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Notes from the Field

It Wasn’t The Manifesto I Was Expecting

Dec 07 2008 in Notes from the Field

A short review of a book on Activity Centered Design, with a bit of a rant thrown in (sorry; couldn’t help myself), followed by a few quick pointers about good iterative design practice.

David Bishop
Lead Designer & Researcher

A Little Ditty about “Innovation”

Nov 19 2008 in Notes from the Field

Dave Bishop attends The Technology Collaborative’s annual meeting last night where, amidst random hors d’oeuvres and other presentations, he heard Rob Daley from Thorley Industries speak on how his company does business.

David Bishop
Lead Designer & Researcher

Ad-Hoc Usability Testing

We at MAYA have been interested for a while about the differences between usability tests where the tasks are well-defined beforehand and those that use a looser structure; where the user has greater autonomy to explore the interface or the product.

David Bishop
Lead Designer & Researcher