ENTRIES TAGGED "user interface"
User-Centered Design with Travis Lowdermilk
Travis Lowdermilk (@tlowdermilk) is a software developer who recently joined Microsoft as UX Designer for Visual Studio. He hosts the Windows Developer Show and advocates for User-Centered Design (UCD). Travis is the author of User-Centered Design: A Developer’s Guide to Building User-Friendly Applications.
Key points from the full video interview include:
- What is User-Centered Design and why is it important? [Discussed at the 0.16 mark.]
- How does UCD relate to HCI and UX? [Discussed at the 1.56 mark.]
- UX helps developers create engaging apps. [Discussed at the 4.34 mark.]
- Ask questions, observe users, and modify your apps based on what you see and hear. [Discussed at the 07.13 mark.]
- UCD applies to large and small companies alike. [Discussed at the 9.54 mark.]
- Users don’t always know what they want. [Discussed at the 13.37 mark.]
- Engage users even if it’s just a few. [Discussed at the 18.23 mark.]
You can watch the entire interview in the following video:
Kinect + open drivers + MIT = the future of UI.
A marriage of Kinect and the creativity of MIT has led to this: The first baby steps toward "Minority Report"-inspired interfaces.