27
Jan

Usability testing with kids

by Trine Falbe in Uncategorized

Last year I worked on a prototype developed for young kids in the age of 5 to 8.

I did a lot of prototype testing during the process, and I’m going to share my experiences about that in this post.
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26
Sep

Write-up of the Generate Conference

by Trine Falbe in Conferences

On the 11th of September, my lovely colleague Tina and I flew over the small pond to attend Generate – the first conference organized by .net magazine.
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1
Jun

Teach with a passion

This blog post has been underway for quite some time. It started last year when I was asked to do a talk about presentation skills at the annual conference in our teacher’s association.

As I sat down to prepare my talk, the first thing I did was put myself in the position of my audience (= teachers in the multimedia design field, like myself) – because that’s what you should always do when preparing a presentation Keep reading »

9
May

We need to rethink affordances in interface design

by Trine Falbe in IxD, Webdesign

Yesterday David Arno tweeted this:
“Use proper affordances — buttons should look like buttons” Why? How often do ppl press physical buttons compared with hitting touch areas? (source).

David hits the nail on the head. A touch area should look like a touch area – the button term in the “tactile transferred to touchscreen” is redundant. It’s redundant because the tactile button itself is pretty much extinct. Sure, there are physical buttons on kitchen devices etc., but many, many buttons today are placed on a digital interface.

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16
Feb

Video: my gotoAndSki(‘Switzerland’) talk

by Trine Falbe in Conferences

My talk at gotoAndSki(‘Switzerland’) was about cognitive psychology and what we can learn from psychology to create better interaction design. The video (kindly uploaded by Fernando Colaco) takes about an hour, so settle in with your lunch or a cup of evening tea before clicking “play” :)

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1
Feb

Two thumbs up for gotoAndSki(‘Switzerland’)

I’m fresh back from a short trip to the Swiss Alps where I had the privilege of speaking at the gotoAndSki conference.

The conference took place in the little town of Stechelberg in the middle of the Alps, and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking.

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22
Jan

Presentation Ninja Tricks #4: Presenting for very small audiences

Over the past three days, I’ve posted 3 blog posts with Presentation Ninja Tricks, and I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on it – thank you :)

However, as Dennis B. Petersen pointed out to me, my posts, as any other he has read about presentation skills, are primarily focused on presentations for larger audiences. But, Dennis asked me, where are the tips for presentations with very limited audiences such as a meeting between a consultant and client, or a daily presentation in an organization? Presentations that to a great extent also function as a direct delivery of information and documentation?

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13
Jan

Presentation Ninja Tricks #3: Perform

In the two previous posts, I’ve shared with you my Presentation Ninja Tricks on the first two phases of creating a presentation, Plan and Produce. Now it’s time to look at the final phase, Perform.

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12
Jan

Presentation Ninja Tricks #2: Produce

In the first post of this series, I shared with you how to get started with planning your presentation. In this post, we’ll focus on the second phase: Produce.

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11
Jan

Presentation Ninja Tricks #1: Plan

This post is the first of (so far) three posts about presentation skills. I’ve spent a lot of time writing down a list of good advice for people who do talks and presentations in all scale. So here you go, I hope you will find it useful.

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