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“Super Mom in a Box”

This is where we’ll talk about the essay “Super Mom in a Box.” Sorry I’m a little later on this than I’d prefer, but it has been one of those “one thing after another” series of days. The next few … Continue reading

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And shifting into readings sort of between the text to hypertext and social media assignments…

We’re starting to move away from the readings that are specifically about the text to hypertext/usability projects (that is, Krug and Redish and the like) and more into some readings that make connections between that assignment and the semester of … Continue reading

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Continuing to talk about “Do Not Track” (and a few related FWIW readings/thoughts)

You can continue the conversation about “Do Not Track” where we started it and/or here, that’s totally up to you. But I wanted to post a new thread first to remind you to make sure you finish up the series– … Continue reading

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“Do Not Track,” a web video/experience

This is where we’ll talk about “Do Not Track,” which is a sort of web video and interactive web experience about an important topic we haven’t really talked about much yet: privacy and data security on the web. There are … Continue reading

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On to Part Two of the Text-to-Hypertext Project: Publishing Options, Important Dates, Questions?

Now that you are (hopefully?) well on your way in the peer review for the first part of the usability/text-to-hypertext project, let’s get to the next part about making your text into a hypertext. Of course, to get started, it … Continue reading

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Peer Review for the Quasi-Usability Testing Essay

This is where we’ll kick off the peer review for the part 1 of the usability/text to hypertext assignment. Just as a refresher, here’s how I describe this part of the assignment: For your role as a user or reviewer, … Continue reading

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“But does web site design really matter?”

We’ve obviously been spending a fair amount of time in the last couple weeks (with Krug and Redish in particular) talking about best practices/best principles in web design and usability, the details down to the point of emphasis in a … Continue reading

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A short video update about the second part of the Codecademy and the quasi-usability testing

Watch the video, but some of the basics here: You have all (well, almost) finished part 1 of the Codecademy exercises, meaning the HTML/CSS exercises. So thumbs up and good for you! Now the next step is part two and … Continue reading

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The first part of the usability project: the survey, the short essay

As we started talking about here, the first part of the usability project assignment is kind of a poor substitute for the kind of in-class usability testing we might do if this was a face to face class. In that … Continue reading

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Redish through Chapter 8

Here’s where we’ll get into the second part of Redish, through chapter 8. A few thoughts to get you going: Note that we’re not talking about creating a web page, which suggests a single document where everything is.  We’re talking about … Continue reading

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