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RAA 5: The impact of information architecture (CGT 512)

This study addresses how information architectures affect the ability of individuals to navigate a site. The site they used was the Dalhousie University’s Web Site, and it was selected because it had previously received awards for design and it had a limited number of options for navigating the site...

The Design of Reddit, breifly

Never thought I would be combining social media with usability, oh wait that’s kind of the point huh? Or at least the way things are going these days...

All About Attentio... wait what's that?

So now that I got the joke out of the way, what is attention? Are there different types? It just so happens there are different types of attention. Top-down attention relates to how one (you) focus. It is what your brain in wanting to pay attention to. Opposite of this is bottom-up attention...

Is Our Attention Span Going Out the Window?

How we read is fundamentally changing as the Web grows larger and larger everyday. We get distra… is that another cool article? I’ll be bac…. yes, found another one. Wait, what was I talking about...

RAA 4: Information Scent as a Driver of Web Behavior Graphs (CGT 512)

The first purpose of this study was to collect data, which can be used to identify the forging methods employed by users on simple tasks. The second purpose of this study was to to develop a methodology for studying the Web and other information...

Collaboration and Communication (TECH 621)

Last week, we examine the idea of collaboration and communication relative to the social media world. In class we were divided up into two different groups, one representing social software and...

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