The Myth of Fixed-Width Layouts–Revisited

“Developing fixed-size Web pages is a fundamentally flawed practice. Not only does it result in Web pages that remain at a constant size regardless of the user’s browser size, but it fails to take advantage of the medium’s flexibility.” The

The Myth of Fixed-Width Layouts–Revisited

“Developing fixed-size Web pages is a fundamentally flawed practice. Not only does it result in Web pages that remain at a constant size regardless of the user’s browser size, but it fails to take advantage of the medium’s flexibility.” The

Fighting The “Air Sandwich”: Aligning For Success

For a while now I’ve been observing a similar pattern in some companies I’ve worked for or had contact with: There’s often a disconnect between high-level strategies and what actually happens during implementation. Execs don’t get what they want, and

Fighting The “Air Sandwich”: Aligning For Success

For a while now I’ve been observing a similar pattern in some companies I’ve worked for or had contact with: There’s often a disconnect between high-level strategies and what actually happens during implementation. Execs don’t get what they want, and

UX Fest in London – Workshops With William Hudson and James Kalbach

Our first UX Fest London in February 2011 was a great success. It included four courses, two from William Hudson and two by me. For the November this year, we have added two brand new, thought-provoking workshops: on on agile

UX Fest in London – Workshops With William Hudson and James Kalbach

Our first UX Fest London in February 2011 was a great success. It included four courses, two from William Hudson and two by me. For the November this year, we have added two brand new, thought-provoking workshops: on on agile

Business Model Design: Disruption Case Study

I’ve been working with Alexanders Osterwalder’s approach to business model generation via the business model canvas (BMC) for a few years now. The canvas is straight forward to use, which is the beauty of it: you “get it” right away. But

Business Model Design: Disruption Case Study

I’ve been working with Alexanders Osterwalder’s approach to business model generation via the business model canvas (BMC) for a few years now. The canvas is straight forward to use, which is the beauty of it: you “get it” right away. But

Enterprise Business Motivation Model – Mapping The Business

The business world is becoming increasingly complex. Studies in business complexity show that leaders are unable to cope: they are pulled in different directions and unable to focus [1, 2]. Conflicting priorities, competing business units, and an inability to find

Enterprise Business Motivation Model – Mapping The Business

The business world is becoming increasingly complex. Studies in business complexity show that leaders are unable to cope: they are pulled in different directions and unable to focus [1, 2]. Conflicting priorities, competing business units, and an inability to find

WORKSHOP: Web Navigation and Faceted Search Design – Saturday Oct 22 in NYC

I’m happy to announce I’ll be giving a one-day workshop on some my favorite topics in New York City: What: “Web Navigation and Faceted Search Design” When: Saturday October 22, 9:00-5:00 Where: General Assembly, 902 Broadway, NY, NY, 10010 General Assembly is hosting

WORKSHOP: Web Navigation and Faceted Search Design – Saturday Oct 22 in NYC

I’m happy to announce I’ll be giving a one-day workshop on some my favorite topics in New York City: What: “Web Navigation and Faceted Search Design” When: Saturday October 22, 9:00-5:00 Where: General Assembly, 902 Broadway, NY, NY, 10010 General Assembly is hosting

ROI Of Faceted Navigation?

Faceted navigation is widespread on the web (a.k.a faceted search and faceted browse). It’s become an expected standard. I’ve written several posts on the subject and also have a popular workshop on faceted navigation. (Next one: 22 Oct 2011 in NYC).

ROI Of Faceted Navigation?

Faceted navigation is widespread on the web (a.k.a faceted search and faceted browse). It’s become an expected standard. I’ve written several posts on the subject and also have a popular workshop on faceted navigation. (Next one: 22 Oct 2011 in NYC).

