Social media

Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.

Shampoo in the shower and Contextual Inquiry

In a recent post on Linkedin by Kath Straub displayed the following photo along with this comment:

Shampoo in the shower

Really. PLEASE put SHAMPOO (or S) in BIG LETTERS on the little bottle so we can tell shampoo from conditioner without glasses in the shower!

Our Favorite INFOgraphic about UX Design

This graphic was created by Cloud Forest Design. I'm not sure if they are still in business--their website blog hasn't been updated in a while. Glad that Psychology is at the root! (but they misspelled it!)

Don’t let them know you can write code

There have been a few rumblings in the past year or so in the “twittersphere” from some noted UX professionals that as UX’ers we should learn programming. You may or may not agree with this in principle, but I would like to add this story to the mix. The “moral “to the story is that if you can code, don’t let them know!

Social Media and the theories of Distributed Cognition

We see a direct connection between what is going on in social media and many of the communication models that have been described within the Distributed Cognition framework (see, for example on the research by team at UCSD, James Hollan, Edwin Hutchins, and David Kirsch:

http://files.meetup.com/410989/DistributedCognition.pdf