Stolen: User Experience
Tom Chi  

Stop the Presses! User Experience Owner Found!

February 18th, 2005 by Tom Chi :: 16 Comments

For years the question of who owns user experience? has been a topic of serious debate in our field. Frankly its getting to be a bit silly, so this week Ive decided to end the debate by just answering the question. And in the interest of making the answer understandable to all, Ive decided to explain it in the simplest way I know how this of course would be through the use of N-dimensional optimization theory.

Alrighty. So making products is hard. No surprise there. It is hard primarily because there are so many design dimensions that must be grappled with before any useful product can be created. For example, for any given electronic product we can choose from a wide variety of interaction metaphors, information architectures, visual design directions, market positioning, etc. Each of these areas by themselves is a complex N-dimensional space, and when we take them all together well, we have a real problem.

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Tom Chi  

Comic B-sides

February 18th, 2005 by Tom Chi :: 1 Comment

From time to time, KC moves his life from London to Hong Kong, putting him 16 hours ahead (or 8 hours behind tomorrow) of Seattle. Whenever this happens, there are invariably mix-ups, like Tom spending an hour on a WSJ-style stipple portrait of iVan. Other times not even the script is ready and we get some alternate versions of the comic.

We should totally do A/B testing.

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Kevin Cheng  

OK/Cancel in Hong Kong

February 22nd, 2005 by Kevin Cheng :: 2 Comments

For all you Vancouverites that gave me a holler, I have to apologize for not getting back to you yet. I was only there for a week before coming out to Hong Kong. I’ll be out here for a bit but more importantly, will be at this gig on Thursday - from the UPA HK site:

Peter Merholtz from Adaptive Path is in Hong Kong and we are catching up for “social drinks” and would be pleased if you could join us.

Venue: RED - Bar + Restaurant

Address: Shop 3082, 4012-18, International Finance Center (IFC), Central, HK

Date: Thursday, 24 Feb 2005

Time: 7:30pm onwards

Hope to see people there!

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OK/Cancel is a comic strip collaboration co-written and co-illustrated by Kevin Cheng and Tom Chi. Our subject matter focuses on interfaces, good and bad and the people behind the industry of building interfaces - usability specialists, interaction designers, human-computer interaction (HCI) experts, industrial designers, etc. (Who Links Here) ?