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My Notes on Jared Spool’s presentation – Mobile & UX: In the eye of the perfect storm

Hello everyone! It’s the first day of this year’s Web App Masters Tour, Seattle stop, and I’m right here listening to what the experienced Masters have to say about what it takes to design a good experience today, highly focusing on mobile topics (which is why I’m here). I’ll be documenting the key points of […]

Don’t Only Wear the Blue Beanie: The Importance of Web Standards

So maybe you thought it’s a cool trend for the day to add the blue beanie to your avatar or take pictures of yourself wearing your own. But stop for a moment and think about the real motives: Why are we supporting web standards? First of all… what are web standards? Web standards are about […]

Supporting Web Standards: Blue Beanie Day!!

Hey everyone! Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 30th) is the Fourth Annual International Blue Beani Day! In recognition of the correct use of web standards world wide, Jeffrey Zeldman invites us to do the following: Take a self-portrait wearing a blue beanie (toque, tuque, cap) and upload it to the Blue Beanie Day 2010 pool on Flickr. […]

My Notes on David River’s Webinar: Visual Design for Web Applications

Today I had the good fortune of assisting a virtual session with David Rivers, from Two Rivers Consulting, and the topic was Visual Design for Web Applications. I specially liked that he established the difference between designing for a web site (when you worry about your users leaving) and designing for a web app (when […]

WUD 2010: Beginner’s Guide to the Usability Concept

As many of you might already know, today is the World Usability Day, so there are many events going on around the globe. I didn’t want to be left behind on it, and since my work revolves around the concept, I just couldn’t allow myself to be left behind. So today, and in hopes to […]

Notes on Stephen Anderson’s Virtual Seminar: Leveraging Seductive Interaction Design

I’d already listened to Stephen’s talk on the use of his Mental Notes cards at my visit to the Web App Master’s Tour Philadelphia, but I still enjoyed his Virtual Seminar yesterday on Leveraging Seductive Interaction Design. He got more into detail with the procedure and the concepts implied. Stephen spoke about the use of […]

My Notes on Jonathan Boutelle’s Warm Gun Presentation

Next in line for my summaries of Warm Gun Design conference presentations is Jonathan Boutelle’s. Jonathan is from SlideShare, and his presentation (very technical and interesting, by the way) was called Designing for Performance. Here are my notes: Page loading – Why bother? Searches/users decrease 0.44% – User engagement fails with a slow website Drops […]

My Notes on Luke Wroblewski’s Warm Gun Presentation

Again, continuing with my report on the presentations during the Warm Gun Design conference, here are my notes on Luke Wroblewski‘s presentation titled Sign Up Forms Must Die! (loved the title, by the way): First time experiences shouldn’t be about feeling interrogated, and there should be no ghost towns after sign-ups (blank pages with nothing […]

My Notes on Darrell Benatar’s Warm Gun Design Presentation

I was catching up last night with the videos of the presentations that were given at the Warm Gun Design congress. They were very interesting. The first one I watched was Darrell Benatar’s, from It was very interesting the way the figured how to convince companies to start doing usability testing by reducing the […]

My Notes on Jared M. Spool’s Warm Gun Presentation

Yesterday, we had the oportunity of watching the Warm Gun Design presentations. I was only able to watch Jared’s because I was at work and his was during my lunch time. There were a lot of great speakers, though. You can check out more information in case you missed out on it. Anyways, I’ll share […]