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Re: New O'Reilly book on Context

From: Anthony Doran <t.doran@texthelp.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 16:04:16 +0000
Message-ID: <CAKjZnGSP4tPom_5oUPLWeZwvtkmJUKQEMA5=zc6cZm_vxUE4vQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
This is oddly relevant to some things we are looking at as an organisation,
across our apps/programs/software/tools/WhateverWeAreCallingItToday. The
rise of the prevalence of material design, the desire to unify the UX
across platforms to provide a consistent experience, remove ambiguity and
improve the intuitiveness of products. It is all good stuff. People need to
take design seriously from get go. So much software with great potential is
hobbled by badly designed, bolted on UI leading to a horrible UX.

This is interesting reading too:


On 8 January 2015 at 15:39, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> Thank you Steve. I will order it.
> Rich Schwerdtfeger
> [image: Inactive hide details for Steve Lee ---01/08/2015 04:41:37
> AM--->From the TOC this would appear to have much of relevance to co]Steve
> Lee ---01/08/2015 04:41:37 AM--->From the TOC this would appear to have
> much of relevance to coga11y http://shop.oreilly.com/product
> From: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>
> To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
> Date: 01/08/2015 04:41 AM
> Subject: New O'Reilly book on Context
> ------------------------------
> >From the TOC this would appear to have much of relevance to coga11y
> http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920024651.do?imm_mid=0ca469&cmp=em-web-na-na-newsltr_20150107
> To make sense of the world, we’re always trying to place things in
> context, whether our environment is physical, cultural, or something
> else altogether. Now that we live among digital, always-networked
> products, apps, and places, context is more complicated than
> ever—starting with "where" and "who" we are.
> This practical, insightful book provides a powerful toolset to help
> information architects, UX professionals, and web and app designers
> understand and solve the many challenges of contextual ambiguity in
> the products and services they create. You’ll discover not only how to
> design for a given context, but also how design participates in making
> context.
> * Learn how people perceive context when touching and navigating
> digital environments
> * See how labels, relationships, and rules work as building blocks for
> context
> * Find out how to make better sense of cross-channel, multi-device
> products or services
> * Discover how language creates infrastructure in organizations,
> software, and the Internet of Things
> * Learn models for figuring out the contextual angles of any user
> experience
> Steve Lee
> Steve Lee
> OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

Anthony (Tony) Doran
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