Des Traynor spoke to lots of developers from both the Sanger Institute and the EBI about content strategy for application developers. Read on for sketchnotes, slides and a note on “micro copy”.
A couple of weeks ago, some of you might have noticed that Google quietly introduced some new icons for there range of services. Hmmm. OK.
But today, they’ve done something a whole lot more interesting – the Google search engine now features “Google Instant“. This means that not only does Google try to complete your search term and make suggestions as you type, but now it can also populate the search results list in real time. Crazy!
You can toggle it on and off, if you find it too disconcerting. I think I will be leaving it on for now, though.
Those with a broad interest in HCI may want to put September 6 – 10 in the calendar. Workshops and talks at the 24th British Computer Society (now rather awkwardly called the “Chartered Institute for IT”… ) HCI conference will take place during that week. The overall theme is play.
Workshop organisers include the excellent Caroline Jarret (writing surveys and designing forms), Tony Russell-Rose (“designing effective search user experiences”), David Sloan and Brock Craft, amongst others.
A chap called Will Evans has put together a very well-received list of recommended reading for interaction and user experience design – the UX Canon. It’s not a short list, but there are certainly some excellent title there.
If you’re interested in IxD or UX, but not sure where to start, you could do much worse that beginning with this very well selected list.
UPDATE: the slides from Ibrahim’s talk are now available in a slideshow (below)
Our talk this week will be given by Ibrahim Emam, who works in the EMBL EBI Microarray group on the Atlas project (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/gxa). Ibrahim’s talk is entitled:
“From ArrayExpress Warehouse to Atlas of Gene Expression: A walkthrough some UI enhancements“
Weds, Oct 28th, 14h, Courtyard Room, EMBL EBI Continue reading