The Power and Problems of Provisional Personas in UX design

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Personas are an oft used and highly touted communication and usability tool. They can help summarize what you know about the user, highlight pain points, and point out potential opportunities to customize your products for your users. In sum, they keep product development focused on your target market, rather than the world at large.

We Speak People Sure, Design for Web and Mobile

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We Speak People Sure, design for Web and mobile is what we do, but we recognize that the experience of actual people is central to success. We’re passionate and hard working experts who help our clients make their technology easier for people to use. We get technology, but we speak people. Learn more about us … Read more

Jesse Nieminen

Jesse Nieminen Former Product Review Editor and Cover Artist Birthplace: Upper Michigan, United States Employer: http://www.sleepwalk.net/ Title/Role: Principal Personal Web site/Portfolio: http://www.sleepwalk.net/ Memorable Quotes: “Sometimes I feel like a hitman” Digital Web Articles Adobe Photoshop 5.5 Published on August 28, 2001 MetaCreations Painter 6.0 Published on August 28, 2001 Adobe After Effects 4.1 Published on … Read more

Animosity for Animus

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Animosity for Animus Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > DigiSect By Stephen Van Doren Published on March 5, 2001 What? A strong dislike or hatred of animal fat. What? Animal fat. The stuff you cut off of a steak to enjoy the meal–the stuff … Read more

Matthew Pennell

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Matthew Pennell Former Editor in Chief Birthplace: Hertford, UK Employer: Booking.com Title/Role: Senior Web Designer Personal Web site/Portfolio: The Watchmaker Project Memorable Quotes: “Sure, I’d like to learn Ruby on Rails, but my head is full.” Digital Web Articles Pro JavaScript Techniques Published on December 26, 2006 Book Review: Bulletproof Ajax Published on April /files/includes/10.css, … Read more

Digital Web Magazine

Search Install the Mozilla Firefox Digital Web Search Plugin. Or, grab it from Mycroft at Mozilla Development. Your search for “Annual Readership Survey” matched 167 pages: News: Winter Break Yes it’s Wednesday and you are probably coming here to look for the new… Page: Reader Survey Results January 2005 – December 2005 Demographics Age Gender … Read more

Meryl K. Evans

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Meryl K. Evans Contributing Editor Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX Employer: meryl.net Title/Role: Content Maven: writer * editor * researcher Personal Web site/Portfolio: meryl.net Memorable Quotes: “Content is a great way to build relationships, personal and professional.” Digital Web Articles Hugh Forrest Published on February 3, 2002 Geoffrey Hiller Published on March 19, 2002 Adam Greenfield … Read more

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Search Your search for “Annual Readership Survey” matched 148 pages: News: Favorite Color Cameron Adams is holding a survey that he hopes will settle the dispute about… News: Ezines, mags, zines, and blogs, oh my Today’s topic within the web community seems to be publishing. In specific… News: 15 April 2002, 8:36 AM NetDiver.net releases … Read more

Molly E. Holzschlag

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Molly E. Holzschlag Former Associate Editor Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States Employer: Molly.Com, Inc Title/Role: President Personal Web site/Portfolio: http://www.molly.com/ Memorable Quotes: “Working as a Web designer demands a sense of compromise. I call it ‘Control Freak Zen Master.’ You learn to control whatever you can about your designs–and the moment you can no … Read more

Digital Web Magazine

Search Install the Mozilla Firefox Digital Web Search Plugin. Or, grab it from Mycroft at Mozilla Development. Your search for “Annual Readership Survey” matched 167 pages: Article: Chris Hofmann Clearing Up the Confusion Change Is Good What The Future Holds Clearing Up… Article: Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the Underground The Fresh … Read more

Nathan Smith

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Nathan Smith Former Columnist Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Employer: Fellowship Tech Title/Role: UX Developer Personal Web site/Portfolio: SonSpring Memorable Quotes: “When using a menu system on the web, you are making an unwritten statement to the user: ‘The links in this section are for navigating to different parts of this website,’ period. When you have … Read more

