Design Critique: Randonautica

By Sara Almai Randonautica is a mobile phone application intended to be used as an aid for exploration. The application generates a random or pseudorandom set of coordinates, called a “point”, for the user, called a “randonaut”, to venture to. The point is generated based on a descriptor selected by the user on the homepage. …

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An interview with Bushra Mahmood, a lead designer at Adobe

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On April 2nd I had the chance to interview Bushra Mahmood, who is currently a Lead Designer in Adobe. I was glad to interview her because she is a designer with years of experience but also she works for Adobe – the creator of tools that I use for designing as far as I have started designing. It was a very nice conversation for me and I am glad to present it here

DESIGN CRITIQUE – RIDEPATH (IOS APPLICATION)

Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is a ‘rapid’ transit system in the Northeastern New Jersey cities of Newark,Harrison,Jersey City,Hoboken,Lower and Midtown Manhattan in New York city. This application provides the user real time countdown information, schedules, trip-planning, train routes and alerts – all in one convenient place. Initial Screen/Page – PathRide’s first encounter with the user …

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Creating an ethical usability study

Overview Ethical methods and procedures are critical when conducting research of any kind, and usability is no exception.  Processes regarding ethical treatment of study participants’ well-being and privacy have been well documented in a variety of fields including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and other scientific endeavors.  It is within the past decades that these ideals have been …

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