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Fwd: Alertbox: Mobile Web 2009 = Desktop Web 1998

From: Jeff Sonstein <jeffs@it.rit.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:34:01 -0500
Cc: public-bpwg@w3.org
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To: member-bpwg@w3.org
if you have not read this article
you should...
it is worth reading

Jakob Nielsen is a clear and "readable" analyst
he usually has important and interesting things to say
and his analyses are *always* based on
good empirical data collection and solid analytic techniques

jeffs
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> From: bounce-alertbox-3765938@laser.sparklist.com
> Date: February 17, 2009 6:00:00 AM EST
> To: "Alertbox Announcement List" <alertbox@laser.sparklist.com>
> Subject: Alertbox: Mobile Web 2009 = Desktop Web 1998
>
> Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox for February 17 is now online at:
>  > http://www.useit.com/alertbox/mobile-usability.html
>
> Summary:
> Mobile phone users struggle mightily to use websites, even on high-end
> devices.
> To solve the problems, websites should provide special mobile  
> versions.
>
> ----------------------------------
>
> Usability Week 2009 conference
>
>  > Washington DC, April 5-10
>   > London, May 17-22
>   > San Francisco, June 22-27
>   > Sydney, July 27-August 1
>
> In-depth training:
>  > 3-day camp on Usability in Practice
>
> Specialized topics:
>  > 14 in-depth tutorials
>
> Full program:
>  > http://www.nngroup.com/events
>
> DEADLINE to save 10% on Washington registration: Next Friday, Feb. 27
>
> ----------------------------------
>
> EXAMPLES WANTED
>
> We are working on two new whitepapers:
>
> (A) Collaboration Features and Social Networking on Intranets
>
> For example:
>   - Enterprise blogging, CEO blogs, employee blogs
>   - Micro-blogging, mobile postings, Yammer etc.
>   - Discussion forums
>   - Wikis
>   - "Internal Facebook" or "Internal LinkedIn"
>   - Collaborative workspaces
>
> (B) Intranet Governance Issues
>
> For example:
>   - How should an intranet team be structured?
>   - Branding and advertising/promoting the intranet
>   - How to coordinate across departments?
>   - Advisory councils or governing boards
>   - How to introduce a revamp or new features
>
> Please help if you can contribute examples, screenshots, or insights
> (whether positive lessons learned, or things to avoid). You can remain
> anonymous, or if you are willing to be quoted, you and your  
> organization
> will get substantial professional recognition from being represented  
> in
> the report. (You will approve all quotes and screenshots before
> publication.) Also, of course, everybody who's quoted (whether by  
> name or
> anonymously) will get a complimentary copy of the report.
>
> If you can contribute to either study (or both!) please send Patty  
> Caya a
> brief message at the following address and she will follow up:
>   > intranet@nngroup.com
>
> ----------------------------------
>
> PROGRAMMER PRODUCTIVITY
>
> The #1 guideline for programmer productivity is to hire good ones -  
> they
> deliver 3 times more than bad ones (the very best are 20 times more
> productive than the worst):
>
>  > http://www.useit.com/alertbox/performance_variability.html
>
> The #2 guideline is to give each programmer a private office and  
> minimize
> distractions and interruptions. The New York Times had an interesting
> story about the design of an office environment to maximize  
> productivity
> in a small software company:
>
>  > http://nytimes.com/2009/02/08/realestate/commercial/08sqft.html
>
> The company is run by Joel Spolsky who is the author of a good book  
> about
> user interface design, so he is clearly not your average development
> manager. So much more reason to learn from him.
>
>
>
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