Digital Web Magazine

Search Your search for “Annual Readership Survey” matched 148 pages: News: Lessons Learned from SXSW 2004 While we are on the subject of SXSW and lessons learned: Kevin Smokler has… News: Top /files/includes/10.css Web Companies to Work For Recently I gathered feedback from several experts within the web industry and… News: Is Fixing Really the … Read more

Nick Finck

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Nick Finck Former Publisher Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States Employer: Blue Flavor Title/Role: Director of User Experience Personal Web site/Portfolio: NickFinck.com Memorable Quotes: “The ‘right’ design is the design that is you. Design speaks, it breaths and more importantly it communicates emotion. Good design says a lot without saying a single word or even displaying … Read more

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Search Install the Mozilla Firefox Digital Web Search Plugin. Or, grab it from Mycroft at Mozilla Development. Your search for “Annual Readership Survey” matched 167 pages: Article: Tony Byrne Digital Web Magazine: Tony, what question are you surprised you’re not… Article: Think Beyond – Think Global Thanks in part to Tim Berners-Lee and the invention … Read more

Peter-Paul Koch

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Peter-Paul Koch Former Columnist Birthplace: Amsterdam, the Netherlands Employer: self Title/Role: freelance web developer Personal Web site/Portfolio: http://www.quirksmode.org/ Memorable Quotes: “Keep it Simple” Digital Web Articles Forms, usability, and the W3C DOM Published on May 30, 2003 Keep it Simple Published on August 26, 2002 Fluid Thinking Published on October 2, 2002 Client Centered Design … Read more

Nick Finck

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Nick Finck Former Publisher Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States Employer: Blue Flavor Title/Role: Director of User Experience Personal Web site/Portfolio: NickFinck.com Memorable Quotes: “The ‘right’ design is the design that is you. Design speaks, it breaths and more importantly it communicates emotion. Good design says a lot without saying a single word or even displaying … Read more

Shirley E. Kaiser

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Shirley E. Kaiser Contributing Writer, Interviewee Birthplace: San Rafael, CA, USA Employer: SKDesigns Title/Role: Owner, designer, developer, cook and dishwasher Personal Web site/Portfolio: Brainstorms and Raves Memorable Quotes: “A thwing* hit me.” * my 3-year-old’s way of pronouncing ‘swing’ Digital Web Articles Designing for Search Engines and Stars Published on April 9, 2001 Subscribe to … Read more

Contributors

Contributors (AWS), Amazon Web Services Contributing Writer(s) Adanc, Mac Cover Artist Alcantara, Lea Contributing Writer Alexander, Keith Contributing Writer Allen, Dean Contributing Writer Allsopp, John Former Columnist Almond, Michael Contributing Writer Almqvist, Pär Contributing Writer Alvin, Jennifer Former Assistant Book Review Writer Amos, Jim Contributing Writer Andersson, David “liorean” Andersson Contributing Writer Andrew, Rachel Contributing … Read more

This week : Time To Change

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This week Time To Change In: Articles It’s the end of the year; a time for nostalgia and looking back on the past year. Nick Finck, Digital Web Magazine’s founder and publisher, recalls where we’ve been, what we’ve achieved, and discusses the potential for dramatic change in where we are going as a publication. This … Read more

Alan K’necht

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Alan K’necht Former Columnist Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Employer: K’nechtology Inc. Title/Role: President and Senior Internetologist Personal Web site/Portfolio: About Alan K’necht Memorable Quotes: “Remember the first two Ws in WWW stand for World Wide.” Digital Web Articles Making Cents from Information Architecture Published on January 22, 2003 The ROI of ROI Published on March … Read more

Web Design &; Development

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Web Design & Development Tipped Blue Flavor was approached by Tipped’s founder Joel Brazil to not only design, but build (from the ground up) this fabulous social application. A challenging social design, custom Ruby on Rails development and a very interesting and compelling mobile component made Tipped one of our largest and most challenging projects … Read more

Ben Henick

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Ben Henick Former Copy Chief Birthplace: New York, New York, United States Employer: Ben Henick Title/Role: Web Author At-Large Personal Web site/Portfolio: http://www.io.com/persist1/ Memorable Quotes: “…good, effective design is really the only way to transcend the Standard Operating Procedure of the Web and turn it into a unique experience… on the order of a novel … Read more