Author name: Elizabeth McDonald

UX and Happiness: An Interview with Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela Pavliscak is a design researcher who specializes in emotional intelligence and positive design. She is the founder of Change Sciences, a research think tank that investigates the way people experience technology in order to ensure that client companies provide the most positive experiences possible. She is currently writing a book, Designing for Happiness, to …

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Who Moved My Navigation Menu? Considering Users’ Feelings in the Redesign Process

At this year’s IA Summit, Joe Sokohl gave a talk titled The Digital Place You Love is Gone, which touched on the loss people feel when a digital space they know well changes. People don’t like change in the digital realm any more than they like it in the “real” world. Such change can make …

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Design Critique: NSF’s FastLane System (proposal functions)

FastLane is the online system used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the management of research proposals and awards. This critique focuses on the system functions related to proposal creation. The proposal template provided by FastLane is comprised of a list of forms, which are edited by selecting the ‘Go’ button to the left …

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