Business Model Canvas: A Type Of Alignment Diagram

In my presentation at Euro IA 2010 in Paris, I proposed the term “alignment diagrams” to refer to the class of documents currently found in design practice that do a similar thing: they visually align multiple facets of customer behavior

Business Model Canvas: A Type Of Alignment Diagram

In my presentation at Euro IA 2010 in Paris, I proposed the term “alignment diagrams” to refer to the class of documents currently found in design practice that do a similar thing: they visually align multiple facets of customer behavior

…On Communicating Strategy for Design

Before getting into how to communicate design strategy, let’s briefly look at what “strategy” is. A good place to start is Michael Porter’s landmark article “What Is Strategy.” He writes: Competitive strategy is about being different. It means deliberately choosing

…On Communicating Strategy for Design

Before getting into how to communicate design strategy, let’s briefly look at what “strategy” is. A good place to start is Michael Porter’s landmark article “What Is Strategy.” He writes: Competitive strategy is about being different. It means deliberately choosing

EuroHCIR 2011 Papers Announced

We’re pleased to announce the line up for the EuroHCIR 2011 workshop–the first HCIR event to be held outside the US. It will be held as part of the British HCI Conference in Newcastle on July 4.  The program will include: Short slots for

EuroHCIR 2011 Papers Announced

We’re pleased to announce the line up for the EuroHCIR 2011 workshop–the first HCIR event to be held outside the US. It will be held as part of the British HCI Conference in Newcastle on July 4.  The program will include: Short slots for

Locating Value with Alignment Diagrams

Paul Kahn and I just published an article outlining a foundation for what we’re calling alignment diagrams. See “Locating Value with Alignment Diagrams” in volume 2, issue 2 of the Parsons Journal of Information Mapping. Here’s this abstract: Theorists and

Locating Value with Alignment Diagrams

Paul Kahn and I just published an article outlining a foundation for what we’re calling alignment diagrams. See “Locating Value with Alignment Diagrams” in volume 2, issue 2 of the Parsons Journal of Information Mapping. Here’s this abstract: Theorists and

Docking Navigation Bars – Web Navigation Trend

I a previous post I pointed to a recent trend of having a static navigation bar at the bottom of the page–the static footer bar. This navigation mechanism is usually a type of utility navigation or tool bar of sorts.

Docking Navigation Bars – Web Navigation Trend

I a previous post I pointed to a recent trend of having a static navigation bar at the bottom of the page–the static footer bar. This navigation mechanism is usually a type of utility navigation or tool bar of sorts.

Human Computer Information Retrieval (HCIR) Workshop at HCI 2011

I’m honored to be on the organizing team for the first European workshop on HCIR at the HCI 2011 conference in Newcastle on July 4. See the workshop website for more details. We are looking for submissions from industry professionals, as

Human Computer Information Retrieval (HCIR) Workshop at HCI 2011

I’m honored to be on the organizing team for the first European workshop on HCIR at the HCI 2011 conference in Newcastle on July 4. See the workshop website for more details. We are looking for submissions from industry professionals, as

Scroll-Activated Dynamic Menus – Web Navigation Trend

“Also known as fly-out menus, pull-down menus, or pop-up menus, dynamic menus provide quick access to navigation options. They are considered “dynamic” because visitors must interact with them before they display. After the visitor selects a navigation option with a

Scroll-Activated Dynamic Menus – Web Navigation Trend

“Also known as fly-out menus, pull-down menus, or pop-up menus, dynamic menus provide quick access to navigation options. They are considered “dynamic” because visitors must interact with them before they display. After the visitor selects a navigation option with a

Announcing Workshops In Sydney – April 28-29, 2011

Are you in OZ and want to learn about faceted search, strategic alignment diagrams, IA, navigation and more this April? I’m  delighted to announce that I’ll be giving 2 workshops in Sydney on April 28-29, 2011! See the workshop website for more

Announcing Workshops In Sydney – April 28-29, 2011

Are you in OZ and want to learn about faceted search, strategic alignment diagrams, IA, navigation and more this April? I’m  delighted to announce that I’ll be giving 2 workshops in Sydney on April 28-29, 2011! See the workshop website for more