5 November 2005

UXmatters: a new experience design web magazine

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UXmatters, a new experience design web magazine, was launched yesterday (World Usability Day).

I just finished reading all the articles of the first issue and it turns out to be a truly valuable industry resource that I plan to refer to regularly in this experience design blog. My compliments to the team behind this initiative and to the sponsors who are funding this web magazine.

Conceptually, I hope to see some more focus on issues beyond the web, on products and services that we interact with away from the desktop. An issue that came up during the World Usability Day in Rome, is how much the web and pc paradigms on interaction with the user are determining other applications, such as digital tv and mobile phone interfaces, and that this is not necessarily a good thing.

Meanwhile, an immediate improvement to be done is the rss feed. It is just not very user-friendly, because titles are hidden within the excerpt.

It positions itself as a volunteer-driven, nonprofit web magazine that delivers compelling content about developing effective user experience (UX) strategies creating digital-product user experiences that optimally serve people’s needs and satisfy their desires.

Created by and for UX professionals, UXmatters covers a broad spectrum of topics about UX strategy, design and usability for a diverse range of digital products–from application programs and Web applications to mobile devices and consumer electronics products.

The publication is funded by the Silicon Valley based user experience design consultancy Spirit Softworks.

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We are an international experience design consultancy helping companies and organisations to innovate their products, services and processes by putting people and their experiences first.

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