Archives week 20 of 2009

May 18, 2009 - May 24, 2009

Cheap User Testing (via Steve Krug)

The book "Don't Make Me Think" has a simple mechanism for doing user testing "on the cheap", we used it to some good purpose and someone asked me about it at TorCHI, so here's a summary:

  • do user testing approximately once per month or once every two weeks
    • recruit users as closely as possible to ...

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Notes from PyGTA's Programmer Liability Round Table

We had a lively discussion last night about programmer liability.  Consensus (such as there was) seemed to be that perfectly reliable software is extremely expensive and likely futile as a goal given complexity restrictions, basically if every app must meet milspec the industry as we know it is toast, as costs would go through the ...

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