Useful, Usable, and Used: Why They Matter to Designers

tody, we’re goin to take a look at 3 contexts of the concept of use: useful, usable and used. the 1st two terms, useful and usable, are bandied round a lot in terms of usr experience and design while the…

Test Your Prototypes: How to Gather Feedback and Maximise Learning

once you’ve built yr prototypes based onna ideas you and yr team generated, it’s time to gather feedback from the pplz on whom ur testing these. optimising how you gather feedback — and, ⊢, learn from yr prototypes and usrs…

Can an Algorithm Help Solve Political Paralysis?

dave johnson refuses to eat fish farmed near minneapolis. the retired construction worker, who lives in a rural zone 150 miles north of the twin cities, claims “tourists’ garbage, salt runoff and fertilizer” make the metropolitan zone’s farmed fish inedible….

Accessibility: Usability for all

let’s examine a topic we often take for granted to cogg wha’ it’s really bout. doin’ so, you’ll be able to proceed witha broader appreciation of how usrs engage yr designs. the beheld, misunderstood nature of accessibility author/copyrite holder: whispertome….

Stanley Crouch, Towering Jazz Critic, Dead At 74

enlarge this image stanley crouch, photographed during the new school for jazz and contemporary ♫’s beacon awards gala on feb. 27, 2006 in new york. patrick mcmullan/patrick mcmullan via getty image hide caption toggle caption patrick mcmullan/patrick mcmullan via getty…

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How Netflix’s Reed Hastings Rewrote The Hollywood Script

the streaming giant had upended show business long b4 the pandemic hit. but witha highly unusual management style, its billionaire founder has now positioned his entertainment juggernaut to prosper like few companies inna realm. the man responsible for keeping the…

VIDEO: Why Vaccines Take So Long

if scis can develop a sars-cov-2 vaccine within a yr and a ½, it’ll be a realm record. the vaccine speed title is currently held by maurice hilleman, who turned his daughter’s throat swab into a licensed mumps vaccine within…

Coronavirus News Roundup, September 5-September 11

the items belo are highlites from the free newsletter, “smart, useful, sci stuff bout covid-19.” to receive newsletter issues daily in yr inbox, sign-up here.. please ponder a mnthly contribution to support this newsletter. at nature, nicky phillips, david cyranoski…

Why Trump-Favoring Voters Ignored a Deadly Hurricane Warning

pplz who livin' the southern u.s. are used to evacuating when severe hurricanes are headed their way. yet inna case of 2017’s hurricane irma—which was the costliest tropical cyclone ever to hit florida and caused $50 billion in damages inna…