Here’s my slides from my talk on World Usability Day. The event gathered around 90 people and was held at Visma in Växjö, Sweden. I’ve made the slides publicly available through SlideShare but please note that the Slides are in Swedish.
Today is World Usability Day and we celebrate that here in Växjö by having a lunch event where among other things, I will talk about Design for Influence. The event will start at 12pm and go on for about 1 hour. It will be streamed live and you’re more than welcome to join us.
I’ve done a serious redesign of the site both about the way it looks but also about its focus. Since I now run my own business I need this site to be a better platform where I can market my services, but I will of course keep writing articles.
Lately I’ve been working on a redesign for In usability we trust. I’m almost there but still have a few things to work out before launching it. Nevertheless I wanted to share a sneak peak of its current look.
It’s only a week until my book is available for purchase! It was originally scheduled to be released on August 15th but the process of producing the book has gone really well so Apress decided to publish it a whole month earlier. So mark July 15th in you calendar cause that’s when it’s finally coming out!
Here’s an update on how my book project is progressing. The good news is that I have signed a contract with Apress, so they’re going to publish it. I must say that I’m pretty excited about that. It was pretty awesome to see the book with my name on it on Amazon.
I am in the process of writing a book about the new Google Maps API v3. I thought that I would make the process a bit more open by releasing beta chapters that some people might read and give feedback on. Hopefully one of those people is you!
It’s been a while since I last wrote on this blog and I thought I would get you up to speed why that is. The reason is that I’ve been occupied with writing a book about Google Maps.
I haven’t written a book before so this is new territory for me. What I’ve noticed so far is that it progresses far slower than I predicted, but at least it progresses steadily even if slower than anticipated. I’ve taken a few weeks off of my regular work to devote to writing this book but this time won’t suffice, so there will probably be quite a few late nights and weekends of writing as well.
Some people on the forum NUI-group have written a book called Multi-Touch Technologies. The book is about Multi-Touch seen from several perspectives like hardware, software and gestures. It’s more about hardware and software than Interaction Design but contains some interesting bits on the latter subject.
Yesterday a new version of the ever so popular Google Maps API was released. In the new version the focus has been on improving speed, especially on mobile devices. I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of the beta testing and has been able to provide feeback directly to the developers. So far I think they’ve done a great job, even if there’s still more work to be done.