I joined a new information design group with the event IxDA Toronto – “5 Minute” Soapbox Talks. This is organized by Interaction Design Association and future events can be found at http://groups.google.com/group/ixda-toronto
Can you tell the difference? Dirk Knemeyer’s recent article “The End of Usability Culture” argues that there has been too much focus of usability and not marketing design And usability. This has led to home pages with little visual distinction between their competitors. His follow-up responds to the support and dissent he received from the first.
evolt.org is a worldwide community of web developers. This year’s event was held in Canada at UofT. At TOevolt web professionals came together from abroad and down the way to talk about pressing issues in web design, information architecture, accessibility, internationalization, and standards. Presentations and discussions were made by inspiring leaders such as Joe Clark, Dan Cederholm, Javier Velasco and Adrian Roselli.
- Information Architecture as Communication – Javier Velasco (690K PDF)
- Bulletproof Design – Dan Cederholm
- Localization and Internationalization: Going Global. – Adrian Roselli
- WCAG 2: All the sugar and twice the caffeine – Joe Clark