Posts made in December, 2017

Web UX Design Principles Described

»Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Business | Comments Off on Web UX Design Principles Described

In website development, UX/UI design primarily defines how websites work, how users interact with websites, and how users accomplish tasks. In our profession, we have User Centered Design methodologies to help us know how to implement web interfaces that are usable and intuitive. There are countless articles and books written about these UX best practices, discussing the importance of sketching, personas, wireframing, design patterns, etc…which are all well and good.

But in my studies and personal practice of User Centered Design in many web development projects…I’ve often felt something quite lacking in the UX field at large. It recently occurred to me that what’s missing is so core to designing great user experiences…that I think this particular aptitude is what differentiates a UX practitioner vs. a craftsman. That missing core ingredient is in understanding the “why” questions: “why” does a site exist and “why” will someone use it. Sounds simple, yet more often than not, UX methodologies, tools, and discussions only revolve around the “how”…as in “how” sites function and “how” users get from point A to point B. Without the context of “why”…providing the “how” just isn’t as effective.¬†check out here

I suppose it’s arguable that the “why” questions are more for stakeholders, the marketing team, or some other folks in the development team…not so much for UX developers. Perhaps I do agree to some extent that ultimately, our job as UX professionals is to deliver on the “how” side of things. But, I think a holistic understanding of the “why” questions directly affect how user experiences are delivered. To best illustrate, we’re gonna plan out an essay! Long ago, in my college days as an English Lit major at Berkeley, essay writing was a daily ritual. I can’t really say I enjoy writing essays these days, but I think some of its disciplines are relevant.

When starting an essay, as with building a website, we always begin with a blank page. To illustrate a truly irresponsible way to plan an essay, we’ll attempt to cluster (or mind map) without a clear idea of the essay topic or idea. The result is pretty obvious…any ideas generated would be totally random and disconnected without something as simple as a topic to tie ideas together in a comprehensible manner. Of course no one would do this, and the web development equivalent would be randomly putting a bunch of web elements and features together on a webpage in hopes that something useful would arise out of it. Can you imagine that?…search dialogue, pagination, nav bar, map mashup…all strewn about haphazardly on a webpage. By themselves, there’s nothing wrong with any of those web elements. But without a context, those common web elements serve no purpose.

So what if there was a central topic? For example, if the essay topic was “ecommerce”, then at least we can begin structuring our idea clusters around this centralized idea. This would give our ideas a context in which the discussion would revolve around, and help us produce content that is much more meaningful.

In the analogy of web development, this is typically the context in which UX development is implemented. For example, if the site being developed gets identified as an “ecommerce” type site, the UX professional then begins to design all the website functionality with all the ecommerce design patterns, conventions, and best practices. By taking a look at “how” ecommerce sites conventionally work and “how” users typically & optimally interface with ecommerce sites, a UX developer would have enough context to start charting the UX development roadmap.

But ideally, essays aren’t structured around topics…they’re structured around a thesis. A thesis answers the question of “why” this essay was written and “why” a reader would want to spend any time reading it at all. It goes beyond a topic by providing a viewpoint and a more clearcut direction for the essay. In our essay clustering example on the right, the topic went from a very general idea of “ecommerce”, to a very specific type of ecommerce. By focusing in on a more “opinionated” point of view, we can then organize our content much better AND see the context of our information on a deeper more meaningful level.

In relation to UX development, there is a similar benefit of understanding “why” the site exists and “why” users would be compelled to use it. By structuring our UX development around “why” we think this site is so compelling, we can developer User Experiences that have a specific context and are much more meaningful. For example, if we were developing a site with the mission: “a social marketplace for stock photography”. Some of the typical paradigms of general ecommerce would only have mediocre relevance. Sure, it would technically work to implement a “shopping cart” on the site for users to store favorite photos, but that solution wouldn’t be ideal. Now let’s say we take a closer look at the uniqueness of “why” this site exists, and we describe further “a social marketplace for stock photography: for high volume print publishers”. This gives us MUCH more clarity on how we would develop the UX. By simply looking deeper into why this site exists, instead of implementing a meager shopping cart, we would likely implement project folders where users can create projects and save relevant photos and artwork into specific project folders. Every UX design pattern or convention would be developed in a deeper context of not only how features should be used, but why they should be used.

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Use Best Radiation Aprons

»Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Health and Fitness | Comments Off on Use Best Radiation Aprons

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Normal as well as long term direct exposure to radiation is a threat to both doctor and also people. In order to reduced risks, individuals and physician need to utilize an x-ray apron throughout all radiological imaging treatments. Although there are numerous styles of aprons, they normally extend from the shoulders to safeguard the top body, stomach location as well as reproductive area. Typical x-ray aprons are leaded which adds to their weight. Radiation from x-ray could not penetrate this lead and as a result will definitely not be taken in by the body. The lead is combined with various other steels and artificial materials, split as well as stitched between nylon materials. This eliminates the prospective risks connected with lead here to visit best radiation aprons

Utilizing an apron is crucial for radiology staff members. Many therapies need technologists to regulate the individual right into favored positions along with, occasionally, they could be called for ahead appropriate into straight telephone call with the radiology beam or spread pieces. This is specifically actual when taking radiographs of pediatric clients that may require additional support to hold certain positionings. Pediatric individuals could be reluctant and also fearful throughout analysis radiological therapies in addition to can furthermore need the aid of nurses or doctors. These individuals will absolutely similarly have to make use of a lead apron for security.

Some aprons do not broaden totally, however rather just secure the gonads. These gonad shields are utilized throughout chest x-rays and are required by regulations in several regions. The defense of the gonads, in both guys and also women, is important to those of reproductive age. Radiation is contraindicative to reproductive health along with exposure to radiation has been revealed to cause mutations which could be given to youngsters.

In addition to top body x-rays which take photos of the lung along with heart shadows, radiographs could be made use of in the medical diagnosis of bone fractures or problems, to check out air patterns of the bowels, as well as to enjoy other soft cells for problems or global things. In some cases an x-ray may be taken prior to different other treatments, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations or biopsies.

Numerous physician, particularly radiography designers, placed on an x-ray apron for most of the day. The heavy weight of the apron could create lowered back as well as shoulder strain. Current innovations in development have actually made it possible making use alternative steels or composite products to use the identical safety and security.

Accountable medical professional will absolutely put on an x-ray apron whenever exposure to radiation might happen. Not just is it called for by regulations, it furthermore protects the person from unneeded radiation exposure, which when increased over years could position an unsafe degree of hazard.

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