temple  : Srilanka

My bloglines and Feedemon ‘interesting – to blog later’ list is a huge pile now! Let’s get real – I wont get time to blog all those. So a clearinghouse post, I wish I had time to blog all these. Not in any particular order! Some are really old – sitting there for a long time on ‘to blog’ list. Completely in Shuffle mode!

Effectively handling incoming emails By Chris Gilmer

Email is our main mode of communication now, it seems that most people have a tendency to stop what they were focusing on as soon as an email comes in and respond to it accordingly, all the while the sender sits impatiently waiting for a response. Remember the time when we used to send letters in the post, or wait for responses on our voice mail? Are we getting way out of control with our email expectations?

11 Tips for Time Management in a Web Worker World By Judi Sohn

Without feeling that anyone is directly monitoring your activities, it’s way too easy to be distracted by an over-stuffed to-do list and jumbled priorities. How often do you get to the end of your day and feel like you’ve worked so hard and have nothing to show for it? It’s not like anyone saw you slaving away at your desk.

So I present you Brazen’s list, with a web worker twist…

2006 Web Technology Trends from Read/Write Web

Jim Carroll: How to put a ripple in a flat world from The Business Innovation Insider

Beta version of Google Patent Search

Classifying Experiences Infographic (24 Feb 2006) from NIXON*NOW

“This framework structures all the elements that make for a great experience, and gives a context to the various activities (both internal and external to an organization) that play a role in defining a person’s perception of a product or service.”

Stephen created a very well done infographic poster on the topic of experience as it relates brands, products and consumer’s perceptions.

Project Management Made Easy by D. Keith Robinson

Over the years I’ve learned to take what works and lose what doesn’t. This has left me with a surprisingly simple and easy to learn group of tricks, tips and methods related to project management that work better than anything I’ve read in a book or learned from a “real” project manager. Project management doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming, in fact I’m arguing that it’s better if it’s not.

From Data to Wisdom: An Interview with Paco Underhill By Liz Danzico

The ultimate webdesign usability checklist from Not Usable via xBlog

RSS 2.0 And Atom 1.0 Compared via xBlog

Simplicity Is Highly Overrated By Don Norman

Why do we deliberately build things that confuse the people who use them?

Answer: Because the people want the features. Because simplicity is a myth whose time has past, if it ever existed.

Make it simple and people won’t buy. Given a choice, they will take the item that does more. Features win over simplicity, even when people realize that it is accompanied by more complexity. You do it too, I bet. Haven’t you ever compared two products side by side, comparing the features of each, preferring the one that did more? Why shame on you, you are behaving, well, behaving like a normal person.

From Column Two :
Plan before CMS implementation, Top 10 mistakes when selecting a CMS, Feed your enterprise with RSS

from Micro Persuasion
Five Critical Factors that Make Corporate Blogging Go, A Model for Measuring Blogging ROI

Alpha Geek: Video Editing 101 – Lifehacker

Information Architecture 3.0 by Peter Morville

Defining Information Architecture

  1. The structural design of shared information environments.
  2. The combination of organization, labeling, search, and navigation systems within web sites and intranets.
  3. The art and science of shaping information products and experiences to support usability and findability.
  4. An emerging discipline and community of practice focused on bringing principles of design and architecture to the digital landscape.

Add a Wikipedia search box to your blog by Dave Taylor

The 5 deadly sins of blogging from Pronet Advertising

Progressive Disclosure by Jakob Nielsen

Progressive disclosure defers advanced or rarely used features to a secondary screen, making applications easier to learn and less error-prone.

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December 14th, 2006 at 10:19 am

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