CIC SIG Email Discussion List

The CICSIG-L email discussion list lets consultants and contractors ask questions, exchange ideas, and share information with other CICSIG-L members. Members may receive the emails posted as follows: Regular delivery, as the messages are posted Daily digest, one message that…

Tips For Finding Client

Finding clients is probably one of, if not the, hardest thing for independents. Here are some of the things I’ve done over the years (some I plan to do; I did not take clients with me when I started my business…

Types Of Corporation

There are many different types of corporations. Each offers advantages and disadvantages in terms of taxes, paperwork, legal obligations, and other boring stuff. Since we don’t have space to cover them all here, we’ll look at four major types: C,…

Introduction: The Big Challenge

by Jerry Kurz Basing yourself overseas involves momentous change. It can be an adventure, to be sure, but it is not something to take on casually. If you’ve grown up in North America, chances are that your life overseas and…

Games

ArticlesAllaeys, Sabinr. Mobile Phone Games Designed for GirlsUnlike many game developers, one company creates games primarily targeted at young women and girls. MiniFizz is certainly not just a traditional boys’ game painted pink. – User Interface October 2004Federoff, Melissa  Heuristics and Usability…

The Environmental, Safety, and Health Communication SIG

The Environmental, Safety, and Health Communication Special Interest Group under the Society for Technical Communication allows technical communicators to stay current on developments in this growing area of technical communication. This specialty includes writers, developers, designers, and information managers in…

Patterns

Although patterns are most well known as a software development approach, they can be used for any design including user interface design. These links are to some of the central HCI/UI pattern references on the web, which can be used…

Butterfly Ballot a Cinch For Georgia Second-Graders

Friday, November 10, 2000 LEESBURG, Ga. — That so-called “butterfly ballot” may have been confusing to the grown-ups in Florida, but some second-graders here made it look like child’s play. School psychologist Ron McGee asked the 8-year-olds at Lee County…

Methods for Successful “Thinking Out Loud” Procedure

Additions by Usability Analysis & Design, Xerox Corporation In General When you are screening the participants for a study, notice how they respond to your questions. Decide on a strategy for engaging the participant before they arrive for the usability…

Heuristic Evaluation Activities

By Denise Pierotti, Xerox Corporation Heuristic Evaluation Heuristic Evaluation (expert review) is a diagnostic method in which experts take the role of less experienced users and describe the potential problems they see arising in a system or interface for those…