Tag Archives: ux

Rethink the Browser

At Mozfest, I facilitated a session called, Rethink the Browser. We imagined new ways to peek beyond the surface of a web site to enable smarter, safer browsing on the mobile web. This excellent group generated a lot of ideas, in … Continue reading

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Styles of Style

How can a code editor be useful for new learners and seasoned students of the craft? How can an editor adapt to optimize for both mobile screens and desktops? Do the answers to the first question overlap with the second? … Continue reading

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BadgeKit Domains

As you might have heard, Mozilla OpenBadges has a new platform in the works called BadgeKit. It aims to simplify the building and issuing of badges. To plan for this project, the team and community has explored its key attributes. … Continue reading

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Phatic in Design

In linguistics, a phatic expression is one whose only function is to perform a social task, as opposed to conveying information. Small talk and polite exchanges concern the channel of communication, but the words do not carry literal meaning. Speaker … Continue reading

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Nano Nano – Teacher's Pet

Nano Project Teacher’s Pet is a tool for editing code displayed on a projector. It dynamically adjusts text size to optimize the use of space for easy viewing. It solves a common and embarrassing nuisance that plagues many tech oriented … Continue reading

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Daily Data Renaissance

Accorinding to Richard Saul Wurman‘s Information Anxiety, The New York Times on an average Sunday contains more information than a Renaissance-era person had access to in his entire lifetime. He may base this on a narrow view of what constitutes information, … Continue reading

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Data browsing, history, and user experience

Data visualizations and browsers are usually organized around the problems users are trying to solve and tasks they wish to perform. More technically speaking, these require one or a combination of seven data-types: 1-, 2-, 3-dimensional data, temporal and multi-dimensional data, and … Continue reading

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Point point, click click

I’ve often wondered why we’ve never seen a computer offer two users the chance to control two cursors at the same time. On a split screen or a shared space, there could be countless opportunities for collaboration, particularly in the … Continue reading

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